2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift – Rendering

Rumors | December 29th, 2014 by 5
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The 2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift gets another rendering. Based on the latest spy photos, rendering artists Theophilus Chin gives us an early look at …

The 2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift gets another rendering. Based on the latest spy photos, rendering artists Theophilus Chin gives us an early look at what the 3 Series LCI might look like.

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.

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Although no spectacular changes in design are to be expected, technically the facelifted 3er has changed a lot.

The previous top model 335i is replaced from the summer of 2015 by the BMW 340i with a new 330 hp six-cylinder engine. For this generation, BMW has no plans to offer an M340i M Performance model, but that might change in the next generation launching in 2019.

Rumors around a possible three-cylinder 3 Series have been circulating on the interwebs for quite some time now, but even though BMW originally planned for it, the decision was made to keep the four-cylinder engine as the entry-level 3 Series – at least for the current generation.

The new B47 four-cylinder diesel turbo will debut under the hood of the 318d and 320d models. The B57 six-cylinder diesel unit won’t arrive until the G11 7 Series launches, so the 330d and 335d xDrive will continue to use the N57 powerplant.

The biggest update coming with the facelift is the introduction of BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrids. Sold as BMW 330e or 328E, the hybrid uses a four-cylinder gasoline engine and an electric motor that provides a system output of 245 hp and comes with a fuel consumption of 2.1 liters per 100 kilometers.

All versions of the BMW 3 Series facelift will also benefit from a new suspension tuning, which will provide even more dynamic driving without compromising comfort. Minor updates are to be expected with optional equipment and control systems, like the full-LED headlights being optional.

The BMW 3 Series facelift is due out in Summer 2015.

5 responses to “2015 BMW 3 Series Facelift – Rendering”

  1. jason bourne says:

    You should’ve posted a pic of the pre-facelift version for comparison purposes.

  2. Rokie888 says:

    Do I need to tell you which is which…

  3. […] year, BMW will not only renew the looks of the 3 Series Sedan, but it will also give some facial updates to the F80 M3 Sedan. According to internal BMW […]

  4. Incognito7979 says:

    Old one looks better…

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