2016 BMW 3 Series LCI: Full LED provides new light design

3-Series | April 9th, 2015 by 15
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The 2016 BMW 3 Series Facelift will bring minor changes to the design and one that is likely to stand out is the updated headlight …

The 2016 BMW 3 Series Facelift will bring minor changes to the design and one that is likely to stand out is the updated headlight and taillight design. Similar to other models which were previously using Xenon headlamps, the facelifted 3 Series will get full LED lights all around. The new lights have allowed the designers to get more creative with the shape of the lights, improving their aesthetics.

The renderings below aim to highlight what the 3er facelift might look like, both from the front and rear. As seen in the images below, the new lights are a combination of the ones seen on the 4 Series Coupe Concept and the recently unveiled 1 Series LCI.

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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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.

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The previous top model 335i is replaced from the summer of 2015 by the BMW 340i with a new 330 hp six-cylinder engine. 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.

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

[Source: Bimmertoday]

15 responses to “2016 BMW 3 Series LCI: Full LED provides new light design”

  1. Jonathan1822 says:

    What is the position with the 325d – is that going to stay the N47 or also go B47. Based on the new 125d potentially the B47?

  2. Sezer Çankaya says:

    cant wait anymore,

  3. vampyren says:

    Hope they can hide the navigatn under the dashboard like Audi. It looks so ugly sticking out all the time. I was going to buy a new 320d but all the arched mention the n47 chain timing issue so I will wait for the new engine now. Can’t wait to get the car☺

    • Tim Brizard says:

      Not sure what they were thinking with the whole “fixed” navigation screen in the first place. Guessing it was an engineering compromise? Either way, I agree that is one of the “must fix” interior details.

  4. Ernesto Arrocena says:

    I hope BMW start producing a nicer instrument clusters like Audi. Definitely, I will switch from Audi to BMW by that time.

  5. […] all know of the LCI treatment given to the 2016 BMW 3 Series, which came with a suite of new exterior and interior touches and a new engine in 340i form. […]

  6. […] many automakers are switching over to LED headlights, including BMW in its post-LCI 3 Series. The BMW 3 Series’ Lighting Package costs $800 and consists of full LED headlights as well as […]

  7. Tim Brizard says:

    Wow!! Those LED lights are hot!

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