Maximizing Fuel Economy Can Be Fun Clean Fleet Report knows your interest in cars goes far beyond commuting and vacations. CFR readers are familiar with technology, motorsports, design trends and, of course, vehicles that get great fuel economy. The next dimension for cars is more about fun and lifestyle, as in what you can do with them, and how much you can get out of them. We went to the desert and found the intersection of fuel economy & performance Clean Fleet Report had the opportunity recently to visit the BMW Performance Center in Thermal, California. Located about 30 miles southeast of Palm Springs, the BMW Performance Center sits on the grounds of The Thermal Club, a private ownership motorsport club and resort community. If you are ever in the Coachella Valley, go check it out, it will be worth your time. Our goal was to learn how BMW goes about maximizing fuel use through technology and driving techniques. Our host for the day was Adam Seaman, senior instructor lead of … [Read more...] about Interview: BMW Driving Tips from the Performance Center
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2019 BMW 3 Series Redesign and Changes – The New BMW 3 Series can get some changes for the within and exteriors of the automobile. it’ll have a colorful look and driving character. The new BMW 3 Series may be a luxury premium sports sedan. within the coming model, BMW to try to their best to form this sedan as a trending market. it’ll be an honest rival for others premium sedan from Audi and Mercedes. The improved front strut towers, raise damping innovation, and the additional suspension keeps focuses on the suspension framework offer the 2019 BMW 3 Series terrific responsiveness and management. Worked to serve your vogue. the BMW 3 Series Sedan is that the ideal stage for personalization. clear body designs, natural highlights, and adaptable alternatives guarantee that every 3 is phenomenal. 2019 BMW 3 Series Redesign In this coming 2019 BMW 3 Series, there’ll be some enhancements to the outside of all models. The new models can look additional trendy and … [Read more...] about 2019 BMW 3 Series Redesign and Changes
The 2018 BMW 340i helps you to make excuses for going on a drive. Kids want a ride to school with this beautiful weather? Fine, but we’re taking the long way. Quick trip to the store? As long as we can hit an on-ramp. A spin to the post office? Sure, I’ve got nothing to mail, but it has a big empty parking lot.There is nothing really new about the 2018 model since the 2016 midcycle refresh, aside from a standard backup camera, LED headlights, and fewer options to understand now that ConnectedDrive infotainment services comes standard (navigation is an extra $1,700). Its presence in the fleet available for auto writers’ test drives affirms speculation that the 3-Series will be fully redesigned for 2019, and that the Bavarian brand is making a swan song with this sixth-generation 3-Series. Unless BMW thought it worth the money to show off its new sunset orange metallic paint ($550) in the tester.A lot has changed in the luxury sports sedan segment in the 40-plus years … [Read more...] about 2018 BMW 3-Series still has it
In case you have somehow missed BMW’s marketing storm last year, a staggering 40 years have passed since the 3 Series was first introduced in 1975. In the intervening years, Munich’s iconic sports sedan – and the centre on which it has built its reputation as the maker of the Ultimate Driving Machine – has become the benchmark, the yardstick on which all compact premium sedans have been measured. The sixth and latest generation, the F30, started out life pretty much the same way. When we first tested the car in Barcelona all the way back in 2012, we praised it for its fleetness of foot and an impeccable ride and handling balance. “Back to the top of the heap,” “the balance of power has very much shifted back to Munich” and “the king is dead, long live the king” were just some of the things we said about it. But the past four years have shown why a king should never rest on his laurels. The first part of a one-two punch came … [Read more...] about DRIVEN: 2016 BMW 330i F30 LCI – can the best still keep up?
Name: MrBurtCar: BMW 340i Touring (F31)Owned since: May 2016Previously owned: Peugeot 205 GTI, Classic Mini, Mazda MX-5, Mazda 6 Estate, BMW 3 Series xDrive Touring. Why I bought it: After two diesel estates, it was time to scratch the six-cylinder, rear-drive BMW itch before they stopped making them. I have dogs so a Touring was the obvious choice; I'm not into the SUV craze and don't fancy picking muddy dogs up to put them in the boot. Plus, I just think estates look cooler. My last 3 Series estate was a huge disappointment for me. A 320d xDrive, the diesel was noisy and, while the all-wheel drive made it safe and predictable, it was dull as well. I intended to buy outright and did my research with brokers first, so knew what discounts were out there. Dropped into my local dealer on the last day of the financial year and got myself a discount of almost 20 per cent off the 46k list. Yes, I did pick lots of options, some of which were perhaps misguided. More on those later. The buying … [Read more...] about BMW 340i Touring (F31): PH Carpool