BMW 3 Series F30 LCi – The Most Advanced 3 Series Ever 

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The BMW 3 Series created the modern sporting sedan segment 40 years ago and has since set the pace among its rivals as far as dynamics, efficiency and emotionally rich design are concerned. The latest-generation BMW 3 Series represents another flawless embodiment of this commitment to benchmark excellence.

The original – more attractive than ever before.
Since 1975 the BMW 3 Series has furnished regular evidence of its dynamic ability. Whether in comparison tests, on the race track or in everyday use, it has traditionally set the benchmark in the sporting mid-size segment with the classical rear-wheel drive in the model-line up. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan embodies unbeatable efficiency in its class and combines leading fuel economy with the sporting ability customers expect from a BMW. The cars’ dynamic talents are reflected in their looks, which impress with their precision, tautness and elegance. The new BMW 3 Series is the original in its class – and now, with this latest model refresh, it is more attractive than ever before.

From straightforward product to the most important model series in the BMW portfolio.
In 1975 BMW opened the first chapter in a success story destined to endure for decades. The first generation of the BMW 3 Series was referred to by its development code E21, and by 1983 sales of the all-new mid-size model – its four- and six-cylinder engines developing between 55 kW and 105 kW – had reached almost 1.4 million examples. Its successor, the E30, brought with it a new development: the first six-cylinder diesel engine in the expanding sports sedan segment. Additional variants – a four-door model, touring model and Convertible, as well as the introduction of optional all-wheel drive – provided the second generation of the BMW 3 Series with the platform to expand its potential between 1982 and 1994. Next up was the E36 (1990 – 1999), the first BMW 3 Series also available in Coupe form, whose four-cylinder diesel engines further bolstered the model series’ status as a segment leader. The E46 generation (1998 – 2006) managed to increase performance yet also make more efficient use of diesel through the introduction of common rail direct injection. In 2005 the fifth-generation BMW 3 Series arrived in the shape of the E90, with efficiency and dynamics once again noticeably enhanced. The introduction of the EfficientDynamics package of measures in 2007 enabled BMW to further strengthen its leading position in this area.

A success story on race tracks as well as roads around the world.
The BMW 3 Series has also illustrated its sporting pretensions through numerous successes in motor sport competition down the years. The first BMW M3, for example – a sports version of the E30 with distinctive flared front wings – was designed as a homologation model for the German DTM touring car race series and went on to epitomise the family-friendly sports car. The BMW M3 duly won the World Touring Car Championship in 1987, its very first season in race competition. This and numerous other championship titles, plus countless race victories, make the Group A E30 BMW M3 the world’s most successful touring car to date. Four victories in a row at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, backed up by another eight wins recorded by the subsequent generation on the world’s toughest race track (including back-to-back one-two finishes in 2004 and 2005) tell you all you need to know.

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The 3 Series – the heart of the BMW brand.
With its sporty dynamics and outstanding efficiency, the BMW 3 Series sets the benchmark in driving pleasure. This is also reflected in the sales success of the mid-size BMW: since it was first launched in 1975, over 14 million BMW 3 Series cars have been delivered worldwide – and the Sedan and Touring (not sold in South Africa) today account for around 25 per cent of total BMW vehicle sales. The BMW 3 Series therefore embodies the heart of the BMW brand more than any other model.

The new BMW 3 Series continues the successful history of this model series and is committed to building on its leading role in the mid-size sports segment. In sports sedan guise, it has brought together highly attractive, dynamic design with exceptional dynamics, efficiency and unbeatable practicality for four decades. And in Touring form, the BMW 3 Series has combined its top-class dynamic attributes with increased versatility to meet the challenges of leisure and everyday use since 1988. The BMW 3 Series Touring is no longer sold in South Africa.

40th Year Special Edition

To celebrate the 40th year anniversary of the iconic sedan, BMW South Africa has introduced a special edition BMW 3 Series Sedan model with the M Sport Package, exclusive paintwork, 19” BMW Individual light alloy wheels, BMW Individual instrument panel finished in leather, BMW Individual interior trim piano black with the 40 Year Edition logo and Harman / Kardon surround system.

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  1. Design and equipment.

The segment founder – even higher quality, even greater presence.

The eye-catching looks of the new BMW 3 Series imbue it with a striking presence on the road. The distinctively sculpted long bonnet and set-back passenger compartment team up with the short front and rear overhangs and long wheelbase to create the extremely dynamic proportions that are as much a hallmark of BMW as ideal 50:50 weight distribution. Precisely designed headlights further emphasise the dynamic credentials of the BMW 3 Series, while the powerful rear end of the Sedan, complete with a clearly defined new lighting design, underlines their sporting appearance to excellent effect.

Individuality and personality.
Revised headlights provide an even more vivid visual showcase for the dynamic flair of the new BMW 3 Series. LED indicators now positioned as “eyebrows” above the headlights and integrated in noticeably more horizontal form give the optional LED headlights a look of even greater concentration. In cars with standard specification, the headlights are joined by two LED daytime driving light units on each side. These light strips highlight the hallmark BMW twin headlight arrangement and create a stylistic link between the headlight units and the BMW kidney grille. They give the car a clear road presence in daylight, too, and ensure a strong recognition value both from a distance and in the dark.

