THE ULTIMAT3 DRIVE.

THE ULTIMAT3 DRIVE.

THE ULTIMAT3 DRIVE.

BMW TWINPOWER TURBO ENGINES.

To coincide with the market launch of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, four high-torque, low-consumption engines are available, which all work with modern BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. They are the powerful heart in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
The modern and lively 2.0-litre engines with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology is the strongest power unit in a new generation of four-cylinder spark ignition engines, which are technologically derived from the award-winning six-cylinder petrol engine. As part of the BMW EfficientDynamics development strategy, they have been systematically designed for enhanced driving dynamics while at the same reducing fuel consumption and emission figures.
Also employed in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan is the established 2.0-litre BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel, which offers an undiminished high output but now performs even more cost-efficiently and with fewer emissions. The engine with aluminium composite crankcase sets standards in many respects and combines the latest generation of common-rail direct injection with a turbocharger, including variable turbine geometry.
As a result, the BMW 328i with 180 kW (245 hp) accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.9 seconds with an average fuel consumption of 6.4 litres per 100km and CO2 emissions of 149 g/km. The BMW 335i with 225 kW (306 hp) only needs 7.4 litres per 100 kilometres and achieves a CO2 value of 172 grams per kilometre. Equipped with the new 8-speed automatic transmission, the BMW 320d has an output of 135 kW and uses only 4.4 to 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres while achieving a CO2 value of 117 g/km. Thanks to additional special BMW EfficientDynamics features, the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics with 120kW (163 hp) achieves a CO2 value of 109 g/km and a fuel consumption of 4.1 litres per 100 kilometres, whether equipped with manual or automatic transmission. (Figures in accordance with EU test cycle, dependent upon the selected tyre format (include range according to technical data).

SPORTS MODE.

A question of the setting. With the Driving Experience Control of your new BMW 3 Series Sedan set to Sports mode, the engine and driving dynamics react even more directly, allowing you an enhanced sports driving style.
Sports mode is activated using the Driving Experience Control fitted as standard in the central console. Through a predefined setup and according to the equipment selected, it results in a considerably more sporting adjustment of the drive and suspension – compared with the standard settings. The engine responds more spontaneously. In combination with the automatic transmission, shift points have considerably more sporting character.

CHASSIS.

CHASSIS.

Supreme driving comfort.

Supreme driving comfort while maintaining maximum handling, agility and accuracy. These requirements may seem to be almost mutually exclusive. And yet the chassis of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan solves the contradiction with ease.
A substantial contribution to this comes from the sophisticated chassis technology with double-joint tension-strut front axle and five-arm rear axle, which provide perfect support for the successful concept with longitudinally mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, balance axle load distribution and body with high torsional strength.

Perfectly tuned axle kinematics.

BMW particularly relies on lightweight chassis components, sophisticated and perfectly tuned axle kinematics together with a precise steering system, which – thanks to the rear-wheel drive – remains unaffected by drive factors. State-of-the-art control systems support the dynamic driving potential of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan.
With a wheelbase of 2,810 millimetres, a track width of 1,543 millimetres at the front and 1,583 millimetres at the rear, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan has grown in terms of its dimensions. Combining the weight-optimised drive train and the lightweight construction concept of the body results in a perfect 50:50 axle load distribution. This ensures maximum driving dynamics and stability.
As if that were not enough: the dynamic chassis characteristics of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan can be increased even further with the optionally available Adaptive M suspension and by selecting Sports mode, which is supplied as standard.

VARIABLE SPORTS STEERING.

Sports driving dynamics meet maximum comfort: variable sports steering adapts the angle of the front wheels to the actual conditions so that the new BMW 3 Series Sedan reacts more or less directly to the driver’s steering commands.
The steering wheel movements required for large wheel angles are reduced by up to 25 per cent. Parking and cornering thus become easier and more comfortable because the driver has to exert less effort.
Handling qualities also benefit, such as when rapid evasive manoeuvres are required.
In the case of smaller steering angles between zero and 100 degrees, the car displays accurate tracking and high stability on straight stretches while conducting steering movements with impressive precision. The steering ratio in each case is determined purely mechanically by a variable transmission for the steering rack.