BMW 3-Series News

  • 2014 BMW 328d, 2013 New York Auto Show

    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. That's more or less a good thing. But under the hood is a 180-horsepower, 280-pound-foot 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder waiting to crank out pull-of-gravity in-gear acceleration and about 48 mpg, per BMW. We're not entirely sure whether this is a great thing or not. Almost all of our sensibilities...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    Could BMW’s 3-Series GT Receive The M Treatment?

    Could the recently revealed BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo get its very own M model? According to a BMW exec, such a scenario hasn’t been ruled out. “We are not saying no at the moment,” Bernard Ederer, BMW’s product communications manager for the new 3-Series GT, told Drive when...

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    2014 BMW 3-Series Diesel Confirmed For 2013 New York Auto Show

    If you’re eagerly awaiting the arrival of a diesel-powered BMW 3-Series sedan, you may want to make plans to attend the 2013 New York Auto Show. BMW has officially announced that its new 328d sedan will makes its U.S. debut at the New York show. Fitted with a 2.0-liter turbodiesel engine...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
    BMW’s 3-Series Sports Wagon To Get Diesel Option In U.S.

    We’ve already told you the BMW 3-Series will be getting a new four-cylinder diesel engine in the U.S., and that the engine, a 2.0-liter turbodiesel, will appear in a new 328d sedan later this year. Now we can reveal that the 3-Series Sports Wagon will also receive the fuel-efficient option in...

  • BMW 335i Gran Turismo, 2013 Geneva Motor Show
    2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo: Live In Geneva

    As the BMW 3-Series range bifurcates into four-and-more-door 3-Series models and two-door 4-Series cars, it's getting a new addition: the 3-Series Gran Turismo, unveiled today at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. Like the 3-Series sedan it shares its leading moniker with, the 3er GT sports both...

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    2013 Alpina B3 Revealed Ahead Of Geneva Debut

    Alpina has a history of making BMW models go faster, with perhaps a bit more focus on luxury and a bit less emphasis on motorsports than BMW’s M Division. Though the only current Alpina model sold on these shores is the BMW 7-Series-based B7, the brand builds and sells a variety of models in...

  • 2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe

    BMW has issued a wide-ranging recall on several of its model lines, ranging from the 1-Series to the Z4 sports car. In total, there are 504,545 vehicles affected by the latest recall in the U.S. alone. The recall affects: - 2007-2012 BMW 1-Series Coupes and 1-Series Convertibles built from December 2007 through July 2011. - 2007-2011 BMW 3-Series sedans built from March 2007 through October 2011. - 2007-2011 3-Series Sports Wagons built from March 2007 through June 2011. - 2007-2011 BMW 3-Series Coupes and 3-Series Convertibles built from March 2007 through July 2011. - 2009-2011 Z4 roadsters...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo
    2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo preview

    BMW's Gran Turismo take on a roomier, more useful vehicle somewhere between a sedan and a wagon wasn't all that well received, at least aesthetically, when it first showed up as a conceptual variant of the 5-Series in 2009. Now, the 3-Series has its own Gran Turismo. Does it work any better in this...

  • Leaked images of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
    2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo Images Leaked

    Last December we brought you undisguised images of the new BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo in testing, in both base and M Sport trim. At the time we weren’t entirely sure if BMW would use the 3-Series Gran Turismo name, even though the car was spotted wearing a “GT” badge. We predicted...

  • 2013 BMW 320i
    2013 BMW 320i: Entry Level Luxury Starting At $33,445

    The 2013 BMW 3-Series sees a new entry-level model join at the Detroit Auto Show in the form of the new 320i.

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo spy shots
    2014 BMW 3-Series GT spy shots

    Like it or not, BMW will be launching a new mid-size hatch with the form factor something along the lines of a smaller 5-Series Gran Turismo. Whether it will be called the 3-Series Gran Turismo or come as a new model, remains unclear. Whatever it's called, this is what it will look like. Two...