Full-LED lights and BMW High Beam Assist as an option.
The new BMW 3 Series can be ordered as an option with full-LED headlights, which are even more efficient than the xenon headlights offered to date and accentuate the sharper gaze of the front end. In addition, the “eyes” of the BMW 3 Series have moved further apart, visually strengthening the car’s broad stance on the road. The daytime driving lights are even more striking and precise thanks to the levelled off upper and lower edges of the LED light tubes. These also form a visual connection with the BMW kidney grille in the shape of an LED light bar. Another contributor to the technology leadership status of the new BMW 3 Series is the optional BMW High Beam Assist system. The camera-based, anti-dazzle High Beam Assist adjusts the car’s lights dynamically using actuators to ensure the road is illuminated as well as possible without dazzling oncoming traffic and vehicles travelling ahead. This helps to maximise the use of the main beam and significantly widen the illuminated area in front of the car – further increasing driving pleasure, enhancing visibility and therefore improving safety at night.

New width-enhancing effect and stronger visual presence.
Broader side air intakes in the front apron give the new BMW 3 Series Sedan an even stronger stylistic presence. This powerful appearance is further underlined by the strikingly sculptural and precise form of the bumpers. The new, more intricate structure of the central air intake also allows the radar sensor for the Active Cruise Control (ACC) to be integrated more discreetly.

The rear end with its sporty design also impresses with its likewise highly sculptural, clearly defined lines. The newly designed rear lights are full-LED units. The light bars, arranged in a distinctive BMW “L” shape and now more heavily curved, lend greater dynamic presence to the rear end of the car even when it is stationary. Added to which, the integrated LED brake lights raise safety another notch thanks to their faster responses. The two-piece LED indicators form a horizontal band of light across both sections of the rear lights and provide extremely even and consistent light. They stretch into the boot lid and underline the car’s sporty looks. The wider, Line-specific trim element on the rear apron lends additional emphasis to this dynamic appearance. The Line badge on the car’s front side panels is now more three-dimensional in design.

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The top-of-the-line petrol engine in the BMW 340i comes with an exhaust system featuring individual 80-millimetre tailpipes on the left and right, while the engines for the 320i and 320d models upwards now come with twin tailpipes, each 70 millimetres in diameter. The tailpipe for the entry-level models measures 75 millimetres in diameter. The sporting appearance of the new BMW 3 Series is underlined visually and functionally by a new range of wheels. Rims up to 19 inches are available as an option, and the Original BMW Accessories range also includes 20-inch items.

High-quality interior, unimpeachable ergonomics.
The interior faithfully reflects the dynamic and elegant lines of the sporty BMW 3 Series model range. The cockpit’s driver focus is a signature BMW feature and provides optimum access to all the important functions. The outstanding ergonomics of the BMW 3 Series have been improved further still and additional, carefully arranged chrome highlights and high-gloss surfaces give the interior an even classier look.

The central control panel in the centre console comes in high-gloss black. If the interior lighting package is specified, it also features an ambient lighting surround and is imbued with an even greater feeling of quality by additional chrome applications. Chrome accents make the newly designed controls for the electric seat adjustment, for example, clearer to the eye. Moreover, their improved form and feel allow them to be used even more intuitively. Chrome applications are also a feature of the electric window controls and air vents, bringing added high-quality accents to the interior. In cars with the Luxury Line, Sport Line or M Sport package specified, the accent strip in the instrument panel continues expansively into all four doors, emphasising the generous levels of space for the passengers and providing a classy ambience. The cupholders in the centre console add another practical feature and now have a sliding cover. An additional practical storage area for items such as a smartphone is positioned forward of the cupholders.

Lines enable further individualisation.
Offered as an alternative to standard specification, the Sport Line and Luxury Line equipment lines lend the new BMW 3 Series an individual character of their own, while the M Sport package offers additional options designed to further increase road presence and driving pleasure.

The new BMW 3 Series Sedan can be ordered standard with the 16” light alloy wheels (318i, 320i and 320d) and with the new 17-, 18- and 19-inch wheels as an option. The 330i and 330d comes standard with 17” light alloy wheels. The Sport Line and Luxury Line equipment lines and the M Sport package can now also be specified as an option with the “ash black” wood panel with metal inlay. Sport Line models offer new leather upholstery variants with accents in Veneto Beige and Saddle Brown. The same applies to cars with the Luxury Line, which can also be specified with new bi-colour 18-inch light-alloy wheels in multi-spoke design. Among the features of the M Sport package are the M aerodynamic package, an M leather steering wheel, M Sport suspension and front sports seats, the anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner and the Driving Experience Control switch with additional Sport+ mode. This seriously sporty equipment variant is also available with the new leather upholstery options with accents. Now available in addition to the exclusive 18- and 19-inch M light-alloy wheels is an 18-inch light-alloy wheel option in Orbit Grey.

Customers can choose from a total of 15 exterior colours for their new BMW 3 Series. New additions to the range include striking Mediterranean Blue metallic, Platinum Silver metallic and Jatoba metallic, in addition to the Individual colour Champagne Quartz metallic. The Estoril Blue metallic shade is still reserved exclusively for cars equipped with the M Sport package as well as the new optional M Sport Brake in blue with the BMW “M” badge.

Honing the character of the BMW M3 as well.
Reflecting the even more sharply defined, dynamic design and even higher-quality interior introduced for the new BMW 3 Series model range, the BMW M3 now also gains newly designed full-LED rear lights and precise, quality-feel chrome highlights for the interior. The latest-generation Navigation system Professional with LTE – the fastest mobile standard currently available – is now also an option for the BMW M3, while two new BMW Individual exterior colour shades (Smoked Topaz metallic and Champagne Quartz metallic) can be specified for the new BMW M3 in addition to the exclusive Tanzanite Blue metallic and Azurite Schwarz metallic BMW Individual paint finishes.

  1. Powertrain and chassis.

Raising the benchmark – even sportier, even more efficient.

* Fuel consumption figures according to ECE test cycle, may vary depending on tyre format.
1) Provisional figures.

