BMW 3-Series News

  • 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

    BMW today announced the sixth generation of its quintessential 3-Series, the compact sport sedan that is its highest volume seller and the face of BMW globally. Along with the return of four-cylinder engines in 3-Series cars for the U.S., this latest and greenest generation adds a new model: the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3, a six-cylinder hybrid-electric vehicle that promises to offer some of the highest-ever gas mileage in a 3-Series. The ActiveHybrid 3 comes hot on the heels of its larger sibling, the 2012 BMW ActiveHybrid 5, which was announced for the U.S. just two weeks ago and will arrive...

  • BMW press event introducing 'i' sub-brand, Munich, Feb 2011
    BMW Confirms 'i' Electric Sub-Brand, Lineup: MegaCity Now i3

    Auto marketers and PR people have a love-hate relationship with the Internet. It lets them connect directly with users and fans, but it also transmits facts, leaks, and rumors at lightning speed. That meant that this morning's BMW press conference, telecast live from BMW Welt in a snowy Munich...

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    SUPER BOWL Ad Watch: BMW Says Diesel Has Ch-Ch-Changed

    Diesel cars in America have a reputation for being smelly, slow and loud…mostly this was perpetuated by the late ‘70s and ‘80s Mercedes diesels. The stereotype isn’t wrong, the diesels of the past put out a lot of soot and you tended to need ear plugs to drive them long...

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    Another Six to Four: Will BMW Change the 1- and 3-Series To Smaller Engines?

    Recently, we reported on the Mercedes-Benz plan to go from six cylinders to four cylinders and it appears to be catching. BMW released a statement this month saying that the company will bring the first four-cylinder turbocharged engine to the U.S. later this year. The question that remains is...

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    BMW Brings Smaller, More Efficient ‘TwinPower' Turbo Fours To U.S.

    Automakers all over the world are adapting their engine strategies to the need for higher fuel efficiency and lower carbon emissions. From mass-market to high-end luxury, engines are getting smaller and more efficient, using direct injection and turbocharging to wring higher power from lower...

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    BMW 3-Series Tops Most Searched Used Car In the UK, But What About U.S.?

    The BMW 3-Series has been a popular car for some time now; in fact we have talked about it being rated a Car and Driver 10Best for over a decade a couple of times. Interestingly enough, last week the UK version of the Auto Trader came out with a study of the most searched for used cars in 2010. Now...

  • 2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sports Wagon 328i xDrive AWD Side Exterior View

    Recently we talked about the 2011 Acura TSX Wagon and it got us thinking about the other wagons on the market. As mentioned in our previous article, the one that seems to dominate the near luxury segment is the Audi A4 Avant. That said, there is another German near luxury wagon that you should consider if you like the Acura TSX Wagon or the Audi A4 Avant—the 2011 BMW 328i Sports Wagon. Now we won’t dance around the truth, the BMW isn’t the cheapest option of the bunch, but it does come with all of the celebrated quality and performance that the 3-Series is known for. In...

  • 2011 BMW 335d sedan
    2010 BMW 335d: Green Rock 'N Roll

    BMW’s 3-Series has been at the top of any enthusiast’s shopping list of sporting sedans. With tidy aesthetics, fabulous chassis dynamics, enviable drivetrain choices and luxury cachet, the 3-Series is a world-beater year in and year out. Last year BMW began bringing its turbodiesel...

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    2010 BMW 335i: Does It Get Any Better Than a Twin Turbo?

    Hitting the Streets With a Six-Speed Twin Turbo

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    BMW To Add Diesel 5-Series & Another Model, Maybe Diesel Four?

    The list of cars offered to U.S. buyers in gasoline, diesel, and hybrid models is going to get longer. On the heels of its confirmation that the 2012 BMW 5-Series will be offered with a full hybrid system, the company has also confirmed it'll sell a clean diesel version of the new 5-Series in the...

  • 2011 BMW 335is Coupe
    2011 BMW 335i Gets More Potent And More Expensive

    BMW Brings More To the Table For 2011

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    Winter Bound: Convertibles That Can Handle The Cold

    A Hardtop Convertible Can Be the Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

  • 2009 BMW 335d

    Despite IRS tax credits and superior gas mileage figures, BMW is reportedly having a tough time selling its new diesels, the 2009 BMW 335d sports sedan and the 2009 BMW X5 xDrive35d (yes, that's really its name). We've thought from the beginning that Volkswagen would be the big winner in selling new clean diesels to US buyers, and that BMW and Audi would face uphill sledding. Now, BMW has put new incentives on its diesels to coincide with the start of the Cash for Clunkers plan, known officially as the Car Allowance Rebate Systems (CARS) program. Through August 31, says BMW, it will give...

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    IRS Wants You to Drive a BMW 335d or X5 Diesel!

    IRS approves clean-car tax credits for 2 BMW diesels

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    BMW EVs On The Way?

    This site has been covering news of the Mini E for over a month, so it shouldn't surprise you that Mini's parent company, BMW, is expected to unveil some EV concepts in the very near future. According to BMW Blog, the German automaker will showcase "Concept eDrive" at the Geneva Auto Show in March...

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