BMW 3 GT 2013 new expert review
The BMW 3 Series GT, or 3GT, is the latest model to expand the repertoire of the UK's benchmark executive saloon. Sitting at the pricier end of the 3 Series range, it attempts to combine the prestige of the saloon and practicality of the Touring with the rear space of a 5 Series to offer more emphasis on comfort, luxury and refinement.
8 Year Old Boy Rides in a Full Bolt On BMW 335i - HD!
My 8 year old nephew, Nick, is in town and we decided to go for a little spin (he has never been in my car before). It's great seeing his reaction after a few hard pulls in the car. He's a great kid and loves fast cars. His love of cars comes from playing Need for Speed, Gran Turismo, and watching Nascar on TV occasionally. Enjoy!
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2007 BMW 320d Touring Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
Filmed by: Tomaž Kožar Jesenice
Do not underestimate the importance of this car. Possibly the most crucial model to be launched in 2005, the new BMW 3-Series is now entering its fifth generation. Not a bad way to celebrate your 30th birthday!
It has plenty to boast about, too. Besides the new look - admittedly toned down from the more extravagant appearance of the German company's 5 and 7-Series - the 3-Series has a fresh platform and engines, modified suspension and is bigger, better equipped and safer. It is also faster and more economical than before - despite being about 70kg heavier on average.
All being well, the car should maintain BMW's firm sales grip on the compact executive class. So we grabbed the keys to the first cars on the international launch and put both petrol and diesel versions to the test.
Initial impressions are good thanks to the tidy styling. But the cabin is more controversial. While the switchgear is logically sited, the dash is an acquired taste and the iDrive controller still is not user-friendly. It is not included if you do not specify sat-nav, and instead you get a handy cubby. Build and material quality is faultless, though, as is driver comfort.
Further back, the stretched width and wheelbase give class-leading legroom, making this a true five-seater, provided the centre passenger can cope with the transmission tunnel. There are six airbags as standard - and BMW is hopeful of a five-star Euro NCAP crash test rating - while features such as two-stage brake lights further Boost safety. Two engines were available on the launch: the 330i and 320d. The oil-burner will be the volume seller. Last year, it accounted for 46 per cent of UK saloon sales - more than all the petrol models put together. Now, the 2.0-litre turbodiesel has been uprated, and boasts another 13bhp and 10Nm of torque.
With 163bhp and 340Nm, it cuts half a second off the old car's 0-62mph time, to 8.3 seconds. Yet fuel economy is identical, at 49.6mpg, and the unit is Euro IV compliant, with 153g/km emissions. It is a superb engine, delivering great punch out of corners and impressive mid-range performance - it feels as quick as the identically powered 120d. From outside, it is clearly a diesel, but on the move, only the fact the rev counter is red-lined at 5,000rpm (rather than the 330i's 7,000rpm) gives the game away.
Best of all, the 320d is as fun to drive as its bigger brother. The softened suspension means it is not as planted at high speeds and leans more through bends, but as it is not designed to be a sporting car, it is the more impressive of the two.
The 320d is undoubtedly helped by its conventional steering, which delivers better feel than the 330i's active set-up. But with rear-wheel drive and good chassis balance, driving enjoyment is a given. The area BMW really had to work on was ride and refinement - and it is made real advances. So even with its run-flat tyres, the 3 is better on long trips and more insulated from bumps.
Prices for the 320d start at £22,890. This sounds a lot, but it is a rise of only £140, and buyers get a CD player, trip computer and all-round electric windows. Again, there will be an ES model (£470 extra), plus a £1,030 SE pack including parking sensors, a multi-function steering wheel, cruise and climate control.
BMW hopes to sell 16,000 saloons in the UK this year. Three petrol models are available at launch (320i, 325i and 330i), along with the 320d, while entry-level 318i and 318d cars arrive in the autumn, together with the 330d.
9 min 21 sec BMW 320D Nurburgring Silverscreech
17th Lap ever of the Ring
Watch the 320D keep up with the petrol M5, save for 10 seconds!!!
The poor lines in the first 2 mins are me keeping right to try and let the M5 by.
See the M5 go into a tank slapper as he overtakes me - I am doing 130mph at that time.
Tire screech in reality seems much worse than on the video!
2009 BMW 320d vs MB CLK 320 CDI
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Driving in an MY2009 BMW 320d Convertible, chasing after a Mercedes Benz CLK 320 CDI on the German Autobahn.
