BMW 3-Series News

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it will be derived. We can also see that the brake discs and calipers are very large, and at the rear of the car sit a signature set of quad-exhaust tips. Hidden underneath all of the camouflage gear at the front will be enlarged intakes possibly with a similar design to what’s found on the...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots and video

    There's a redesigned BMW 3-Series in showrooms, and once again the small sport sedan will spawn a wagon variant, known in the United States as a Sports Wagon. In other markets the 3-Series Sports Wagon is called a Touring. Our latest spy shots and video show a handful of prototypes for the...

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    2019 BMW 3-Series first drive review: Benchmark or bookmark?

    The BMW 3-Series has made bank for decades off its undeniable clout. With its mastery of nimble steering feel and brilliant balanced handling, it’s oozed something from its pores that seeps into brains of enthusiasts like sugar, or mercury. When we talk about “sport sedans”...

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    2020 BMW M340i will set buyers back $54,995

    BMW's new M340i M Performance sedan will cost $54,995 when it goes on sale next summer. The German luxury brand announced pricing for the stylish sport sedan on Tuesday. Should you want all-wheel drive, the price rises to $56,995. Both figures include a mandatory $995 destination fee. The base...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    BMW's 3-Series Sports Wagon dead in the US

    BMW's redesigned 3-Series sedan will spawn its wagon body style early next year but the longroof will not make it to the United States. When asked about the arrival of the new 3-Series Sports Wagon in the U.S. by CarBuzz in an interview published Sunday, a BMW spokesman replied, “BMW of North...

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    2020 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid debuts with XtraBoost feature

    BMW on Thursday unveiled the plug-in hybrid version of its recently revealed eighth-generation 3-Series. Donning the 330e badge of the outgoing 3-Series plug-in hybrid, the new car also features a similar powertrain to the model it replaces but delivers more power and electric range. There's also a...

  • 2020 BMW M340i xDrive

    BMW will use this month's 2018 Los Angeles auto show to introduce the new M340i sport sedan. First announced during last month's 2018 Paris auto show, where the redesigned 3-Series made its debut, the M340i is the latest addition to BMW's M Performance range. It reaches showrooms next summer as a 2020 model and replaces the previous 3-Series generation's 340i model. Both rear- and all-wheel-drive models will be offered, the latter referred to as the M340i xDrive, and both come with an electronically controlled limited-slip differential as standard. Unfortunately, no manual transmission is...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Next BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon could spawn M3 variant

    A new generation of the BMW 3-Series was unveiled earlier in the month at the 2018 Paris auto show. The car has grown in size but nevertheless promises to be dynamically superior to the outgoing model by a significant margin. There will once again be another round of the 3-Series Sports Wagon body...

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    BMW's sick of everyone saying its old cars were better

    BMW has insisted the 2019 3-Series will be a return to form for the benchmark sport sedan. And no one is more confident than BMW research and development chief, Klaus Fröhlich. In fact, Fröhlich is fed up with automotive media claiming BMW's old cars are better machines. Australian...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    BMW 3-Series GT: A niche too far?

    BMW was one of the first automakers of the modern era to start exploring new niches when it launched vehicles like the original X6 and 5-Series Gran Turismo. While some of those niches have proven popular with buyers, others haven't fared so well. One in particular not doing so well is BMW's Gran...

  • 2019 bmw 3-Series M Performance parts
    BMW is ready with M Performance parts for the new 3-Series

    BMW has only just revealed its redesigned 2019 3-Series at the 2018 Paris auto show, yet the M division is ready to roll with some fresh parts. From style upgrades to real-deal performance bits, future 2019 3-Series owners have enticing options ahead of them. On the looks side of things, the M...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 BMW 3-Series revealed in Paris with updated tech, engines–no manual

    The 2019 BMW 3-Series that debuted Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show not only represented the seventh generation of the sedan, but it’s also a substantial leap forward for the iconic four-door that has withered for nearly a decade. The new 3-Series dramatically improves its interior tech...

