One of the most intriguing models in the new 3 Series lineup is the BMW 330e , the premium, midsize plugin hybrid. We were just in Germany driving the 330e so we used that opportunity for a photoshoot with the car. Shown here is the 330e in Frozen Dark Grey paired with a brown interior and the M Sport Package
The latest and last member of the new G2x 3 Series family is now joining the pack. The G21 BMW 3 Series Touring is one of BMW’s best selling cars in Germany and arguably, one of the most intriguing sport wagons.
Slideshow: The long wheelbase will be sold in America as Europe gets the standard wheelbase.
Over the course of the year, we’ve been following the restoration project for the South Africa-market-only BMW 530 MLE , a car that’s mostly unknown to BMW enthusiasts around the globe. However, BMW SA has been working on a restoration of the forgotten icon and has even employed the help of former BMW workers that built the originals back in the ’70s.
British carmaker Lotus has unveiled the first in-house all-electric car, the new Evija – pronounced “ev-eye-a” and means “the first in existence” or “the living one.” Built around a one-piece carbon fiber monocoque chassis, the Evija has been equipped active aerodynamics allow for an F1-style Drag Reduction System, a deployable rear spoiler , a massive rear diffuser, unique LED taillights, and 20- and 21-inch magnesium wheels that are wrapped in Pirelli Trofeo R tires. The hypercar packs a 2,000PS, or 1,972bhp and 1,700Nm thanks to four electric motors, one dedicated to each wheel, capable to sprint to the 0-62mph in less than three seconds and do 0-184mph in under nine seconds, while its top speed is in excess of 200mph. At the interior features a racing-style wheel, trimmed with the lightest materials, and features a floating center console full of flush hexagonal buttons
I have to admit, when I saw the title of this new video from Carwow, I rushed to click it. Now that the new BMW M135i is finally here, the days of rear-wheel drive 1 Series’ are over.
If you’re a fan of BMW, or really any car manufacturer today, you’ve probably heard of ZF. The German automotive parts manufacturer created an eight-speed gearbox a few years ago and it’s used in almost every premium rear-wheel drive-based vehicle and even some non-premium ones.
One of the coolest features about BMW’s 3 Series Touring is actually a feature that’s on most BMW wagons and SUVs; it’s the ability to open the rear window independently of the tailgate. The idea is that if you’re just putting one small bag, or something similarly light, in the trunk and don’t need to open the whole tailgate, you can just open the rear window, which is quicker and easier. It’s a really nice feature but it’s one that not a lot of customers even know about.
Ever since BMW acknowledged the switch to a front-wheel drive platform for its highly popular 1 Series, the change has been met with criticism and it has polarized most conversations.
There’s a lot being said about the new BMW 1 Series and its switch to front-wheel drive, most of which isn’t great. The idea of BMW using front-wheel drive is unpleasant enough to most BMW fans but when it comes as a replacement for one of the brand’s most beloved rear-wheel drive cars, it really hurts.