Despite numerous competitors upping their game in the premium sedan segment, the BMW 3-Series continues to be the standard by which all others are measured. Yet the boys and girls from Bavaria aren’t about to rest on their laurels as they just unveiled the latest-generation 3-Series at this year’s Paris Motor Show.
Looking more like an evolutionary take on the recognizable 3er design language, the new car is larger in every dimension. The grille is now sharper, as are the full LED headlamps. And there are air inlets on the bumpers and other places that help reduce drag coefficient, bringing it down to a slick 0.26 Cd. Oh, and weight is down by 55kg, despite the bigger measurements.
These increases in size pay off when it comes to interior room, says BMW. Passengers will be greeted not only by more space but by a new dash that sees the infotainment screen neatly integrated into the dashboard, rather than looking like an afterthought. Buyers can go for the standard 5.7-inch instrument cluster and 8.8-inch infotainment screen or opt for a 12.3-inch instrument display paired with a 10.25-inch center monitor.