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2014 BMW 328d ready to burn oil in just four cylinders

Despite showing off the new 328d sedan in New Jersey yesterday, BMW though it only fair to bring the first four-cylinder diesel it will ever sell in the US to the New York Auto Show today as well. Unfortunately, the company remains vague about pertinent details like fuel economy and price, but we did hear again that the oil-burner will be capable of getting 45 miles per gallon on the highway. B

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BMW 3 Series wagon configurator up, priced from $41,450

If you're still smarting from the shock of the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo, we have good news for you. BMW has just fired up the configurator for the 2014 3 Series wagon. Prices start at $41,450, excluding an $895 destination and handling fee. The price tag will buy you a 328i xDrive Sports Wagon with a 2.0-

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BMW 328d confirmed for New York debut

Late last year, some of BMW's future diesel plans for the US market were leaked, and we learned that a diesel-powered version of the 3 Series sedan (pictured above in 335i guise) would be coming in the first quarter of 2013. That report appears to be holding true, as BMW has just confirmed the debut of the oil-burning

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo fills a void we didn't know existed [w/video]

Despite its substantial functionality, the BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo has been an utter sales flop here on our shores – so much so that the Germans have reportedly been rethinking the decision to not offer the 5 Series Touring in the States. So forgive us, then,

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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.

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Richard Hammond thinks BMW 320d may be the "best car ever made"

Of all of the cars Top Gear host Richard Hammond has driven – and that's a lot of cars – it is an oil-burning entry-level luxury sedan that has earned the plaudit, "possibly the best car ever made." He's referring to the 2013 BMW 320d in an article for the UK's Mirror newspaper, further crediting it with "brilliant handling," an easy-to-use infotainment s

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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 e

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BMW 3 Series Touring shakes its roomy rump

Slowly but surely, we're becoming quite smitten with the F30 BMW 3 Series. The four-cylinder 328i and six-pot 335i sedans have officially launched here in the United States, and now, it's only a matter of time before the rest of the 3er body styles get the F30 treatment. First up is the wagon Touring (F31, internally), which our spies recently caught testing out in the snow.

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AdSpotting: No Joy in Bimmerville

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2012 BMW 328i dyno run suggests it's underrated

BMW is earning quite the reputation of underrating its turbocharged engines. From the early days of the N54 twin-turbo inline six, through the later N55 single-turbo iteration and straight on to the Jeremy Korzeniewski

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Three-cylinder BMW 3 Series on its way?

Peter Nefischer, head of engine development for BMW, has said the automaker is currently working on developing three-cylinder engines to be used across the company's vehicle line. The powerplants would likely be different than the one found in the BMW i8 and wouldn't be partnered with an electric motor. Instead, engineers would turn to forced induction to maintain acceptable power levels. Nefischer said

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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

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New BMW 328i actually more fuel efficient than old 335d diesel

Saying automotive journalists like diesel sedans is like arguing the color pink is going to do well with the 5-year-old-girl demographic this quarter. You're not going to find too many dissenting voices. So, it should be no surprise that we love ourselves some BMW 335d. With plenty of power and impressive fuel economy, the outgoing diesel is a mechanical wonder child. And yet, thanks to the new F30-generation Zach Bowman

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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 of a four- and six-cylinder gas engines, along with a diesel model and available all-wheel drive. However, onl

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BMW 3 Series gets together for family portrait

Ask anyone in the know what the quintessential sports sedan is, and nine times out of ten they'll tell you it's the BMW 3 Series. It's the benchmark against which all others are measured, the target that every other luxury automaker has in its sights, and the very icon of what a luxury sports sedan should be. What's more, it has been all those things for three and a half decades, from the first model introduced in 1975 to the new sixth-generati

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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.

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