The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the worldâ€™s best-selling premium car, sets new benchmarks in terms of sporting prowess, elegance and comfort.
The pioneering history of the 3 Series serves as inspiration for the sports sedan, whose powerful styling represents a fresh interpretation and conscientious development of traditional BMW design cues. The BMW 3 Series face, with flat headlights reaching along as far as the BMW kidney grille, emphasises the elegantly dynamic design of the new BMW 3 Series. The sixth generation of the 3 Series has grown in size compared to its predecessor, with its wide track particularly prominent. The increased length and augmented wheelbase also accentuate its sporting silhouette.
Inside the BMW 3 Series Sedan, the noticeable increase in space benefits the rear passengers above all. The BMW 3 Series range is available in a trio of trim and equipment variants â€“ the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. Each presents its own individual take on the character of the sports sedan, with exclusive, high-quality material combinations and unbeatable build quality underlining the premium ambience of the new range.
Drive and chassis technology have always been key areas of expertise for the brand, and agility and driving dynamics remain outstanding attributes of the BMW 3 Series Sedan. The new car belies its larger dimensions with a kerb weight of 40 kg below that of its predecessor. In addition to the sports performance typical of the brand, the further enhanced levels of comfort on board the 3 Series make a significant contribution to driving pleasure.
A choice of three refined, economical and muscular engines all of which feature new BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, is available for the BMW 3 Series Sedan. In addition to the optimised diesel powerplant and the already successful six-cylinder petrol unit, customers can also enjoy the power of the turbocharged four-cylinder variants in the BMW 328i and BMW 320i. These latest-generation petrol engines reward the driver with a dynamic driving experience coupled with reduced fuel consumption and emissions.
BMW is the first manufacturer to offer an eight-speed automatic gearbox in the premium mid-size segment. It can be specified in combination with any of the petrol and diesel engines in the range and links up with the Auto Start-Stop function that comes as standard. Compact and exceptionally efficient, it allows the BMW 3 Series to match or outperform models fitted with the standard six-speed manual gearbox in terms of both fuel economy and emissions. The eight-speed automatic brings together shift comfort, dynamic performance and efficiency of the highest order, making it the perfect partner for the sedanâ€™s dynamic potential.
As components of the BMW EfficientDynamics technology line-up, the Auto Start-Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, Optimum Shift Indicator and need-based operation of ancillary components also play their part in reducing fuel consumption.
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