BMW F30 3 series facts, figured, questions and links

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General Information

Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=602095

BMW F30 3 Series World Premiere Press Release
http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-pr...-328i-335i.pdf

More information on the BMW F30 3 Series Sedan World Premier - Details & pictures!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=574805

2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan Complete Catalog
http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-pr...-catalogue.pdf

M Sport Package Pictures and Details
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=574930

328i & 335i Owners Manual
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=593889

Pricing

2013 BMW 3 Series F30 Retail Pricing Guide
http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/2013-BMW-F30-Retail.pdf

F30 2013 Ordering Guide Guide
http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/BMW-20...ring-Guide.pdf

Edmunds - 2013 328i, 328i xDrive, 335i, 335i xDrive MSRP and Invoice Pricing
http://www.edmunds.com/bmw/3-series/...html?sub=sedan

BMW F30 Official Color Threads

Alpine White
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634363

Black Sapphire
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634772

Estorial Blue II
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634367

Glascier Silver
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634370

Imerial Blue
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634371

Jet Black
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636415

Liquid Blue
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634374

Melborne Red
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634365

Mineral Grey
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634369

Mineral White
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636412

Mojave
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=634375

Orion Silver
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636414

Sparkling Bronze
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636411

Bimmerfest Long Term Review 328i

Bimmerfest Long Term Review 328i breaks the 500 mile barrier. Read the review now.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=602120

We finally take delivery of the Project 328i and get a chance to hit the open road!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=601657

Bimmerfest.com Long Term Review 2012 BMW 328i Arrives in New Jersey!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=600040

The Bimmerfest Long Term Review F30 328i is Officially on Order!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=587467

p3car digital vent gauge install and review
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=633664

iPhone 5 F30 integration testing
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=647089

Bimmerfest Member Reviews

Rubber Ducky - 100 Mile Report
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=599863

Emission - I'm driving an F30 (328i and 335i) on the track
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...hlight=catalog

stampchez - First Post - Pics and review of his new 335i
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=601864

Technical information

BMW will now code your Auto Stop/Start to default to last user mode - SIB/TSB info
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=636783

F30 3 Series Sedan - Complete Specs and comparison to E90 and E46
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...940&highlight=

Want to know how your F30's was manufactured? Watch these official BMW videos from inside the factory in Munich.
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=601394

Exploring the 2012 F30 Suspension and Chassis in Detail and Comparing it with an E90
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=604833

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Start/Stop Feature on your F30 3 series
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=606503

Dyno of the Long Term 2012 BMW 328i comes in at 241hp / 275lb-ft of torque!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=602245

InsideLine Dynos a 2012 328i and gets an amazing 240 horsepower & 257 foot pounds of torque at the wheels
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=601206

EAS Dynos a 2012 Mineral Gray BMW F30 328i and gets 226 horsepower and 230 foot pounds of torque at the wheels
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=600055

Complete F30 BMW 3 Series Wheel Guide Photo thread
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...820&highlight=

F30 2012 3 Series Sedan 'equipment lines' explained
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=574937

FuelEconomy.gov Official Fuel Economy numbers for F30 2012 328/335i
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=596755

F30 328i Parts Diagrams on RealOEM
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...3&mospid=54112

F30 335i Parts Diagrams on RealOEM
http://realoem.com/bmw/partgrp.do?mo...3&mospid=54113

Bimmerfest Exclusive Content

2012 F30 in Detail - What we learned after a day with the F30 at the Detroit AutoShow
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=593452

The Bimmerfest Long Term Review F30 328i
See section above

Bimmerfest coverage of the Detroit Auto Show - Real pictures of the F30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=592814

Major Media Reviews of the BMW 2012 F30 3 Series

AutoBlog First Drive - 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan F30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=582276

Automobile Mag - BMW F30 2012 3 Series - First Drive
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=581901

AutoWeek 2012 F30 328i Driving Review
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=582015

InsideLine's First Drive of the 2012 BMW 328i 3 Series F30
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=581999

Motor Trend First Drive: 2012 BMW 3 Series
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=581900

WhatCar? BMW 2012 328i First Drive - All you need to know
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=582260

F30 Competitors - What other automakers are putting up to match or beat the BMW 3 series

