Cars & Technology05 Oct 2018

The seventh generation of the BMW 3 Series Saloon has been announced and represents a big step for The Ultimate Driving Machine. Blending together some of its more familiar features with new and innovative capabilities, it successfully maintains the vehicle’s status as both iconic and visionary.

The greatest developments can be seen in the vehicle’s connectivity. The latest iD7 operating system is complemented by the new Intelligent Personal Assistant, which will be available on the M Sport model. This will allow drivers to take greater control of their driving experience through the power of voice. Other features include enhanced noise-reducing acoustic glazing, parking assistance, and the optional BMW Digital Key and Connected Music.

Many of the traditional details expected of the 3 Series can still be found, such as the sporty proportions. However, several new additions are noticeable; these include the wider and more athletic rear and a much more aerodynamic design, which can be seen through the contoured surfaces and dynamic silhouette.

Under the bonnet, the new BMW 320d Saloon, which is up to 55kg lighter, delivers an impressive performance. With 190hp and 400Nm of torque, it goes from 0 to 62pmh in a mere 6.8 seconds. What’s more, the new BMW 330i Saloon, which has 258hp and 400Nm, powers from 0 to 62mph in just 5.8 seconds.

For more information on the new BMW 3 Series Saloon, like the model variants, simply click here.

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