Not that it was strictly necessary, but BMW decided that all 3 Series Sedans and Wagons need a mid-life refresh and so they came up with a nice and thorough facelift to do the job. Besides new looks and features, the 2016 BMW 3 Series also comes with new variants.
One would be hard pressed to count all the revised features on the 2016 BMW 3 Series body at first glance, but it does come with new front and rear aprons that are more aerodynamic, revised headlights, new wheel designs, and a whole host of new colors. What’s more, you can order full LED head and taillights which in addition to providing better lighting, look a lot cooler as well.
The biggest highlight of the 2016 BMW 3 Series family is the addition of a new 340i variant to it. Replacing the 335i model, the 340i is powered by a similar but all-new inline 6-cylinder engine (B58) developing 320 hp and 330 lb-ft. It goes from 0 to 100 km/h in 4.8 seconds in normal rear-drive configuration and in 4.6 seconds when equipped with xDrive four-wheel-drive. This car is the next best thing after the M3.
Being a performance-minded family car, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan comes standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission and a 6-speed manual transmission is available as a no-cost option on 320i, 328i, 340i and 340i xDrive models. There is also a Track Handling Package available which includes Variable Sport Steering, Adaptive M Suspension and M Sport Brakes, and 18-inch Orbit Grey light alloy wheels.
There has been some improvements inside the cabin of the 2016 BMW 3 Series as well, such as the addition of a new gloss black console with new cupholders. There are also new design and equipment packages such as Sport and Premium Line with “Individual” features.