2016 BMW 3-Series is a highly desired luxury sport sedan in the compact segment that is also one of the favourites of many enthusiasts. Here’s a spectacular rendering to its features.
It’s certainly shaping out to be a great banner year for this series of models. For 2016, it comes with plenty of changes to help compete capably with its rivals. Read on to find out what’s new for the model year.
The new 3-Series gets slight exterior styling changes and interior trim improvements for 2016 in addition to a dash of steering and suspension changes that are supposed to enhance the handling precision.
The 6-cylinder sedan receives a change of name as well to 340i from the earlier 335i, standard sixteen-speaker stereo, and a new power-plant with improved output. However, the ActiveHybrid 3 is discontinued for the year. LED headlamps are now offered, as are a new package for Track Handling replacing the Dynamic Handling package and auto remote navigation updates.
Lastly, except on 320i, the remaining variants get a standard Sport Line package, but it is devoid of previous version’s M Sport suspension that’s offered separately.
Body Styles and Variants
2016 BMW 3-Series is offered in wagon and sedan body styles. The sedans are accessible in 320i, 328i, 328d and 340i variants. All the trim levels come with all-wheel-drive, which the carmaker refers to as xDrive. On the other hand, wagon is offered just in in 328i xDrive and 328d xDrive variants.
The new 3-Series offers the best all-round driving experience of every luxury compact sport sedan. Whichever driveline, tires and wheels you select, the ride is quiet and smooth, thus making this new model an excellent option for local trips and road trips alike. The delivery of power is strong matched by standard handling and classic composure during turns.
The unrefined feature of the automatic engine’s start-stop function is annoying. The fuel-saving aspect can be disabled if the driver finds it to be irritating. Conventional BMW enthusiasts will find the steering will mostly be the weakest connection in this package. Many customers will find it to be very accurate, though it doesn’t have the organic experience that made the earlier BMW models feel special.
The new BMW 3-Series is certainly a package that’s been well rounded with everything needed from its sporty driving experience and refined ride quality to the comfortable, luxurious cabin and fuel-efficient, powerful engines.