The BMW 3-series is the company’s number one seller in the US and also a favorite in the auto market for a number of reasons. This model is a classic entry level luxury auto which has been endowed with first-class features, an energetic performance and a superb ride and stability unmatched by a majority of vehicle at whichever price. BMW is working on the mid-cycle update for its 3 series, and the prototype for the refreshed version has already been spotted. This model is still new since it has been in the market for about three years now. The initial model was made to go for six years, meaning that it is only halfway through its life. It therefore becomes apparent that the upcoming 2016 BMW 3-series will only receive some mild facelift.
2016 BMW 3-SERIES: REDESIGN EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR
This new 2016 BMW 3-series will get some new changes when it is finally released in the market sometimes next year. The most likely changes will take place around the front bumper while some new lights might come as a fraction of the package. Still, there are expectations of some interior updates too. Unofficial reports indicate that the 2016 BMW 3-series will be equipped with BMW’s new four and six cylinder engines based on the new MLB platform. These new engines will have a displacement of 0.5 liters and an addition of fuel injection, turbo-charging technologies and variable valve timing. This model is rumored to come with a new architecture. Given this new platform, some changes are expected as well which are mostly concerned with extensive use of lightweight materials like aluminum, carbon fiber and high strength steel. Information from trusted sources indicates that this new car will shed off about 500 pounds. 2016 BMW 3-series architecture will also come with a longer wheelbase for this new auto. Again, this all new 2016 BMW 3-series will get a new bumper while its lights will be tweaked a little bit to make this model more attractive. Its newly acquired appearance will make this model to be sportier. Its head and tail lights will be made in the latest LED lighting technology which produces more illumination even in the darkest hours. As for its new size, its length will be 171 inches, width at 70.9 inches and height at 62.1 inches.
Inside of this car a dark Eurocentric theme will dominate the entire part of its interior. This theme will enhance this model’s exclusive and luxurious feel making it a perfect compact coupe`. Its seats will be made of superb, comfortable and long lasting materials which will add extra pleasure and enjoyment during the ride. There will be revised suspension and a redesigned steering wheel as well as more interior space.
2016 BMW 3-SERIES: ENGINE AND FUEL ECONOMY
This exclusive and elegant 2016 BMW 3-series will come with an enhanced super power engine. It will be a 2.0 liter six cylinder unit which will produce 288 horsepower and it will be combined with a 258 lb-ft of turbocharged DOHC 16 valve. Use of both fuel injection and turbo charging in the 2016 BMW 3-series is to enable it be fuel economical and also have high performance and acceleration speed. This car has been categorized as a green car since it will produce about 100g/km of CO2.
2016 BMW 3-Series: Release Date, Price and Competitors
2016 BMW 3-series will be unveiled during the Frankfurt Motor Show which will take place in 2015. As for its price, the new BMW 3-series will be a bit expensive than the current model since it has been spiced up a little bit. Nevertheless, its exact price has not yet been declared but there are speculations that it might cost about $ 80 000. The new model will be in tight competition with other luxury autos like Jaguar XL, Mercedes Benz S-Class, Audi A8 and Lexus LS.