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Investment analyst foresees Tesla Model 3 market domination over BMW 3 Series

Social Capital CEO Chamath Palihapitiya has presumed the entire (BMW 3 Series) business will “go to zero” judging by the number of pre-orders made for Tesla Model 3. Appearing on CNBC’s Fast Money Half Time Report, Palihapitiya claims that orders for the 3 Series are already being hit significantly by Tesla’s more affordable EV, adding that people do not know anything about the level of demand surrounding the popular Tesla Model. Adam Jones of Morgan Stanley has opposed the claim, citing both political and international contexts to the businesses.

Palihapitiya is a former member of Facebook’s senior executive team and has just attended the 2017 Delivering Alpha conference in New York last September 12. Earlier this week, the investment analyst pointed out there is not one person in his right mind who would choose BMW 3 Series over Tesla.

Despite this, BMW i3 has received a makeover in the hopes of competing with Tesla’s long ranging, lower priced sedan. The revamped i3 will be featuring a host of optional driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control though we know it won’t make the range any better. Like before, the i3 can only run up to 160 kilometers per charge plus it comes with an extended range of about 290 km. In contrast, the Tesla Model 3 boasts a range that goes somewhere between 350km and 500km.

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BMW won’t offer the new 1-Series Sedan in Europe for fears of cutting into 3 Series Sedan sales

After a prototype version of the BMW 1 Series 120i sedan – sans any disguise – was spotted in Munich, Germany early this year, many interested and potential customers had their hopes up that the German premium carmaker would offer the front-wheel-drive 1 Series Sedan in Europe. But to their dismay, BMW doesn’t plan to immediately bring the 1 Series Sedan from China to Europe, according to Autocar, citing a source from the German luxury carmaker.

While the new 1 Series Sedan is part of the BMW’s offering, it is not being offered in Europe since this so-called baby Bimmer is an exclusive product targeting affluent customers in China. BMW officially introduced the 1 Series Sedan at the Guangzhou Auto Show in China, hoping to take advantage of a new generation of car buyers that might shy away from larger premium vehicles that are currently the trend in the country.

BMW has already made it clear that the BMW 1 Series Sedan will only be offered in China. Autocar’s BMW source said the carmaker won’t be rushing the introduction of the 1 Series sedan outside of China, even though rival saloon model from Audi (Audi A3 saloon) managed to achieve much success in the global stage. Likewise, BMW’s reluctance to launch the 1 Series Sedan in Europe bears quite a contrast to a recent confirmation from rival Mercedes-Benz that its A-Class line-up will feature a saloon model in 2018.

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BMW marks production and delivery of 10 millionth 3-Series sedan

BMW has reached a new milestone in its already wildly successful vehicle production history. Around forty years since BMW unveiled the 3 Series at the IAA Cars Show, the German carmaker marked the roll-off of the 10th million unit of the 3 Series Sedan from the assembly line at its Munich plant.

The model -- a BMW 320d in Imperial Blue -- was received by its owner at BMW Welt. Vehicle handover has been one of the main functions of BMW Welt, which since 2007 has been the ideal place where customers could fully enjoy the last stage of the new vehicle purchasing process.

Thus, it is only appropriate that it was in BMW Welt that the automaker marked this very significant milestone in its history. Receiving the 10-millionth BMW 3 Series Sedan was Xaver Bittl of Eichstätt on the Premier stage at BMW Welt.

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2016 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid offers dynamic yet eco-friendly driving pleasure

To achieve sheer driving pleasure, drivers need not go the conventional way. They could instead tread on another path that offers the same driving dynamics but presents less impact on the environment and on the fuel budget. That is the philosophy behind BMW’s unveiling of the latest member of its 3 Series, the new BMW 330e.

Electric power is stored in a high-voltage lithium-ion battery placed underneath the boot. This battery features a very efficient refrigerant cooling, including an integrated low-temperature circuit. With a total capacity of 7.6 kWh, the battery could allow an all-electric driving of up to 40 kilometers (25 miles), which means the BMW 330e is ideal for those living in urban areas.

When the juice runs out, 330e owners could recharge its battery through a conventional power socket (three hours and 15 minutes of charging) or via a BMW i Wallbox (two hours and 15 minutes). Amazingly, the load compartment floor of the BMW 330e remains flat thanks to the neat integration of the battery in the compartment under the boot.

