2013 BMW 3-Series tests "stuck in traffic" mode

The next-gen BMW 3 Series prototypes have apparently hit the streets in abundance; first possibly the upcoming GT, and now a tester that looks to be the sedan suffering through L.A. traffic like the rest of your poor schlubs. » 6/01/11 10:00am 6/01/11 10:00am

Is this the BMW 3-Series GT hatchback?

Could this test car, caught on the autobahn between Munich and Salzburg, be the long-expected BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo? Is weißwurst traditionally eaten before noon? (That's a yes.) The company's reportedly planning to show the new GT in Frankfurt this September. » 3/23/11 3:00pm 3/23/11 3:00pm

How To Get a BMW Ready To Race in Two Minutes

How long does it take Turner Motorsport to turn a Riley Grand Am BMW GT kit into a race car? If you said two minutes, give yourself a very brief round of applause. Here's the process, in not-real-time. [DailyDerbi, CarGuyDad] » 1/27/11 12:00pm 1/27/11 12:00pm

How Fans Forced BMW To Fix This Faulty Fuel Pump

For the past four years, BMW owners have complained of frequently failing fuel pumps in BMW's twin-turbocharged engine sold in the 335i sedan and other models. With lawsuits and national attention growing, BMW's now forced to address the problem. UPDATE! » 10/26/10 10:30am 10/26/10 10:30am

This Electric BMW E30 Is Fast and Green

BMW E30s — 3 series models made from 1982-1994 (for those who don't speak Bimmer) — are cool. E30s that run 12 second ¼ miles are cooler. Electric-powered E30s that run 12 second ¼ miles are very cool. » 10/23/10 9:30am 10/23/10 9:30am

How To Hyperstalk A New Car From Factory To Your Door

It's hard to not be detail-oriented when buying a new car. Jeff G. went all out for BMWBlog, hyperstalking his car from the factory to his dealer. This one of the most obsessive things we've ever seen. —Ed. » 7/22/10 12:30pm 7/22/10 12:30pm

BMW Gets 1,013 Miles On Single Tank Of Diesel

Fifth Gear co-host Tom Ford managed to drive a stock BMW 320d ED from the Chunnel exit in France to Munich, Germany and nearly the entire way back on one tank of diesel. That's 1,013 miles, a 68.9MPG average. » 5/25/10 11:00am 5/25/10 11:00am

Russians Draw Pretty Flowers On BMW... With Bullets

A Russian artist commissioned some gun aficionados to take aim at a art-museum-bound BMW 3-Series and draw pretty flowers with the bullet holes. They missed. A lot. Gallery of carnage below. » 5/18/10 4:00pm 5/18/10 4:00pm

This BMW Belongs To A Brilliant Automotive Troll

Some guys do things just to make other people cringe. Engineer Christian Newman decided to do it with an eye-searingly greenish-yellow, carbon-fiber and kevlar-infused E30 BMW with a transplanted Nissan GT-R straight six. His reward? Scorn, and 286 WHP. » 4/19/10 8:30am 4/19/10 8:30am

Every BMW 3-Series Has 2,500 HP... In Its Brakes

In response to Toyota's unintended acceleration debacle, BMW engineers decided to calculate the equivalent horsepower of a 3-series' brakes: roughly 2,500 HP. That's right, every 3-Series ships with more than twice the power of a Bugatti Veyron. » 4/05/10 12:30pm 4/05/10 12:30pm

What Happens When A BMW Owner Blows His Load At Pep Boys

We're going to stop short of calling this the world's worst custom BMW, like we did with yesterday's gag-inducing Corvette, but this poor 328 is certainly right up there with the world's tackiest. It's like a faux-chrome trim factory exploded. » 3/30/10 5:15pm 3/30/10 5:15pm

2013 BMW 3 Series... GT?!

According to Automobile, after the F30 rolls out in 2012, BMW's 3 Series will spawn a fifth bodystyle for the 2013 model year. Enter the BMW 3 Series GT — the fifth horseman of the automotive apocalypse. [Automobile] » 3/22/10 8:45am 3/22/10 8:45am

Super Sleeper: How To Build A Corvette-Engined BMW 3-Series

The Corvette LS1's a great engine, the E30 BMW 3-Series is a great chassis, but they were never meant to go together, right? That didn't stop a pair of maniac motorheads from doing it. Here's how to build one yourself. » 1/20/10 12:00pm 1/20/10 12:00pm

2011 BMW 3 Series M-Sport Coupe: Sporty Spice Without The Spice

Are you a suburban mom? Kids off to college? Do you like racy-looking M-styling for a 2011 BMW 3 Series but're intimidated by those pesky performance enhancements? Lucky for you there's this: the 2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe M-Sport. » 1/20/10 12:30am 1/20/10 12:30am

2011 BMW 3-Series: What Big Eyes You Have

After all the hype here's the 2011 BMW 3-Series, featuring the same wide-eyed treatment seen on the 2011 5-Series and sporting the new N55 turbo inline-six pumping out 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque. » 1/16/10 7:10pm 1/16/10 7:10pm

2011 BMW 3 Series: What To Expect

The 2011 BMW 3 Series will be facelifted, not overhauled, but amid the usual upgrades will be something we're excited about: a more potent Sub-M3 iS sport model similar to the Z4 sDrive35is. » 1/06/10 5:15pm 1/06/10 5:15pm

2010 Car And Driver "10 Best" List Includes Second American Car

Car and Driver's annual list of the "10Best" cars sold in America includes the BMW 3-series and the Honda Accord (as usual). Except this year the Ford Fusion Hybrid joins the Cadillac CTS/CTS-V in representing America. » 12/02/09 8:00am 12/02/09 8:00am

1985 Baur 318i for a Top-Dropping $3,995

E30s are a dime a dozen, and you probably wouldn't give an early 318i a second glance. But today, Nice Price or Crack Pipe has one with a sassy top that's ready to give you a peek. » 10/28/09 7:00am 10/28/09 7:00am

And The Winner Is... The Race Hard Race Ugly Soot BMW 325iS!

Things got pretty chaotic after the race and I've just got time to get you this crucial info before I board my flight back to California: the second-ever BMW E30 has won a LeMons race! » 10/25/09 8:20pm 10/25/09 8:20pm