2016 BMW 3 series Review

The redesigned 2016 BMW 3 Series will make great progress in
the choice of a new more powerful engines and fairer-looking
exterior, a traditional will be produced in the form of a sedan
and station wagon.

Exterior of 2016 BMW 3 Series

2016 BMW 3 series received a new facelift. Both bumpers were
redesigned and brought visually closer to the 4-series. The
Sport Line aesthetic treatment is now standard on all models
except 320i.

The headlamps were made sharper-looking with more angular
contour, thus made available as full LEDs. The LED tail lamps
were reshaped and equipped with new innards as well, but the
difference is not that striking.

The optional Premium package for the 328i and 328d now, apart
from Comfort Access, satellite radio, and a sunroof, includes
the LED headlamps. This package is standard on 6-cylinder cars.

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BMW 3 Series 2016 Interior

Interior-wise, 2016 BMW 3 series almost remains untouched.
However, there was a few small updates: the manufacturer used
new materials followed by more chrome and gloss-black trim,
which were supposed to make the vehicle look richer. Brown
leather is not part of the exclusive, luxury features.

According to BMW, the navigation and infotainment system will
certainly work better and more quickly. The automatic
“over-the-air” map updates are now part of the NavDeal,
accompanied by SIM cards and LTE technology.

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2016 BMW 3 series Interior

Engine and Specs

BMW 3 series 2016 underwent the biggest changes in the
powertrain sector.

The manufacturer made some changes on the chassis, producing
improved dynamic capacities. The vehicle comes with the new
front struts, redesigned rear dampers and retuned power
steering. These are applied to all suspension setups –
standard, M Sport and Adaptive M.

As for the engine, the N20 turbocharged 4-cylinder remains in
320i and 328i. However, the B58 comes in place of the N55. The
new turbo 6, 3.0-liter belongs to BMW engine family, which can
serve in 3-, 4- and 6-cylinder applications.

The new turbo 6 is followed by a new model design – 340i. It
puts out 320 horsepower at 6500 rpm, with torque of 330
pound-feet, arriving at 1380 rpm. It is claimed that the 340i
accelerates 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds with rear-wheel drive and
4.6 seconds with xDrive.

All engines are offered with rear- or all-wheel drive. All
gasoline engines are offered with a revised 8-speed automatic
or the 6-speed manual, now including a rev-matching function.
But only the 340i can combine xDrive with the stick.

Next year, BMW is going to add a plug-in hybrid – 330e, which
will be using a 4-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric
motor. It is expected to deliver 250 horsepower and 310
pound-feet of torque, and accelerating 0-60 mph in 6.1 seconds.

2016 BMW 3 Series Station Wagon

2016 BMW 3 Series Station Wagon

Price and release date

The 2016 BMW 3 series is expected to hit the markets these
days, whereas the announced plug-in hybrid 330e won’t be seen
in the showrooms anytime soon.

The MSRP price for this car is $33,900.

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