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BMW has newly introduced the 320d ED Sport, an even sportier version of the ED Plus model (one of the EfficientDynamic models of the 3 Series). The ED Sport offers the top-of-the-class fuel efficiency of the 320d ED engine as well as has the sporting design features of Sport trim.

This new model is equipped with the new 2.0-litre engine and comes with either a six-speed manual or the best-in-its-class eight-speed automatic. That is how this new model is able to offer a performance that’s effortless and to boast improved fuel economy and lower emissions.

Because of the wide range of EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW 320d ED Sport boasts CO2 emissions of only 104g/km. The manual version has only 108g/km of CO2 emissions. It offers a combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg, earning it the title of the most frugal and cleanest sports model in the 3 Series lineup.

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BMW has unveiled the facelifted 3 Series that will go on sale next month. The BMW 3 Series will be available with a lineup of new engines, modified chassis settings, and reduced CO2 emissions. The 3 Series will be built on the same platform used on the current model.

However, BMW engineers said that agility is improved since they’ve made revisions on the car’s three chassis set-ups (standard, M Sport, and adaptive) by retuning dampers and adding stiffer suspensions. The automaker also reprogrammed the electric power steering system.

The 3 Series appears wider and lower but the styling changes are subtle. It features new front and rear bumpers, with horizontal elements that are longer, and its headlights were revised to now include two levels of LED-based lights that place the indicator elements at the top of the lens.

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With extraordinary adaptability, integration possibilities with a broad range of vehicle concepts, the rapid deployment of this plug-in hybrid drive technology to the BMW model range is a viable and credible proposition.

The plug-in hybrid prototype for the BMW 3 Series gives us a first glimpse into the super-efficient drive pleasure that the best-selling premium sedan in the world can offer.

Integrating a four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo petrol engine from the family of new Efficient Dynamics engines with an electric motor, the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype provides sporty performance standards equal to a traditionally powered BMW 3 Series 6-cylinder, mixed with a considerable reduction in fuel use. Its plug-in hybrid drive system produces approximately a combined 245 hp and combined maximum torque of about 400 Nm (295 lb-ft).

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BMW announced that it will offer a 3-Series Sedan M Performance Edition in South Africa. According to the official press release, 500 limited units will be produce, each available in exclusive Laguna Seca Blue and Valencia Orange metallic paint colours. BMW says that the 3-Series Sedan M Performance Edition will be produced at its Plant Rosslyn in Pretoria and will be available in the 320i, 320d, 328i, 330d and 335i engine derivates.

The 3-Series Sedan M Performance Edition will be offered as standard with the BMW M Sport Package, 19-inch M Sport wheels, M Sport brakes but also a range of M Performance parts consisting of an M Performance aerodynamic package, M Performance side sill with foil, M Performance carbon rear spoiler, M Performance carbon wing mirror caps and black M Performance front grille.

In addition, BMW will offer optional and segment exclusive 20-inch BMW M Performance light alloy wheel Double-spoke, M Performance top stripes, M Performance exhaust system (available only for the 328i and 335i derivates), exclusive Laguna Seca Blue and Valencia Orange metallic paint colours.

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Sources confirmed the fact that Hyundai is finally developing an answer to the German compact sports sedans, such as the Bmw 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Audi A4. Set to arrive somewhere in 2016, the new Hyundai rear-wheel-drive sedan, dubbed the RK, will be a little bit larger than the Bmw 3-Series, according to Automotive News and its design cues and characteristics will be borrowed from the Genesis Coupe.

Moreover, the new car will be inspired by the HCD-14 Concept, unveiled back in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, which means that we should prepare to see a dramatic fastback roofline, short front and rear overhangs, as well as bold front end.

Under the hood, we will find a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, such as the 2.0-liter used by the Genesis Coupe, but the bigger 3.3-liter V6 used by the Agera could also make its way in the new sedan.

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Vorsteiner released the first details and photos of their upcoming tuning program developed for the Bmw 3-Series Sedan (F30). As you can see from the photos, the car comes with a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, a carbon fiber trunk lip spoiler and a new rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system made from the same carbon fiber.

The design is completed by the 19- or 20-inch Flow Forged alloy wheels. There are no details regarding engine tweaks but we do admit that the 3.0-liter six-in-line engine found on the 335i can be the perfect choice, as it has to be powerful enough to sustain the design.