2013 Cadillac ATS GM Takes Aim at the BMW 3 series - No, Seriously
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=592666

F30 commercials

First new BMW 3 Series TV Ad Released!
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=591747

Official BMW 2012 3 Series Olympic Themed Commercial
http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=592765



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14 responses to BMW F30 3 Series - Ultimate Information Source

justinnum1 commented:
February 8, 2012, 2:48 pm

****!

Official Message from BMW USA to dealers on the US mounting plate:


Quote:
From mid-January 2012, the front bumper design has been changed. The permanently-installed base shown above has been eliminated
JustinTJ commented:
February 8, 2012, 3:43 pm

Hmm, this explains why the first allocations are showing up with them. The F30 started production in November, so those within 2.5 months production will have them.
justinnum1 commented:
February 8, 2012, 4:01 pm

anything produced before 1/14...here is what the holes in the bumper look like
tim330i commented:
February 8, 2012, 4:06 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by justinnum1 View Post
****!

Official Message from BMW USA to dealers on the US mounting plate:
Do you have any more details on this "official message"?
justinnum1 commented:
February 8, 2012, 4:09 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by tim330i View Post
Do you have any more details on this "official message"?
No...got it off another site, but its inline with what i have heard and my dealer hinted this at me this morning. Sucks.
Navy60 commented:
February 20, 2012, 8:57 am

Tim, great chart. Thanks! Do you also have a definitive interior color chart. I'm particularly interested in Everest Gray Dakota Leather with red seat stitching with matching red dash accent line.
tim330i commented:
February 20, 2012, 10:38 am

Quote:
Originally Posted by Navy60 View Post
Tim, great chart. Thanks! Do you also have a definitive interior color chart. I'm particularly interested in Everest Gray Dakota Leather with red seat stitching with matching red dash accent line.
This is the complete F30 2012 3 series catalog -

http://www.bimmerfest.com/pdf/bmw-pr...-catalogue.pdf

I see the Everest Gray leather but I don't see an option for red stitching with that. Tried the BMWUSA.com configurator and didn't see it either. Is that something you saw somewhere or just the option you want?

Tim
cobrasp commented:
June 8, 2012, 8:55 am

Thanks for posting all of these sites they are very helpful!!
Mo@BMWRockville commented:
May 8, 2013, 2:55 pm

The F30 has slits under the lip on the bumper. I don't remember the car having holes in the bumper for the tag. Are we talking about the two hook cover?
courtsider commented:
December 12, 2013, 3:29 pm



I am new to posting on this forum but would appreciate some help with making a decision regarding European Delivery of a 328d sedan. Where can I find the prices for August 2014 delivery and pick-up? Which colors are available with which interiors? I have seen a 5/20/13 release for the 3 Series and do not like the options of pairing up the outer and inside colors. Is anyone else planning to get ED for a diesel?
Thanks for any input you can give me, incl. if you have an older model diesel and what your experiences are with this car? I would like a diesel for both the mpg and motor longevity.
Also, I am not comfortable with the two dealers I have in the K.C. area. Do I have other options?
Courtsider
tim330i commented:
December 12, 2013, 3:44 pm

Quote:
Originally Posted by courtsider View Post

I am new to posting on this forum but would appreciate some help with making a decision regarding European Delivery of a 328d sedan. Where can I find the prices for August 2014 delivery and pick-up? Which colors are available with which interiors? I have seen a 5/20/13 release for the 3 Series and do not like the options of pairing up the outer and inside colors. Is anyone else planning to get ED for a diesel?
Thanks for any input you can give me, incl. if you have an older model diesel and what your experiences are with this car? I would like a diesel for both the mpg and motor longevity.
Also, I am not comfortable with the two dealers I have in the K.C. area. Do I have other options?
Courtsider

Check out the ED forum. You'll get a lot of help there.

Tim
courtsider commented:
December 12, 2013, 4:24 pm

Thanks, will do.
SJAPoc commented:
May 15, 2014, 9:06 am

Enjoyed viewing this today and thought you might too

BMW F30 Production Video
courtsider commented:
May 16, 2014, 8:58 am

Thank you. Great video. Hope to see the process in person next year. Has anyone had actual experience with the new 400 series diesel?