The BMW 3 Series has symbolised driving enjoyment combined with frugal fuel consumption for the past 40 years. Now the new BMW 3 Series Sedan is raising the bar yet again. The engine range comprises a total of four petrol engines, with outputs ranging from 100 kW to 240 kW, and two diesel engines with outputs from 140 kW to 190 kW (combined fuel consumption: 4.9–4.0 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 129–106 g/km)*. All the three-, four- and six-cylinder petrol engines and the four-cylinder diesel unit in the BMW 320d are now sourced from the newly developed, modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family and are equipped with the latest BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which combines exceptional performance with excellent fuel efficiency. Looking further ahead, the BMW 3 Series will celebrate a very special milestone in 2016 with the launch of the BMW 330e. The BMW 330e will be powered by a plug-in hybrid drive system with a combined output of 185 kW1), giving the BMW 330e a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of 6.3 seconds1) and a top speed of 225 km/h1). Combined fuel consumption will work out at just 2.1 l/100 km* 1), corresponding to combined CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km* 1).

All models in the new engine family are EU6-compliant.
All members of the new modular engine family share a common design blueprint, with an in-line cylinder arrangement, a displacement per cylinder of 500 cc and very lightweight, thermally optimised all-aluminium construction. The crankcase is very rigid due to its closed-deck design – which means that the cylinder water jacket is closed at the top – while thermally joined, high-strength cylinder liners with twin-wire, arc-sprayed coating save weight and reduce internal friction.

The three- and four-cylinder engines have balancer shafts for smooth performance throughout the engine speed range. The uncompromising modular design is also reflected in standardised interfaces for the engine mounts and the connections to the cooling system, intake and exhaust systems as well as the heating and air conditioning system.

All the petrol engines in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan models feature an exhaust-manifold-integrated turbocharger. That means the exhaust gases have only a short distance to travel to the turbocharger system, resulting in an extremely agile response. On the BMW 320d, further improvements have been achieved by using anti-friction bearings instead of plain bearings. At the same time the system’s significantly reduced internal friction makes itself felt even during the very short warm-up phase, resulting in substantially reduced cold-start fuel consumption. The close-coupled catalytic converter and the electrically operated boost pressure control valve (wastegate) further improve the emissions performance of the petrol engines.

Efficiently optimised performance.
All the engines in the new BMW EfficientDynamics engine family are equipped with the latest generation of BMW’s innovative TwinPower Turbo technology, which in the case of the petrol engines feature TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection and Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing. They additionally feature VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing.

The BMW TwinPower Turbo technology for the diesel engines comprises VNT turbocharging and latest-generation common rail direct injection, which with maximum injection pressures of 2,000 bar provides a particularly effectively way of reducing fuel consumption and emissions.

With their highly efficient performance optimisation, based on BMW’s globally pioneering TwinPower Turbo technology, the new engines in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan models are once again segment leaders on performance and fuel efficiency.

* Fuel consumption figures according to ECE test cycle, may vary depending on tyre format.

Four-cylinder performance, three-cylinder fuel consumption.
Even the entry-level engine version in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan offers typical BMW sporty performance. The new BMW 318i (combined fuel consumption: 5.1–5.0 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 129–116 g/km), which replaces the previous BMW 316i, is the first ever sporty mid-sized model from BMW to be fitted with the new three-cylinder petrol engine. Among the highlights of this engine are its compact dimensions and low weight, excellent performance capabilities that also go hand in hand with exemplary fuel efficiency and typical three-cylinder qualities such as sharp response, extremely eager revving and a dynamic and sporty engine sound.

A further advantage of the new three-cylinder engine is its good vibration characteristics. Like a six-cylinder in-line engine, which is a benchmark in this respect, it generates no first- and second-order inertia forces. At the same time, a balancer shaft counteracts engine roll torque for impeccable refinement throughout the engine speed range.

The BMW 318i Sedan is powered by this turbocharged three-cylinder petrol unit, which delivers maximum power of 100 kW between 4,500 and 6,000 rpm, from a displacement of 1.5 litres. Peak torque of 220 Nm is available from 1,250 rpm. For short periods this can be increased – for safe overtaking – to 230 Nm using the overboost function, which can be activated by kickdown. With the six-speed manual gearbox, the BMW 318i accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 8.9 seconds, on the way to a top speed of 210 km/h. Despite this dynamic performance, however, the CO2 emissions of the BMW 318i are just 119 g/km* (with eight-speed Steptronic transmission), a more than 13 per cent improvement over the previous BMW 316i.

* Fuel consumption figures according to ECE test cycle, may vary depending on tyre format.

Four-cylinder petrol engine has higher output yet lower fuel consumption.
Also celebrating its world premiere in the new BMW 3 Series is a new 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line unit. Fitted in the new BMW 320i Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 5.5–5.3 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 128–124 g/km)*, it develops maximum output of 135 kW between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm and maximum torque of 290 Nm at 1,350 rpm (with six-speed manual gearbox and traditional rear-wheel drive). The 2.0-litre four-cylinder in-line engine marks its world debut in the new BMW 330i Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 6.1–5.5 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 143–129 g/km)*, the successor to the previous BMW 328i, where it generates 185 kW between 5,200 and 6,500 rpm and 350 Nm from 1,450 rpm. This gives the new BMW 330i Sedan with eight-speed Steptronic transmission a 0 – 100 km/h sprint time of 5.8 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h in both the Sedan models. Nevertheless, the CO2 emissions of the BMW 330i Sedan with standard tyres have fallen compared with the previous model by more than 12 per cent, to 129 g/km*.

