BMW 3-Series News

  • 2014 BMW 328d

    BMW has announced an expanded recall effort over the possibility of fire in recent-model-year vehicles equipped with a diesel engine. The issue, which now potentially affects 1.6 million vehicles worldwide, concerns an issue in which coolant (glycol) leakage from the exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system cooler could combine with “typical soot deposits” for the diesel engines and with the EGR system’s high temperatures “might result in smoldering particles.” DON’T MISS: For 2018, only a dozen diesel vehicles on sale in U.S. In very rare cases, according to...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3
    What car is closest Tesla Model 3 competitor? Poll results

    Much of the electric-car world is waiting to see how quickly production of the Tesla Model 3 will ramp up over the balance of this year. Will it reach the remarkable level of 5,000 cars per week by December 31 that CEO Elon Musk has set as a goal? Analysts and industry commentators are skeptical...

  • 2018 BMW 3-Series
    Does Tesla Model 3 compete with Bolt EV and Leaf, or BMW 3-Series?

    There's a new generation of the BMW 3-Series sport sedan coming next year, and rumors suggest there will be an all-electric version in 2019 or 2020. If so, there's only one car that it would be targeting: the Tesla Model 3, the 220-mile or 310-mile electric sedan from the Silicon Valley carmaker...

  • 2019 BMW 3-Series, portion of spy shot from Motor Authority  [Image via S. Balfauf/SB-Medien]
    Fall debut for electric BMW 3-Series to fight Tesla Model 3: report

    In August 2016, when the first U.S. ads for the BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sport sedan hit the airwaves, they carried an interesting promise. "You will wait, and wait, and wait some more," the voiceover intoned, "all before that electric-car company's new model ever even arrives." That would be the...

  • 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014
    What AWD vehicle has the highest fuel economy?

    "I want a fuel-efficient car, but I live in a snowy area, and won't buy one without all-wheel drive; what's the best?" It's a question we hear often. Whether or not you agree that AWD is a must-have in wintry climes, the selection of cars with high fuel economy and AWD is limited. DON'T MISS: 2014...

  • Rendering of BMW i5 electric crossover utility vehicle, from patent drawings [Indian Autos Blog]
    If BMW i5 is canceled, what does that mean for its electric cars?

    When it launched in 2013, the BMW i3 electric car was arguably the most futuristic automobile in mass production anywhere in the world. Its all-electric powertrain could be ordered with an optional range-extending engine, and it rode on an aluminum chassis topped with a strong but lightweight body...

  • 2017 BMW 3-Series

    This might not seem to be the most convenient moment to restart production of a gaggle of diesel cars. The Volkswagen diesel scandal continues to unfold, and last week the EPA accused Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) of failing to reveal eight separate software routines that altered the behavior of diesel engines in Jeep and Ram vehicles. Nonetheless, BMW is set to start production of its 2017 diesel models. DON'T MISS: EPA says Ram, Jeep diesel emission software violates Clean Air Act (updated) "Diesel models will be going into production shortly at our manufacturing plants," Rebecca K...

  • 2016 BMW 330e
    BMW 330e plug-in hybrid ads: no wait for Tesla Model 3 needed

    The Tesla Model 3 electric car, which its maker says will launch late next year with 200 miles of range and a $35,000 price, has caused a few shock waves across the car industry. All the German luxury makers now have plans for their own 200-mile battery-electric vehicles coming in 2018 or later, at...

  • 2017 BMW 330e i Performance
    Next BMW 3-Series to include all-electric Tesla Model 3 rival: report

    Tesla rocked the German luxury makers a couple of years ago when it became clear that its all-electric Model S sedan was truly appealing to a wide swath of enthusiastic luxury-car buyers. With more than 125,000 sold since mid-2012, Tesla Motors has since launched the Model X electric crossover...

  • BMW ReachNow
    BMW ReachNow car-sharing service offers i3 electric cars in Seattle

    BMW re-launches its car-sharing service in the U.S. with a new name and other changes.

  • 2017 Audi A4
    Tesla Model 3 specs: what do competitors Audi A4, BMW 3-Series tell us?

    See what the Tesla Model 3's likely competition tells us about the new electric sedan.

  • 2017 BMW 330e i Performance
    2017 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid on sale in late summer

    The 2017 BMw 330e plug-in hybrid arrives in the U.S. this summer.

