BMW 3 (2010): OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
(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 Convertible.
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 superior performance.
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 engine range.
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 kW/115 hp.
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 margin.
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.
The 2.0-litre 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 entertainment functions.
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.