BMW 3-Series News

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

    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 asked whether a potential ‘M3 GT’ could be launched. BMW has said it has no plans to launch an M version of the 3-Series Sports Wagon, but for the 3-Series GT, Ederer said it would depend on public demand. Though it would be technically feasible, since the 3-Series GT rides on the same...

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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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    Half A Million BMWs Affected By Wide-Ranging Recall

    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...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo

    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 form? For the most part, yes, but it still won't suit everyone. The smaller proportions of the 3-Series give the hatchback profile a less massive, bulbous look--from the front 3/4 view, it's almost sleek. From the rear 3/4 view, the shape is a bit less compelling, but it's well-executed, with all...

  • 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...

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

    If you've had your eye on a new F30 BMW 3-Series but couldn't quite stomach the starting price, there's a new option: the 2013 320i, starting from $33,445--a saving of $3,400 over the 328i. The 320i is very nearly as much a sport sedan as the 328i, even using the same 2.0-liter displacement and...

  • 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...

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    Don't Like Your BMW 3-Series' Start Stop? Have It Reprogrammed

    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...

  • BMW factory

    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 Mercedes-Benz has already announced that it will start building its next-generation C Class at its plant in the U.S. in 2014 and recently Audi confirmed that it will start building some of its models in Mexico by 2016. If BMW’s management gives the green light for a new Mexican plant, production of its...

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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...

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    2013 BMW 328i Sports Wagon: Coming Soon To The U.S.

    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...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo spy shots

    A new crossover-style wagon based on the latest ‘F30’ 3-Series and designed along the lines of the larger 5-Series Gran Turismo is currently in the works at BMW and due for a reveal early next year. A prototype for the vehicle, which is likely to be called the 3-Series Gran Turismo, has been spotted at Germany’s Nürburgring and featured here in our exclusive spy video. The 3-Series Gran Turismo, or 3-Series GT for short, was originally thought to serve as the replacement for the 3-Series wagon in the U.S., but BMW has confirmed the latest version of the wagon will be on...

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    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

    If you’re looking for an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) “Top Safety Pick” compact sedan or compact crossover, your shopping list just grew by two very solid choices. First up is the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan, which scores a rating of “good” (the...

  • 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...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring (Sport Wagon) with M Sport package spy shots
    2013 BMW 3-Series Touring With M Sport Package Spy Shots

    The new BMW 3-Series sedan has been a known quantity for months now. But its wagon-shaped Touring (or Sports Wagon here in the U.S.) counterpart hasn't, beyond spy shots and spy videos, and certainly not in M Sport Package configuration. Now, things are a bit clearer. Not that we didn't already...

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