BMW 3-Series News

  • Maserati Kubang SUV

    The upcoming Maserati SUV may not be named Kubang after all--a new report gives the nod to the much more melodious name "Cinqueporte." Buick is working on a Verano Hybrid, due by 2015, but before that, the WRC-inspired Prodrive-developed MINI Countryman should hit the streets. We also have BMW 3-Series Coupe spy shots, more Chrysler diesels on the way, and more in the links below. Saab gets a lifeline from American firm North Street Capital. Prodrive is working on a road-going MINI Countryman WRC. The Maserati SUV could be named Cinqueporte. Does the Fisker Karma's low gas mileage rating hurt...

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    Build Your Ideal 2012 3-Series With BMW's New Online Configurator

    BMW has put up an interactive configurator for its new 2012 3-Series Sedan on its global website, allowing you to play around with some of the color and wheel options as well as view the car from every angle. The configurator also lets you sample each of the model lines, including the Sport...

  • 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3
    Luxury Hybrid Sedan Guide: BMW ActiveHybrid 3, Infiniti M35h, Lexus GS 450h

    With the 2012 Infiniti M35h already setting Guinness records and the 2013 Lexus GS 450h shown off at the Frankfurt Auto Show, today's unveiling of the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 makes it a three-way race for sport-sedan hybrid supremacy. How do the numbers stack up? Performance First up, lets look at...

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    2012 BMW 3-Series Trim Lines: Gallery

    The 2012 BMW 3-Series was just revealed this morning, and in addition to ditching the naturally-aspirated six-cylinder and the 330i model, it gains a new three-line trim spectrum, with Sport Line, Modern Line, and Luxury Line the primary options. An M Sport package is also available. So what's the...

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    2012 BMW 3-Series: Bigger, Bolder And More Fuel Efficient

    BMW’s new 3-Series, the sixth generation of the automaker’s entry-level sedan, is now bigger, bolder, and with a revamped engine lineup including a hybrid option, more fuel efficient than ever. Set to go on sale in February as a 2012 model, the ‘F30’ 3-Series also debuts...

  • 2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 328i xDrive AWD Front Exterior View
    2011 BMW 328i And 335i xDrive Models Recalled For Loose Driveshaft Bolts

    BMW is recalling nearly two hundred 2011 BMW 328i and 2011 BMW 335i models equipped with its xDrive all-wheel-drive system. Certain models, built between February 8, 2011 and July 29, 2011 may have been assembled with improperly torqued front driveshaft bolts. If the bolts come loose, loss of power...

  • 2002 BMW 3-Series 330Ci

    This has been a bad week for BMW recalls. Having just recalled its 2009 X5 xDrive35d diesel model for a fuel heater fault, the automaker is now recalling certain 3-Series models from the 2002 to 2005 model years. The particular models including the 325i, 325xi, 330i and 330xi, of which there are some 241,000 units in the U.S. The issue concerns the tail lights. Over time, resistance in the electrical contacts may cause one or more tail light functions (tail light, brake light, and/or turn signal) to stop working. While there’s no immediate threat to owners, the changes of other drivers...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series spy shots
    2013 BMW 3-Series Spy Video

    UPDATE: The new F30 3-Series has just been revealed as a 2012 model. Click here for all the official details and photos. The 2013 BMW 3-Series is in the final stages of development as the car is set for a world debut next month at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show, with a showroom appearance expected to...

  • BMW i3 Concept
    BMW Outlines Frankfurt Lineup, Doesn’t Mention New 3-Series

    The 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show is less than two months away now and as we approach it more and more details about some of the vehicles being presented there are started to surface. Today we have news of BMW’s attractions at the upcoming event. The highlight of BMW’s stands will be the i3...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase
    2013 BMW 3-Series Long Wheelbase Spy Shots: Forbidden Fruit

    BMW is hard at work developing its next-generation 3-Series, prototypes of which have been spotted testing around the globe for the past couple of years now. Already we’ve seen prototypes for the regular 2013 BMW 3-Series sedan, the first of the new line, as well as its Touring wagon sibling...

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    BMW 3-Series To Get 3-Cylinder Engines, But Not Soon: Report

    Downsizing engines is a common theme at most carmakers these days, and has been for some time. Adding turbo to smaller cylinder counts yields similar performance to larger engines while saving fuel. But most of the talk has been limited to four- and six-cylinder engines--three cylinders have been...

