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Service Bulletin for F30 335i (N55) Stop Start Problems

by Tim Jones on April 23, 2012 at 06:42:38 PM
Service Bulletin for F30 335i (N55) Stop Start Problems

BMW has issued a technical service bulletin for the stop / start (MSA system) issues previously reported by several Bimmerfest Members. The problem is only related to F30 335i 3 series powered by the N55 inline six cylinder engine. The problem is that the engine will be stopped and started correctly by the stop/start MSA system, however, after the restart the engine will again shut off unexpectedly. The...

F30 3 Series Fuel Economy NOT as Good as Advertises: EPA Revises MPG Down

The EPA has revised the fuel economy numbers for the 2012 BMW 3 series from the preliminary numbers. These numbers are still preliminary as the EPA has not yet test the SULEV N26 powered 328i. Once the SULEV 328i is tested the EPA will release the final fuel economy numbers. The updated numbers for the 328i sedan are BMW 2012 328i Sedan Automatic City 23 / Highway 33 /...

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Start Stop Feature on your F30 3 Series

Are you wondering just how the Start / Stop feature works on your 3 Series or why you would want to use it? We have gone through the process of understanding the feature and learning how it all works to answer your questions.

Read on to see what we learned and to ask us questions if something is not explained as well as you would like!

BMW M Performance Parts Catalog Reveals Power, Aerodynamics, Brakes and More

BMW is busy at the Geneva Motor Show showing off some new cars but they also are showing off the new line up of BMW M Performance Parts for a wide range of BMW models.

The most interesting piece of information is buried in the text highlighting a BMW M Performance Power Kit for the 335i planned for release in December 2012.

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.

What color will you be ordering for your 2012 3 Series F30?

by Mark Jurista on October 19, 2011 at 02:22:22 PM
What color will you be ordering for your 2012 3 Series F30?

Here are your colors for the next generation 3 Series. What color will you be ordering for a February delivery?

Continue reading to see a chart comparing the colors available on the outgoing E90 3 Series Sedan vs. the new F30 3 Series Sedan. Let us know what you think of the options!

Technology for the 2012 3 Series includes a Heads Up Display and a Whole Lot More!

Technology keeps advancing at a feverish pace and BMW continues to integrate a ton of it into their cars every chance they get.

The next generation 3 Series is getting a bunch of new technology including a Heads Up Display, Lane Change Warning Indicators and a whole lot more. Read on to get all the details about what technology is taking center stage in the BMW F30 3 Series!

Likes, Dislikes and Question Marks for the 2012 BMW 3 Series F30

by Mark Jurista on October 14, 2011 at 02:35:00 PM
Likes, Dislikes and Question Marks for the 2012 BMW 3 Series F30

We have browsed through the pages of information about the next generation 3 series and have come up with what are some of the best and worst features for this generation. Click through the link to find out what we decided on!

2012 F30 3 Series Sedan M Sport Package Revealed In Photos

by Tim Jones on October 14, 2011 at 11:47:04 AM
2012 F30 3 Series Sedan M Sport Package Revealed In Photos

The M Sport package brings the ultimate in sporting makeovers to the new BMW 3 Series. An all-new aerodynamic package for the exterior clearly sets cars specified with this package apart from the base model and the three lines. Added to which, 18-inch light-alloy wheels (19-inch as an option) in hallmark M design, M Sport suspension and BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim give the car that typical M look. The...

The BMW F30 3 Series is Here! See the next generation 3 Series!

by Tim Jones on October 14, 2011 at 10:40:58 AM
The BMW F30 3 Series is Here!  See the next generation 3 Series!

BMW took the wraps off the next generation BMW F30 3 Series today and gave us an added treat in hearing that worldwide sales would start on February 11, 2012! The US will initially get the 328i sporting a 4-cylinder turbo motor and the 335i packing a 6-cylinder turbo motor. xDrive along with the M-Sport package will arrive sometime next summer.

We have over 100 photos, tons of technical details and lots of discussion going on about the car from some of the best BMW enthusiasts around -- come on in and join in the fun!










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