For those who don’t know, the 3.0-liter engine delivers 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft) at just 1,200 rpm, enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds and to a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

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For Jaguar’s junior saloon to have any chance of competing successfully against the BMW 3-series, it will have to be “extraordinary,” Jaguar Land Rover CEO Ralf Speth said to Autocar. The test mules were spied while testing. The car is believed to start selling in 2015. Speth added that this car will have to do well against rivals that have “incredible” design and strength.

He explained that aside from standing out, its cars have to have a “human quality” that distinguishes them from others. He said that its products have to reflect Jaguar’s belief that its people are its strength. According to Jaguar boss Adrian Hallmark, the major characteristics of this car are that it has a more attractive design and more sophisticated technology.

Speth said that the compact executive saloon market is challenging but he is confident that it can be conquered even with the models that already dominate it such as the 3-series, Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-class. He said that its makers can keep costs low by making use of their larger economies of scale. He said that the “key” is to get the F-type at the heart of its range.

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The Bmw 3-Series Sedan appears to be a benchmark on the market as Cadillac made its own model, the ATS, and Hyundai also wants a model just like that. According to Automotive News, Hyundai is preparing to build a performance-oriented small sedan, which will use the same rwd platform seen on the Genesis sedan and coupe models.

Regarding its looks, the design will be closer to the Genesis Coupe’s look. Still, don’t expect to see this car too soon, as the Korean manufacturer said that the new sedan will hit the showrooms in 2015. Of course, this is not a new plan as the vehicle has been in Hyundai's pipeline since 2006. "The Genesis Coupe is in the same segment, really, as the 3-series coupe," Hyundai CEO John Krafcik said. "One of the things we're thinking is: Should we do something that's a sedan version of that?"

Over the years, the BMW 3-Series Sedan has come to symbolize BMW’s dynamics, aesthetic appeal, and sporting capability. Now on its sixth model generation, this compact sports sedan segment original and best-selling premium vehicle boasts dynamic and elegant lines and highlights the sporting character of BMW’s mid-size model.

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Orders for BMW’s new generation extended 3-series sedan at its biggest dealer in China have exceeded expectations. Eight days since sales began on June 8, each of China’s Yongda’s 21 BMW outlets has received between 100 and 200 orders, said Dong Wei, vice president of the dealer group. The stretched sedan has a starting price of 340,000 yuan ($53,550).

Wei said that before the sale date of the car, there were apprehensions that customers are uncertain about its pricing. The high sales reflect the wider demand for the top-selling sedan. This will aid BMW to reduce the gap with Audi in China and eases worries that the economic slowdown has resulted to the decreasing demand for luxury vehicles.

BMW started taking orders for five models of the stretched and standard new generation 3-series sedan on June 8, according to Bloomberg. Cheam Tze Shen, Hong Kong- based assistant vice president at CIMB Securities HK Ltd., said that BMW has always been widely recognized in China as a premium brand. The 3 series is targeted at the younger generation as it was designed to be focused on the driver.

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The new national marketing campaign for the all-new BMW 3 Series Sedan, which starts selling on February 11, includes a lineup of six playful digital shorts. BMW of North America said that two of these are set to be seen during Super Bowl XLVI in regions throughout the U.S. The first is entitled “The Big Grab,” which shows how freezing people inside the car get saved by a heated steering wheel.

This would air in the New York Tri-State area. The second has the title: “The Close Call,” which will air in the Southern California-Los Angeles, Atlanta and Houston areas.

The national program is created by Kirschenbaum, Bond, Senecal + Partners, which came up with a series of six 15 and 30 second digital shorts. These take a playful turn at demonstrating several of its numerous new technologies that were incorporated into the all-new BMW 3 Series. For instance, “The Perfect Seat” shows how driver’s seat memory can enable a couple who are opposites when it comes to size to share the driver’s seat.

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BMW of North America will increase the prices of the 3-series sedan, its bestseller, by less than 1 percent when a redesigned variant goes on sale in February. The price of the 2012 328i sedan will begin at $35,795, higher by $320 compared to the model it replaces. As for the 335i, its price will increase $370 to $43,295.

The prices are inclusive of an $895 destination charge. BMW stated that the vehicles will have more equipment than the previous models. These include a 6.5-inch central display with its traditional iDrive controller for audio, climate, among other settings.

