Posts Tagged ‘bmw 3 series forums’


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Road and Track shares their top 7 picks for the best 3 Series / M3 ever made.

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The BMW 3 Series Coupe has again earned the Edmunds.com Best Retained Value® award for the $35K-$45K Coupe category. Edmunds determined each model’s competitive segment based on body type and sales-weighted average manufacturer suggested retail price of all available styles of that model’s body type. Edmunds.com’s Best Retained Value® Awards for 2013 recognize brands and models that have the highest projected residual value after five years. In recognizing the BMW 3 Series Coupe, the editors at Edmunds.com noted, “Regardless of body style, the 2013 BMW … CONTINUED

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Check out some photos of this beautifully restored E30 325e with the S52 E36 M3 engine.

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Consumer Reports has issued its latest Best & Worst Used Cars report (for April 2013) and the 2009 BMW E90 328i sedan has been named the best sedan in the $20,000-$25,000 category. It shares the top pick with the 2009 Infiniti G and the 2010 Toyota Avalon.

Here’s what the report says about its picks:

The 3 Series combines agile handling, a taut ride, good brakes, and powerful six-cylinder engines in a comfortable, if slightly snug, interior. The Infiniti G is … CONTINUED

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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 … CONTINUED

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Release via 3D Design:

In recent months the F30 chassis has captured enthusiast’s imaginations, and has renewed our love for the BMW brand. The car’s excellent reception in the BMW community has resulted in numerous tuner specimens and a uncharacteristically aggressive kit from the BMW Performance division. 3D Design has worked diligently to create an aero package worthy of the M-sport kit.

The 3D Design M-sport sport kit consists of a urethane front lip, an optional carbon fiber front lip (in development), and a carbon fiber … CONTINUED

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This featured race pits a JB4 G5 ISO 335i with upgraded RB Turbos against a stock F10 M5.

BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.

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The following race featured a a JB4 G5 ISO 335i with upgraded RB Turbos against a Lamborghini Gallardo with Exhaust – E Gear.

BIMMERPOST once again sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.

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BIMMERPOST sponsored the most recent Airstrip Attack, a two day runway shootout race event held at the Coalinga Municipal Airport in Coalinga, California.

The following race featured two 335i head to head – a JB4 G5 ISO with upgraded RB Turbos (6AT) vs a Vishnu E85 335i with stock turbos (6AT).

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Here are the official pricing guides for the 2013 3 Series Coupe (E92) and Convertible (E93) [download PDFs below].

The pricing listed in the guides are effective July 1, 2012. All models see a $200 price increase over the 2012 model year prices (as of September 2011). Production of the 2013 3 Series will begin in July.

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Here is some footage of Alpina’s B3 GT3 limited edition (of 99), which is based on the Alpina B3 S Bi-Turbo, but with 8 more HP. Re-designing sections of the exhaust system and installing a new enhanced Akrapovic rear silencer increased output in the B3 GT3 by this 8 HP. The direct petrol injected N54 engine delivers a total power output of 408hp at 6000rpm and 540Nm of torque at 4500rpm.

The Alpina B3 GT3 sprints from 0-62mph (0-100kmh) 4.6 seconds and has a top speed of … CONTINUED

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We continue our coverage of this past weekend’s Airstrip Attack. BIMMERPOST sponsored this past weekend’s Airstrip Attack, a runway shootout race event held at the Trona Airport near Death Valley, California. The event saw some of the most powerful European, Domestic, and Japanese cars from California go head-to-head on a half mile stretch of tarmac. The classes ranged from 400hp+ all the way to 1000hp+.

The following race featured two 335i going head to head – a JB4 powered 335i vs a Procede 2 powered 335i. Modification … CONTINUED

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Vishnu Performance Systems has pushed the tuning of the N54 platform to unprecedented levels with its N54 335i single turbo build, the first one successfully dyno’d.

The latest dyno has already achieved 627whp / 477 lb-ft. torque @ 22.5 PSI. The final power goal is an incredible 700whp!

See the dyno and highway run inside, along with full system technical details and ongoing progress of the build.

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Now that the US F30 3 series online configurator has come online, perhaps you could use a visual guide to the possible combinations with each of the different F30 lines (sport, modern, luxury).

Here is a combinations graphical chart to the three different F30 lines (for the US market), as well as our full guide.

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We have now posted up the complete 2012 BMW F30 3 series sedan order guide. It features full details of all standard equipment, features, options, and packages, as well as how the 2012 3 series sedan can or cannot be configured with each of these.

Check out the full scans (and PDF version) inside. Happy ordering!

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The 2012 3-series sedan product planning and strategy bulletin and ordering guide has been released (scans below).

Retails sales will launch on February 11, 2012. The first two months of production will be used to produce dealer’s initial stock – two 328i and one 335i. Here’s a breakdown of the ordering info available so far:

STANDARD EQUIPMENT on both 328i and 335i sedan will include:

8 speed auto transmission (6 speed manual is a no charge option)
6.5″ color display with … CONTINUED

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The F30 3 series world premiere event was streamed live from Munich on BMW’s facebook page, but in a fairly low resolution feed. We’ve now posted hi-resolution videos from the event. Have a look at the new videos in our Official F30 Information Thread.