BMW 320d Touring
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2006 BMW 320d with Navigation I-Drive Full Review,Start Up, Engine, and In Depth Tour
2011 BMW 3-Series ranks 2 out of 21 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 118 published reviews and test drives of the BMW 3-Series, and our analysis of reliability and safety data.
If you are looking for an entry-level luxury sedan that can serve as a family hauler and emphasizes performance, the 2011 BMW 3-Series is a great car. If you're shopping for a soft-sprung luxury cruiser, this may not be the car for you.
When it comes to highly competitive, entry-level luxury sedans there are few cars that have a unanimous following among auto critics, but the 3-Series is one of them. The BMW 3-Series continues to win over reviewers, even as the competition becomes stronger. The 3-series has been one of Car and Driver's "10Best" for 19 consecutive years. Judging from what reviewers have been saying about the refreshed model, 2011 may make that 20.
It helps that BMW produces the 3-Series with several motors, rear-wheel and all-wheel drive, and in four different body styles. Whatever your desire is, likely there is a 3-Series that will fill it.
Although the 3-Series can be considered a luxury car, its design is biased toward performance. This means the 3-Series has a powerful motor and a stiff suspension that some may find too brutal for daily, real-world driving. While this makes for a fun car at the track, the 3-Series has to compromise other luxury car elements, like a plush ride. Simply put, it is not as comfortable on the road as a Lexus ES.
If you're shopping for a value buy, the 3-Series may exceed your budget if you like a lot of options. Pricing for a base 3-Series starts at $34,025, which seems relatively affordable, but once you start checking the options box, it becomes expensive quickly. Want AWD? That'll cost you about $2,000, depending on the body style. Need an automatic? Cough up $1,375. Navigation adds on another $2,100. But, if you can stomach the price or don't mind tapping into your kid's college fund, the 3-Series is a car that reviewers find rewarding.
Other Cars to Consider
If you are looking for a comfortable luxury cruiser, the BMW 3-Series is not the right car for you. Good examples that feature softer seats, a smoother ride and aren't biased towards sporty driving are the Hyundai Genesis and Lexus ES. However, if you're shopping for a car with all-wheel drive, you're out of luck with these two.
If you require an adrenaline rush on your daily commute, the Infiniti G37 may be the right car for the job. The Infiniti's vicious V6 motor makes the base G37 seem like a performance bargain because it's priced only $100 more than a base BMW 328i.
But, if you're searching for a car with sumptuous interior, the Audi A4 will be the better pick. The A4's cabin is one of the nicest interiors in the price range, but its base motor is a bit weak when compared to the base models from BMW and Infiniti.The 2011 BMW 3-Series is the brand's bread and butter; it's BMW's highest-selling car. Not only are there sedans, coupes, convertibles and wagons, but there are also rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive versions. Additionally, there are several different motors. This means buyers have the choice of plain Jane, "that's fast," and "oh my!" With that said, we review the high-performance M3 separately.
For 2011, BMW gives the coupe and convertible some new cosmetic modifications to their front and rear. Additionally, BMW ditched the older twin-turbo setup in the 335i for a single turbo powerplant. Although it may sound like a bad idea for a performance car, don't worry. The new engine makes the same power but is more fuel-efficient.
Also new for 2011 are a pair of new models, the 335is coupe and convertible. For 2011, BMW has pulled the old switcharoo as the standard 335i gets a single turbo motor while the 2011 335is retains the older, bi-turbo engine.Figuring out the appeal of a BMW 3-Series takes only the stab of the accelerator. Largely considered the benchmark for sport sedans, the 3-Series continues to wow buyers with its straight-line speed and tenacious grip when the roads begin to snake through twists and turns. Edmunds sums it up best, "Quite simply, no other entry-level luxury model can match the Bimmer's exquisite combination of athletic handling and premium ride comfort The 2011 BMW 3-Series looks as though it is a carryover from 2010, but those with keen eyesight will notice the coupe and convertible have slight revisions. In fact, the design changes are so minimal that most shoppers probably will not pick up the subtle modifications that make the 2011 stand apart from the 2010 3-Series. Take, for example, the coupe's slightly widened kidney grill or the new rear taillights. Overall, the 3-Series sticks to its simple, buttoned-down appearance
2013 BMW 320d long-term test - What Car?
Editor-in-chief Chas Hallett has just spent a year driving the BMW 320d. Is he sad to see it go? Read the full BMW 3 Series review: http://ow.ly/kGd1t
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