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07/22/2012    3:00 PM
COMMENTS: 217

First videos of the 2013 BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) have been posted in our official F31 thread. Check out the 3 series touring in driving action, exterior walkaround, interior review, and a trunk demonstration.

07/20/2012    4:55 PM
COMMENTS: 65

Japanese tuning company 3D Design releases its aero kit for the F30 3 Series sedan.

From the company’s inception in 1998 the gentlemen at 3D Design Japan have worked persistently to develop a brand focused on the idea of clean lines and top shelf products produced in conjunction with top shelf manufacturers. The new generation of BMW chassis pose a interesting challenge due to the fact that the Munich designers have done a excellent job with the aesthetics. The F30 is no exception. Although the variance from the E9X chassis is slight the gents at 3D Design needed to develop a aero line that was simple while bringing a more aggressive presence to the new flagship vehicle.

Albeit 3D Design will be releasing more products for the F30 … CONTINUED

07/20/2012    4:40 PM
COMMENTS: 92

So sorry folks, we don’t mean to cry wolf, but upon closer inspection we believe that this prototype is actually the 3 Series GT.

With some of its rear camouflage removed, it revealed a sleeker hind roofline and rear, which gave it the appearance of a fastback/coupe-sedan, which we mistook for the 4 Series Gran Coupe. We apologize for the mistake.

The silver lining is that the 3 Series GT is looking sleeker/sportier than ever.

07/18/2012    2:00 PM
COMMENTS: 217

Check out (download) the full F31 3 Series Touring / Wagon catalog brochure featuring 59 pages of glossy F31 goodness, covering all aspects of the newest 3 Series wagon.

07/16/2012    5:05 PM
COMMENTS: 54

Here is our review on the BMW Active Hybrid 3.

Sometimes, we are victims of stereotypes. I, for instance, have always hated the idea of hybrid cars. Surely, a true car fan can’t possibly find anything good about a car which is obviously made for one reason only: Economy. Things are a bit different about the Active Hybrid 3, however. Here’s the story about my first experience with BMW’s latest hybrid.

At first sight, the Active Hybrid 3 [full official info thread] doesn’t look too different from any other F30 3 Series. BMW likes to introduce their hybrid models in a light blue color, but our test car’s Liquid Blue color is also available for other F30 models. Both the exhaust tips and the window trim … CONTINUED

07/16/2012    11:00 AM
COMMENTS: 44

Kelleners has announced its full F30 3 Series tuning program encompassing both cosmetic and performance upgrades.

On the cosmetic front, the aerodynamics parts include a front spoiler lip (for non M Sport F30), a rear bumper skirt with diffuser (for non M Sport F30), and a trunk spoiler. Kellener’s Hamburg and Berlin wheels are available in 19″ or 20″.

On the performance side, Kelleners offers a quad exhaust system, lowering springs (30mm/1.18in Front, 25mm/0.98in Rear), or coilover suspension which allows lowering of up to 60mm / 2.36in.

A range of ECU software tuning systems are also available. They yield the following gains:

316d: increase from 116 hp / 191 lb-ft to 139 hp / 230 lb-ft
318d: increase from 122 hp / 206 lb-ft to 154 hp / 247 lb-ft… CONTINUED

07/10/2012    6:00 PM
COMMENTS: 50

A nice car is one way to draw attention. But what does it take to be instantly noticed by the general public? Emotional styling and exotic engine sound might be a good recipe. Then again, it

07/06/2012    4:30 PM
COMMENTS: 58

We are attending the world press launch drives of the F31 3 series touring, M135i, Activehybrid 3 and F21 1 Series hatchback, where the 3 Series Touring M Sport has been officially shown for the first time, in Estoril Blue II. We bring you a photo gallery inside.

07/06/2012    10:40 AM
COMMENTS: 16

The BMW 3 Series Touring first drives are underway. Here are a few of the first reactions to the F31 touring model.