BMW 3 Series Sedan Review
A car is a sole product of the traits inherited from its producer and being a BMW car the BMW 3 Series enjoys the exceptionally innovative genes gifted to it by its father. BMW 3 series was first introduced by the German manufacturer in the year 1975 into the autoworld with an expectation to fetch its business in a special segment of buyers who desire to own a royal and classy sedan with a BMW logo imprinted on it. The Series is a compact executive car, that has been produced in 6 different generations and 5 different body styles.
The car stands high as the BMW's best-selling model accounting for around 30% of company's total car sales. The series is available with its Sedan and Gran Turismo body styles for the Philippines markets. Complementing to the elongated and wide look of the car, it is given a divine classy and elegant exterior design which confidently carries the BMW's logo. BMW 3 Series sedan comes with 18 equally desirable variants to choose from, which surely contains a car that matches all your priorities. Among these the most dynamic 335i xDrive petrol variant is powered by the soul 2979 cc , 6cylinder, 24 valve BMW TwinPower Turbo engine integrated with an all wheel drive, which collectively churn out a maximum power of 306hp at 5800-6000 rpm and a torque of 400Nm at 1200-5000 rpm. The interior design of the car is added with an awe-inspiring aesthetic finish and royal comfort which is safe too. Safety employed in the car is purely dependable owing to the features like the ABS (Antilock Braking System), EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), DSC (Dynamic stability control), DSC (Dynamic traction control), ASR (Active Roll Stabilization), crash safety, active blind spot assist system and lane departure warning system with Collision Mitigation.
Mileage and Fuel Economy
The art of blending refinement and functionality is shown impressively with the exclusively wide engine range of this sedan. The most efficient BMW Sedan 316d diesel variant pumped-up by the 2.0-litre diesel engine displays a combined fuel economy of 4.5 to 4.3 litres per 100km, which is significantly high.
The enthralling dynamism displayed by the car is a result of the concentrated potential energy capsuled in it. The most dynamic power mill sprinting down the hood of the 335d xDrive diesel variant is the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology, which wholeheartedly gifts you a maximum power output of 313hp at 4400 rpm along with a high torque of 630 Nm between 1500 to 2500 rpm.
Acceleration and Pickup
All your dynamic desires can surely find a way to satisfaction with the concentrated potential pumped in the car. The car owing to its 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine and silky smooth 8-speed automatic transmission pushes you back in your seats with an acceleration value for which the car achieves a speed of 100km/h from naught in just 4.8 seconds. Which is simply as enthralling as it looks.
Enchanting elegance and a gracious smoothness is injected in the exterior design of the car. The slippery aerodynamics and sleek stylishness incorporated to the car's exterior is purely a job worth praise. The kidney-shaped unique radiator grille, grille-extended Adaptive LED headlights, well-contoured and wide air inlets, expressive chrome accents on the front apron and the BMW logo, which is the centre of attraction collectively imparts an extravagant and masculine front-look to the car. The charming design of the 17 inch alloy wheels with the BMW logo revolving at the center gives the car an awe-inspiring look. The car also features a sporty rear look with the new stylish rear lamp assembly, shark fin antenna, rear spoiler and tweaked rear bumper.
The dynamic capabilities of this sedan is correctly indicated with its exterior dimensions. The gracious sedan is precisely crafted upon the dimensions reading – 4624mm x 1811mm x 1429mm (L x W x H) and a long wheelbase of 2810mm, which further indicates the elongated sleek and wide look of the sedan.
Dive into the spacious and intuitive interiors of the car and feel the pleasure of every drive in the soul essence of it. The sedan confidently flaunts the ergonomically designed driver's cabin with the attributes like the leather-wrapped multifuctional steering wheel, soul intuitive control panel and infotainment system, asymmetrically designed centre console inclined towards the driver's side and BMW Navigation system Professional compatible with 8.8-inch high-end display. The sedan gifts you a captivating calmness that helps you handle every unclear situation with an amazing ease. With this the classy wooden trim that flows from inlays to centre console and the soothing interior lighting fetches a royal ambience for the honourable occupants of the car.
The interior designers of the car has dedicatedly used all their creativity to fetch all the possible comfort and convenience for the occupants of the sedan. The cabins has no priority greater than the comfort of its passengers, this is evident by the royal luxury poured in the car interiors. The comfort part of the car is added by the large leather attired and well-cushioned seats, automatic air conditioning system, sun-roof and the Harmon Kardon excellent quality audio system with display screens for entertainment. The interiors of the car are crafted with a great artistic sense as well. This makes the interiors a lot more desirable place to live in.
Coming over to the space in the cabins the occupants are provided with an ample amount of head and leg room and a decent cargo volume of 368 litres.
Engine and Performance
The most powerful engine variant encased with the 335d xDrive variants is the 3.0-litre V6 diesel engine with BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. This perfectly-engineered power-mill employs the common-rail direct injection technology and VGT (Variable Geometry Turbocharger) to feature a precise combustion process at all engine speeds. This engine owing to its refinement wholeheartedly gifts you a maximum power output of 313hp at 4400 rpm in-collaboration with a rumbling torque of 630Nm between 1500 to 2500 rpm. The ferocious and well-cultivated engine has the capability to amaze your soul with an acceleration value which projects the car a speed of 100km/h from a standstill in just 4.8 seconds.
Stereo and accessories
Convenience and luxury in incomplete without an entertainment factor. The interiors of the sedan also features a long stereo and accessories list, which consists of the Harmon Kardon audio system, which guarantees you a studio like crystal-clear sound experience and USB inputs. The cockpit of the car features the 8.8-inch high-end display which is compatible with Navigation system Profession and BMW ConnectedDrive with Bluetooth connection interface.
Coming over to the shoes of the sedan wearing which it explores the roads is the spectacular 16 and 17-inch light-alloy wheel designs. These wheels promises you a highly dependable operation with a desired road-hugging experience added by the tires, whose dimensions read – 225/50 R17 94W for the 17-inch wheels.
Braking and Handling
The power poured in the elegant sedan is kept well in controls with the installed stability and braking controls. The car uses a particularly stiff and light weight chassis construction and 50:50 load distribution system that contributes towards stability. With this the desirable retardation featured by the car is a result of its efficient braking system consisting of disc brakes on all four wheels, which are made to work more conveniently with the assists like the Anti-lock Braking System (ABS), Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and the Electronic Brake-force distribution. The car lets you switch to the Sports mode for more athletic and prompt handling and performance.
Safety and Security
Being a BMW, the engineers consider the safety of its occupants as the prior most concern, contributing to it there is a long array of expert safety features installed in the car. This array includes the braking safety features like ABS (Antilock Braking System) and EBD (Electronic Brake-Force Distribution), active safety features including the automatic seal belt tightening, sun-roof closing in case of high speeds and understeer and oversteer detection, adaptive headlights, BMW Head-Up display, lane departure and lane change warning and intelligent emergency call function.
- Capaciously spaced and convenient interiors
- Desirable performance
- Ultra-safe driving experience
- Lacks rear seat comfort
- Other German rivals offer more features