The BMW 3 Series Sedan systematically continues the design tradition and features of the BMW brand. The sportingly elegant exterior creates the effect of coming from one single mould and conveys aesthetics and dynamics at first sight. Even in its sixth generation, the most frequently sold BMW vehicle in the world sets standards.
Inspired by a rich model history, the heart of the BMW brand appears in a modern and powerful design – always convincing with its BMW-typical proportions. Combined with the headlights, the striking BMW kidney grille forms a harmonious unit and follows on from the front design of earlier models, thus emphasising the breadth and sporting character of the vehicle. For the first time, itexploits the full effect of the kidney grille from the side.

A view from the side highlights the precise contours. Extended, ascending lines stretch the vehicle optically, giving it enhanced dynamic character. In this way the forward-striving front end transforms into the bonnet in one striking move. As a result, the vehicle appears as if in motion and very agile. Preise contorours delineate firm surfaces– which have always been characteristics of the iconic compact sports sedan.

Like its predecessors, the BMW 3 Series Sedan has the classical three-box design – in a modern interpretation. Long bonnet, short front overhang, long wheelbase and rear-set greenhouse promise pure dynamics. The flowing transition from the curving roof line to the flat standing rear window lend the vehicle a coupé-like appearance and a sportingly elegant lightness.


The interior of the BMW 3 Series Sedan impresses with its high-quality selection of materials. It encloses the driver with classical driver guidance, creating a cockpit feeling. Skilful space design gives optimum access to all the important control functions on the instrument display.
The instrument panel opens up to the driver and allows convenient access to the controls. All the design lines converge in one point behind the steering wheel, thus directing the driver’s view fully onto the road.

On the driver’s side of the deliberately asymmetrically designed centre console, a change from decorative surface and grain optically highlights the driver’s section of the interior. On the front passenger side, an elegant atmosphere is created by the instrument panel that displays the decorative trim giving it an ornamental effect. Conveniently accessible for both passengers and in the middle part of the central console is the iDrive Controller.

The free-standing iDrive monitor with its slim, high-resolution display is positioned on the horizontally arranged instrument panel and reminiscent of ultra modern flatscreens.


Design and functionality need not be opposites. The best example of this is the interior of the BMW 3 Series Sedan: Innovative functions and ergonomically positioned details leave room for what is most important: sheer driving pleasure.
Practical: for the first time in a vehicle of this class, the BMW 3 Series Sedan has two drinks holders integrated into the central console in front of the gear selection lever. They not only provide perfect support for mugs or bottles, but also perfect ergonomic design. A removable storage compartment is available as an alternative. There is space for drinks bottles with a content of up to one litre in the storage compartments under the armrests in the doors. Additional storage compartments in the central console with a special section for mobile devices underline the extremely functional design of the interior.


  • The model, equipment and possible vehicle configurations illustrated here may differ from the vehicles supplied in the Indian market.