With its redesigned design, a greatly modernized first-class passenger compartment, increased digitization of display and control components and the latest generation equipment, the new version of the BMW 3 Series is the continuation of its hugely successful predecessors from the past. a large audience around the world. The targeted styling changes in the front and rear bumpers emphasize the dynamic performance that the BMW 3 Series models are famous for. In the vehicle, version 8 of the BMW operating system, together with the BMW curved screen (BMW Curved Screen), gives the passenger compartment an additional feature. a touch of modernity compared to its predecessor. Finally, all versions of the new BMW 3 Series now come as standard with an eight-speed gearbox, paddle shifters on the steering wheel and a redesigned gear selector.
Equipped with a design that combines extraordinary agility and sportiness with elegance, the BMW 3 Series has been the absolute reference in terms of driving pleasure in its segment (sedans and mid-size premium station wagons) since its launch. The 3 Series series is also at the heart of the BMW brand. The launch of the new generation sports sedan, which has achieved an undeniable success in the public for 45 years, is scheduled for July 2022. Both models will be produced at the BMW Group plant in Munich. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan will also be produced at the BMW Group’s plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. A variant of the sedan developed specifically for the Chinese market will be produced at the Tiexi plant in Shenyang, operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture.
New design for headlights and BMW double grille.
The front apron, which stands out with its clearly structured surface layout, dynamic lines and generous air intakes, reveals the sporty character of the new BMW 3 Series. The front and double grilles give the model an assertive character. Full LED headlights as standard are clearly thinner. The outlines of the optical blocks are clearly delimited. The front lighting is also distinguished by the inverted L daytime running lights in an absolutely modern and harmonious style.
The optional adaptive LED headlights are embellished with characteristic blue accents inside the optics. Also, in the dark, a lighting system located under the headlight units illuminates the front bumper with a blue light, giving it a particularly striking and elegant style. Among the features offered by the adaptive LED headlights are directional lighting, anti-glare matrix high beams, dynamic headlight range adjustment and adaptive lighting functions.
The BMW double grille features slightly revised lines alongside new double bars for even more imposing style. Gloss black air intakes located under the double grille contribute to the cooling of the brake system and bring an additional note of elegance.
The new rear bumper: clear lines and a decidedly modern style.
The rear spoiler of the new BMW 3 Series impresses with its body-coloured surfaces and clear lines that give it an elegant appearance. Horizontal lines, slim headlight units and generously sculpted wheel arches also emphasize the height and athletic character of the rear. As for the exhaust tips, they now have a diameter of 90 or 100 mm, depending on the engine.
The sportiness and modernity of the renewed exterior design reflects the new structure that characterizes the series. Thus, the standard equipment of the new BMW 3 Series testifies to its dynamic character. In addition, to further emphasize this sporty style, the glossy Shadow Line M application is now standard. Finally, the standard equipment of all BMW 3 Series Sedan models now includes 17-inch light alloy wheels.
Presented for the first time, the M Sport Pro Pack is a redesigned M Sport trim.
For an even sportier design embellished with new visual elements, the BMW 3 Series can be equipped with the optional M Sport package (with M Sport trim): grille of the double BMW honeycomb grille, redesigned front and rear bumpers, new 18-inch M light alloys fitted with mixed tyres. wheels.
BMW Performance models from BMW M GmbH are also distinguished by a distinctive stylistic signature, characterized by the BMW double grille in mesh design, 18-inch M light-alloy wheels (or optionally 19-inch), trapezoidal tailpipes. exhaust, also by M exterior mirror shells in glossy black.
The M Sport Pro Pack joins the optional equipment list. Available as an add-on to the M Sport package and for BMW Performance models from BMW M GmbH, it includes a large number of extended high-gloss Shadow Line M elements, Shadow Line M lamps and an M Sport braking system with red calipers. To further emphasize the dynamic character of the new BMW 3 Series, various equipment items from the BMW M Performance accessories catalog can be retrofitted.
Combined with the M Sport trim, the color scheme is enhanced by the exterior colors Skyscraper Gray metallic and M Brooklyn Grey metallic. BMW Individual exclusive finishes Frozen Pure Gray Metallic and Frozen Tanzanite Blue Metallic also join the color scheme. Around 150 BMW Individual special colors are also available.
