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The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

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Latest on the 435i: M Sport variant on the Nurburgring

F32 BMW 435i M Sport at the Nurburgring

I have been trying to follow the introduction of the F32/ 435i as closely as possible since I plan on ordering site unseen in early June, and here is something that I recently found. It is an Estoril Blue M-Sport but only slightly camouflaged.

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The sports coupe is painted in Estoril Blue II and shows production-ready headlights with corona rings. Also fitted to this car are 19-inch 442 M wheels finished in a five-spoke design. These will only be available for the 435i and 535i with xDrive.

The 4 Series will make its production debut at the Shanghai Auto Show and will enter production this summer.
F32 BMW 435i M Sport at the Nurburgring

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The car is supposed to make its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show this weekend, so maybe we can get some real closeup pics and get rid of those renderings that have been teasing us for a while now.

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Old 04-18-2013, 01:17 PM
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Can't wait! I have been grooming my wife to like Estoril Blue for the last eight months. Not sure if it's working yet.
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Old 04-19-2013, 05:31 AM
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Can't wait! I have been grooming my wife to like Estoril Blue for the last eight months. Not sure if it's working yet.
I had an '08 E92 in Montego blue for 4 years prior to my Z4 and my wife and kids can't wait for me to get back in a blue car, so an Estoril Blue 435i should be in my driveway by mid Sept. I hope.
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Old 04-19-2013, 06:22 AM
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so you're ordering in early June and wont have it until mid sept? I thought it only takes 3-4 weeks.
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so you're ordering in early June and wont have it until mid sept? I thought it only takes 3-4 weeks.
You're joking, right?
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so you're ordering in early June and wont have it until mid sept? I thought it only takes 3-4 weeks.
He is ordering in early June, production doesn't start on the F32 4 series until July. Generally after being produced -
  • Car waits for shipping to the port of exit - can be a few days
  • Car sits at the port waiting for a ship to transport it - again, can be a few days
  • Car gets on the boat and ships to the port of entry in the US. East Coast deliveries take 2 to 3 weeks. West Coast deliveries take an extra week or two.
  • Car arrives and goes through the Vehicle Prep Center - Variable but a day or two generally
  • Shipping to your BMW Center - Any number of days depending on how far away your dealer is from the prep center

A good overall look at the order tracking can be found here:
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=382239

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Old 04-19-2013, 07:23 AM
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i was gonna say, when I ordered my current car it took about 4 weeks IIRC. maybe a little longer. wow that pre LCI E92 really looks dated.
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How does Jason over at F30Post know this is a 435i and not something else?

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F32 BMW 435i M Sport at the Nurburgring

I have been trying to follow the introduction of the F32/ 435i as closely as possible since I plan on ordering site unseen in early June, and here is something that I recently found. It is an Estoril Blue M-Sport but only slightly camouflaged.



F32 BMW 435i M Sport at the Nurburgring

More pictures at autoevolution

The car is supposed to make its world debut at the Shanghai Auto Show this weekend, so maybe we can get some real closeup pics and get rid of those renderings that have been teasing us for a while now.

More M Sport F32 4 Series Coupe Pictures

F32 4 Series Exposed in the Production Sheet Metal
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The final naming isn't 100% confirmed yet but it is the N55 powered 4 series coupe so 435i makes sense. Is that what you're asking?

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How does Jason over at F30Post know this is a 435i and not something else?
You mean how does he know it's not a 420i, 428i, 420d or something.

Dual exhaust should point straight to a N55 engine, so 435i is a good guess. Of couse they could come up an call it a 440i or something weird
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Jason presents the engine and model as confirmed fact and I wonder whether it has been confirmed by reliable sources.

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The final naming isn't 100% confirmed yet but it is the N55 powered 4 series coupe so 435i makes sense. Is that what you're asking?

