2015 BMW 3 Series
This generation of the BMW 3 Series is two years old. However, German carmaker doesn’t want to lose any time, so they already started with facelift of the sedan for the 2015 BMW 3 Series model. This is somewhere in the mid-cycle between complete redesign, so few significant changes could be expected. What will change, we must wait for official unveiling. Until then, we can analyze the 2015 BMW 3 Series with the info we have so far and from rumors and leaked data we receive from inside the company.
2015 BMW 3 Series changes
The 2015 BMW 3 Series has been spotted in street testing. Spy photos unveiled some details, but camouflage covered most of important spots. Exterior will be revisited with minor changes. From what could be seen, only front bumper is changed. Also, LED headlights will replace existing bi-xenon options in current models. Lower vents were just slightly modified. Inside the cabin, we expect finest upholstery. From safety and infotainment systems, BMW developed driver assistance system with traffic jam assistance program, which are certainly be installed in new 3 Series. Brakes are controlled with assistance of forward facing camera.
2015 BMW 3 Series engine
The most significant news on 2015 BMW 3 Series will happen under the hood. New engine lineup is announced, and from what we heard, base models of the new sedan will be powered from 1.5-litre three-cylinder drivetrain. This engines will be available for purchase in petrol and diesel variant. This is similar option installed in the Mini Cooper. In the Mini, petrol engine is producing 134 hp and 162 lb-ft of torque. On the other side, diesel is less powerful, producing 115 horsepower. However, these numbers will be boosted for sure for the new BMW 3 Series.
2015 BMW 3 Series release date and prices
Since 2015 BMW 3 Series are spotted on the streets, that means we are not far away from its debut and market appearance. From some trusted sources, we have heard that unveiling plans are set for end of this year, but market appearance will follow, probably not before 2015. As for the price, new BMW 3 Series predicted price is around $40.000, according to experts. This price raise is mainly affected because of the new engine.