2023 BMW 3-Series

2023 BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series is the epitome of driving pleasure and the benchmark for sporting prowess in the premium mid-size segment. With more than 45 years of global success under its belt, the 3-Series also represents the core of the BMW brand. Precise design modifications shine an even brighter spotlight on the dynamic character of the BMW 3-Series Sedan and BMW 3-Series Touring. A newly designed cockpit with BMW Curved Display brings ground-breaking modernity and digitalisation to the interior. The latest-generation operating system - BMW Operating System 8 - enables the number of buttons and controls to be reduced significantly. All variants of the new BMW 3-Series Sedan and new BMW 3-Series Touring now come as standard with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel and a newly designed selector lever. Added to which, additions to standard specification increase the appeal of the new BMW 3-Series, while a new newly structured optional equipment offering makes it easier for customers to individualise their car exactly according to their preferences. The launch of the new BMW 3-Series Sedan and new BMW 3-Series Touring around the world will get underway in July 2022. Both models will be built at BMW Group Plant Munich. The BMW 3-Series Sedan will be available worldwide and produced not only at the company's main factory, but also at two other facilities. The new BMW 3-Series Sedan for the Chinese market will be made at the Tiexi plant in Shenyang operated by the BMW Brilliance Automotive (BBA) joint venture. The latest production location for the Sedan is the BMW Group's San Luis PotosĂ­ plant in Mexico, which opened in 2019.

2023 BMW 3-Series

Production at BMW Group Plant Munich: the company's main factory delivers premium quality


The BMW Group's main factory in Munich is the BMW 3-Series production location with the longest history. Like their predecessors, the new BMW 3-Series Sedan and new BMW 3-Series Touring will also be built in Munich. Here, they will roll off the same assembly line as the BMW 4-Series Gran Coupé, BMW M3 and fully electric BMW i4. In 2022 BMW Group Plant Munich is celebrating its centenary. Change and continuous development are as much part of the history of the facility at the company's Munich base as vehicle production itself. With the integration of the purely electrically powered BMW i4 into the existing production system, the plant completed the first step towards fully electric mobility. In addition, through extensive investment and construction measures, the necessary changes have been made to enable the integration of the all-electric vehicle architecture for the future developed for the "Neue Klasse". The transformation of Plant Munich is a prime example of the BMW iFACTORY strategy, which sees the BMW Group setting new standards and defining the future of automotive manufacturing throughout its production network. The BMW iFACTORY embodies extremely flexible, efficient and sustainable production utilising the latest digital methods.

2023 BMW 3-Series

Powertrain


Highly efficient petrol and diesel engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology and electrification in the form of plug-in hybrid and 48V mild hybrid technology ensure the powertrains available for the new BMW 3-Series strike an exceptionally fine balance between driving pleasure and fuel economy. An eight-speed Steptronic transmission with gearshift paddles on the steering wheel is now standard for all models. BMW 3-Series customers can choose from a larger selection of powertrain variants than the brand offers for any other model range. The plug-in hybrid drive system is offered at two output levels, with system output of either 150 kW/204 hp or 215 kW/292 hp and an electric range of up to 62 kilometres / 38.5 miles (BMW 320e Sedan) in the WLTP cycle. Topping the model range are four BMW Performance models from BMW M GmbH. The BMW M340i xDrive Sedan and BMW M 340i xDrive Touring are fitted with a 275 kW/374 hp six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. The six-cylinder in-line diesel engine powering the BMW M340d xDrive Sedan and BMW M340d xDrive Touring develops maximum output of 250 kW/340 hp. And the line-up also includes three four-cylinder petrol engines with 115 kW/156 hp, 135 kW/184 hp and 180 kW/245 hp, two four-cylinder diesel units producing 110 kW/150 hp and 140 kW/190 hp, and a 210 kW/286 hp straight-six diesel.

2023 BMW 3-Series

BMW 330i: four-cylinder petrol engine with exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head


A comprehensive round of updates for BMW's TwinPower Turbo technology has brought improvements in the power delivery of the most powerful of the three four-cylinder petrol engines available for the new BMW 3-Series. These have an exhaust manifold integrated into the cylinder head and an upgraded turbocharger system. This design enables extremely effective exhaust gas cooling. The latest version of the 2.0-litre engine is fitted in the BMW 330i Sedan, BMW 330i xDrive Sedan, BMW 330i Touring and BMW 330i xDrive Touring models. It develops maximum output of 180 kW/245 hp between 4,500 and 6,500 rpm. Peak torque of 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) is on tap between 1,600 and 4,000 rpm.

Five engines with 48V mild hybrid technology


Mild hybrid technology gives the six-cylinder in-line petrol engine and the four diesel units available for the new BMW 3-Series exceptionally responsive power delivery and optimised efficiency. Here, a 48V starter-generator acts like an electric drive unit to assist the engine, allowing it to operate within an efficiency-optimised load range as frequently as possible. It also offers the driver an electric boost effect that can instantly put an extra 8 kW/11 hp on tap to give the power unit even sharper response when accelerating off the line or putting in a quick burst of speed. The mild hybrid system allows particularly intensive use of the electric power generated through Brake Energy Regeneration and stored in an additional battery. This is used not only to provide the engine with its electric power boost, but also - via a voltage transformer - to supply power to the vehicle's 12V electrical system, enabling exceptionally efficient operation of the electric consumers in the new car.

Eight-speed Steptronic transmission now standard on all models; BMW xDrive also available in plug-in hybrid models


The engine in the BMW 318d Sedan and BMW 318d Touring entry-level diesel models now also teams up with an eight-speed Steptronic transmission as standard. The sporting character of the power delivery is underscored by the now likewise standard gearshift paddles on the multifunction steering wheel, which enable extremely rapid manual interventions in the gear selection process. Gearshift paddles are also part of the armoury for the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, which stands out with its particularly sharp shift dynamics, provides a Launch Control function for traction-optimised acceleration off the line and unlocks ultra-quick bursts of mid-range power with its Sprint function. The eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is standard for the BMW Performance models and will also be offered as an option for all other variants of the new BMW 3-Series Sedan and new BMW 3-Series Touring, with the exception of the entry-level petrol and diesel models. The top-of-the-line models also come as standard with BMW xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive. This fully variable transmission of power to all four wheels is also available as an alternative to classical rear-wheel drive for the Sedan and Touring variants of the BMW 320i (Sedan only), BMW 330i, BMW 320d and BMW 330d. In addition, customers ordering the two plug-in hybrid variants of the new BMW 3-Series Touring and the BMW 330e Sedan can also choose to have the power from their combustion engines / electric motors channelled onto the road by means of BMW xDrive.

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