The BMW 3 Series has been updated changes to the style, advances in digitalisation and
enhanced levels of equipment.

There are redesigned headlights and kidney grille. The LED headlights are now slimmer,
with clear contours and daytime driving lights arranged in an inverted L shape.

Adaptive LED headlights, fitted as standard on the Australian-delivered BMW M340i
xDrive Sedan, are identifiable by the blue accents inside their covers. The Adaptive LED
headlights’ range of functions includes the cornering light and non-dazzling matrix high
beam as well as dynamic headlight range control and variable light distribution.

The remainder of the BMW 3 Series line-up receive full LED headlights with High-Beam

There are lightly modified contours and new double bars on the BMW kidney grille. Air
intakes in black high-gloss positioned below the kidney grille cool the braking system and
provide a sophisticated touch.

A higher proportion of surfaces painted in the body colour and a clean-cut design give the
rear apron of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan and Touring an especially elegant aesthetic.

Horizontal lines, slim light units and flared rear wheel arches accentuate the width and
stance of the rear. The exhaust system’s tailpipe finishers now measure 100 millimetres in
diameter for the 320i, 330i and 330e variants. The M340i xDrive is fitted with exclusive
trapezoidal tailpipes.

The M Sport package is offered as standard on all Australian BMW 3 Series Sedan and
Touring models.

It brings new design features including bolder front and rear aprons and M light-alloy
wheels in 18- or 19-inch format with mixed-size tyres.

The BMW performance models from BMW M GmbH also make a prominent statement
with distinctive looks. As well as a BMW kidney grille in mesh design and trapezoidal
tailpipe trims for the exhaust system, their exclusive design features include M exterior
mirror caps in black high-gloss.

The M Sport Package Pro is a new addition. Available as an extension of the M Sport
package as well as for the BMW performance models from BMW M GmbH, the package
includes extended M high-gloss Shadowline trim, M lights Shadowline and an M Sport
braking system with red callipers.

The range of 3 Series exterior colours has been expanded to include Skyscraper Grey
metallic and M Brooklyn Grey metallic as part of the M Sport package offering.

The interior of the new BMW 3 Series benefits from a comprehensive update. There’s a
curved display, a 12.3-inch information display behind the steering wheel. A diagonal of
14.9 inches merges together into a single, fully digital and high-resolution unit. This design
has progressive digitalisation at its heart and enables the number of buttons and controls
to be significantly reduced in favour of touch and voice control.

The selector lever for the eight-speed Steptronic automatic has a new design and is
positioned in the control panel.

BMW M Sport Seats will be offered as standard equipment for the 330i (Sedan and
Touring), 330e and M340i xDrive.

The BMW 320i will be available exclusively with Sport Seats.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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