The first photos of the 2014 Lexus IS have just been revealed. In F-Sport guise, the IS is a direct competitor to the F30 3 Series M Sport.
Much like the BMW F30′s M Sport package, the IS F Sport package includes items such as an aerodynamic kit, larger wheels, lower suspension and sportier interior trim, with no changes to the powerplant.
The new 2014 IS has been built on a longer wheelbase and will offer more interior space than the predecessor. It will launch with a choice of two V6 engines – a 2.5L and 3.5L, with a four-cylinder hybrid powerplant to come later. Specs and comparisons to the F30 will be forthcoming, but for now, let’s see how the IS … CONTINUED
An F30POST member shares with us his owner’s review after 600 miles in the ActiveHybrid 3.
Listen to a back-to-back comparison of the factory F30 3 series 335i exhaust versus the F30 335i M Performance Exhaust System.
The BMW 3 Series has taken the sales crown for the compact luxury sports sedan segment for the year 2012. BMW sold 99,602 3 Series in 2012 compared to 81,697 C-Class sold by Mercedes Benz. The 3 Series figures include sales of the E92, E93, F30 and F31 models.
BMW managed this feat even with some supply constraints on the F30 3 Series experienced during earlier parts of 2012.
Here is the full list of the segment’s sales figures.
BIMMERPOST moderator Dackelone (David) recently had a chance to get up close and personal with this beautiful BMW Individual F30 335i M Sport currently on display at the BMW Welt in Munich.
David was able to get into the Welt late at night and virtually had the place to himself, except for the workers setting up for a huge New Year’s Eve party. The rest of what he saw can be seen in the full album.
Unfortunately, we don’t know what BMW Individual color the exterior or interior are because the F30′s informational iPad was off at the time. What we do know is that it’s a beautiful combination of a deep blue metallic exterior matched with a saddle brown leather interior and piano gloss black trim … CONTINUED
Watch the beautiful BMW 3 Series 330d touring (F31) M Sport model in motion.
The 2013 Car and Driver’s Annual Lightning Lap Competition (#7) at the Virginia International Raceway has concluded and the results are in.
The F10 M5, F13 M6 coupe and the F30 335i sedan were tested and turned in the following times:
Full List by Times
Ferrari 458 – 2.49.9
Lexus LFA – 2.55.1
Chevy Camaro ZL1 – 2.57.5
Merc C63 Black Series – 2.58.0
Porsche 911 S – 2.58.9
Ford Shelby GT500 – 3.00.6
Chevy Camaro SS 1LE – 3.01.5
Jaguar XKR-S – 3.02.1
Porsche Boxster S – 3.04.2
Audi RS5 – 3.04.3
BMW M6 – 3.04.7
BMW M5 – 3.05.2
Audi S6 – 3.09.8
BMW 335i sedan – 3.13.2
Hyundai Genesis 3.8 R – 3.13.9
Dodge Charger Pursuit – 3.17.8
Subaru BRZ – 3.18.6… CONTINUED
Watch the F30 3 Series assembly process at the BMW Rosslyn Plant in South Africa. See the F30 in Body Shop, Paint Shop, Assembly, and Final Assembly.
The F30 is currently produced in three different BMW plants – Munich (Germany), Regensburg (Germany) and Rosslyn (South Africa).
How do you find out where your F30 (or any other BMW model) was built? The answer is located in your car’s VIN number. The 11th digit of your VIN indicates the plant of assembly.
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Here is more detailed information for “Wave 2″ of the BMW M Performance Parts for the F30 3 Series, including full MSRP pricing and BMW dealer labor hours.