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2019 BMW 3 Series 7th Generation. Overview.
BMW rarely makes big design changes to its vehicles all at once. Some may complain about that, but in a way, it’s a credit to the automaker. The design of the 3 Series, for instance, undergoes only gradual changes from generation to generation, and unlike other rivals, it hasn’t needed to reinvent itself. Once again, the seventh-generation BMW 3 Series makes small changes to the existing look, though some of the updates are more significant than you might expect.
Up front, BMW reinterprets the double kidney grilles. The two grilles are now connected, and they each have much thicker frames. The new headlights continue the bolder look. BMW reshaped these lights, making them connect more snugly to the grille similar to the 5 Series and 7 Series. Straying slightly from the lamps’ traditional shape, BMW cut a notch into each of the units. The lower vent is larger and is flanked by new lighting cutouts.
Despite being BMW’s entry-level sedan, the 3 Series grows once again for the new generation. It’s 2.9 inches longer, 0.6 inch wider, and 0.5 inch taller than its predecessor, with a wheelbase that’s 1.6 inches longer. Other than the slightly larger proportions, the 3 Series hasn’t changed much from the side profile. You can still see it has a long hood and short overhangs. Character lines running across the doors have changed, but only in a subtle way. There is a newly designed Hofmeister kink incorporated into the C-pillar.
While other markets will get a plethora of gasoline and diesel engines, the plan is to offer only three choices in the U.S. The four-cylinder 330i and the six-cylinder M340i will use evolutions of existing turbocharged powerplants. A plug-in-hybrid 330e will follow in early 2020, but BMW is being coy about the particulars of that one.
The 330i gets a modest increase in output, with horsepower rising from 248 to 255 and torque increasing from 258 to 295 lb-ft. BMW estimates acceleration figures will be just a tick quicker than the outgoing 330i’s but don’t be surprised if the improvement is bigger once we get the G20 on a test track. The M340i has the brawnier version of the turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, which will make its debut in the Z4; it produces 382 horsepower and 369 lb-ft of torque.
Rear-wheel drive will be standard and all-wheel drive will be optional on both the 330i and the M340i. In Europe, BMW will offer a six-speed manual transmission in certain diesel 3-series, but the only transmission offered in the U.S. will be an eight-speed auto.