2019 BMW 3-SERIES

 


An automotive icon unlike any other. The flagship member of the BMW tribe has never looked, performed, or attracted so intensely. 40 years in the making, the 2019 BMW 3-series aims to stay atop the pile.

 

Fundamental specifications

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Specs2019 330i xDrive Gran Turismo
Engine2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder
Horsepower255-hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque295 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
Engine extrasHigh Precision Direct InjectionValvetronicDouble-VANOS technology
Transmission8-speed sport automatic
Fuel efficiency23 mpg city / 33 mpg hwy
0-60 mph4.9 seconds
Interior5.7-in. digital gauge cluster10.25 in. infotainment screeniDrive controller knob
DimensionsLength 179-in.Width 72-in.Height 57-in.
Curb weight3,780 lbs
Storage56.8 cubic feet


        
     

Package tiers 

  • Simplicity tier - Standard features like the LED headlights, rear-view camera, ConnectedDrive services.
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  • Convenience tier - Comfort Access lets you lock, unlock, open doors and tailgate remotely.
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  • Premium tier - Latest BMW Navigation system features auto-updating maps. Advanced Real-Time traffic information. Head-up display projects driving data right in sightline.Heated front seats. BMW iDrive 6.0 vehicle function.
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  • Executive tier - Adaptive Full LED lights and auto high-beams. Side and top view cameras. Dynamic instrument cluster. Parking assistant. Dakota leather interior.
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New turbo engine concepts

For U.S. drivers, the manual is no more. The German manufacturers have decided to go fully automatic with the three available models of the 3-series. The standard four-cylinder can be bumped up to six-cylinders with the M340i, which as usual will show off the progressive power of turbocharged 3.0-liters. From the 2018 model, the horsepower has been increased by 7hp and the torque improved from 258 to 295 lb-ft. All-wheel drive is an available option from the standard RWD, with an 8-speed automatic transmission, as a reaction to the continual regression in demand for manuals. 








Familiar exterior


The widely-identifiable façade of the BMW 3-series remains largely undisturbed. The 2019 model is, to a degree, evolving with the times, exemplified by smoother lines and cleaner transitions. Traditionalists will notice very slight adaptations, such as the glasswork. Exterior designer Marc Michael Markefka acknowledges that "We wanted to stretch the glass graphic towards the rear, but we wanted to keep the door short to have comfortable access to the rear seats." Minor alterations that would be hardly noticeable to the layperson are exactly the sort of tweaks that define the BMW sculptor. 

   

New interior 

   On top of the reimagined exterior, the cabin has been given a facelift, aesthetically and technologically. Having fallen behind Mercedes with the prior 3-series designs, BMW set out to develop the technology that has become increasingly vital to the consumer, particularly those in the luxury market. Standard models include a 5.7-inch digital display in the gauge cluster, and a central 8.8-inch touchscreen. In comfort terms, there is projected increase in both shoulder and elbow room in the front. Noise will also be minimized with the help of acoustic glass and insulating foam in the A-pillars. 

 


BMW of Milwaukee North is proud to present the splendid new 2019 BMW 3-series, and it's a sight to behold.