Video: New BMW 3 Series Comes with ‘Responsive Design’

3-Series, Videos | December 24th, 2018 by 10
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The design of the new 3 Series got a mixed reception. Some like the way it looks while others find the front end – especially …

The design of the new 3 Series got a mixed reception. Some like the way it looks while others find the front end – especially the headlights – a bit unnerving. Nevertheless, BMW claims the new 3 Series has what they call ‘Responsive Design’. What does that mean? Well, apparently everything in the new BMW 3 Series has been designed to respond to you and the world around you. From the Gesture Control features to the BMW Welcome Light Carpet, that’s how the car responds to you.

However, the most important new feature must be the Intelligent Personal Assistant, which learns and remembers driver behavior, and should be able to integrate the journey within your everyday life. Then there’s also the new iDrive system 7.0 available with the Live Professional Cockpit option. It comes with the latest features, allowing you to customize its layout more than ever. There’s a parking assistant thrown in as well alongside a reversing assistant as well, if you need it.

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Technology is great but the driving dynamics are what defined the 3 Series over its long history. For that particular area the engineers developed a car that is significantly more aerodynamic, thanks to a reduction in weight of up to 55kg. This not only helps deliver greater agility, but also reduces emissions. Furthermore, the tightened suspension seemingly improved the driving experience according to just about every review out there.

The one six-cylinder model in the range available starting next year is also the most desirable one: the M340i xDrive. Coming with up to 382 HP in the US, the car will definitely offer a preview of what the big dog, the M3, should bring to the table in the future. Until then, let’s enjoy the ‘standard’ 3 Series, in the footage below.

10 responses to “Video: New BMW 3 Series Comes with ‘Responsive Design’”

  1. Wesley Dotterer says:

    What a silly article. “Unnerving”? Throwing out a few specs is not an article. Also, using bait language like “unnerving” in the beginning of the column preps readers for details about the vehicle that should unsettling then, like data and location collection, video and personal data capture, autonomous driving issues, etc. Don’t bait readers like that, then plop out a article with so little detail this long after the vehicle’s reveal and call it journalism.

    • cnet-970ad33b278bd3b05502252be3640ea5 says:

      The headline makes clear this is repackaged corporate p.r. Guess you weren’t around for “flame surfacing”.

  2. maxnix says:

    Let us be truthful here. The redesigned Hofmeister Kink looks like cheap ass crap. It looks like something that was concocted by Toyota and Mattel together.

    “Optional” ambient light package? Well at least it is not an annual subscription like iPhone CarPlay, something NO other car manufacturer dares to ask!

    The “sains?” display is definitely a couple inches too short. Less of an accent sure would improve one’s understanding. And yes, I lived in Edinburgh four years.

  3. Bellisarius says:

    ugly and pretentious looking, basically the skoda look imported by Joseph Kaban. Buttox lip grill? fugly. assymettic hoffmeister king? good luck Audi. last i checked BMW is calling me regularly to trade in yet they are -40% sales on 3 series…

    • Dude, Kaban hasn’t started yet; read no cars developed under his pen are on the market.
      And despite some specific details, the overall styling is very good. It will be a hot seller if we’re counting on the received reviews; we can only say the king is back.

      Anyway, Kaban should come with very good ideas based on what’s used on BMW styling, or a better (?) styling language – hard to beat Bangle’s – but the role has been accepted along with the responsibility.

      • Bellisarius says:

        Ai doua optiuni- sa te informezi, sau sa postulezi fara probe. kaban started working October 2017 (FACT) and discussed design changes to all lines April 2018 (FACT). he brought SIGNATURE ELEMENTS to 3series, new 5 Series and 6 series including: ASYMMETRIC door handles (Audi Skoda), DEEP CONCAVE DOOR HANDLES (Audi SKODA), sub-door line kink (Audi Skoda), BUTTOX LIP grill (SKODA). And discusses in interviews doing that! These are external aesthetic changes, and he has not touched the actual frame shape and much of the interior (true). But he removed several signature pieces while incorporating his. Recommend googling a few words: JOSEF KABAN BMW INTERVIEW…

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