The 2016 BMW 3-Series is a mid-cycle facelift sporting changes that rarely come as a surprise. It was spotted being tested on the streets having camouflage on only the front and rear end of the car. This is an indicator that whatever changes the exterior will go through it will be minor compared to other face-lifts of the German automaker. Since its inception in the year 2012, the BMW 3 series has earned accolades worldwide from users and critics alike. So BMW has decided to play it safe and keep its base exterior model almost same and provide best in class engine and technology upgrades.
2016 BMW 3-Series: Redesign Exterior and Interior
As far as we can judge based on the spy shots, the majority of exterior changes will be focused on front and rear end of the vehicle. Along with headlight upgrades, it would also get bumpers that have been redesigned based on current market trends. It is likely that both front and rear headlights will be powered with LED and also the rear end of this car will have minor refreshments.
Rather than of exterior visuals, we are particularly more interested what 2016 BMW 3-Series offers in terms of technical features. Inside of this vehicle, we expect it to have changes and upgrades in the infotainment system along with options in trim designs. Like almost all major upcoming cars, we expect this one to have basic connectivity options like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi along with the best quality audio system. Added safety measures should include at least Navigation system. We expect to know further changes when the car is officially revealed, but for the time being, this is all the information we got on exterior and interior design.
2016 BMW 3-Series: Engine and Specs
We have news that 2016 BMW 3-Series will be available in both wagon and sedan variants with little or no cosmetic differences. On the contrary, power and performance are set to receive significant upgrades. Under the hood, the 2016 BMW 3-Series would boast a new engine available in both four-cylinder and six-cylinder options. Based on its modular design, the engine will include 2.0 litre four-cylinder and 3.0 litre six-cylinder units. Additional enhancements will come from VVT, fuel-injection and turbo-charging technologies.
Since this series mainly focuses on performance rather than on looks, BWM is also offering a hybrid version of the model capable of producing horsepower of 245 and 295 pound-feet of torque. This will come from a four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor. Drivetrain options include both rear and all-wheel drive facilities.
2016 BMW 3-Series: Release Date and Price
The 2016 BMW 3-Series is set to release in late of 2015 and sales are expected to start from early 2016. Due to the minor changes in face-lift, we expect this vehicle to be priced quite similarly to the current model on offer. The base price of the sedan is expected to be around $ 35 000 while the Wagon version should have a base price tag of around $ 43 000. The Hybrid variant will cost higher and should set you back by at least $ 51 000.