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The F30 3 Series in Photos

I’m on the way back from Monterey, California, fresh off testing the all new F30 3 Series in both N20-powered 328i and N55-powered 335i guise. Only I don’t want to leave. I went into the…

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Ward’s 10 Best Engines List: BMW N20 and N55

Ward’s publishes their 2011 10 Best Engines list and BMW is well represented once again. The new four-cylinder 2.0 liter turbocharged N20 engine made the list, along with the 3.0 liter twin-scroll N55 powerplant. The…

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Today’s Tech Tip: Triple Turbos

I swore off turbo-charged cars after the mid 1980s, I’d had enough of the lag until 3500 RPM and then the boost would come on with a rush (though it was fun), the nasty side…

Editorial: Are you going to miss the “Big Six” engines?

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Analysis: The N55B30 engine

The BMW N55B30 represents the current workable technical edge of gasoline engine performance and economy. It is a state-of-the-art powerplant available in the 535i GT and soon the 535i from BMW. It is possible, that…

A Controversial ///Moniker

The new 1 series based ///M car is sure to be quick with very lightweight components and even more power on tap. Current spy shots look promising with muscular rear wheel fenders and massive brakes…

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NAIAS 2010: BMW 135i Coupe with 7-Speed DCT

At the Detroit Auto Show 2010, BMW brought out an existing upgraded model, destined for the enthusiasts in the BMW community. The 2010 BMW 135i Coupe makes a transition from the several times award winning…