BMW 3-Series News

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series

    It was almost four years ago that we first heard BMW was considering building 3-Series sedans in Mexico, and now the automaker has confirmed it. BMW on Thursday started construction of a plant in the Mexican state of San Luis Potosi and said it expects the first cars to be rolling off the line in 2019. The 3-Series sedans to be built in San Luis Potosi will be the next-generation model, which has been spotted testing in prototype form and is due for a reveal sometime next year. Most of the cars built at the plant are expected to be exported to the United States. Mexico is seen as an ideal...

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    2017 BMW 3-Series preview

    The current generation of BMW’s venerable 3-Series is now entering its sixth year on the market and even though a successor has been spotted there are still some significant updates to be found on the existing car. For the 2017 model year, expected to be the last for the current 3-Series...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo preview

    BMW has updated its 3-Series Gran Turismo but just by looking at the vehicle you’d be hard pressed to guess there are any changes at all. That’s because, like the recently updated 3-Series sedan and Sports Wagon, most of the changes have taken place beneath the sheet metal. BMW says the...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2017 BMW 3-Series GT spy shots

    BMW’s latest 3-Series sedan and Sports Wagon recently received their respective mid-cycle updates, which means the various other 3er variants are due to receive some updates of their own in the not too distant future. One of these is the 3-Series Gran Turismo, which was introduced for the...

  • 2017 BMW 330e i Performance
    2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid U.S. specs, pricing confirmed

    BMW has confirmed that the plug-in hybrid version of its popular 3-Series lands in showrooms this summer. The car made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show, but on the eve of this week’s 2016 New York Auto Show BMW confirmed specifications for the United States. The plug-in hybrid...

  • The BMW E30 M3 Film
    The Story Behind The E30 M3: Video

    If you're not in the know, BMW guys can drive you nuts. They talk about generations of 3 Series and M3 with alphanumerics such as E30, E36, E46, and E92 like everyone knows what they heck they mean. Thanks to BMW's latest video, the uninitiated can get a better grasp on the cars behind those...

  • 2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids

    BMW is well on its way of offering its eDrive plug-in hybrid option on every model in its lineup. Having already shown the fuel-efficient versions of its X5 and 7-Series, the German automaker has now given us our first look at its upcoming 2-Series Active Tourer and 3-Series plug-in hybrids. They make their official world debut on September 15 at the 2015 Frankfurt Auto Show and will be available for sale next year. ALSO SEE: Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk: 0-60 In 2.7 Seconds, $79,999? Right now only the 3-Series plug-in is headed to the United States. It's badged a 330e, meaning its...

  • TMCARS TM Concept36 based on the E36 BMW 3-Series Coupe - Image via Serious Wheels
    A Modern Conceptual Take On An E36 BMW 3-Series

    Some folks love old cars. Other folks prefer new cars. There's a smaller group out there that may want to drive an old car, but make it look like a more modern machine, and that's where the Hungarian firm of TMCARS comes into play. Last year, we took a look at the outfit's take on a modernized E30...

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series
    2016 BMW 3-Series benefits from significant updates under the skin

    Forty years on since the launch of the original 3-Series, the E21, BMW has unveiled its most advanced version of its bread-and-butter sedan and wagon yet. The updated 3-Series range goes on sale later this year, arriving in showrooms as a 2016 model. Importantly, the changes also affect the M3 and...

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series long-wheelbase model facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 BMW 3-Series Long-Wheelbase Sedan Spy Shots

    BMW’s 3-Series is about to undergo its mid-cycle update, with the popular range of sedans and wagons due to receive a few styling tweaks as well as a renewed powertrain lineup. Today we have spy shots of a prototype for the long-wheelbase 3-Series sedan, and although this model is sold...

  • 2016 BMW 330e spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid Spy Shots

    The new i3 and i8 aren’t the only plug-in cars on BMW’s agenda; plug-in hybrid versions of regular models like the automaker’s sedans and SUVs are also in the works. The first is a plug-in hybrid version of the X5 SUV that is set to debut at next month’s 2015 Shanghai Auto...

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (Touring) facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2016 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (Touring) Spy Shots

    BMW is working on a mid-cycle update for its 3-Series which we’re expecting on the market late this year or early next, as a 2016 model. Recently we brought you some new spy shots of the updated version of the sedan, and now we have some new spy shots showing the updated 3-Series Sports Wagon...