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i thought the naming was already confirmed via the dealer order forms
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Not enough coffee before posting. You're 100% right, the 4 series is coming in a 428i powered by the N20 and the 435i is powered by the N55. There hasn't been an official press release, but it is in the 2014 production bulletin here -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/att...1&d=1359878557

You can tell this is a 435i by the twin exhaust as pointed out above. You can also see the hits of the front bumper that gives it away that it is an M Sport package.

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You can tell this is a 435i by the twin exhaust as pointed out above. You can also see the hits of the front bumper that gives it away that it is an M Sport package.
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ESBII is also probably a key factor (;

I thought they were incorporating fogs into the M-Sport bumpers, but maybe that'll be at LCI time?

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I haven't heard any plans for that.
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Do you know if the LED lighting package will also make it to the F30? Or does that seem to be something that would only come when the LCI comes out?
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The existence of the 435i is confirmed, but the question is more a journalistic one: Is presenter mixing facts with assumptions? Most of the time, a journalist will say "sources tell us..." or "we expect..."

Look how World Car Fans presents the same story.

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How do you know they're not testing an all-new engine? Or maybe it's a 335d with twin exhausts.


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You mean how does he know it's not a 420i, 428i, 420d or something.

Dual exhaust should point straight to a N55 engine, so 435i is a good guess. Of couse they could come up an call it a 440i or something weird
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I just read a little blip from Motor Trend and they have the same set of pics, but they are describing it as the 440i. Regardless of the name I think it is going to be a beautiful car and I fully believe it will have the N55 engine as there have been absolutely no reports of any other possible engine.
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Do you know if the LED lighting package will also make it to the F30? Or does that seem to be something that would only come when the LCI comes out?
Could go either way. Initially BMW said the 4 was going up market, which would match how the 5 and 6 are prices and options. But now the pricing has been confirmed in line with the current 3 coupe so that throws the up market idea out the window to some degree. If they're going up market with it then I can see the LEDs being coupe only. My gut reaction is they'll hold the LEDs on the sedan as a LCI feature. That is something people want, making it a great LCI item, especially if the sedan is selling well already.

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How do you know they're not testing an all-new engine? Or maybe it's a 335d with twin exhausts.
The next generation of engines won't hit the F30 3 series or the F32 4 series until LCI. The 3 cylinder version will go into the i8 in 2014. After that it will be worked into other models in other configurations e.g. 4 and 6 cylinder and diesel variants. As there are no other new engine technologies on the horizon and the relatively close to production status of the 'B' family of engines it is the logical conclusion. Read more about the new engines here -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=646612

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I just read a little blip from Motor Trend and they have the same set of pics, but they are describing it as the 440i. Regardless of the name I think it is going to be a beautiful car and I fully believe it will have the N55 engine as there have been absolutely no reports of any other possible engine.
The US production bulletin I posted above clearly shows the F32 4 series coupe as a 428i and a 435i. There was a lot of rumors that they were going to roll out a new engine and possibly bump the naming to 440i but that has clearly not happened.

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Not even the crazy swirls can disguse what a good looking car this is. Expect to to see these everywhere a year from now, it's going to sell like crazy. I'm now tempted to consider an F82 instead of an F80. The look of this body might be worth the hassle with access to child seats in a two door.
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That may all be true. I was trying to point out that in journalism, one should always separate fact from opinion.

We all think that car is a 435i and it probably is a 435i. But I suspect the person who took that photograph never had a chance to verify what it was.


>>The next generation of engines won't hit the F30 3 series or the F32 4 series until LCI. The 3 cylinder version will go into the i8 in 2014. After that it will be worked into other models in other configurations e.g. 4 and 6 cylinder and diesel variants. As there are no other new engine technologies on the horizon and the relatively close to production status of the 'B' family of engines it is the logical conclusion. Read more about the new engines here -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=646612<<
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That may all be true. I was trying to point out that in journalism, one should always separate fact from opinion.



Have you watched the news lately?
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