The new BMW M3 Sedan is powered by a six-in-line engine, as used on the second and third generation BMW M3 models. However, unlike those preceding models, this new one is turbocharged. Reaching a maximum 7,600 rpm, it is unusually high-revving for a turbocharged engine.
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In spring 1995, BMW M GmbH introduced a rather special version when it launched a strictly limited edition as the BMW M3 GT Coupe for homologation. BMW M3 GT Coupe was produced only in a limited edition of 350 cars.
The second generation BMW 3 Series was presented in 1982 presenting new design, optimised aerodynamics, more space and comfort, extra power and additional body and engine variants. The new car’s lines were significantly tauter and smoother than those of its predecessor, and its drag coefficient had been reduced by almost 15 per cent.
BMW presented the BMW M3 E36 in 1992. Only a year later, the new BMW M3 GTR racing version was already lining up on the grid for the first race in the German Touring Car Championship in April 1993. The new regulations were only defined at the beginning of 1992.
The new flagship model for the BMW 3 Series Touring, the BMW 335d xDrive Touring will arrive in November 2013. The BMW 335d xDrive Touring has a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine developing 230 kW/313 hp. It comes as standard with an eight-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive.
BMW 3 Series’ entry level model is the 316i. It is powered by a four-cylinder, 1.6-litre petrol engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision injection, Valvetronic fully variable valve control and Double-Vanos variable camshaft control. The engine produces 136 horsepower, which might sound a bit modest for the sporty 3 Series Sedan. However, with the twin-scroll turbocharger the engine delivers nice amount of torque from its considerably small displacement of 1598cc. The maximum torque of 220 Newton metres is delivered at 1,350rpm.
Kelleners Sport is offering a complete package for the current BMW 3 Series (F30 / F31) including a body kit, wheels and performance upgrade. With the Kelleners modifications, the BMW engines put up to 20 percent more power onto the road.
If the new BMW 3 Series feels too small but the 5 Series is too big, there is no need to worry anymore. No there is a completely new BMW model to fill your needs. The all-new BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is the third model variant in the new BMW 3 Series, and it is notably larger than its sister models, the 3 Series Sedan and Touring. With the total length of 4,824 millimetres, it is 200 mm longer than the 3 Series Touring.
KW DDC ECU coilover kit is now available also for the new BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) KW DDC ECU coilover kit gives the driver the opportunity to control the dampers via smartphone App from very soft damping (displayed in the App as 0%) up to Sport+ damper setup (displayed in the App as 100%). Driver can adjust the damping on the front and rear axle independently.
Hartge has developed an engine upgrade for the new BMW 330d. It is available for the BMW 3 Series Sedan (F30) and the BMW 3 Series Touring (F31) models and also for the 330d xDrive with the four-wheel drive. With the Hartge engine conversion, the 3.0-litre, 6-cylinder diesel produces 302 horsepower and 655 Newton metres (483 lb-ft) of torque. The standard BMW 330d delivers 258 hp and 560 Nm.