Cars & Technology16 Aug 2018

As part of the build-up to the launch of the new BMW 3 Series Saloon, a select group of motoring journalists from around the world were given the rare opportunity to test drive the new BMW 330i on the Nürburgring Nordschleife. Despite being camouflaged, it was the perfect chance to explore the 7th generation BMW 3 Series. Here is what they discovered.

1. New power levels.

A refined TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder petrol engine – now with 258 hp – delivers new thrilling levels of driving power and can be felt at the touch of the pedal.

2. Forward thrust.

With maximum torque of 400Nm, available from 1,550rpm, the all-new BMW 3 Series offers amazing forward thrust, giving it a truly sporty feel.

3. Lightweight efficiency.

Thanks to Intelligent lightweight construction technique, the all-new BMW 3 Series has reduced weight by up to 25kg.

4. Low and balanced.

Enjoy evenly balanced weight distribution, 10mm lower centre of gravity and 30mm greater track width than its predecessor.

5. Optimised handling.

With greater distinction between driving modes (Sport and Comfort modes), optimised suspension, and a noticeably more rigid body design, the all-new BMW 3 Series delivers a stunningly agile driving experience.

Find out more about the current BMW 3 Series here.

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