BMW 3-Series News

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (European spec)

    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 Wagon ever since BMW unveiled the latest version of its stylish tourer last May, and though there have been several reports suggesting it would happen, this is the first time that BMW has officially announced it. A new 328d xDrive Sports Wagon will join the 328d sedan in BMW showrooms this fall, where...

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    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 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

    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 240-horsepower 328i and 300-horsepower 335i variants. Unlike the 3-Series, however, the Gran Turismo is closer in overall size to the 5-Series, much like the 5-Series GT is close to the 7-Series' size. Go here for the full details on the 2014 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo. While the original studio photos showed...

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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...

  • 2014 BMW M3 sedan spy shots
    2014 BMW M3 Details Begin To Take Shape: Report

    It’s no secret that BMW is working on a new M3 sedan, as well as a new M4 coupe and convertible. We’ve shown you spy shots and spy video of various cars in testing, but the market introduction of the new M offerings is still over a year away. Britain’s Car magazine recently...

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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...

  • Bill Auberlen drives the Turner Motorsports BMW M3 at the Circuit of the Americas
    Bill Auberlen Takes You Around The Circuit Of The Americas: Video

    If you’ve never driven on a race track before, you may have a hard time comprehending what all the fuss is about. For those unfamiliar with motorsports, winning a race is simply a matter of driving faster than the other cars, which would mean that speed is more about bravery than skill. As...

  • 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

    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 that BMW would introduce the new model at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show, and now leaked photos confirm our hunch of the car’s March reveal. Expect to see the same engines used in other 3-Series models beneath the hood of the 3-Series Gran Turismo, including a 240-horsepower, 2.0-liter turbo...

  • 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 M3 Coupe DTM Champion Edition
    BMW Celebrates DTM Win With Special-Edition M3 Coupe

    Only 54 of these DTM Champion Edition M3 Coupes will be built.

  • 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...

  • 2013 BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition
    2013 BMW M3 Coupe Frozen Limited Edition Models Launched

    For 2013, BMW is launching 150 of its M3 Coupe Frozen special editions, in the choice of red, white or blue.

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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...

  • Augusto and Liri Farfus, before going for a casual drive around the 'Ring

    Augusto Farfus is a Brazilian racing driver who currently gets paid by BMW to campaign an M3 in the DTM series. While Farfus may look young, his resume includes stints in the World Touring Car Championship from 2005 - 2010, a season in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in 2011 and two entries into the 24 Hours of Le Mans behind the wheel of a BMW M3. In other words, Farfus knows a thing or two about speed, which is why we’re surprised that his wife Liri asked to see what a day in the office was like for her husband. Despite assurances that he wouldn’t drive too fast, the one thing...

  • 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition
    2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition: Video

    Last month, we brought you the first word on the upcoming 2013 BMW M3 Lime Rock Park Edition, but recently, BMW was at the famous circuit with racing driver Bill Auberlen, in the Lime Rock Park Edition for some filming. This is a teaser of what's to come. Enhancements to the standard M3 package for...

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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 M3 Coupe crashes in the wet
    BMW M3 Crashes, Then Rolls: Video

    Video footage has been captured of a late model BMW M3 Coupe crashing into a concrete center divider at high speed after its driver loses control of the car in very wet conditions. The M3 is seen overtaking another vehicle on the right when suddenly it hits a large patch of water and then careens...

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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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