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    BMW 335i Performance Edition Kit, Retrofit Package: Report

    Those of you that own an E90 BMW 335i and are looking enviously at the 335is model, perhaps even wishing you'd waited to buy, worry no more: BMW is reportedly planning a new 335i Performance Edition, and it can be retrofitted to existing cars. The benefit? 20 more horsepower and 32 more pound-feet...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series spy shots

    UPDATE: The new F30 3-Series has just been revealed as a 2012 model. Click here for all the official details and photos. The current E90 BMW 3-Series has been on the market since 2005, so it's only fitting that prototypes for the next-gen model are almost complete. Most agree that the next model will feature styling lifted, at least in part, from the Concept CS, though also expect to see a healthy dose of the new corporate styling debuted on the latest 7-Series and carried over on the stylish 5-Series. These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the new car, revealing very similar...

  • BMW 3-Series Exclusive And M Sport Editions
    BMW 3-Series Exclusive And M Sport Editions: Gallery

    The BMW 3-Series is one of the most consistently praised cars in the luxury sport sedan class, and for good reason. If the regular car isn't quite enough for you, however, and you're not itching for an M Division fix, these special editions might be what you're looking for. The 3-Series Edition...

  • 2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
    Ten Sedans That Would Make Great Wagons

    After years of being pegged strictly as mom-mobiles, station wagons seem to be enjoying a resurgence in the auto market as style and driving capabilities have drastically improved. Here are ten sedans that would make great future wagons. With the success and excitement over recent wagon models like...

  • 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3-Series

    While it’s been reported that BMW was working on a hybrid version of its popular 3-Series for the next-generation of the car, until now we haven’t had much tangible evidence to suggest those reports were in fact true. That’s because we have some new spy shots of a prototype for...

  • Volkswagen Corrado
    Top 5 Cool College Coupes

    Coupes are all about one thing: style. You might think that style comes at a price. For your third or fourth passenger, the price may be a lack of room. Thankfully, for the other 99% of the time where only you are in the vehicle, looking good doesn't have to cost tens of thousands of dollars...

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    BMW USA Chief O'Donnell Confirms Multiple Four-Cylinders In U.S. By End Of 2011

    We already know the new BMW X1 will be coming with BMW's four-cylinder TwinPower turbo engine later this year, but today at the Washington Auto Show BMW USA boss Jim O'Donnell announced that more than one is in fact coming before year's end. Other BMW models expected to get the four-cylinder...

  • BMW Pathfinder "micronavigation" system prototype

    No matter how new your car is, sometimes the maps in the on-board navigation system just don't provide enough detail--especially when you need guidance within your destination. But BMW thinks it has an answer in its new research project: microNavigation. No, that's not a misplaced capital; that's how BMW titles the project, the ultimate goal of which is the Pathfinder system, currently being tested in prototype form on a 3-Series development vehicle. So what, exactly, is microNavigation? As the name implies, it's a highly detailed subset of standard navigation, allowing drivers to acquire...

  • Limited Edition 2011 BMW Teaser
    BMW Teases U.S. Market Limited Edition Model

    BMW already has its new 335is Coupe and Convertible models exclusive to the U.S. market but it looks like there’s at least one more 3-Series based limited edition model heading our way. And it’s not just any old 3-Series model, this latest one is based on the high-performance M3. The automaker...

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    Replica/Kit Cars That Should Be Built

    If you can’t afford a multi-million dollar classic sports car, like a Ferrari P4 or Mercedes Benz 300SL Gullwing, you can purchase a turn-key replica, or just build it yourself. Most of the time the price tags for these fiberglass-bodied cars are expensive, but will come at a fraction of the cost...

  • 2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe
    BMW CEO Reithofer Confirms 3-Series Hybrid In The Works

    Luxury and hybrid is a common combination these days, and it's soon to become much more common. While the likes of the BMW X6 ActiveHybrid, ActiveHybrid 7, Mercedes-Benz S400 Hybrid, and Lexus's many hybrid offerings are either too expensive and exclusive or simply inadequate (HS 250h anyone?)...

  • BMW Motorsports Parts Now Available For U.S. racers
    BMW Motorsports Parts Now Available For U.S.

    Race a Bimmer on the weekend? Hate ordering parts (and paying the premium) from Europe? Well, your prayers have been answered, as BMW Motorsports parts are now available directly to U.S. customers. The move means grassroots and pro teams will have better access, and likely at lower prices, than...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series rendereing
    Rendered: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    UPDATE: The new F30 3-Series has just been revealed as a 2012 model. Click here for all the official details and photos. The current E90 BMW 3-Series has been on the market since 2005, so it's only fitting that details about the next-gen model are beginning to circulate. Most agree that the next...

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