Dynamic new six-cylinder petrol engine.
The new BMW 3 Series also sees the world debut of the BMW 340i Sedan (combined fuel consumption: 7.7–6.5 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 179–152 g/km)*, which replace the previous 335i. The BMW 340i is the first model in the entire BMW line-up to be powered by the all-new six-cylinder engine from the new modular BMW EfficientDynamics engine family. The lightweight and rigid all-aluminium unit with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology provides a perfect blend of superb performance and outstanding efficiency. The new three-litre six-cylinder in-line BMW 340i tops the 3 Series petrol line-up and develops maximum power of 240 kW between 5,500 and 6,500 rpm, a 15 kW improvement over the previous model. Peak torque is an impressive 450 Nm, which is available from 1,380 rpm. The new BMW 340i Sedan with the standard eight-speed Sports Automatic Steptronic transmission goes from 0 – 100 km/h in just 5.1 seconds, with a governed top speed of 250 km/h. And although it offers significantly more power and superior torque (up by 50 Nm) compared with the predecessor model, CO2 emissions for the new BMW 340i Sedan with standard tyres are more than 10 per cent down on the previous BMW 335i, Sedan at 152 g/km*.

Brawny diesel engines with frugal fuel consumption.
Big efficiency improvements have also been achieved on the optimised four-cylinder diesel unit, which belongs to the same new modular family as the petrol engines.

* Fuel consumption figures according to ECE test cycle, may vary depending on tyre format.

The output of the new BMW 320d has risen beyond that of its predecessor model (up from 135 kW to 140 kW at 4,000 rpm) and CO2 emissions have been reduced by more than nine per cent. With its powerful torque of 400 Nm, which is on stream between 1,750 and 2,500 rpm, the new BMW 320d Sedan with eight-speed Steptronic transmission returns a 0 – 100 km/h time of 7.2 seconds, two tenths of a second less than the previous BMW 320d Sedan. The new BMW 320d achieves a top speed of 230 km/h, but generates CO2 emissions of just 106 g/km*.

New manual and automatic transmissions.
The new BMW 3 Series Sedan can be fitted with a six-speed manual transmission or eight-speed Steptronic unit (standard on the BMW 330d and BMW 340i). The crisp-shifting six-speed manual transmission, featuring optimal ratio spacing, comes with a dual-mass flywheel with centrifugal pendulum absorbers. This technology, which made its world debut in a production-model 320d EfficientDynamics Edition, counteracts uneven running on high-torque engines so that drivers can change up smoothly and without any unpleasant booming noise even at low engine speeds – leading to a further reduction in fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. The six-speed manual transmission also comes with engagement speed control, which means the engine is automatically brought to the right rpm for the next gear when changing up or down, resulting in improved smoothness.

The new eight-speed Steptronic transmission, like the six-speed unit, also plays an important part in reducing CO2 emissions. Its improved efficiency, wider gear spread and reduced torque converter slip during gear shifts reduce CO2 emissions by three per cent. At the same time, improved damping of engine irregularities make for improved comfort and smoother shifting. Sporty drivers will also enjoy the eight-speed Steptronic transmission. In Sport+ transmission mode, it allows the driver to rev the engine right up to the rev limiter, and also to perform multiple sequential downshifts. For even greater driving pleasure, the eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission is available with steering wheel paddle shifters.

Further economy benefits are offered by the eight-speed Steptronic transmission’s coasting mode. When the driver lifts off the throttle at higher speeds, for example on a gentle downhill grade on the motorway, the engine is automatically decoupled from the powertrain. It then simply ticks over in neutral, which saves fuel and ensures there is no unwanted engine braking at high speed. A further fuel-saving feature, which also improves driving comfort, is the new Proactive Driving Assistant, which uses information from the navigation system to “anticipate” upcoming roundabouts, corners and junctions and select exactly the right time to change gear.

Sporty, agile and comfortable suspension.
The BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark in driving dynamics for generations. The further developed damper technology and stiffer suspension of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan team up with a more finely honed steering set-up to deliver significantly enhanced dynamic capabilities without any compromise on comfort. The retuned suspension improves both transverse and longitudinal dynamics under all payload conditions. This is expressed in reduced roll, unwavering directional stability and an exceptionally high level of steering precision. This is true of the standard suspension as well as the M Sport suspension and adaptive suspension options. The latter offers electronically controlled dampers and allows individual adjustment of the car’s dynamic responses at the touch of a button. Continuous sensor monitoring of longitudinal and lateral acceleration, speed and steering angle allows the damping to be optimally matched to road characteristics and the driving situation. Rear-wheel-drive variants also feature a 10-millimetre drop in ride height. Drivers can use the Driving Experience Control switch to choose between a more comfort-biased setting or more sporty characteristics at any time.

  1. BMW EfficientDynamics.

Superb performance, exceptionally low fuel consumption.

 

The driving enjoyment offered by the new BMW 3 Series Saloon and new BMW 3 Series Touring models is based not just on excellent performance but also on excellent fuel economy – a combination achieved with the help of the trailblazing BMW EfficientDynamics package. New, more fuel-efficient petrol and diesel engines, mated with further improved manual and automatic transmissions, Auto Start Stop, Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand operation of ancillary units and the ECO PRO mode, ensure that the new BMW 3 Series not only delivers typical BMW sporty performance but also benchmark fuel consumption and emissions.

