2016 BMW 3 Series Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 BMW 3 Series Release Date, MSRP Price, Review, MPG, Specs- What has 40 years of production brought to is the current and newest BMW 3 Series that you see before you. The 2016 model has managed to take something from every car that has been released before it and managed to culminate it in the car that we some today before us. It really represents the evolution of the 3 Series vehicle and how has this car managed to come a long way and end up with the present release.

2016 BMW 3 Series
2016 BMW 3 Series

The BMW has needed a facelift at this period more than it has anything else. The sales have started to topple over and the competition has managed to get an upper hand on the car and overpass it in sales year in and year out. This is a crucial point in the mid-cycle of the 3 Series and BMW has realized this on time and are doing everything to get back in favor of the fans.

2016 BMW 3 Series side view, exterior, alloy wheels

As seen from the provide pictures of the BMW 3 Series the car is as beautiful as ever and embodies a typical BMW style. A car which will always be regarded as handsome looking no matter what but it also ups the performance a bit and enables more features than before. Read the rest of the review to find out the particular details and specs that the car brings. Also consider what the rivals may bring with the Audi A4 and Volvo S60 releases.

2016 BMW 3 Series rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

2016 BMW 3 Series exterior

The design of the BMW 3 Series is as beautiful as ever. But you might wonder where have you seen that look before, well the answer is easy and it the 3 Series that came before it. BMW has decided not to meddle with the car’s looks too much as the previous one still had freshness and an already well design. The fans really loved the car’s looks before and it was perhaps the best features that the car had. So in order not to disappoint the fans they decided to keep the look with only a few minor tweaks. Don’t worry if you can’t see them at first as they are fairly invisible compared to the previous look.

2016 BMW 3 Series front
2016 BMW 3 Series front

Some actually think that there something needed to be done and that a new year model deserves to get more visual updates. The 3 Series has been the most sold luxury car on earth and that is why BMW are a bit tentative when updating it. As if they are scared not to make a wrong move so just best to keep the changes as low as possible. But the most noticeable ones are, although they are few, the redesign that is seen in the front and rear bumper parts and also a change of headlights. There are some sophisticated daytime running lights with full LED lighting for the first time as well.

2016 BMW 3 Series back
2016 BMW 3 Series back


2016 BMW 3 Series interior, leather rear seat

Inside the car there are also some minor ergonomic improvements. There has not been a whole lot of changes done with the inside as well but there are some features that enhance the atmosphere and the good looks of the 2016 BMW 3 Series. It receives some new materials and a lighting upgrade. There are some very soft and fine touch materials that grace the cabin and enhance the mood a bit.

2016 BMW 3 Series interior
2016 BMW 3 Series interior

What can also affect the mood are the light changes that can also be used as you can opt for a different color there while driving. Perhaps the gist of the look remained the same and the majority of the cabin is identical with the previous model, but this time the changes are a bit more consistent compared to the ones from before. So you will see a lot more new additions to the inside compared to the ones outside.

2016 BMW 3 Series trunk


The biggest change the use of a new engine under the hood of the 2016 BMW 3 Series vehicle. The new BMW 340i replaces the old 335i and comes sporting a 3.0-litre twin-scroll turbocharged engine which comes with 240kW of power (at 5500rpm) and 450Nm of torque (1380-5000rpm). This makes the 340i the first BMW car to use a 6-cylinder engine and it really ups the performance of the car. It boosts acceleration and enables a speed up from 0-60 mph in 5.1 seconds, which makes the 340i the highlight of the BMW 3 Series.

2016 BMW 3 Series engine

But in other trims, the 318i version gets a three-cylinder 1.5-litre turbocharged petrol engine, which is also a first timer for a 3-cylinde engine inside a BMW, which makes about 100kW of power and 220Nm of torque. The 320i sticks to a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo (135kW, 290Nm) while the 330i will use the same 2.0-litre engine which will be differently tuned and thus will be able to achieve 185kW and 350Nm.

The diesel trim, 320d  will be using a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbo engine that develops 140kW and 400Nm and there is also some talk of a plug-in hybrid version but no confirmation has been stated there.


Wheelbase: 110.6 in
Length: 182.8 in
Width: 71.3 in
Passenger volume: 94 cu ft
Cargo volume: 17 cu ft
Curb weight: 3686 lb
Top Speed: 155 mph
0-60: 5.1 sec
MPG: 20/30 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White Black, Sapphire Metallic Glacier, Silver Metallic, Imperial Blue Metallic, Jatoba Brown Metallic, Jet Black, Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic …
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

2016 BMW 3 Series Price & Release Date

2016 BMW 3 Series front view, exterior, blue color, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

The new 2016 BMW 3 Series is going to come with a starting price of 34,145, which may also leap to a maximum of $48,795 depending on the type of car you use, the engine that you choose and the amenities it comes. The car is going to be available as of next year so expect it to be on sale from start of 2016.

2016 BMW 3 Series side view, blue color, alloy wheels