BMW 3-Series News

  • Updated BMW 3-series next in line to get Brake Energy Regeneration tech

    BMW debuted its new Brake Energy Regeneration technology when it first released its updated 5-series saloon back in January. The facelifted 1-series hatch followed soon after, it too featuring the fuel saving technology. Now, Dutch website Autovisie.nl reports that we’ll soon see the same technology on the updated 3-series sedan due in October. The Brake Energy Regeneration system uses a beefed up alternator and battery to recycle previously lost energy, in turn saving fuel. This is achieved as the alternator reduces drag on the engine by only engaging when required to charge the...

  • New BMW 320i and 320d 3-series coupe
    New BMW 320i and 320d 3-series coupe

    BMW has created a new entry-level model for its E92 3-series coupe with the introduction of a new four-cylinder engine range. The first model in the lineup will now be the 320i coupe powered by a 170hp (125kW) 2.0L gasoline unit. The revised four-banger comes with BMW's Valvetronic technology and...

  • First look at Alpina’s upcoming B3 Biturbo
    First Look At Alpina’s New B3 Biturbo

    These images reveal Alpina’s new B3 Biturbo ahead of its expected unveiling at next week’s 2007 Geneva Motor Show. The car is based on the already potent 335i from BMW and is said to develop close to 360 horsepowere from its twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine. That’s...

  • M Sport package for the BMW 3 Series Convertible
    M Sport package for the BMW 3 Series Convertible

    BMW has released the first official images of the 3 Series Convertible equipped with the latest M Sport package. The kit is available on all engine variants and includes an M Aerodynamic body styling package, a stiffened sport suspension that rides 15mm lower and 18in M multispoke light alloy...

  • Hamann hacks E92 3-series Coupe
    Hamann hacks E92 3-series Coupe

    German tuning haus Hamann has released its new 3-series coupe modifications, which encompass everything from power upgrades to aero parts and interior options. Currently, the kits are available for the 325i, 330i, 330d, and 335d coupes, with a kit for the 335i in the pipeline. The six-cylinder...

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    Video: BMW 3-series convertible

    Here's the first video of BMW's new E93 convertible, launched a couple of days back. Running at just under 10 minutes long, you'll be able to see how the retractable hardtop works and how much space is in the boot/interior when the roof is down. There are also driving shots and shots from all...

  • Updated: Make way for the new BMW 3 Series Convertible

    BMW’s latest 3 Series Convertible has been officially launched and includes several firsts for the German automaker. The biggest difference over the outgoing model is the introduction of a new folding metal roof. Other firsts for the new drop-top include the innovative sun-reflective seat cooling leather upholstery and innovative storage features in the boot. Initial models will be limited to the 325i and 335i, but will be followed closely by smaller engined variants and diesel-powered models. The new three-piece electronically-operated retractable hard-top can be raised in just 22...

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    BMW prepping 3-series shooting brake?

    German magazine Autobild is reporting that BMW may be working on a shooting brake version of its best-selling 3-series range. They’re claiming BMW will release such a model in 2008 and that it will be based on the 3-series coupe. Interestingly, their chop shows a new face for the 3-series...

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    The BMW 3-Series from past to present

    This 22 minute long video outlines the entire history of the BMW 3-series - from its beginnings as a mid-sized sedan for the upper crust to its meteoric rise in becoming more ubiquitous than the Ford Mondeo in some countries. In just 22 minutes you can see how the Germans managed to create and...

  • BMW 3-series coupe more powerful than numbers suggest
    BMW 3-series coupe more powerful than numbers suggest

    After driving a new BMW 335i, Jason Cammisa of Automobile Magazine felt the car was more powerful then the quoted 302hp from BMW. The car in question, a brand new 335i was dyno-tested and the results proved his theory correct. On the dyno, the 335i made 275hp and 406Nm torque at the wheels...

  • Holden prepping 3-series rival based on Torana concept
    Holden prepping 3-series rival based on Torana concept

    With love for large, heavy cars falling worldwide, automakers that specialise in such vehicles are now desperate to develop new and exciting smaller vehicles. A prime example is GM Holden in Australia whose boss wants to build a smaller rear-wheel-drive sedan to compete against the popular medium...

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