High-tech engines offer superior efficiency.
The innovative three-, four- and six-cylinder petrol engines powering the new BMW 3 Series offer exceptional power, typical BMW fast-revving performance and superb refinement, coupled with maximum efficiency. These qualities are achieved with the help of trailblazing BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with TwinScroll turbocharging, High Precision Injection, double VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC fully variable valve timing. State-of-the-art BMW TwinPower Turbo technology is also used on the new BMW 3 Series four- and six-cylinder diesel models. The combination of turbocharging and latest-generation common rail direct injection, with maximum injection pressures of 2,000 bar, ensures impressive torque and refinement combined with unsurpassed efficiency

Optimised transmissions and intelligent energy management.
The newly developed manual and automatic transmissions also play an important role in reducing fuel consumption and emissions. Both types of transmission feature optimised efficiency, compact design and low weight, and are able to support a relaxed, low-rev and extra-fuel-efficient driving style. Further potential for savings is offered by the intelligent transmission control strategy. Amongst other things, a Proactive Drive Assist (for models fitted with the eight-speed Steptronic transmission) uses navigation data to work out in advance where the driver will have to slow down on the upcoming route and adapts the powertrain strategy accordingly. It also passes on appropriate recommendations to the driver, if desired.

All the new BMW 3 Series Sedan models are equipped as standard with the Auto Start Stop function and Brake Energy Regeneration. Further savings are offered by intelligent energy management for the ancillary units. This includes the on-demand coolant pump, electronically controlled oil pump and electromechanical power steering that consumes no electrical power when steering straight ahead. Also, whenever the air conditioning is not being used, its compressor is automatically disconnected.

Further fuel-saving measures include the ECO PRO mode, selectable using the Driving Experience Control switch, the ECO PRO Route navigation feature and the coasting function on models with eight-speed Steptronic transmission, which disconnects the engine if the driver lifts off the throttle at higher speeds. The engine then idles in neutral, consuming less fuel.

* Fuel consumption figures according to ECE test cycle, may vary depending on tyre format.
1) Provisional figures.

Plug-in hybrid with CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km* 1).
The BMW 330e (combined fuel consumption: 2.1 l/100 km and combined CO2 emissions: 49 g/km)* 1), which will join the range in 2016, will mark a further milestone in fuel efficiency in this segment. Its state-of-the-art plug-in hybrid technology combines a 135 kW1) 2.0-litre petrol engine with an 80 kW electric motor. The combined output of 185 kW 1) and combined maximum torque of 420 Nm1) give the BMW 330e a 0 – 100 km/h acceleration time of just 6.3 seconds1) and a top speed of 225 km/h1). The BMW 330e combines these new benchmarks with fuel consumption of just 2.1 l/100 km* 1), which corresponds to CO2 emissions of just 49 g/km* 1). The new BMW 330e is also capable of travelling up to 35 kilometres 1) – for example around town – in all-electric mode and therefore with zero local emissions.

  1. BMW ConnectedDrive.

Optimum connectivity and intelligent driver assistance systems.

BMW has been setting the standard for connectivity between human, car and the outside world for many years now. With yet more new functions added to the unrivalled combination of mobility services and driver assistance systems, BMW ConnectedDrive is providing another impressive demonstration of its pioneering abilities in the new BMW 3 Series range, while once again ensuring supreme safety, comfort and infotainment.

Fastest mobile technology on board.
The optional latest-generation Navigation system Professional boasts quicker start-up, even faster route calculation along with more realistic 3D visualisation in cities. The navigation system is also adaptive, so that when the driver deliberately deviates from a suggested route several times the system will start to propose the new “learned” route as the standard one for reaching the selected destination. Automatic map updating (which is free of charge for the first three years) and the ConnectedDrive Services enable individual regions of the navigation map to be updated wirelessly over the air by means of the vehicle’s integrated SIM card. In South Africa, customers will only be able to perform this update at a BMW Dealership.

ConnectedDrive Services form part of the standard specification of the BMW 3 Series. A SIM card built into the vehicle enables the customer to enjoy optimum connectivity and access to the unrivalled range of services from BMW ConnectedDrive without the need for a smartphone. The Concierge Service, for example, makes it possible to select points of interest while driving, such as pharmacies, restaurants or hotels and have them sent straight to the vehicle as a navigation destination together with all the relevant contact data. Smartphone apps that have been optimised for BMW, such as Audible, Deezer, GoPro and Spotify, can furthermore be used with the greatest of ease via the car’s display and control concept.

Intelligent Emergency Call, another standard feature in the BMW 3 Series, ensures maximum safety out on the road. If the airbags are triggered in an accident, this system uses the built-in SIM card to automatically transmit the severity of the accident, the potential risk of injury to the occupants and the vehicle’s location to the BMW Call Centre. This information is then used to arrange the best possible emergency response while the Call Centre stays in contact with the occupants if desired. The manual emergency call function, meanwhile, allows rapid help to be summoned for other road users in emergency situations.

Head-Up Display: information in the driver’s immediate field of view.
A full-colour, high-resolution Head-Up Display is available as an option for the new BMW 3 Series. All relevant information, such as speed, navigation instructions, speed limits and overtaking bans, appears here in an optimum position in the driver’s field of view. The safety information from the Driving Assist package (Collision Warning with City Braking function, Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function, Attentiveness Assistant, plus Lane Departure Warning) as well as information relating to telephone and media operation is also shown in the Head-Up Display.

Park Assist for parallel and transverse parking.
The Parking Assistant in the new BMW 3 Series helps the driver to park in both parallel spaces and spaces that are perpendicular to the road. At speeds below 35 km/h ultrasonic sensors measure potential parking spaces, which are then shown in the central information display. If the driver now activates the Park Assist, the car will steer itself into the space while the driver merely has to control the accelerator and brake or switch between forward and reverse gear when prompted. The Park Assist also includes the new Auto PDC function, which allows the Park Distance Control to switch on automatically when approaching an object at the front and display the remaining distance. When traffic jam situations with stop-start traffic are detected, the Auto PDC function is deactivated.

