The 2017 BMW 3-Series is expected to come with notable improvements to offer a sophisticated ride and it comes with a cabin with an athletic driving character. The new model 3-Series is expected to get a number of modifications, which are intended to keep its rising list of competitors at bay, and even without its rivals, the new 3-Series would still be capable of leading the rest of the group. The new sedan stands out as one among the favorites in its class and it is suitable for those buying the compact opulence sport sedan.
Some of the highlights of the new sedan include a fashionable interior with instinctive controls, outstanding ride and handling equilibrium, roomy seating, and less fuel-swallowing and commanding engines. Moreover, the model gets delicate inside trim improvements, and outside styling updates, redesigned steering and improved suspension systems. The new model sedan will be released in either a wagon or a sedan body style with four trim levels that include 320i, 328d, 328i, and 340i. For the model year 2017, the 335i model will get a new name as 340i.
2017 BMW 3-Series Changes
Each model of the next generation BMW 3-Series comes equipped with individual standard external features. Accordingly, the base model, 320i, comes equipped with automatic wipers, LED automatic headlights with LED daytime running lights and fog lights. The model will sprint on a set of attractively designed alloy wheels with the diameter of 17 inches.
On the other hand, the 328i model comes equipped with standard external features, such as power-folding automatic-dimming side mirrors, and LED mist lights, whereas the 340i model comes with a sunroof, LED headlights, a set of 18-inch alloy wheels and matte chrome external trim.
This time, the new 3-Series will be offered with several packages. Through the Sport Package, the 320i model gets a set of 18-inch alloy wheels, whereas the Premium Package comes with auto-dimming mirrors and a sunroof. The Cold Weather Package will consist of headlight washers, and the M Sport Package includes a sport-tuned suspension and an aerodynamic body kit.
The new model vehicle comes with eight gorgeous body colors that include:
Sapphire Metallic Glacier.
Alpine White Black.
Jatoba Brown Metallic.
Imperial Blue Metallic.
Melbourne Red Metallic.
Mediterranean Blue Metallic.
The all-new BMW 3-Series 2017 comes with the body length of 182.8 inches and a width of 71.3 inches with the wheelbase length and the curb weight of 110.6 inches and 3686 pounds (approx 1675 kg) respectively.
BMW 3-Series 2017 Interior
Like the exterior, the each 2017 BMW 3-Series comes outfitted with individual standard internal features. As a result, the 320i model includes:
BMW Assist emergency telematics.
6.5” touch-screen display.
Automatic dual-zone climate control.
Bluetooth acoustic and Smartphone connectivity.
Six-way manually adaptable front seats.
Auxiliary acoustic jack.
Remote keyless start.
2017 BMW 3-Series Interior
The standard features available with the 328i model include all the interior features of the base model, plus split-folding back seatbacks and driver memory utilities, whereas the 340i model comes with standard interior features, such as Harman Kardon acoustic system, keyless start, and entry.
Similar to the exterior, there are several packages that come with a variety of interior features. Accordingly, the Sport package provides the 320i model with an anthracite headliner and manually-modifiable sport seats, whereas the Premium package includes keyless entry and start, and a four-way power driver lumbar.
On the other hand, the Premium Package provides the models with leather upholstery, keyless entry and ignition and a satellite radio, whereas the Cold Weather Package comes with front and back heated seats, and a heated guiding wheel. The M Sport Package appends further individualization and a range of trim parts and upholstery, and exceptional trim components.
This time the new model 3-Series comes with the passenger volume of 94 cubic feet and a cargo capacity of 17 cubic feet.
This time, the 2017 BMW 3-Series experiences a number of changes in its engine section. As a result, beneath the hood, the 320i model of the new vehicle comes equipped with a four-cylinder power unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This powertrain produces the maximum power and torque of 180 HP and 200 lbs per foot respectively. The model comes equipped with the rear-wheel-drive system as standard and it offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 24, 36 and 28 mpg respectively.
The 328i model comes equipped with a more commanding powertrain than the 320i model to get more power and torque of 240 HP and 255 lbs per foot respectively. The engine accelerates the model to a speed of 60 mph from the start in 5.4 seconds, with the top speed of 155 mph. The new vehicle offers the combined mileage of 27 mpg.
The 328d model will be powered by a turbocharged diesel unit with the displacement of 2.0 liters. This power unit produces the maximum power and twist of 180 HP and 280 lbs per foot respectively. This model will be offered with the rear-wheel drive system as standard and it offers the combined mileage of 26 mpg with the automatic transmission system.
The 2017 BMW 3-Series 340i GT model would get its required power and torque from a six-cylinder power plant with the displacement of 3.0 liters. The essential power and torque offered by this power unit would be 320 HP at 6500 RPM and 330 lbs per foot at 1380 RPM respectively. This engine makes the model to attain the speed of 60 mph from the stationary mode in 4.8 seconds when equipped with the rear-wheel drive system and 4.6 seconds with the xDrive system. These figures are 0.3 seconds and 0.2 seconds faster than the drive systems of the 2015 model 335i.
This power unit will be mated to an automatic or with a manual transmission system. With the automatic transmission the model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 22, 33 and 26 mpg respectively, whereas, with the manual transmission, the model offers the city, highway and combined mileage of 20, 30 and 24 mpg respectively.
All power units can be had with the rear-wheel drive system or with the all-wheel drive system, and all petrol-operated powertrains offer the option of a retuned eight-velocity automatic transmission system or the slick six-velocity manual transmission system, which now consists of a rev-matching utility. However, only the 340i model will be capable of combining the xDrive system with the stick.
Price and the release date
The date of release of the 2017 BMW 3-Series is expected to be the first quarter of 2017 with the initial cost that ranges from $30,000 to $ 60,000, according to the model and the optional features.
2017 BMW 3-Series Photos