  • 2007 BMW 335i and 2015 Fiat 500e electric car in driveway, May 2015  [photo: Chris Baccus]

    Oh, those dastardly electric cars. Their siren-like allure tempts otherwise innocent drivers to abandon their life-long infatuations with ultimate German driving machines and other fine automotive specimens that deliver driving pleasure via explosions of vaporized hydrocarbons thousands of times a minute. Where will this madness end? DON'T MISS: One Man's Fiat 500e Electric Car Might Get Him To Sell His BMW Not, it appears, with Southern California marketing executive Chris Baccus. Four months ago, we noted his a blog post he wrote mulling the idea that the driving fun of his new Fiat 500e...

  • 2016 BMW 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids
    BMW's Next Two Plug-In Hybrids Officially Revealed, Only One For U.S.

    BMW will unveil its 330e and 225xe plug-in hybrids at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.

  • 2014 BMW 328d
    Diesel Luxury Sedans: Audi, BMW, Mercedes Face Off, Mazda Still Missing

    While gasoline power units have seen incremental improvements over the last few decades, diesels seem to have shot up from relative obscurity straight to the big time. Sales still lag their gasoline counterparts but performance, refinement and driveability are all more than competitive, and economy...

  • 2014 BMW 328d xDrive Sport Wagon, New York City, Jun 2014
    2014 BMW 328d xDrive: 40-MPG Diesel Sport Wagon Reviewed

    Lots of people want practical vehicles to haul families and their goods around, and increasingly small and fuel-efficient diesel engines are an option--albeit often an expensive one. We've tested several diesel SUVs and crossover utility vehicles lately. But last weekend, we got a chance to test...

  • 2013 Ford C-Max Energi  -  Driven, June 2013
    C-Max Succeeds, Frankfurt Green Preview, Autonomous Cars: Today's Car News

    Today on Green Car Reports: We show you what's coming up in green cars at this week's Frankfurt Motor Show, Chevy thinks about plug-in pricing, and German luxury diesels are adding start-stop to save even more fuel. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We've updated our preview of the green cars...

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon (European spec)
    2014 BMW 328d Diesel Gas Mileage, Prices Revealed [Update]

    Want an indication of just how quickly gas mileage is improving? Consider the 2011 BMW 335d. BMW's last diesel 3-Series model achieved a respectable 36 mpg on the highway and an unimpressive 23 mpg city, for a combined 27 mpg figure. The 2014 BMW 328d's gas mileage figures have just been revealed...

  • 2014 BMW 328d, 2013 New York Auto Show

    We’ve already told you the BMW 3-Series would be getting a new four-cylinder diesel engine in the U.S., and that the engine, a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel, would appear in a new 328d sedan later this year. Now we can finally reveal the car, as it has made its debut this week at the 2013 New York Auto Show. So how does its new 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine do, versus the six-cylinder engine of the previous generation 335d? Pretty well, actually: it delivers 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque, and, according to BMW, will return a fuel economy of up to 48 mpg...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series
    2014 BMW 328d Diesel To Be Unveiled At NY Auto Show

    Though we’ve known since last summer that BMW would once again sell a diesel-powered 3-Series sedan in the United States, we’re now officially one step closer to the 2014 BMW 328d appearing in U.S. dealer showrooms. BMW has announced the U.S. debut of the 328d sedan at this...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
    BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon Gets Diesel Option Later This Year

    Want utility, performance and economy? A diesel wagon could be just the thing for you, and BMW is set to launch its take on the theme later this year. A 2.0-liter turbodiesel has already been confirmed for the BMW 3-Series sedan, but it looks like the same engine will also be available in the...

  • 2013 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon
    BMW Diesels To Return To U.S. In New, Smaller Format

    While Europe has received diesel BMWs in four and six-cylinder guise for decades, U.S. buyers have only been allowed a small selection--which shrunk further when BMW discontinued the 2011 335d. That's about to change, reports Motor Authority, as BMW has confirmed it will soon offer a 2.0-liter...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
    2012 BMW 3-Series: Saving Gas In A Sports Sedan

    "The Ultimate Driving Machine" - It's one of the most well-known taglines of the motoring world, and each successful generation of BMW is designed to improve that driving experience further. However, in times of austerity and rising gas prices, it's not enough to simply concentrate on performance...

  • 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan
    Could BMW Drop Diesel For Hybrid In New 3-Series?: Report

    The 2011 BMW 335d is quite a machine. With gasoline-rivalling power and performance and gasoline-shaming economy, it seems to offer the best of both worlds. That's only set to improve in the next generation based on the new 3-Series, but will U.S. buyers be getting the ActiveHybrid 3 instead of a...

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