Redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series: All You Need to Know

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BMW Democratizes the German Luxury Performance Sedan

BMW has given the 3 Series sedan a complete redesign for the 2019 model year. The changes are needed to keep it at the sharp end of a segment that includes rivals like the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Genesis G70, Kia Stinger, and Audi A4.

While the end result doesn’t look dramatically different from the model it replaces, a number of key improvements should make the newest 3 more practical – and even more fun to drive.

For starters, the base 330i sedan has a more-powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine that offers 255 horsepower. That’s a seven horsepower improvement over the previous base motor.

The suspension and steering has been engineered for quicker handling, too. Other upgrades include everything from additional rear legroom to the latest version of BMW’s iDrive infotainment system. Rear-wheel drive remains standard on the 3 Series, and all-wheel drive is available.

BMW is adding two sport-oriented models that carry the German automaker’s respected M Performance badge. The upcoming 2020 BMW M340i sedan will serve as stepping stones between the regular 3 Series and the high-performance (and much more expensive) M3 sport sedan (the new M3 should be announced in the next year or so). Powered by a 382-horsepower turbocharged six-cylinder and also offered with optional all-wheel drive, the M340i promises some prodigious performance.

BMW has announced that they have no plans to release redesigned versions of the 3 Series Gran Turismo hatchback and Sports Wagon in the U.S. Both models head into 2019 unchanged and will soon be cut from the lineup.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about the 2019 BMW 3 Series sedan.

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