Newly designed cockpit with curved screen (BMW Curved Screen).
The interior of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan has been extensively revised. Curved screen The BMW Curved Screen epitomizes this reinterpretation of the driver-centered cockpit that is characteristic of BMW. This high-resolution digital display consists of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch control display located in the center of the dashboard. The use of modern digital technologies is at the heart of this cutting-edge cockpit concept, which significantly reduces the number of buttons and manual controls in favor of touch and voice interfaces.
The gear selector that controls the eight-speed transmission has also been redesigned. The Start/Stop button is located on the control surface of the center console, such as the iDrive controller, the drive mode selector, as well as the parking brake buttons and various functions to control the vehicle.
Three-zone automatic air conditioning and navigation system as standard.
The new BMW 3 Series is equipped as standard with three-zone automatic climate control. The functions of this system can be controlled using the voice control and the touch interface of the central control display. The standard equipment has been enhanced with the BMW Live Cockpit Navigation Plus system with BMW Maps navigation.
Wide range of engines, eight-speed gearbox now standard on all models.
In addition, the BMW 3 Series stands out with its wide engine range. From particularly efficient thermal engine versions equipped with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology to electric variants, plug-in hybrid or 48 V mild hybrid versions, the engine range of the new 3 Series models is perfectly balanced for typical driving pleasure. optimized control of fuel consumption. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan is available in three plug-in hybrid models. In addition, three petrol models and six diesel-engined models are offered, equipped with four- or six-cylinder blocks. The offering includes a four-cylinder petrol engine with an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head and an optimized turbocharger, a powertrain designed to optimize power delivery.
The most powerful engines are reserved for the two sporty BMW Performance variants from BMW M GmbH. In total, the power developed by the various models in the BMW 3 Series range ranges from 122 hp to 374 hp.
Mild hybridization technology provides particularly high response and increased efficiency to the inline six-cylinder petrol engine and the diesel four-block. All engines in the new BMW 3 Series are paired as standard with a particularly dynamic eight-speed gearbox. Steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters are also standard.
The optionally available eight-speed Sport transmission provides particularly dynamic gear changes. The box also includes a Launch Control function capable of providing auto-start and immediate action, as well as a Sprint function to take advantage of ultra-fast acceleration in recovery.
Finally, the BMW xDrive system is fitted as standard on the most powerful models in the range. This intelligent all-wheel drive system is also available as an option for two petrol variants, two diesel variants and also plug-in hybrid models.
Wide variety of driver assistance systems
With its many automated parking and driving systems, the new BMW 3 Series takes comfort and safety to the next level. Standard equipment includes Forward collision warning with brake intervention, cruise control with brake function, Speed limit display with No Overtaking indicator, Manual Speed Limit Assistant and Lane, which can detect the presence of cyclists, motor vehicles and pedestrians in particular. Lane Turn Departure Warning.
In particular, the new model can be equipped with the optional Lane Departure Warning, HUD Head-Up Display and the Drive Assist Pro* system, which includes Active Cruise Control with Steering and Lane Control Assist. Speeding with Stop&Go, Automatic speed limit assist, route tracking function and traffic light detection function. . The optional Park Assist system includes, in particular, a reversing camera and Automatic Reversing Assist.
Finally, the Park Assist Plus* system with ParkView, Panorama View and Remote 3D View visualization functions and the BMW Driving Recorder system are also available as an option.
BMW iDrive is the latest generation and version 8 of the BMW operating system.
Thanks to the multi-sensory BMW iDrive experience and version 8 of the BMW operating system, the new BMW 3 Series benefits from powerful connectivity and data processing functions as well as an intuitive interface between driver and car, ensuring a digital experience. at the forefront of modernity. At the heart of this experience is the BMW Curved Display and the comprehensive functionality of the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant. As for the My BMW app, it creates a universal digital interface between the driver and the car and makes it possible to control the high-voltage battery recharging process, especially for plug-in hybrid models.
Finally, inside the new BMW 3 Series, customers can use a personal 5G-enabled eSIM and benefit from optimized smartphone integration with Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™, as well as a BMW ID profile that offers a personalized user experience.
Finally, the Remote Software Update function makes it possible to keep the various software of the BMW 3 Series up-to-date. These updates relate both to new services available and to improving the car’s functions.