(from BMW Press
Release) The BMW 3 Series in the 2010 Model Year.
Driving pleasure in the BMW 3 Series is reaching new heights yet
again in the 2010 model year. Carefully conceived modifications in
design, a thoroughly updated and extended range of engines, as well
as innovative model features give both the new BMW 3 Series Coupé
and the new BMW 3 Series Convertible even greater appeal and style.
And at the same time the Saloon and Touring now also come with new
power units offering even greater qualities than before.
Benefiting from all
these innovations in the powertrain, the BMW 3 Series is able to
further strengthen its status as an outstandingly dynamic and
exceptionally efficient range of models in the mid-market segment.
Over and above these
qualities superior from the start, the 320d EfficientDynamics
Edition is now also entering the market with an unusually good and,
indeed, absolutely superior balance of driving pleasure and fuel
economy. Offering average fuel consumption in the EU test cycle of
4.1 litres/100 kilometres (equal to 68.9 mpg imp), this very special
new model sets new standardsfor efficiency in the midrange segment.
Optimised in all key
areas: the new BMW 3 Series Coupé and the new BMW 3 Series
New design features at the front, side and rear precisely integrated
into the car give even greater emphasis to the sporting and elegant
character of the BMW 3 Series Coupé and the BMW 3 Series
Convertible. At the same time the modifications in design make the
silhouette of both models even sleeker and more dynamic as a sign of
As an additional
highlight, the BMW 3 Series Coupé and Convertible now feature
headlights with newly designed contour lines, a modified structure,
and innovative light technology. New paintwork colours, an updated
range of leather upholstery, as well as innovative office and
entertainment functions from BMW ConnectedDrive make a further
contribution to the elegant looks of both models and the supreme
driving experience they have to offer.
New diversity in the BMW 3 Series
Entering the 2010 model
year, all engines in the BMW 3 Series fulfil the EU5 emission
standard. At the same time the range of engines is being expanded by
new entry-level variants for the Coupé and Convertible, as well as a
new entry-level diesel for the BMW 3 Series Touring.
The market launch of the
new BMW 3 Series Coupé and the new BMW 3 Series Convertible also
marks the introduction of the BMW 318i powered by a straight-four
2.0-litre 105 kW/143 hp petrol engine. The 2.0-litre four-cylinder
diesel in the new BMW 316d Touring delivers maximum output of 85
The top-of-the-range BMW
335i available on all body variants of the BMW 3 Series now comes
with a 3.0-litre straight-six featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo
Technology, High Precision Injection and VALVETRONIC valve
management combining supreme output of 225 kW/306 hp with fuel
economy and CO2 management once again enhanced by a significant
The new power units
featured in the BMW 325d (150 kW/204 hp) and the BMW 320d (135
kW/184 hp) likewise available in all body variants also offer a
further increase in power and torque combined with an even higher
level of all-round efficiency. And last but not least, the BMW 318d
Saloon and the BMW 318d Touring offer an ideal combination of higher
torque with lower fuel consumption and emissions.
Supreme efficiency in the midrange
segment: the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Edition.
The BMW 320d
EfficientDynamics Edition is entering the market in the 2010 model
year as the most efficient car in the midrange segment, combining
fuel consumption of just 4.1 litres diesel/100 kilometres (equal to
68.9 mpg imp) and a CO2 rating of 109 grams per kilometre in the EU
test cycle with maximum output of 120 kW/163 hp.
four-cylinder diesel featured in this revolutionary new model comes
with an all-aluminium crankcase, turbocharging with variable intake
geometry, and the latest generation of common-rail direct fuel
injection. Naturally, the engine has been specifically modified for
an even higher standard of efficiency and the car itself comes with
optimised aerodynamics, a longer final drive ratio and innovative
technology in the two-mass flywheel, the centrifugal force pendulum.
Perfect symbiosis: the BMW 3
Series Edition Models.
The new Special Editions
of the Saloon and Touring bring out the characteristic qualities of
the BMW 3 Series in terms of driving dynamics, motoring comfort and
cutting-edge innovation more convincingly and impressively than ever
before. The Sport, Lifestyle and Exclusive Edition Models boast
sophisticated options carefully combined with one another in the
exterior and interior design of the car, providing new, exquisite
highlights in terms of the car’s looks and driving experience.
Innovative office and
entertainment functions from BMW ConnectedDrive.
The wide range of
services offered by BMW ConnectedDrive highlights the innovative
character of the BMW 3 Series. Appropriately networked to its
surroundings, the BMW 3 Series with ConnectedDrive offers both
optimum comfort and safety as well as a wide range of useful
In the 2010 model year the range of features provided by BMW
ConnectedDrive is being expanded by additional functions – in part
totally exclusive to BMW. The focus in particular is on the
optimised integration of the mobile telephone and external
entertainment devices into the car’s internal iDrive control system.