2009 BMW 3 Series Official Release for the U.S Market

3-Series | July 16th, 2008 by 12

  In an official press release today, BMW has announced what we already knew for months: the BMW 335d will be released this year in …

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In an official press release today, BMW has announced what we already knew for months: the BMW 335d will be released this year in the U.S. Taking advantage of BMW's EfficientDynamics technology, the 335d will be the first 3er to be released on U.S soil.

The new diesel engine has been accepted in all the 50 U.S states and it produces 265 horsepower and an amazing peak torque of 425 lb-ft, going from 0-60 mph in 6.0 seconds, with 6-speed automatic transmission.

Along with the new engine, the 3 Series sedan and wagon will receive a facelift, in forms of new headlights and taillights design, signal mirrors and redesigned fascia. The LED Xenon headlights are a very welcome upgrade, expected by all the bimmer fans. The taillights keep the typical L-shape and they contain the LED lighthing sources. 

The new iDrive system will also be present in the new 3 Series facelifts, along with an 80GB hard drive for the navigation system. No mention of the ConnectedDrive system, other than a slight reference to it on the third page. 

BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive will be available in the 328i and 335i sedan, along with JUST the 328i xDrive Sport Wagon(sorry guys, no 335i sport wagon for us). 

Three new metallic paint colors will are being introduced: Space Gray, Tasman Green and Blue Water.

The release also talks in more detail about EfficientDynamics and BMW Advanced Diesel Technology , so I strogly encourage you to read the full PDF, it is quite interesting.

Official Press Release 2009 BMW North America 3 Series 

12 responses to “2009 BMW 3 Series Official Release for the U.S Market”

  1. adood84 says:

    Anybody knows if the coupe will be getting the new iDrive system ? or will they just wait for the couple facelift to change it ? also when is the expected facelift for the coupe? I’m considering buying one in the next 12-18 months to replace my 318ci vert , so I could hold out for a facelift if its only 2 years away or so

  2. John says:

    No PDF at the link???

  3. Benny says:

    The facelift of Coupé and Cabrio is usually around a year after the facelift of sedan and touring. But maybe BMW implements the new I-Drive for the 2009-modelyear. They did exactly the same in the 1-series and the X5 / X6, although there was no facelift on these cars.

  4. Horatiu B. says:

    PDF linked fixed. Thanks guys

  5. Enzo says:

    The European Delivery webpage on bmwusa.com says all 2009 models (except the X3) with the iDrive option will receive European maps preloaded prior to pick-up. Preloaded means it must be a harddrive which indicates even the 2009 coupes and convertibles will get the new iDrive system.


  6. Jennifer says:

    I love my new car!!!

  7. bsd107 says:

    When will US PRICING be announced for 2009 E90?

  8. Horatiu B. says:

    @bsd107: No news on that, but our guess is within a month. A lot of people are asking about them since they would like to place new orders for ’09 models.

  9. Horatiu B. says:

    @bsd107: Update: I heard that August 1st could be the date, or around that first week in August.

  10. bsd107 says:

    @Horatiu B.: Horatiu, as always, thanks for the update!

  11. bsd107 says:

    I noticed the NA press release says that ALL 3-series get hydraulic steering. Then Active Steering is an option on top of that.

    So, in the US, we don’t get the electric steering booster that is one of the “EfficientDynamics” features on Euro 3-series?

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