  1. Specifications.
    BMW 318i Sedan.

 

    BMW 318i Sedan  
Body      
No of doors/seats     4/5  
Length/width/height (unladen) mm   4633/1811/1429  
Wheelbase mm   2810  
Track, front/rear mm   1543/1583  
Ground clearance mm   140  
Turning circle m   11.3  
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr   60  
Cooling system incl heater ltr   n.b.
Engine oil1) ltr 4.25
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg 1400/1475

(1425/1500)

 
Max load to DIN kg 575  
Max permissible weight kg 1975 (2000)  
Max axle load, front/rear kg 905/1155  
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg 1300/695  
Max roofload/max towbar download kg 75/75  
Luggage comp capacity ltr 480  
Air resistance Cd  x A 0.27 x 2.20 (0.28 x 2.20)  
         
Power Unit
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/3/4  
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with turbocharger,

High Precision Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc   1499  
Stroke/bore mm   94.6/82.0  
Compression ratio :1   11.0  
Fuel     min. RON 91  
Max output kW/hp   100/136  
at rpm   4400–6000  
Max torque Nm/lb-ft   220/162  
at rpm 1250–4300
         
Electrical System
Battery / installation Ah/–   90/ Luggage compartment  
Alternator A/W 180/2520  
Driving Dynamics and Safety
Suspension, front Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber, small positive steering roll radius, transverse force compensation, anti-dive
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS),

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1 15.1
Tyres, front/rear   205/60 R16 92H
Rims, front/rear     7.0J x 16  

 

      BMW 318i Sedan  
 
Transmission
Type of transmission   6-speed manual (optional: 8-speed Steptronic)
Gear ratios                                    I :1   4.552 (5.000)  
                                                         II :1   2.548 (3.200)  
                                                         III :1   1.659 (2.143)  
                                                         IV :1   1.230 (1.720)  
                                                         V :1   1.000 (1.314)  
                                                         VI :1   0.830 (1.000)  
                                                         VII :1   — (0.822)  
                                                         VII :1   — (0.640)  
                                                         R :1   4.138 (3.456)  
Final drive :1   3.077 (3.154)  
         
Performance
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW   14.0 (14.3)  
Output per litre kW/ltr   66.7  
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec   8.9 (9.1)  
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec   11.5 (–)  
Top speed km/h   210 (210)  
         
BMW EfficientDynamics
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km 7.0–6.4 (6.7–6.2)
Extra-urban ltr/100 km 4.7–4.3 (4.6–4.3)
Combined ltr/100 km 5.5–5.1 (5.4–5.0)
CO2 g/km 129–119 (126–116)
Emission rating   EU6  

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

 

 

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

BMW 320i Sedan.

 

  BMW 320i Sedan   
       
Body    
No of doors/seats   4/5  
Length/width/height (unladen) mm 4633/1811/1429  
Wheelbase mm 2810  
Track, front/rear mm 1543/1583  
Ground clearance   140  
Turning circle m 11.3  
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr 60  
Cooling system incl heater ltr n.b.  
Engine oil1) ltr 5.25  
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg  1430/1505

(1450/1525)

 
Max load to DIN kg 575  
Max permissible weight kg 2005 (2025)  
Max axle load, front/rear kg 935/1155  
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg 1700 (1800)/695  
Max roofload/max towbar downl kg 75/75  
Luggage comp capacity ltr 480  
Air resistance Cd x A 0.28 x 2.20  
       
Power Unit    
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/4/4  
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with turbocharger,

High Precision Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc 1998
Stroke/bore mm 94.6/82.0
Compression ratio :1 11.0
Fuel   min. RON 91
Max output kW/hp 135/184
at rpm 5000–6500
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 290/214 (270/199)
at rpm 1350–4250 (4600)
       
Electrical System  
Battery / installation Ah/– 90/ Luggage compartment  
Alternator A/W 180/2520
       
Driving Dynamics and Safety    
Suspension, front   Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), networked with xDrive all-wheel-drive system in Integrated Chassis Management (320i xDrive), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS),

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1 15.1  
Tyres, front/rear   205/60 R16 92V  
Rims, front/rear   7.0J x 16 light alloy  

 

 

    BMW 320i Sedan   
   
Transmission  
Type of transmission   6-speed manual (optional: 8-speed Steptronic)
Gear ratios                                    I :1 4.551 (5.000)  
                                                         II :1 2.548 (3.200)  
                                                         III :1 1.659 (2.143)  
                                                         IV :1 1.230 (1.720)  
                                                         V :1 1.000 (1.314)  
                                                         VI :1 0.830 (1.000)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.822)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.640)  
                                                         R :1 4.138 (3.456)  
Final drive :1 3.385 (2.813)  
       
Performance    
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 10.6 (10.7)  
Output per litre kW/ltr 67.6  
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec 7.2 (7.3)  
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec 9.2 (–)  
Top speed km/h 235 (235)  
       
BMW EfficientDynamics  
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km 7.9–7.3 (7.6–6.9)  
Extra-urban ltr/100 km 4.8–4.5 (4.7–4.4)  
Combined ltr/100 km 5.9–5.5 (5.8–5.3)  
CO2 g/km 138–128 (134–124)  
Emission rating   EU6  

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

 

 

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

BMW 330i Sedan.