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Due out later this year, as a 2016 model, is an updated version of the BMW 3-Series. The current generation of the popular luxury sedan was all-new for 2012, so 2016 marks the date of the car’s mid-cycle update. Today we have a new set of spy shots of a prototype for the updated sedan, with the latest test vehicle seen wearing the car’s new M Sport package. Being a mid-cycle update, the changes to the styling will be minor. It appears there will be some new bumpers and tweaks to the lights for the exterior. Inside, new trim options and an updated infotainment system should be...

  • 2016 BMW 3-Series eDrive plug-in hybrid prototype
    2016 BMW 3-Series Plug-In Hybrid First Details

    Next year we’ll see the first regular BMW models fitted with the advanced plug-in hybrid technology already found in the automaker’s i8 sports car, starting with an X5 plug-in hybrid which we’ve already seen in concept form. The technology, dubbed eDrive, is also destined for...

  • 1953 Chevrolet Corvette
    Visual Evolution Animated: 3-Series, Accord, Corvette, Mustang

    Several nameplates on the road today have been around for decades now, but the cars on modern dealer forecourts are a far cry from their historic predecessors. Among the best-known are the Ford Mustang, Chevrolet Corvette, BMW 3-Series and Honda Accord--and the eBay Motors blog has created a string...

  • TMCARS' TM concept30, E30 BMW 3-Series
    Modernize Your E30 BMW 3-Series With This concept30 Kit

    BMW makes a great range of cars these days, but for a small band of BMW enthusiasts nothing tops the marque's glory days of the 1980s. Back then, they'll tell you, BMWs were better-made, more fun to drive and styled before flame surfacing was just a glint in Bangle's eye. Of those cars, one in...

  • BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo - image: Alpina
    Chris Harris Drives The 2013 BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo: Video

    If you’re looking for a sports sedan with plenty of performance but won’t get a second look from the fuzz, the BMW Alpina B3 Biturbo might just be for you. While it may look like a stock standard 3-Series to the average onlooker, performance fans will immediately recognize the...

  • BMW 3-Series
    2014 BMW 328d EPA Fuel Economy And Pricing Revealed

    Buyers looking for performance, luxury and stellar fuel economy, your car has arrived. Yes, with the new 2014 BMW 328d, you really can have it all. The complete 328d range, which includes sedan and wagon bodystyles, the latter offered exclusively with all-wheel drive, comes with a 2.0-liter...

  • 2002 BMW 3-Series

    A widespread recall affecting more than 3.4 million vehicles from several different makes has now hit BMW. According to the automaker, roughly 220,000 of its 2002 and 2003 3-Series models have been affected by the recall worldwide, with 42,080 of these located in the U.S. The recall is due to a defective airbag from Japanese supplier Takata Corp. Other makes with vehicles featuring the defective airbag include Honda, Infiniti, Lexus, Mazda, Nissan, Pontiac and Toyota. The root of the problem is an airbag inflator that deteriorates over time. This can cause the inflator to rupture when the...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    BMW 3-Series GT Shows Off Its "Style" In New Video

    It's funny that BMW still uses the tagline "The Ultimate Driving Machine". The automaker's lineup is jam packed with a wide variety of machines that seem to focus on a wide variety of areas that put driving lower on the priority list. There seems to be no end in sight either, because the 2014 BMW...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (European spec)
    BMW Confirms Diesel 3-Series Sports Wagon For U.S.

    BMW has finally confirmed that its 3-Series Sports Wagon will offer a diesel option in the U.S., with the automaker revealing the good news following the debut of the 2014 328d diesel sedan at the 2013 New York Auto Show last week. We’ve been yearning for a diesel-powered 3-Series Sports...

  • 2012 BMW 335i live photos, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    BMW M Performance Wants To Make Your 2012+ 335i Faster

    BMW’s M Performance bits can help enhance the driving experience for owners of late model BMW vehicles. Previous M Performance offerings have included suspension enhancements, performance exhaust systems, aerodynamic body bits and even an M Performance Electronic Steering Wheel with Efficient...

  • 2014 BMW 328d, 2013 New York Auto Show
    2014 BMW 328d Live Photos: Diesel Torque + 3-Series = ???

    Great mileage and lots of torque: what's to argue with? That's at least the superficial theory behind the 2014 BMW 328d, the latest addition to the 3-Series lineup and to BMW's U.S. diesel fleet. Shown today at the New York Auto Show it looks…like any other 3-Series, for the most part...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon configurator website
    2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon Configurator Live

    If you’re one of the (reportedly) few Americans who prefer station wagons over crossovers, and have a penchant for German cars, here’s some good news: a new configurator site allows you to build the 2014 BMW 3-Series Sport Wagon of your dreams, priced from $42,445 (including an $895...

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