Long considered the benchmark in the compact luxury sedan segment, the new BMW 3 Series gets a complete redesign and several new technology features. Instead of the organic, simplified lines used by competitors, the 3 Series opts for a highly sculpted front end, elaborately shaped front air intakes, aggressive creases, and sharp character lines. Under the hood of the 330i is a new 2-liter, 4-cylinder engine that makes 7 more hp and 37 more ft lbs of torque than its predecessor, thanks to improvements in the turbocharging and direct injection systems.
The M340i will offer 382 hp from an updated inline-six-cylinder engine. All models get new shock absorbers and a lighter, more rigid chassis for improved handling. A host of new optional safety features include adaptive cruise control, lane keeping assist, and steering assist. A built-in personal assistant uses voice recognition technology to control functions such as climate control, the navigation system, and driver preferences. Deliveries in the U.S. are slated to begin in spring of 2019 with pricing starting at $40,250.