3 Oct 18

10 features that make the new BMW 3 Series the benchmark

The Dreier remains the core fleet model for BMW. To put it in other words: the stakes are high for this 7th generation. Here are 10 features that make the Bavarian saloon the new benchmark in the premium D segment.
  1. 76 mm longer and 16 mm wider body results in more cabin space and luggage capacity (480 litres).
  2. Streamlined body: active air flaps, air curtains and an almost completely sealed underbody reduce aerodynamic drag to just 0.23 (Cd).
  3. Wide engine portfolio: from 318d to 330d and 320i to 330i, with NEDC correlated CO2 emissions starting at 112 g/km.
  4. Optimised acoustic properties: foam-filled A-pillars and acoustic glass for the windscreen as standard, doors with acoustic glass optional.
  5. Enhanced driver assistance systems pave the way to automated driving: Collision and Pedestrian Warning with Braking function, plus Lane Departure Warning system, now standard.
  6. New BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is an intelligent digital personality integrated into the car. It helps the driver with numerous tasks, enhancing productivity and on-board entertainment.
  7. Thoroughly revised control and display system. Standard specification includes instrument cluster with screen size increased to 5.7 inches and Control Display with screen diagonal up from 6.5 to 8.8 inches.
  8. Optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional comes with a fully digital 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 10.25-inch Control Display with consistently designed, situation-linked and customisable displays.
  9. Remote Software Upgrade keeps the car up-to-date.
  10. BMW Digital Key for accessing the car and starting the engine via smartphone.
Authored by: Dieter Quartier