The 2016 BMW 3-Series sedan is the conclusion of 40 years of 3-Series inheritance. For the year 2016, the new vehicle is going to be released with all-fresh engines, supplementary dynamic ability and improved looks. The new 3-Series gets its mid-life renewal when its direct competitors, such as the Cadillac ATS, the Mercedes-Benz C-class and the Audi A4, has been constantly leading the home sales race. So, BMW has taken much effort to improve its look, in addition to making the new 3-Series sedan to offer better performance and fuel-saving than the outgoing model.
From the outside of the 2016 BMW 3-Series sedan, it is difficult to differentiate the facelift of the sedan from the vehicle that it replaces. The automaker says they have hindered on making major design changes, owing to the success of the existing look and constructive feedback from patrons. The company has the right to be anxious in taking design threats, considering the 2016 BMW 3 is the greatest-selling luxury sedan on earth.
However, it could be disputed that a supplementary refreshing visual revamp would have done the new 3-Series no damage. With this, the new 3-Series is expected to come with a redesigned front and back bumper, in addition to a change to its headlights, with a more stylish daytime running light blueprint and the option for complete LED lighting for the opening time. The taillights of the new vehicle will get complete LEDs as standard, as well.
2016 BMW 3-Series side
BMW 3-Series 2016 Interior
The interior would have some minor tweaks, but there will be some considerable developments, too, with the application of new, high-quality materials, enhanced lighting and other ergonomic modifications, though it remains virtually indistinguishable to the untrained eye. The front and back seats inside the cabin provide an immense deal of comfort and support, and even though buyers have to do a little of squeezing to fit three adult passengers comfortably in the back. The cabin of the new BMW is designed perfectly fine in terms of head and leg room for four passengers in total. The new vehicle comes with an adequate cargo capacity of 480 liters in the sedan and a somewhat helpful 495 to 1500 liters in the wagon.
Then, the new sedan comes with the very noticeable interior modification, which is better than its competitors, is the easy-to-use and understandable iDrive infotainment system. The system includes the skill to use the 4G network for its ConnectedDrive systems. This means that the satellite navigation and acoustic systems will work faster, and buyers can even call somebody at BMW during driving to assist them to discover a location and program their sat-nav distantly.
2016 BMW 3-Series Horsepower, Engine, 0-60
Besides interior and exterior changes, the BMW 3 comes with major changes under its skin. It comes with powerful engines, fine-tuned suspension and improved body control.
BMW equips the new 3-Series sedan with an innovative, 3.0-liter, turbocharger, which is completely made of aluminum, straight-six, B58 engine to offer it the required power and torque of 320 HP @ 5,500-6,500 RPM and 330 lbs per foot @ 1,380 RPM respectively.
The 3er, which is the higher-end model of the 2016 3-Series, would get the standard 340i engine, which is to be mated to an eight-paced mechanical transmission. However, the six-speed manual transmission is also offered as an option to buyers for free.
This 2016 BMW 3 engine also offers better acceleration to the new 3-Series that makes it to attain the speed of 60 mph from the start within 4.8 seconds, which is slightly quicker than that of the outgoing model that attains the same speed in 4.9 seconds. The same engine offers much better acceleration to attain the same velocity in 4.6 seconds when it is combined with the rear-wheel drive system.
Buyers can also get the new 330e, which is the hybrid version of the 2016 3-Series, but unfortunately, it will be offered after the launch of the 3-Series sedan. This will be the first hybrid model in the BMW lineup, which will be outfitted with a 4-cylinder petrol engine and a powerful electric motor, coupled with an 8-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces a maximum power and torque of 250 HP and 310 lbs per foot respectively when combined with the electric motor. This combination makes the new sedan to attain the speed of 60 mph from the start with 6.1 seconds and the vehicle will be capable of moving to a maximum distance of 22 miles solely with the electric motor.
release date and price
Buyers can get their preferred during late 2015, but they have to invest $ 38,600 to $46,350 to procure the new vehicle.