BMW’s biggest selling model gets a refresh this summer. The 2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan facelift was spotted near the Nurburgring track in Germany and its minimal camouflage hides the small design updates.
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.
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.
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 BMW 3 Series facelift is due out in Summer 2015.