40 years ago, the ultimate driver’s car was born. With breathtaking aesthetics and an enthralling four-cylinder petrol engine, the first BMW 3 Series (then called the E21) burst onto the scene. Over the years that followed, countless ground-breaking innovations, engineering advancements and pioneering designs led to a succession of iconic cars that defined their time. Today, the new BMW 3 Series effortlessly surpasses the benchmarks set by its predecessors thanks to that same uncompromising spirit. Its flowing lines, sporty DNA and wealth of cutting-edge technology deliver more thrills than ever and set the stage for another 40 years of driving exhilaration. Each model features petrol or diesel BMW TwinPower Turbo engines in four or six cyclinder configurations, which guarantee the kind of performance and power you would expect from much larger engines.
The new BMW 3 Series remains every inch the driver’s car with its driver-oriented cockpit, rear-wheel drive dynamics and flowing lines running from bonnet to boot. The latest model holds true to all that has come before, with its chrome and high gloss finishes exuding pure elegance, and its striking features giving it a broad, sporty presence. The characteristic short front overhang, elongated bonnet and long wheelbase are accentuated by a roofline that sweeps towards a smoothly sloping boot. The result is a coupe-like silhouette that gives an impression of movement, even when standing still. The front of the car features striking optional LED headlights, which, using adaptive technology, automatically adjust illumination to specific driving conditions. Wider exhausts, new athletic rim designs and a fresh choice of colours (such as Mediterranean Blue) round off the powerful look of the world’s most distinctive sports saloon. The boot holds 480 litres, with an optional through-loading system using the rear-seat backrests. This allows two passengers to sit comfortably in the back, with long items such as ski and snowboard bags fitting between them.
Inside the new BMW 3 Series Saloon, the characteristic driver-oriented cockpit gives you more control than ever, placing every innovation easily and intuitively within reach. Whether you choose sporting character, refined elegance or M Sport athleticism, each model of the new BMW 3 Series Saloon is a finely tuned, expertly crafted car offering its own version of pure driving pleasure. Whichever model you choose it will come with BMW Business Media Package, BMW Business Navigation, BMW ConnectedDrive Services and three years' subscription to BMW Online as standard. The freestanding Control Display now has a slim, 6.5-inch high resolution screen with navigation as standard, and boasts a faster, more intuitive user experience.
Fitted with every safety feature you'd expect from a class-leader – such as six airbags, Dynamic Stability Control, Anti-lock Braking and more.
The BMW 3 Series also features a full alarm system for your security.
|Vehicle length||4633 mm / 182.4 in|
|Vehicle Width||2031 mm / 80 in|
Vehicle Height |
|1434 mm / 56.5 in|
|Wheelbase||2810 mm / 110.6 in|
|Unladen weight (DIN)||1400 kg / 3086 lb|
|Engine Capacity||1499 cc|
|Max Torque||220 nm @ 1250-4000 rpm|
|Max Power||100 kW @ 4500 - 6000 rpm|
|Top Speed||130 mph|
|Acceleration||0-62 mph / 8.9 sec|
|Combined cycle||52.3 - 54.3 mpg|
|Urban cycle||42.2 - 43.5 mpg|
|CO2||122 - 124 g/km|