F22 2 Series coupe (228i) prototype spotted in SoCal. First prototype sighting in the US.
The M235i coupe (315 HP) is already confirmed for the US (see VIN details and spy photos). Production will begin in November 2013 in the Leipzig plant, for an 8 month first-model-year production run (until June 2014). There will be no 235i model in the US or elsewhere, as the M235i will take its place in the lineup.
The M235i will be joined by the 228i coupe in the US. The 228i coupe will also begin production this November. The production 2 Series will be revealed in the Fall, with its public debut potentially coming at the 2013 Frankfurt auto show in September).
As the VIN thread linked above shows, Europe will see … CONTINUED
Have a look at the BMW 3 Series GT at the Geneva Motor Show 2013 together with Bruno Spengler, the racing driver who won the 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship. He’s talking to Karim Habib, Head of BMW Design.
M3POST member koop shares with us his journal from his BMW Individual M3 re-delivery at the PCD. From koop:
As some of you may remember, I was fortunate enough to take European Delivery of my Individual Azurite/Rust Brown E92 M3 in Munich last December. It was an awesome experience! (The original thread is here).
After a forever-taking 10-week wait, my M3 and I were finally reunited at the Performance Center in South Carolina last week. The experience was just as fantastic as Munich, but in an entirely different way. We were treated like VIPs from the moment we arrived at the airport until we drove off in our new M. If you can stand to wait a little longer for delivery and take a couple of … CONTINUED
3 Series owners snapshots featured in this compilation of various 3 series generations from the 22 years of BMW 3 Series making the Car and Driver Annual 10Best List.
The Wye Dean rally in a Ratty BMW 325i, by Chris Harris.
In-car video and track data from the 2012 BMW 335i’s lap at Virginia International Raceway for the 2013 Lightning Lap competition by Car and Driver.
First interior listen and view of the sensations in the i8, during a ride along by EVO.
Towards the end of the clip, it’s confirmed that the i8 will receive the same Active Sound Design from recent models such as the F10 M5 and M135i to enhance the i8′s sounds in the interior.
TFLcar compares and tests the 2013 BMW X1 xDrive35i and the 2013 Volvo XC60 T6.
Both cars are powered by 3.0L cylinder motors, both are turbocharged by twin scroll turbo, and both output 300 HP.
Both engines are mated to a 6-speed automatic and both engines power all four wheels with via all-wheel-drive.
A recent unfortunate crash of an E92 M3 coupe on the Nurburgring Nordschleife was caught in on-board video.
The modified M3 (eibach springs, akrapovic exhaust and brembo brakes) lost traction and went off track when negotiating. the Whipperman turn on the wet track.
The M3 was eventually fixed and sold, and the former M3 owner now carves the Ring in a BMW HP4.