2019 Releases: The New BMW 3 Series

How can BMW improve a model that has been top of its class for more than 40 years?

The BMW 3 Series is a firm favourite across the globe, and year on year the model range continues to develop, adding further technology and engines to the line.

Its sharply cut nose is a familiar sight on our roads, the BMW 3 Series is the driver’s choice when it comes to compact saloons. BMW is famed for its vehicles’ outstanding performance and rear-drive handling. With increased market pressure from the likes of Jaguar and Alfa Romeo, the BMW 3 Series has undergone some impressive mid-cycle updates to keep it at the front of the pack!

 

Drive

Handling has always been a strong point for the BMW 3 Series, therefore work has been undertaken in different areas to complement this. The ride has been made smoother and more supple, especially when equipped with the optional Adaptive M Sport Suspension. The steering is weighty and exceptionally accurate; this allows you to push further as you’re always sure of exactly where the front end is. This is the most cohesive BMW 3 series we’ve seen, brought on by that genius face-lift!

 

Interior

The interior is not necessarily the flashiest on the market, however for ergonomic efficiency and an unrivalled driving position, it excels. The world-class iDrive system is now displayed on a 6.5-inch colour screen central display, and even tech novices will fly through the easy to navigate sub menus, tweaking their driving modes and checking their efficiency data! The dial located by the mechanical handbrake is incredibly intuitive, even complex controls become second nature with a bit of practice.

 

Verdict

From the 316 SE to the 340i Shadow Edition, the new BMW 3 Series is the perfect starting point for everyone considering a car in this market. Some may be drawn by Audi’s large infotainment screen, or Mercedes-Benz 3 points, but for outright usability nothing comes close to the 3 Series.

 

Find a stunning range of new BMW 3 Series cars and approved used BMW 3 Series cars at your nearest Stephen James dealership in London.

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