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    BMW On Demand USA Offers Renters A Deal On The 328i

    If you’d like to experience the joy of driving a new BMW 328i for a long weekend, BMW On Demand USA has a deal for you: rent the car for a three-day weekend, and the company will kick in a fourth day, free. If that’s not good enough for the savvy bargain hunters among you, BMW On Demand...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series  -  First U.S. Drive, February 2012

    As automakers look to meet ever more-restrictive emission standards and ever-increasing fuel economy goals, automatic start stop systems, which shut down an engine after a few seconds of idle and then instantly restart it, will become more and more commonplace. As with any new technology, start stop systems have both fans (who praise the added fuel savings) and detractors (who can’t embrace the idea of sitting in a dead car at a traffic light). BMW includes the start stop system in its latest 3-Series and M3 models, but drivers have the choice of turning the system off when the car is...

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    Report: BMW considers building 3-Series in Mexico

    As automakers seek new locations for factories in order to lower production costs, hedge against currency fluctuations and build cars closer to where they are sold, BMW is reportedly seeking a site in Mexico to build a new plant for production of its popular 3-Series model. Close rival...

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    BMW On Demand USA To Offer Short Term BMW Rentals

    In 2010, BMW launched a pilot program in Munich that it called “BMW On Demand.” Based at BMW Welt (BMW World), the program allowed drivers to rent various BMW models by the hour, day or week, with prices starting from $22 per hour for a 1-Series. Now that car sharing and the idea of...

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    BMW Confirms 2.0-Liter, Four-Cylinder Turbodiesel For U.S.

    Fans of the compression-fired engine, perk up: BMW has something special for you. Well, for those of you in the U.S., anyway. For Europeans, this is old hat. But now we get to join the club: BMW has confirmed it will offer a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbodiesel engine in the U.S. Speaking with...

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    The History Of BMW's 3 Series, In Under Four Minutes: Video

    BMW’s 3 Series range was launched in 1975 as a replacement for the “Neue Klasse,” or “New Class” cars that had served BMW from the introduction of the 1500 in 1962 to the end of 2002 model production in 1976. Since then, BMW has produced six generations of 3 Series...

  • 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
    2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 Pricing Starts At $50,195

    If you prefer your sport sedans with an emphasis on environmental friendliness, BMW’s ActiveHybrid 3 may be just the car you’ve been waiting for. Blending a TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter in-line six and a lithium-ion battery powered electric motor, the ActiveHybrid 3 puts out some 335...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon

    BMW has already announced that it will bring the Sports Wagon version of the latest F30 BMW 3-Series to the U.S., beginning in Spring of 2013. But before you get too excited, for now the U.S. Sports Wagon lineup will be limited to automatic transmissions only, and only the base 3-Series’ 328i guise. In the U.S., the 2013 BMW 328i Sport Wagon will feature the N20 turbocharged four-cylinder engine and an eight-speed automatic transmission. So there won't be any 335i models yet. But to add some spice there will be both Sport Line trims and an M Sport package—the latter including a...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo spy shots
    2013 BMW 3-Series GT Spy Video

    A prototype for the all-new 3-Series Gran Turismo has been spotted testing in Germany.

  • Earl Duque picks up his new 2012 BMW 3-Series
    Man Wins BMW 3-Series For Making A Short Video

    BMW recently ran a competition in North America asking fans to create a video that explains how much they "desire" the new 2012 3-Series, but make it last no longer than 5.9 seconds, about the time it takes the car to go from 0-60 mph. From the more than 2,000 entries that were submitted, a final...

  • An E30 BMW coupe stretches its legs
    BMW Marks Three Decades Of The (Second Generation) 3 Series

    BMW launched its first E21 3 Series model back in 1975. The original generation of the 3 Series was sold through 1983, while a second generation, internally called the E30, was launched in 1982 as a 1983 model. While the E21 pioneered many features still found in the 3 Series, it was arguably the...

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    2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan, 2013 Acura RDX Get IIHS Top Safety Pick Awards

    Both the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan and the 2013 Acura RDX crossover have earned "Top Safety Pick" designations from the IIHS.

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
    2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon Debuts, Confirmed For U.S.

    BMW has revealed the wagon variant of its latest-generation 3-Series and at the same time confirmed that this new model, just like the previous two, will be sold in the U.S. The vehicle goes on sale in Europe later this year but won’t hit U.S. showrooms until spring 2013. Powertrains and...

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