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Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3

BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3

New BMW 3-series models
BMW 3-series F30 touring, M-sport and ActiveHybrid 3

New models for 2013 BMW 3-series sedan and touring



2013 BMW 3-series F30 new models - German car manufacturer BMW showed couple new models and some concepts at the 2012 Paris Motor Show BMW. New for the model line of  the 3-series F30  is the touring model which was shown in few different modifications - the least powerful and most economical 316d, probably the best selling 320d and 330d with M Sport package. Of course the estate version of the 3-series will be offered with petrol engines as well.
BMW 3-series F30 330d touring M Sport package
BMW 330d touring with M Sport package
2013 BMW 316d touring rear
BMW 316d touring
Another interesting modification of the 3-series F30 that we saw at the Paris Motor Show was the 3-series ActiveHybrid 3. The sport hybrid sedan is offered in the typical for BMW hybrids light blue color and which makes it easily recognizable together with the massive looking 18-inch alloys which actually help increase fuel efficiency. There are few different modes that you can choose while driving this advanced hybrid but in all of them the car achieves great fuel economy and amazing performance figures. The ActiveHybrid 3 is a bit expensive (around 40,000 Euros) but it is definitely worth it if you intent do drive your drive your 3-series in the city where the achieved economy is pretty obvious.

BMW 3-series ActiveHybrid 3
BMW 3-series ActiveHybrid 3
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 alloys
BMW ActiveHybrid 3 alloys
Here is what Forbes magazine says about the new BMW 3-series hybrid:
"Think of it as a sport sedan that happens to get good fuel economy. Flooring the throttle quickens the pulse and shoves you firmly into the seat, as the car eagerly accelerates from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 5.2 seconds. The twin-turbocharged six-cylinder engine’s snarl sounds great too. The ActiveHybrid 3, which is new for 2013 and just went on sale last week, marks the first time the BMW 3 Series is getting a hybrid, and the German automaker does not in any sense allow it to be a slouch. Despite weighing 305 pounds more, the hybrid corners like a typical 3 Series, which is to say almost like a sports car. Tossing it around the narrow and bumpy back roads of Monticello, N.Y., was a blast, thanks to its near-perfect weight distribution and superb steering."

And here is a quick video review of the all new BMW ActiveHybrid 3:

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 video review



And if you like the 3-series here is the best 2012 BMW 3-series F30 review. You can also check the Volvo V40 Cross Country review.

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