 

  BMW 330i Sedan   
       
Body    
No of doors/seats   4/5  
Length/width/height (unladen) mm 4633/1811/1429  
Wheelbase mm 2810  
Track, front/rear mm 1531/1572  
Ground clearance   140  
Turning circle m 11.3  
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr 60  
Cooling system incl heater ltr n.b.  
Engine oil1) ltr 5.25  
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg  1470/1545

(1495/1570)

 
Max load to DIN kg 575 (560)  
Max permissible weight kg 2045 (2055)  
Max axle load, front/rear kg 945/1180  
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg 1800/745  
Max roofload/max towbar downl kg 75/75  
Luggage comp capacity ltr 480  
Air resistance Cd x A 0.29 x 2.20  
       
Power Unit    
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/4/4  
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with turbocharger,

High Precision Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc 1998
Stroke/bore mm 94.6/82.0
Compression ratio :1 10.2
Fuel   min. RON 91
Max output kW/hp 185/252
at rpm 5200–6500
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 350/258
at rpm 1450–4800
       
Electrical System  
Battery / installation Ah/– 90/ Luggage compartment  
Alternator A/W 180/2520
       
Driving Dynamics and Safety    
Suspension, front   Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), networked with xDrive all-wheel-drive system in Integrated Chassis Management (330i xDrive), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment   Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS),

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1 15.1
Tyres, front/rear   225/50 R17 94W  
Rims, front/rear   7.5J x 17 light alloy  

 

 

    BMW 330i Sedan   
   
Transmission  
Type of transmission   6-speed manual
(optional: 8-speed Steptronic)
Gear ratios                                    I :1 3.683 (5.000)
                                                         II :1 2.062 (3.200)
                                                         III :1 1.313 (2.143)
                                                         IV :1 1.000 (1.720)  
                                                         V :1 0.809 (1.314)  
                                                         VI :1 0.677 (1.000)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.822)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.640)  
                                                         R :1 3.348 (3.456)  
Final drive :1 3.909 (2.813)  
       
Performance    
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 7.9 (8.1)  
Output per litre kW/ltr 92.6  
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec 5.9 (5.8)  
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec 6.9 (–)  
Top speed km/h 250 (250)  
       
BMW EfficientDynamics  
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km 8.4–7.9 (7.4–7.0)  
Extra-urban ltr/100 km 5.4–5.1 (4.9–4.7)  
Combined ltr/100 km 6.5–6.1 (5.8–5.5)  
CO2 g/km 151–143 (136–129)  
Emission rating   EU6  

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

 

 

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

BMW 340i Sedan.

 

  BMW 340i Sedan   
       
Body    
No of doors/seats   4/5  
Length/width/height (unladen) mm 4633/1811/1429  
Wheelbase mm 2810  
Track, front/rear mm 1531/1572  
Ground clearance   140  
Turning circle m 11.3  
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr 60  
Cooling system incl heater ltr n.b.  
Engine oil1) ltr 6.5  
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg  1530/1605

(1540/1615)

 
Max load to DIN kg 560  
Max permissible weight kg 2090 (2100)  
Max axle load, front/rear kg 990/1175  
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg 1800/750  
Max roofload/max towbar downl kg 75/75  
Luggage comp capacity ltr 480  
Air resistance Cd x A 0.29 x 2.20  
       
Power Unit    
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/6/4  
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with turbocharger,

High Precision Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc 2998
Stroke/bore mm 94.6/82.0
Compression ratio :1 11.0
Fuel   min. RON 91
Max output kW/hp 240/326
at rpm 5500–6500
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 450/332
at rpm 1380–5000
       
Electrical System  
Battery / installation Ah/– 90/ Luggage compartment  
Alternator A/W 180/2520
       
Driving Dynamics and Safety    
Suspension, front   Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), networked with xDrive all-wheel-drive system in Integrated Chassis Management (340i xDrive), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment   Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS),

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1 15.1
Tyres, front/rear   225/50 R17 94W  
Rims, front/rear   7.5J x 17 light alloy  

 

 

    BMW 340i Sedan   
   
Transmission  
Type of transmission   6-speed manual (optional: 8-speed Steptronic)
Gear ratios                                    I :1 4.110 (5.000)  
                                                         II :1 2.315 (3.200)  
                                                         III :1 1.542 (2.143)  
                                                         IV :1 1.179 (1.720)  
                                                         V :1 1.000 (1.314)  
                                                         VI :1 0.846 (1.000)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.822)  
                                                         VII :1 — (0.640)  
                                                         R :1 3.727 (3.456)  
Final drive :1 3.231 (2.813)  
       
Performance    
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 6.4 (6.4)
Output per litre kW/ltr 80.1
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec 5.2 (5.1)
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec 5.2 (–)
Top speed km/h 250 (250)
       
BMW EfficientDynamics  
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km 10.4–10.0 (9.1–8.6)  
Extra-urban ltr/100 km 6.1–5.9 (5.5–5.3)  
Combined ltr/100 km 7.7–7.4 (6.8–6.5)  
CO2 g/km 179–172 (159–152)  
Emission rating   EU6  

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

 

 

 

 

BMW 320d Sedan.

 

  BMW 320d Sedan    
Body      
No of doors/seats   4/5    
Length/width/height (unladen) mm 4633/1811/1429    
Wheelbase mm 2810    
Track, front/rear mm 1543/1583    
Ground clearance mm 140    
Turning circle m 11.3    
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr 57    
Cooling system incl heater ltr n.b.    
Engine oil1) ltr 5.0    
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg  1430/1505

(1450/1525)

   
Max load to DIN kg 575    
Max permissible weight kg 2005 (2025)    
Max axle load, front/rear kg 925/1145    
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg 1600/745
(1800/745)
   
Max roofload/max towbar download kg 75/75    
Luggage comp capacity ltr 480    
Air resistance Cd x A 0.26 x 2.20    
         
Power Unit
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/4/4    
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with variable-geometry turbocharger,

Common-Rail Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc 1995    
Stroke/bore mm 90.0/84.0    
Compression ratio :1 16.5    
Fuel   Diesel    
Max output kW/hp 140/190    
at rpm 4000    
Max torque Nm/lb-ft 400/295    
at rpm 1750–2500
         
