BMW 3-Series News

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring (Sport Wagon) 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 have a good idea of what to expect. With the new 3-Series' basic body shape, the extended roof and liftgate of a wagon, and now, M Sport package accents, it's a predictable design--but still interesting for wagon fans. The M Sport package adds a definite dose of aggression to the look, with more...

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    2012 BMW 3-Series Models Recalled For Head Restraint Issue

    BMW is recalling 7,600 new 3-Series models to correct a potential defect with the front seat headrests.

  • BMW's latest M Performance accessories for 3 and 5 Series sedans.
    BMW Announces M Performance Bits For 3 And 5 Series Sedans

    In years past, upgrading a car for better performance usually meant going to the aftermarket for lighter wheels, bigger brakes, enhanced aerodynamics and additional horsepower. Manufacturers have since gotten smart, and many now offer in-house performance part divisions to keep customer dollars...

  • BMW's ad for its lane departure warning system.
    Sometimes Your Head's Just Not In The Right Place: Video

    We’ll warn you in advance that the video below is NSFW, courtesy of a pair of bared female buttocks about seven seconds in. It’s tasteful nudity, but if that kind of stuff offends you, it’s probably best if you just skip this video. While this commercial wouldn't even get a second...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring wagon spy shots
    2013 BMW 3-Series Touring Spy Shots

    The 2013 BMW 3-Series Touring should make its debut later this year, though it's unclear if a U.S. launch is scheduled.

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    BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase Set For 2012 Beijing Auto Show

    The long-wheelbase 3-Series is making its world debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show and has been developed exclusively for the Chinese market.

  • BMW diesels used to support the 2012 London Olympic Games

    BMW will be supplying a fleet of some 4,000 vehicles, primarily 3-Series and 5-Series sedans, to provide VIP transportation and logistical support for the upcoming London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. While critics pan the move for its impact on traffic and air quality, BMW is quick to point out that vehicles supplied will meet strict emissions standards set by the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG). In fact, while the bulk of the vehicles provided will be sedans, the mix includes motorcycles and bicycles, too. Sedans supplied will be primarily diesel or hybrid...

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    BMW's New Climate Control Uses Thermal Management Tech

    Air conditioning is one of those luxuries we've learned to take for granted. Few, if any cars are sold without it anymore, and it's a vital piece of equipment if you live in a hotter climate. A cool driver is a happy driver. There's much more to it than that though, says BMW. That's why the 2012...

  • 2012 BMW 328i on the dyno. Captured from video via Bimmerpost/F30 Post.
    2012 BMW 328i Turbo Four Dyno Video: More HP Than Claimed?

    Dyno videos are usually worth little more than the fire and sound produced by the car as it revs--variability in conditions, equipment, and setup can make translating the results to general terms difficult or impossible. But a new dyno video of the 2012 BMW 328i raises an interesting possibility...

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    Coming Soon: Three-Cylinder BMW 3-Series Models?

    In an effort to continually improve fuel economy, BMW expects to develop three-cylinder turbocharged engines for 3-Series models.

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

    BMW has given the 3-Series its most radical set of changes in many years, and because we—and sport-sedan owners and enthusiasts in general—so often use the 3-Series as a benchmark, maybe even the archetype for sport sedans, it’s time to take note. Which is what we did this past...

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    Super Bowl Ads: BMW Proves Germans Have A Sense Of Humor

    BMW has produced a series of six humorous videos to highlight various features of its new 3-Series range.

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan Sport Line

    BMW performance specialist Dinan has developed a Stage 2 tuning software for BMW's N55 turbocharged, inline-six-cylinder engine.

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase
    2012 BMW 3-Series Long-Wheelbase Destined For China

    Since last summer’s report of a long-wheelbase 2012 BMW 3-Series undergoing tests in Germany, we’re anticipating the China-only model will debut in April at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show. From what we can see in the spy shots, the result is well-proportioned. Also, opposite the deck...

  • 2012 BMW 335i live photos, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    2012 BMW 3-Series Video Overview

    We've already given you all of the details on the new 2012 BMW 3-Series, including our first drive impressions from Spain, but if you haven't yet gotten familiar with BMW's newest midsize, this video from the Detroit Auto Show gives you the highlights. Along with the three new main trim lines...

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    Adrian van Hooydonk Takes Us Through The New BMW 3-Series: Video

    BMW Group Chief Designer Adrian van Hooydonk gives an overview of the new 3-Series' styling in BMW's latest short video.

  • 2012 BMW 335i live photos, 2012 Detroit Auto Show
    2012 BMW 335i, 2013 ActiveHybrid 3 Live Photos: 2012 Detroit Auto Show

    The new 3-Series is here, and it's really quite good, as we found out behind the wheel in Spain late last year. Despite the long Internet lead time, the 3-Series drew a massive crowd at the Detroit Auto Show yesterday. If you're a fan of sporty sedans, it's easy to see why: the 335i with the sport...

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    2011 U.S. Luxury Market Recap: It's Good To Be German

    German brands enjoyed the biggest growth in the luxury market last year, capturing market share surrendered by Japanese luxury brands.

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan first drive

    While the design of the new 2012 BMW 3-Series may not be beautiful, it’s safe to say that the new lines are a welcome change over the previous model and so far have been well received. More an evolution than a complete design turnaround, the F30 3-Series has grown a little while also picking some more dynamic lines and a new design trait where the headlights are stretched as far as the trademark kidney grille. This latest video explains the reasons behind many of these details by providing a look at the design process of the new 3-Series, presented by none other than the designers...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan first drive
    2012 BMW 3-Series first drive review

    It's hard to complain about driving anything on the Circuit de Catalunya, simply because you're on the Circuit de Catalunya. Some cars, however, will shine in such circumstances, while others will reveal their weaknesses. The 2012 BMW 3-Series shines. Well, it shines once you turn off all the...

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    Alpina Shows Off Track-Ready B3 GT3: 2011 Tokyo Motor Show

    Alpina is commemorating its return to motorsport with the B3 GT3 coupe.

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan Modern Line
    2012 BMW 3-Series Sedans Priced From $35,795

    The 2012 BMW 3-Series sedans are out, and today, they've been priced. The 2012 328i starts from $35,795 including destination fees, and the 2012 335i starts from $43,295. These new prices represent rises of $320 and $370, respectively, but include more standard equipment, such as a 6.5-inch center...

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    2012 BMW 3-Series Ordering Guide Released To Dealers

    BMW dealers have already received the ordering guide for 2012 models, and are now taking orders for January production.

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    BMW Reducing Reliance On German Production

    In the not too distant future BMW is very likely to build most of its cars outside of Germany. The automaker currently builds about 62 percent of its cars in Germany, down from 70 percent in 2002, but once plants in China come fully onboard this figure will approach the 50 percent mark. Now factor...

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