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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.