Now the facelift for the BMW 3 Series Touring and the sedan has been presented. After almost three years on the market, it was time for an update.
The revised BMW 3 Series Sedan and 3 Series Touring have been presented. Read everything you need to know about BMW’s refreshed 3 Series here.
- BMW 3 Series facelift presented
- Redesigned front
- New headlight design
- New rear apron
- New curved display
- Updated petrol, diesel, and plug-in hybrid models
- Sales start from July 2022
The updated BMW 3 Series Touring and Sedan was presented in updated versions on May 18. It will still be a few weeks before the new BMW 3 Series model hits the road.
The current BMW 3 Series has been on the market for several years. That’s why the facelift was to be expected.
No major changes were expected on the exterior of the new BMW 3 Series . However, the Touring and Limousine have received a few subtleties that make them look fresher. Of course, the sportiness should be emphasized, which has been well done with a newly designed vehicle front.
The good or bad news, depending on your point of view, is that the 3 Series hasn’t been fitted with the huge kidney grilles of the BMW 4 Series and M3. Changes at the front are limited to a revised bumper and some new LED headlights with an updated inverted L-shaped daytime running light design.
The glare-free matrix high beam is optionally available, which is recognizable with accent strips and light production in blue. The kidney grille is equipped with new double slats and the front apron shows modeled surfaces overall.
The M high-gloss Shadow Line for the side window frames is now available as standard.
The BMW 3 Series Touring will also get some updates, most likely a new rear bumper and the same front fascia changes as the sedan.
BMW 3 Series 2023 Inside
In the interior, driver orientation is of course still in the foreground after the facelift. A new feature is the BMW Curved Display, which is fully digital and consists of a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel and a 14.9-inch Control Display.
Buttons and switches have been significantly reduced, and voice and touch operations are now in the foreground. The control panel is still present with the gear selector on the center console.
Of course, the 3 Series facelift also has a large selection of advanced systems for automated driving. These include a front collision warning with brake intervention, cruise control with brake intervention, and the Speed Limit Info with the no-overtaking display. Lane change warning, Parking Assistant, Remote 3D View and many other systems that make driving easier are also available as options.
There is plenty of space in both the saloon and the Touring, and high-quality materials are used. Whether in everyday life or when traveling, you can get along well with the models of the BMW 3 Series.
With the facelift, the standard equipment has also been expanded. These now include an automatically dimming interior mirror, the storage package, and Park Distance Control with sensors in the front and rear. All models now also have the Live Cockpit Plus including a navigation system onboard.
A mid-life facelift for a BMW usually means the engines are updated, and the new 3 Series follows that pattern. The drives should be even more efficient and diverse. Gasoline, diesel, and plug-in hybrid models are available:
The internal combustion engines are equipped with 48-volt mild-hybrid technology to increase driving pleasure and reduce fuel consumption. Four petrol engines are available for the 3 Series sedan and the 3 Series Touring. All engines are connected to an 8-speed Steptronic transmission as standard.
The M340i xDrive, available as a sedan or touring, is at the top of the drive portfolio. Here, the in-line six-cylinder petrol engine delivers a whopping 374 hp. Also on offer are three four-cylinder petrol engines with 156 hp, 184 hp, or 245 hp.
The top diesel is called the BMW M340d xDrive and can be selected for both the touring and the sedan. Here, a six-cylinder in-line diesel engine delivers 340 hp. Two four-cylinder types of diesel are also available, with an output of 150 hp or 190 hp. A 287 hp straight-six diesel is also on offer.
The plug-in hybrid drive is offered in two performance levels and has a system output of 204 hp or 292 hp. The purely electric range is up to 62 kilometers (320e sedan), measured according to WLTP.
BMW 3 Series 2023 Price
The updated BMW 3 Series, consisting of the 3 Series Touring and 3 Series Sedan, was unveiled to the public on May 18th. According to the manufacturer, the market launch should take place in July 2022. Prices for the new 3 series are not yet known, but we assume that the models will each be a few thousand euros more expensive.