The vehicles will also have a USB/iPod interface, a start/stop function, brake-energy regeneration and an eight-speed automatic transmission. The refurbished variants may give the company a boost in 2012 in what could be a bet to keep the position as the bestselling luxury brand in the United States.

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BMW’s Munich plant has recently started production of the 2012 BMW 3-Series. After the new 3 arrives at the Euro market, it will be offered next in the U.S. in February 2012. According to the ordering guide for the 2012 BMW 3 Series, the 328i and 335i Sedan will use BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology. Furthermore, the 8-speed automatic transmission (205) with the 6-speed manual (ZMT) will be available as a no charge option.

The standard equipment for the new 3 Series has been enhanced. These include a 6.5-inch color display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, one inch wheel upgrade (17” standard on 328i and 18” standard on 335i), Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode, Automatic Start/Stop on all engines and transmissions, Brake Energy Regeneration.

There will be two cup holders in front of the gear lever and two bottle holders in the front doors. Floor mats will also just not be an option. The three trim levels for the 2012 BMW 3 Series are Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. An M Sport Package is expected to follow. The ordering guide stated that the M Sport Package would be offered in the U.S. in July 2012 at the earliest.

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The BMW Group is investing 500 million euros to produce the new BMW 3 Series at the Munich plant, where series production has launched recently. Christian Ude, Mayor of Munich, as well as Manfred Schoch, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the BMW Group, spoke at the event where a big group of BMW plant employees attended.

Ude said that BMW’s decision to manufacture the new 3 Series shows a “clear and impressive commitment to Munich.” He said that BMW is a major employer and corporate tax payer as well as an active contributor to the city’s wellbeing. According to Manfred Schoch, the employees also have to be credited for the Munich site.

The start of production of the sixth-generation BMW 3 Series signifies the beginning of a new era at the Munich plant. Its investments have been used for innovative production equipment and advanced production technologies.

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This is the 2012 Bmw 3-Series Sedan, the sixth generation of the world’s best-selling premium vehicle best-selling premium vehicle. The new car has grown in terms of dimension, showing a wider track (front + 37 mm, rear + 47 mm), increased lenght (+ 93 mm) and augmented wheelbase (+ 50 mm). As a result the 2012 3-Series offers increased interior space and 15 millimetres of additional knee room behind the front seats.

Regarding its interior, this is a Bmw classis: the cockpit wraps around the driver in order to ensure that all the functions are within easy reach. Moreover, the interior shows high-grade materials in order to underline the premium ambience.

According to Bmw, the all-new 3-Series Sedan will be available in three equipment lines in addition to the entry-level version: the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. As expected, the M Sport Package will not be available right now, but Bmw promises that it Summer 2012 will see it.

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Earlier today Bmw unveiled the 2012 3-Series Sedan and as we said, the new car will offer three equipment lines: Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. We’ll start with the most interesting one, the Sport Line. This line was created in order to accentuate the dynamic appearance of ehe car and offers with contoured black kidney grille slats in a chrome-coloured surround, black inserts for the front apron as well as 17 or 18-inch light-alloy wheels in double-spoke design, depending on the engine variants (18-inch items are bi-colour).

Moreover, the Sport Line offers optional high-gloss black painted exterior mirrors, standard high-gloss black B-pillar and window guide and a black trim strip on the lower crease.

The interior continues the sporty theme and where we find contrasting black and red accents. So, the interior will offer red trim rings, red scales in the circular dials, red stitching on the sports steering wheel and a base trim strip in high-gloss black with coral red accent strips. Furthermore, the customer can choose three upholstery variants and four colours for the standard sports seats. The last item especially created for the Sport Line is the ignition key, offered in black finish and red detailing.

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Bmw announced today that it will unveil the all-new 3-Series F30 on October 14 at the BMW Plant in Munich. For those interested, the unveiling will be broadcasted by livestream on Facebook via the link from 4.00 pm. Although there are no details regarding the new model, we expect to see a completely new car with an updated interior as well as a new range of engines.

The all-new 3-Series F30 will carry a 1.6-liter engine delivering 136 hp, while the 320i powered by a 2.0-liter gasoline engine will deliver 184 hp. The 328i, which will be powered by a 3.0-liter gasoline engine will deliver 245 hp, while the most powerful model, the 335i, is expected to deliver 306 hp.

As expected, the new 3-Series will offer plenty of diesel engines, such as the 1.6-diesel delivering 115 hp but also a four-cylinder found on the 323d (which replaces the current 325d).

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