Electrical System
Battery / installation Ah/– 90/ Luggage compartment    
Alternator A/W 150/2100    
Driving Dynamics and Safety
Suspension, front Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber, small positive steering roll radius, transverse force compensation, anti-dive
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), networked with xDrive all-wheel-drive system in Integrated Chassis Management (320d xDrive), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS)

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1 15.0  
Tyres, front/rear   205/60 R16 92W  
Rims, front/rear   7.0J x 16 light alloy    

 

 

    BMW 320d Sedan    
 
Transmission
Type of transmission   6-speed manual (optional: 8-speed Steptronic)
Gear ratios                                    I :1 4.110 (5.000)    
                                                         II :1 2.248 (3.200)    
                                                         III :1 1.403 (2.143)    
                                                         IV :1 1.000 (1.720)    
                                                         V :1 0.802 (1.314)    
                                                         VI :1 0.659 (1.000)    
                                                         VII :1 — (0.822)    
                                                         VII :1 — (0.640)    
                                                         R :1 3.727 (3.456)    
Final drive :1 3.154 (2.813)    
         
Performance
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 10.2 (10.4)  
Output per litre kW/ltr 70.2  
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec 7.3 (7.2)  
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec 7.5 (–)  
Top speed km/h 235 (230)  
         
BMW EfficientDynamics
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km 5.3–4.9 (5.2–4.8)
Extra-urban ltr/100 km 3.9–3.5 (3.9–3.6)
Combined ltr/100 km 4.4–4.0 (4.4–4.0)
CO2 g/km 116–106 (116–106)
Emission rating   EU6    

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

 

 

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

BMW 330d Sedan.

 

    BMW 330d Sedan  
Body      
No of doors/seats     4/5  
Length/width/height (unladen) mm   4633/1811/1429  
Wheelbase mm   2810  
Track, front/rear mm   1531/1572  
Ground clearance mm   140  
Turning circle m   11.3  
Fuel tank capacity approx. ltr   57  
Cooling system incl heater ltr   n.b.  
Engine oil1) ltr   6.5  
Weight, unladen, to DIN/EU kg    1540/1615  
Max load to DIN kg   550  
Max permissible weight kg   2090  
Max axle load, front/rear kg   990/1170  
Max trailer load,

Braked (12%)/unbraked

kg   1800/750  
Max roofload/max towbar download kg   75/75  
Luggage comp capacity ltr   480  
Air resistance Cd  x A   0.28 x 2.20  
         
Power Unit
Config/No of cyls/valves In-line/6/4  
Engine technology   BMW TwinPower Turbo technology with variable-geometry turbocharger,

Common-Rail Direct Injection

Effective capacity cc   2993  
Stroke/bore mm   90.0/84.0  
Compression ratio :1   16.5  
Fuel     Diesel  
Max output kW/hp   190/258  
at rpm   4000  
Max torque Nm/lb-ft   560/413  
at rpm 1500–3000
         
Electrical System
Battery / installation Ah/–   90/ Luggage

compartment

 
Alternator A/W 180/2520  
Driving Dynamics and Safety
Suspension, front Aluminium double-joint spring strut axle with displaced camber, small positive steering roll radius, transverse force compensation, anti-dive
Suspension, rear   Five-link axle in lightweight construction
Brakes, front   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Brakes, rear   Single-piston floating-calliper disc brakes / vented
Driving stability systems   Standard: DSC incl. ABS and DTC (Dynamic Traction Control), CBC (Cornering Brake Control), networked with xDrive all-wheel-drive system in Integrated Chassis Management (330d xDrive), DBC (Dynamic Brake Control), Dry Braking function, Fading Compensation, Start-Off Assistant,
optional: Dynamic Suspension Control, Drive Performance Control
Safety equipment Standard: airbags for driver and front passenger, side airbags for driver and front passenger, head airbags for front and rear seats, three-point inertia-reel seatbelts on all seats with belt latch tensioner and belt force limiter at the front seats, crash sensors, tyre defect indicator
Steering   Electric Power Steering (EPS)

optional: Variable Sport Steering

Steering ratio, overall :1   15,0  
Tyres, front/rear     225/50 R17 94W  
Rims, front/rear     7.5J x 17 light alloy  

 

 

      BMW 330d Sedan  
 
Transmission
Type of transmission     8-speed Steptronic  
Gear ratios                                    I :1 4.714
                                                         II :1 3.143
                                                         III :1   2.106  
                                                         IV :1   1.667  
                                                         V :1   1.285  
                                                         VI :1   1.000  
                                                         VII :1   0.839  
                                                         VII :1   0.667  
                                                         R :1   3.317  
Final drive :1   2.563  
         
 
Power-to-weight ratio kg/kW 8.1
Output per litre kW/ltr 63.5
Acceleration            0–100 km/h sec 5.6
In 5th gear                80–120 km/h sec (–)
Top speed km/h 250
         
BMW EfficientDynamics
BMW EfficientDynamics standard features   Brake Energy Regeneration, electromechanical power steering, Automatic Start/Stop function, Optimum Shift Indicator (manual gearbox), ECO PRO mode, intelligent lightweight construction, on-demand operation of ancillary units, differential with optimised  warm-up behaviour, tyres with reduced rolling resistance
Fuel Consumption ECE2)
Urban ltr/100 km   6.0–5.8  
Extra-urban ltr/100 km   4.6–4.3  
Combined ltr/100 km   5.0–4.9  
CO2 g/km   131–129  
Emission rating   EU6  

 

Specifications apply to ACEA markets/data relevant to homologation apply in part only to Germany (weight)

Figures in brackets apply to models with automatic transmission

1) Oil change

2) Fuel consumption and CO2 emissions depend on the selected tyre format

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