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04/05/2012    4:35 PM
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BMW NA’s Juergen Urban, Product Manager for the 1 Series and X1, and Oliver Ganser, Product Manager for the 3 Series were gracious enough to sit down with us at the 2012 NYIAS to field some questions on their respective products specialties. Here’s what we can report back with.

2013 BMW X1 (US)

What are the MPG figures for the three X1 models?
Because it’s model year 2013 we don’t have the official MPG values yet, but you can expect them to be top of the line, especially with the 28i.

What are the curb weight of the three models?
The sDrive28i is 3,500 pounds, xDrive28i is 3,700 pounds and xDrive35i is 3,900 pounds.

Are there any suspension differences between the 28i and 35i model?
No differences. The only suspension … CONTINUED

04/05/2012    12:00 PM
COMMENTS: 44

On display at the BMW section of the 2012 NYIAS is the 2013 328i xDrive (AWD) in its first public showing.

The F30 3 series xDrive models will begin production with the 2013 model year which begins in July, for September delivery.

04/04/2012    6:40 PM
COMMENTS: 79

World premiere – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version.

Developed at BMW head office in Germany, it will be rolling off the production line in the new Shenyang production plant and celebrating its world premiere at Auto China 2012 in Beijing – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version.

With its wheelbase extended by 11 cm, a conspicuously elegant design, and the best rear seat travel comfort among the competition, this new model fulfils precisely the expectations of Chinese automobile customers. They can choose from the BMW 335Li, the BMW 328Li, or the BMW 320Li, each fitted with a powerful and efficient engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology. Also presented at Auto China will be the new BMW 3 … CONTINUED

04/03/2012    4:10 PM
COMMENTS: 129

We’re sad to report what is likely the first F30 3 series totaled (at least on BIMMERPOST). Only this one isn’t due to driving error or accident as is usually the case. This loss is a casualty of the natural elements – a freak hail storm.

The body damage may look bad, but what’s worse is that the engine somehow managed to suffer water damage as well.

Here’s hoping that this member picks up a replacement F30 quickly.

04/03/2012    10:00 AM
COMMENTS: 64

Rosenthal Automotive has shot and produced some very enjoyable BMW reviews and it continues with this 2012 335i (F30) review.

Be sure to watch in extra high quality “4K”

03/30/2012    1:06 PM
COMMENTS: 42

At the Malaysian launch of the new F30 3 Series, BMW showcased a 328i partially adorned in some M Performance Parts.

As we can see, not all F30 M Performance Parts are featured here, with the exterior aero kit parts missing (M Sport bumpers, carbon fiber front splitters, carbon fiber mirrors, sideskirts, trunk spoiler, and rear diffuser).

Featured however are the the M Performance gloss black grilles, M Performance racing stripes, 20″ Style 405M M Performance wheels, M Performance brakes in orange (4 piston front, 2 piston rear, and which also come in yellow and red) with 370mm brake discs.

The interior features the full array of M Performance Parts for the F30, with ‘rough’ carbon fiber finish trim on the center console, door handles, and wrapped shift knob, … CONTINUED

03/26/2012    12:45 PM
COMMENTS: 74

The official specs and photos of the first F30 3 series race cars have now been released. The twin F30 race cars by ADF Motorsport will debut on March 31st in the WesBank Super series and will go on to race in the upcoming 2012 24 Hour Nurburgring race. These F30 cars feature the new line of BMW M Performance Parts and these specs:

2,998 pounds (1360kg)
408hp / 443 lb-ft torque (600nm)
MoTeC ECU
Turbos boost lowered to maximum 0.7 bar and 40mm turbo inlet restrictor
M Performance front brakes (370mm)
18″ BBS wheels
Akrapovic exhaust
GPS data logging system
6 weeks to complete, at cost of 196,300 Euro

03/25/2012    8:15 PM
COMMENTS: 37

The new BMW 3 series F30 (320d) has been named by Autocar as its pick for the Best Car in the Real World, over the popular Range Rover Evoque.

The 320d F30 was given five stars by Autocar, the highest accolade their we-drive-everything testers can bestow on a car, and they are extremely careful not to spray it about. The last five-star verdict went to the Ferrari 458 Italia in 2010. Read about it inside.

03/23/2012    3:45 AM
COMMENTS: 26

Have a look at how the new F30 3 series sedan was launched into the Australian market. The presentation featured snazzy light effects imposed onto the 3 series, similar to the BMW Moscow presentation.