A look at the ‘old’ versus ‘new’ – an E46 M3 in Steel Grey next to the F30 M Sport in Mineral Grey.
Alpina has revealed the specs and first full photo of its new B3, based on the F30 335i sedan.
The F30 B3 boasts more power and torque than the E90 B3, yet is more gas efficient.
The new B3 Bi-Turbo delivers 403 HP (301 kW) at 5500 RPM, paired with the ZF 8 speed automatic.
0-100kmh (0-62 mph) takes only 4 seconds.
Full specs (and photos) of the car will be revealed when it debuts at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show early next month.
A F30POST member shares his feedback and review of the F30 3 Series M Sport Adaptive versus M Sport Passive suspensions, on otherwise identical cars.
The test cars were both F30 330d M Sport, Servotronic Steering, 18″ Wheels, Bridgestone tires, and in Sport Mode.
Have a listen at some F30 328i N20 M Performance exhausts in action.
3D Design Japan has worked at a rapid pace in an effort to create a comprehensive aero program for F30 owners of all trims. Whether your vehicle is Sport line, Modern line, touring model, or M-sport the Japanese manufacturer has a solution for you. Furthermore, 3D Design will continue to develop new products throughout the chassis life cycle so stay tuned for more!
The most recent addition to their F30 program is a carbon fiber diffuser that accommodates the BMW 335 split single tip as well as a carbon variant for their F30 m-sport front lip spoiler. Both the urethane and carbon front lip can be fitted with the carbon fiber under splitters.
3D Design also created a fully integrated gauge pod, 328i 4 x 76mm JASMA … CONTINUED
Lexus IS Chief Engineer admits that BMW is the one to beat.
Motor Trend magazine interviewed Junichi Furuyama, the new Chief Engineer of the Lexus IS about the new IS.
“My mission is to overtake the BMW 3-Series as number one in the compact sedan category,” says Furuyama. “That is the way I see it. That is the task we are assigned.”
Furuyama admits that the previous IS fell short in the performance department.
“As soon as I was assigned to be IS chief engineers of the IS, I drove all the rival cars and studies all the differences,” he says. “Unfortunately, while I thought the IS was one of the sportier and more enjoyable cars in this segment, I found out that the BMW 3-Series and Mercedes-Benz C-Class … CONTINUED
Photos from one of the largest F30 3 Series owners meets yet, taking place in Singapore and featuring some nicely modified F30 sedans with lots of M Performance Parts goodies.
Car and Driver takes a more in-depth look at the F30 335i Sportline from the LL2 category of its 2013 Lightning Lap.
An F30POST member decided to have fun with some Youtube videos and have an unscientific look to see how the BMW Activehybrid 3 stacks up against other hybrids – the Activehybrid 5, the GS-450h, M35h.
The Activehybrid 3 appeared to corroborate BMW’s factory quoted performance numbers and beat out the AH5, GS-450h and M35h.