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    Video: Motor Trend declares victor in epic BMW 3 Series versus Cadillac ATS battle

    Although many cars have tried, few have come even close to the capabilities exhibited by the BMW 3 Series. But the Caddilac ATS is a promising small sedan that could very well play spoiler to the most successful sports sedan on the globe. We've sampled both the ATS and the newest 3 Series, but ...

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    Video: BMW releases six-second 3 Series commercial winners

    BMW held a competition called "0 to Desir3 in 5.9 Seconds" that invited filmic types to submit a 5.9-second commercial for the 3 Series – the precise amount of time it takes the new 3 to get from 0 to 60 mph. More than 2,000 clips were entered, from which 30 finalists were chosen. The ...

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    Recalls: BMW recalling 7,600 3 Series models over faulty head restraints

    BMW is recalling certain 2012 3 Series models for head restraints that can be raised beyond the federal limit. As a result, in a collision, the head rest could move down slightly, increasing the risk of a neck injury. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the recall ...

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    Confirmed: BMW confirms 3 Series long-wheelbase model for Beijing

    After we saw spy shots of a long-wheelbase BMW 3 Series for China, we knew it one was coming. Now BMW has confirmed that the car will indeed bow at Auto China 2012, otherwise known as the 2012 Beijing Motor Show, which kicks off on April 23. The LWB 3 Series has an 4.3-inch wheelbase stretch and ...

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    Official: BMW forced to lower 2012 3 Series automatic fuel economy to 33 mpg

    Remember that new 36-mpg 2012 BMW 3 Series we were so excited about, the 328i that got better fuel economy in EPA testing than even the old 335d diesel model? Well, those early estimates haven't held up. BMW has confirmed to Autoblog that the EPA has issued revised numbers for the eight-speed ...

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    Video: AdSpotting: No Joy in Bimmerville

    Company: BMW of North America Medium: TV and the Internet Ad Agency: Kirschenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners Product: 2012 BMW 3 Series Campaign: "The Ultimate Driving Machine" What We Like: There is no joy in Bimmerville. Not any more. In truth, BMW has not really been advertising "Joy of ...

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    Video: BMW entering Super Bowl fray with two spots for new 3 Series

    In crafting its Super Bowl strategy, BMW cribbed a page from the Suzuki playbook. (Have we ever been able to say that before?) The Bavarian brand will be airing two regional commercials on Sunday, one in New York and the other in the Los Angeles area, both promoting the new 2012 3 Series. The ...

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    Official: 2012 BMW 3 Series configurator powers up [UPDATE]

    The all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series is scheduled to hit U.S. BMW dealerships in February, which makes now a good time to option up our dream Bimmer. The 3 Series configurator reveals 15 different 3 Series models from which to choose, including coupe, convertible, sedan and Wagon variants, plus a choice ...

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    Official: 2012 BMW 3 Series priced from $35,795*

    Have you been waiting for the new BMW 3 Series to come around? Well the wait is over. The sixth generation of the quintessential sport sedan is upon us, and now we've got the pricing to go with it. BMW of North America has placed the base MSRP for the four-cylinder 328i at $35,795, and the ...

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    First Drive: 2012 BMW 3 Series [w/video]

    A New Generation Of Accolades Begins Right Here You have to know you're a bit of an icon when your reputation and sales dominance are essentially intact after six generations. We can debate that statement from all sorts of angles in regards to the BMW 3 Series, but the bottom line is that this ...

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    Report: 2012 BMW 3 Series U.S. order guide leaked, M Sport coming late

    The ordering guide for the 2012 BMW 3 Series has made its way to the internet courtesy of eGMCarTech, giving us all a better idea of what to expect from the U.S.-spec car when it arrives on our shores next year. For starters, both the 328i and 335i will boast forced-induction powerplants and an ...

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    Exclusive: BMW announces start of new 3 Series production

    BMW has announced that production of the sixth-generation 3 Series has officially begun at its Munich manufacturing facility. The automaker invested around €500 million – over $700M USD – in the plant in preparation for the new model; a move that BMW says secured around 9,000 ...

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    Confirmed: Yes, the U.S. will get a BMW 3 Series wagon

    Contrary to rumors and reports circulating the internets, BMW will, in fact, bring the next 3 Series wagon to the U.S. But it's still a ways out. According to Autoblog sources, the touring variant of the F30 3 Series will likely land on European shores within the next year, with the coupe and ...

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    Pics Aplenty: 2012 BMW 3 Series [w/video]

    Thanks to a snafu on BMW's media website this morning, we weren't able to show you all of the official images released of the redesigned 2012 3 Series. The problem has since been corrected, and one frustrating afternoon of downloading, resizing and uploading later, we finally have ready the ...

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    Official: 2012 BMW 3 Series unveiled [w/video]

    The BMW 3 Series has been the most lauded sport sedan in the world for longer than we can remember. Worthy competitors pop up, only to fall short of beating this benchmark – often by some subjective measure that can't be quantified. So it's a big deal when the 3 Series is up for a ...

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    BMW prices four-cylinder 5 Series and Z4 models

    As we've mentioned earlier, BMW is ready to improve overall fuel efficiency for the 2012 model year with the introduction of a new 2.0-liter turbo four. The new mill, which is slated to put out 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque, will arrive Stateside under the bonnet of the 2012 528i, ...

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    Podcast: Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #243 LIVE

    We record Episode #243 of the Autoblog Podcast tonight, and you can drop Chris, Dan and Executive Editor Chris Paukert your questions in our Q&A module below. Check out our discussion topics or chime in to help determine what else the crew chats about this evening, too. You can subscribe to ...

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    Spy Shots: 2012 BMW 3 Series spied sans all camouflage

    New pictures of the 2012 BMW 3 Series have surfaced, showing the car without camouflage. There is possibly no more important sedan for BMW than the 3 Series. It's the car with a burnished reputation, and the 2012 3 Series will be here soon. Because of its monumental importance to both BMW and ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #232: Next BMW 3 Series, Jaguar crossover, bailout fallout, Mazda RX-9

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    Join Chris, Zach and Dan for Episode #232 of the Autoblog Podcast. We cover the momentous coming of a new BMW 3 Series, a Jaguar crossover, who the auto bailouts left behind and whether talk of a hybrid Mazda RX9 is nonsense or ...

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    Video: BMW shows off Death Valley testing, 2012 3 Series on display?

    BMW runs its vehicles through some extreme environments, and it's all in the name of research. One of its (and nearly every other automaker's) favorite stomping grounds is, quite literally, a hot spot. Death Valley, California is one of the hottest places on the planet, and the German automaker ...


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