It would be a difficult task to find a vehicle in any segment that has made an impact as the BMW 3 Series. The standard-bearer for luxury sports sedans, the 3 Series has been the torch-carrier for the Ultimate Driving Machine® across 40 years and six generations. With the debut of the seventh-generation BMW 3 Series, it’s clear that the torch has never been brighter — and the bar has never been higher.
Leading the way is the new 2019 BMW 330i, which sports a new 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo engine that puts out 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. A standard upgraded eight-speed Sport Steptronic transmission optimizes performance and efficiency with quicker shifts thanks to a new control unit and Launch Control functionality. These technologies keep the BMW 3 Series at the forefront of performance and excitement.
For optimal handling and comfort, the 2019 BMW 3 Series focuses on lightweight construction, a low center of gravity and a 50:50 weight distribution. The result is increased rigidity, improved spring rates and a drag coefficient of 0.26, which translates to smoother handling and agility and increased aerodynamics. The latest version of xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive takes full advantage with fully variable power transfer between the front and rear wheels, allowing for rear-wheel bias in normal driving conditions and all-wheel drive when more control is demanded.
Performance is even more impressive with the BMW M340i, which adds M Performance chassis tuning, M Sport rear differential, M Sport brakes, an Adaptive M suspension and M Sport brakes for track-worthy driving in any situation. Available in spring 2019 after the launch of the 330i, the M340i will feature a new, 382-horsepower version of the BMW TwinPower Turbo straight-six that makes it ideal for satiating an appetite for excitement.
Over 40 years, BMW has sold more than 15 million 3 Series sedans the world over, making it one of the most beloved vehicles of its era. The new BMW 3 Series doesn’t just live up to that lofty legacy; it carves out a new chapter all its own.
This article is presented by New Century BMW in Alhambra, California.