  • Teaser for 2019 BMW 3-Series debuting at 2018 Paris auto show

    BMW on Wednesday confirmed that its redesigned, seventh-generation 3-Series sedan will be unveiled to the world October 2 at the 2018 Paris auto show. Together with the confirmation, the automaker released a single teaser shot that reveals the outline of the car's grille along with the headlights' daytime running light signature. The teaser also reveals door handle lights and a puddle lamp. The teaser shot follows the release of a video earlier in the week highlighting some of the assembly steps of the new 3-Series at BMW's main plant in Dingolfing, Germany. The video, shown below, also...

  • Teaser for 2019 BMW 3-Series
    BMW 3-Series teased: New generation of benchmark sport sedan almost ready

    BMW's redesigned 3-Series is almost here. The new sport sedan recently entered the pre-production stage at BMW's main plant in Dingolfing, Germany, and the automaker has given us a glimpse at the new design in a video highlighting some of the assembly steps. The new 3-Series is due out late this...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series prototype testing on the Nürburgring
    BMW swears its 3-Series is going to be a sport sedan again

    BMW's 3-Series has traditionally been the benchmark for the executive sport sedan, however in recent years its top perch has been crowded out by impressive alternatives such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Cadillac ATS. The fact has not been lost on BMW, which is why the automaker is working extra...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots and video

    Feast your eyes on the latest spy shots of a prototype for BMW’s next-generation 3-Series, arguably the automaker’s most important model of the decade. It is expected to be revealed in late 2018 or early next year as a 2019 model. Like past generations, this new 3-Series, code-named the...

  • The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler
    The BMW E30 M3 pickup truck is not an ideal Christmas tree hauler

    When it was getting late in the season, we're sure some of you out there were yet to pick up a Christmas tree. BMW understands this problem, and it tried to come up with a little solution as shown in this video. This one, unfortunately, proves that a BMW may in fact not be the right vehicle to...

  • A BMW E30 with an E46 engine catches air during a hill climb event
    E30 M3 does hill climb with screaming 440-HP E46 M3 engine

    You'll often find builders of hot rods and muscle cars talking about upping the displacement on a given engine. Taking a Ford 390 and turning into a 428, for example. Are there times when destroking an engine is more appealing to increasing displacement? Yes, and we have the perfect example for you...

  • 2018 BMW M3 30 Years American Edition

    The 2017 SEMA show kicked off in Las Vegas, Nevada on Tuesday and one of the stars is a special M3 celebrating the sporty BMW nameplate’s 30th year in the United States. The car is called the M3 30 Years American Edition, and it comes a year after BMW rolled out a special M3 celebrating the 30th anniversary of the launch of the first M3 back in 1986. This latest one features the most exclusive of exclusive build runs of just one example, and yes, BMW has plans to sell it. The asking price is $129,630, including destination. The car features a very American color scheme combining red...

  • 2018 BMW M3 CS spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2018 BMW M3 CS spy shots and video

    All you M3 fans can look forward to a quicker, more extreme version of BMW’s sport sedan benchmark. Our spy photographers this week spotted a lightly camouflaged M3 at the Nürburgring, and some subtle modifications made to the tester suggest that it’s for a new M3 CS model. Yes...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    Next 3-Series GT reportedly joining 4-Series family, coming with electric option

    With BMW’s next 5-Series Gran Turismo set to receive 6-Series badging, it makes sense that the smaller 3-Series Gran Turismo will eventually join the 4-Series family. According to Autocar, this is exactly what BMW is planning for the 3-Series GT’s successor. Note, the current 3-Series...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Report: BMW 3-Series, X3 to gain diesel engines in the future

    We previously learned BMW hasn't given up on the idea of a diesel-powered 5-Series, but the marque is reportedly preparing to also bring diesel power to the future 3-Series and X3. According to BMW Blog, a reliable source has confirmed at least one future variant of both the 3-Series and X3 will...

  • Letrons real-life Transformer
    This company builds real-life Transformers

    The Autobots and Deceptions may be able to produce an impressive amount of destruction in Michael Bay's Transformers movies, but in reality they're little more than a collection of computer-generated graphics. But now a company in Turkey claims to have built a real-life Transformer. Letvision...

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    BMW 330e ads poke fun at Tesla Model 3 wait times

    The 2017 BMW 330e i Performance may be a plug-in hybrid rather than an all-electric car, but BMW hopes to snag some customers who don't want to wait for the Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] Model 3. The 215-mile, $35,000 electric car debuted to much fanfare earlier this year, but production isn't scheduled...

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