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NHTSA Warns of Counterfeit Airbags in BMW X3, X5, 3 and 5 Series

by Tim Jones on October 11, 2012 at 01:15:18 PM
NHTSA Warns of Counterfeit Airbags in BMW X3, X5, 3 and 5 Series

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has issued a consumer safety advisory to alert vehicle owners and repair professionals to the dangers of counterfeit air bags. NHTSA has become aware of a problem involving the sale of counterfeit air bags for use as replacement parts in vehicles that have been involved in a crash. While these air bags look...

Car and Driver 2013 BMW 328 vs 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

by Tim Jones on October 04, 2012 at 03:08:03 PM
Car and Driver 2013 BMW 328 vs 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0T

Car and Driver tests the BMW F30 328i against the Cadillac ATS 2.0t. Can the new caddy dethrone the BMW 3 series from the the front of the entry-level luxury segment? Make sure you also watch Motor Trends' video review of the BMW 328i vs the Cadillac ATS...

Dyno of the Long Term 2012 BMW 328i comes in at 241hp / 275lb-ft of torque

by Mark Jurista on February 22, 2012 at 04:07:40 PM
Dyno of the Long Term 2012 BMW 328i comes in at 241hp / 275lb-ft of torque

The Long Term 328i pulled out 242 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque from the Turner Motorsport dyno today. Just more proof that BMW underrates their motors which is good for all of us. Read on to see the charts and numbers.

Bimmerfest Long Term Review 328i breaks the 500 mile barrier.  Read on to get the scoop.

We have been hard at work putting miles on the long term review 328i and just pushed past the 500 mile barrier. Time for our initial review of the latest BMW 3 Series ... find out what makes the new 328i a winner.

Bimmerfest.com Long Term Review 2012 BMW 328i Arrives in New Jersey!

by Mark Jurista on February 10, 2012 at 03:07:40 PM
Bimmerfest.com Long Term Review 2012 BMW 328i Arrives in New Jersey!

We are excited to say that we just received word from Mike Wendroff at Morristown BMW that the Bimmerfest.com long term review 328i F30 has been delivered to the dealership. Now we are forced to wait until the car can be prepped for delivery early next week.

AutoSpies coverage of the US F30 Press Launch - Review of 335i coming soon!

by Tim Jones on January 31, 2012 at 04:25:37 PM
AutoSpies coverage of the US F30 Press Launch - Review of 335i coming soon!

Our friends at AutoSpies.com headed to Monterey California for the US launch of the 2012 F30 3 series. What makes this event so special, as we've had plenty of coverage of the F30 launches around the world, is that BMW is finally letting journalists drive the N55 TwinPowered turbo 335i sedan. Right now AutoSpies.com has a gallery of the 335i test cars but look for updates on the 335i driving experience...

At the 50th Anniversary of the Rolex 24 At Daytona BMW was showing off a very unique F30 328i. This TwinPowered inline 4 cylinder powered 3 series sports the optional style 404 cross spoke 20" wheels shod in 225/35/R20 front and 255/30/R20 tires looking more like rubber bands wrapped around the rims then actual tires. It is also interesting to note that this car did not have a sun roof yet has xenons and...

FuelEconomy.gov Official F30 328i/335i MPG Ratings

by Tim Jones on January 26, 2012 at 04:00:28 PM
FuelEconomy.gov Official F30 328i/335i MPG Ratings

US fuel economy numbers for the 2012 F30 3 series sedan are now officially available. The 328i puts up some impressive numbers. The 335i is also impressive considering the 300hp and 300ft/lbs of torque the N55 is making. 2012 F30 328i 8-speed auto: 23 city / 33 highway / 26 combined - FuelEconomy.gov link 6-speed manual: 23 city / 34 highway / 27 combined - FuelEconomy.gov link 2012 F30 335i 8-speed auto:...

Build your Own F30 328i and 335i on BMWUSA.com

by Tim Jones on January 13, 2012 at 10:54:13 AM
Build your Own F30 328i and 335i on BMWUSA.com

The online configurator for the 2012 F30 328i and 335i is live on BMWUSA.com now :thumbup: With number of packages and options that have dependencies on other options and packages having a tool to help figure out the final configuration is a huge help. Build your own F30 and post up what you built and the total MSRP. Who can get the highest MSRP? Build your own 328i ->...

2012 F30 in Detail - What we learned after a day with the F30 at the Detroit AutoShow

BMW only launches a new 3 series every 7 years and the cars rarely make their worldwide debut on US soil. We had the chance to be live at the launch in Detroit!

Read on to get the enthusiast's take on the new 3 series and what you might want to know that main stream media has not been reporting!










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