BMW 3 Series, restyling debuts. Tweaks to the design and a lot of technology

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BMW unveiled the restyling of the 3 Series. Not even two days ago, the German carmaker shared a teaser announcing the upcoming arrival of this model update. Apparently, the wait is was really short since the restyling is now; official. For the sedan and the German station wagon there are several novelties; both in design and in content with the introduction of the new infotainment system with the iDrive 8 platform.

The commercial launch & egrave; expected for the month of July . As of this writing, prices for the Italian market have not yet been disclosed. In any case, the restyled BMW 3 Series sedan will start in Germany at 43,900 euros. The Touring version (station wagon), will start; from 45,000 euros.

DESIGN AND INTERIORS only a series of retouches that touched the optical groups, the bumper and the grille. The headlights that adopt the Full-LED technology as standard now have more shapes; thin. Adaptive LED headlights are available as options. Slightly revised the shapes of the double kidney, now a little bit more wider than that of the current model. No double kidney XL elongated downwards, however, as in some of the latest models of the German brand.

At the rear there are only a few tweaks to the bumper. A new diffuser also stands out. In addition, the restyled 3 Series adopts tailpipes of 90 or 100 mm in diameter depending on the engine. All models have 17-inch alloy wheels as standard. With the restyling, new body colors are also making their debut.

For the BMW 3 Series it will continue; to also offer the M Sport package. For those who want to make the look of the car even more; gritty, the manufacturer has decided to offer the M Sport Pro package . The former offers a double kidney with honeycomb pattern, 18-inch M alloy wheels and some modifications to the front and rear bumpers. The second adds, among other things, M High-gloss Shadowline finishes, M Shadowline lights and an M Sport brake system with red calipers.

The major news of the restyling can be found, however, inside the passenger compartment. As some spy photos of the prototypes had anticipated, BMW has chosen to adopt a large curved panel for the dashboard.inside which we find the instrumentation displays (12.3 inches) and the actual infotainment system (14.9 inches). As mentioned at the beginning, the infotainment system can count on the new iDrive 8 platform. Therefore, you can & agrave; have access to all features advanced digital developed by the manufacturer. The OTA updates were also present.

BMW then simplified the dashboard, minimizing the presence of physical controls. Many features of the car, in fact, are managed directly from the infotainment.

ENGINES AND SAFETY

As for the engines, there are no particular innovations. The new BMW 3 Series sedan can & ograve; be ordered in three plug-in hybrid variants and the new BMW 3 Series Touring in 4. To these units & agrave; four petrol engines and four four- or six-cylinder diesel engines are added for both the sedan and the Touring. All engines in the new BMW 3 Series are equipped as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic gearbox .

SALOON ENGINES

  • BMW 318i sedan: 115 kW/156 hp with 250 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320i sedan: 135 kW/184 hp with 300 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320i xDrive sedan: 135 kW/184 hp with 300 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330i sedan: 180 kW/245 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330i xDrive sedan: 180 kW/245 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW M340i xDrive sedan (Mild Hybrid): 275 kW/374 hp with 500 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320e sedan (Plug-in): 150 kW/204 hp with 350 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 54-62 km in electric
  • BMW 330e sedan (Plug-in): 215 kW/292 hp with 420 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 54-62 km in electric
  • BMW 330e xDrive sedan (Plug-in): 215 kW/292 hp with 420 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 52-60 km in electric
  • BMW 318d sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 110 kW/150 hp with 320 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320d sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 140 kW/190 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320d xDrive sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 140 kW/190 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330d sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 210 kW/286 hp with 650 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330d xDrive sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 210 kW/286 hp with 650 Nm of torque
  • BMW M340d xDrive sedan (diesel mild hybrid): 250 kW/340 hp with 700 Nm of torque

TOURING ENGINES

  • BMW 318i Touring: 115 kW/156 hp with 250 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320i Touring: 135 kW/184 hp with 300 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330i Touring: 180 kW/245 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330i xDrive Touring: 180 kW/245 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW M340i xDrive Touring (Mild Hybrid): 275 kW/374 hp with 500 Nm of torque.
  • BMW 320e Touring (Plug-in): 150 kW/204 hp with 350 Nm of torque – 12-inch battery kWh and 52-61 km in electric
  • BMW 320e xDrive Touring (Plug-in): 150 kW/204 hp with 350 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 48-59 km in electric
  • BMW 330e Touring (Plug-in): 215 kW/292 hp with 420 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 53-61 km in electric
  • BMW 330e xDrive Touring (Plug-in): 215 kW/292 hp with 420 Nm of torque – 12 kWh battery and 47-58 km in electric
  • BMW 318d Touring (diesel mild hybrid): 110 kW/150 hp with 320 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320d Touring (diesel Mild Hybrid): 140 kW/190 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 320d xDrive Touring (diesel Mild Hybrid) : 140 kW/190 hp with 400 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330d Touring (diesel Mild Hybrid): 210 kW/286 hp with 650 Nm of torque
  • BMW 330d xDrive Touring (diesel Mild Hybrid): 210 kW/286 hp with 650 Nm of torque
  • BMW M340d xDrive Touring (diesel Mild Hybrid) 250 kW/340 hp with 700 Nm of torque

On the safety front, the new BMW 3 Series offers a rich choice of ADAS systems. As standard we find, for example, Front Collision Warning, Cruise Control, Speed ​​& # 8203; & # 8203; Limit Display, Manual Speed ​​& # 8203; & # 8203; Limit Assist and Lane Departure Warning.

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