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New BMW 3 Series edition raises the bar even higher

Staff reporter

Staff reporter

The BMW 3 Series Saloon has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality, and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and this, the seventh generation, raises the bar even higher.

When the first BMW 3 Series was launched in 1975, it revolutionised the segment and became BMW’s most successful model.

The saloon is the core of BMW 3 Series range, of which over 15 million units have been sold worldwide, and is regarded as the heartbeat of the brand.

With revised styling, superior driving dynamics, exceptional efficiency and innovative features, this latest iteration opens an exciting new chapter in the 3 Series progression.

Precision, clean lines and bold contours are the hallmarks of the new 3 Series Saloon, which has had its proportions radically revised.

The new car is 85 millimetres longer than its predecessor, 16 millimetres wider and just 1 millimetre taller.

The interior is designed to accentuate the spaciousness of the cabin and the driver-focused cockpit.

A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is fitted.

Systematic upgrades have also been made to the BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the two-litre, four-cylinder diesel engines in the BMW 320d and BMW 320d xDrive models.

New for the BMW 3 Series Saloon, drivers and passengers will be joined by the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, an intelligent, digital character that responds to the prompt ‘Hey BMW’.

The interior is designed to accentuate the spaciousness of the cabin and the driver- focused cockpit. The instru-ment panel has a modern, light look with horizontal lines, high- quality electroplated trim strips and contours that extend into the doors.

The newly-designed instrument cluster and Control Display form a large surfaced screen grouping, while the controls not included in these units are arranged into clearly structured function panels.

The car made its debut at the Paris Motor Show on Tuesday, October 2 with the car due to go on sale on March 9.

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