The 2015 F30 BMW 3 Series Facelift was spotted in Germany during the usual testing trials.
The fresh looking 3 Series Sedan will go through a mild design refresh. Our sources say that most of the exterior changes will be related to the front bumper and kidney grille, as well as to the rear bumper. BMW will also offer LED headlights as an option for the 3 Series.
Inside, the trim and colors will get a small refresh, and the iDrive Touch Controller. No significant interior changes are expected.
The new B4x engines replaces the N4x family and like its predecessor is a four cylinder in-line, common rail injection, 1,995 cc displacement with a single turbocharger with variable turbine geometry.
While the N47 in the 318d and 320d models made 143 and 184, the new B47 provides 150 and 190 bhp. The maximum torque for the based B47 remains at 360 Newton meters, but it is now available between 1500-2250 rpm (previously 1750-2500). With the more powerful stage, the maximum torque climbs from 380 to 400 Newton meters between 1750-2250 rpm (previously 380 Nm 1750-2750 rpm).
A three cylinder F30 3 Series is also said to be planned, but no green light has been given so far.
The F31 3 Series Sports Wagon will also be refreshed and will follow in steps the F30 3 Series Sedan.
The facelifted F30 3 Series is likely to debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show.[Photo: WCF]