2016 BMW M3 – Release Date and Info

2016 BMW M3 Release Date, MSRP, Colors, Price – Very few vehicles carry as much weight among its fans as the BMW M3. For a couple of decades now, the model has been able to set the benchmark for seamless combination of handling and acceleration of a sports car with the comfort and room of an entry-level luxury sedan.

2016 BMW M3
2016 BMW M3

For 2016, the vehicle will is based on the latest-generation 3 Series just like in the previous model. However, you might notice that this review has referred to the M3 as a 4-door sedan. Fret not, as there is an available two-door coupe and convertible version. The vehicles have simply been renamed M4 and have been covered in a separate review on our site. Irrespective of the body style, these M cars will certainly have a way to make their enthusiasts very content.

2016 BMW M3 side view, exterior, alloy wheels

Much of the joy that comes from being an M3 fan, like I am, lies under the hood, where an agile turbocharged inline-6 is able to crank out 425 hp. More details will follow in the Engine Specs section below.

2016 BMW M3 rear view, blue color, taillights and tailpipe

As impressive as the upcoming 2016 BMW M3 might sound, it is set to face some stiff rivalry, nonetheless. Key in the competition is the Mercedes-AMG C63 sedan, which sports a turbocharged V8 engine capable of yielding 503 hp. Alternatively, another potential rival is the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V. Despite the fierceness in the market, the new 2016 BMW M3 will emerge victorious on many fronts due to its striking balance in its offerings.

2016 BMW M3 front angle, exterior, blue color, headlights and grille

Exterior Colors & Interior Changes – 2016 BMW M3

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The vehicle, just like its previous model, will be available as a four door, five passenger high performance car based on the 3 series coupe.

2016 BMW M3 trunk

The M3 will feature adaptive xenon headlights, 18-inch alloy wheels with summer tires, auto-dimming mirrors, leather upholstery, automatic wipers, heated 10-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar), fold-down rear seats, driver memory settings, dual-zone automatic climate control and adaptive cruise control. Technology features include a navigation system, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, an 8.8-inch display screen, BMW’s iDrive controller interface, a suite of applications under the BMW ConnectedDrive banner, and a 9-speaker audio system with a USB/iPod interface, HD radio, CD player and an auxiliary audio jack.

2016 BMW M3 front
2016 BMW M3 front

An optional Executive package adds parking sensors, headlamp washers, keyless entry and ignition, heated rear seats, a head-up display, a rearview camera and satellite radio and a heated steering wheel. The Lighting package further adds automatic high-beam control and adaptive LED headlights. The Driver Assistance package gets you lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, a side- and top-view camera system, frontal-collision warning, automatic braking for collision mitigation and speed limit info.

2016 BMW M3 back
2016 BMW M3 back

Stand-alone options include upgraded carbon-ceramic brakes, 19-inch wheels, adaptive suspension dampers, a power rear sunshade, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system and automated parallel-parking assist.

2016 BMW M3 interior
2016 BMW M3 interior

Engine Specs For the New 2016 BMW M3

Under the hood of the M3 is a 3.0L inline 6-cylinder powerplant capable of churning out 425 hp and 406 pounds of torque. Revving of the engine is expected to be as high as 7,600 rpm.

There will be two available transmissions: an optional 7-speed automated transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters and a standard 6-speed manual with automated rev-matching. With the former transmission system whilst utilizing the integrated launch control feature, the new 2016 BMW M3 will be able to deliver a 0-60 mph dash in a record 3.9 seconds. On the other hand, the 6-speed will achieve the same spring in 4.1 seconds.

2016 BMW M3 engine
Another feature provided as standard is the automatic engine stop-start function. No details have been published by EPA pertaining the fuel consumption, however, going by last year model, the 2016 BMW M3 should be expected to improve slightly on the 17/26/20 mpg in the city/highway/combined figures of the previous model.

The automobile giant is conscious of the fact that at such top speeds, although they have not released those for 2016 M3, are crucial for safety of its driver and passengers. Therefore, the M3 will come standard with antilock brakes, front side airbags, traction and stability control, front knee protection airbags and side curtain airbags.

Optional safety features include front and rear parking sensors, rearview and top-down cameras, blind-spot monitoring, frontal collision warning, lane-departure warning, and automatic braking for frontal collision mitigation. High-performance carbon-ceramic brake discs are also optionally provided.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.7 in. (110.7 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.9 in. (183.9 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 1.9 in. (73.9 in.)
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 1 cu ft
Curb weight: 3540 lbs.
Top Speed: 163 mph
0-60: 3.9 sec
MPG: 17/26 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Austin Yellow Metallic, Azurite Black Metallic, Black Sapphire Metallic, Champagne Quartz Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Sakhir Orange Metallic, Silverstone Metallic, Smoked Topaz Metallic, Tanzanite Blue Metallic, Yas Marina Blue Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price & Date of Release For 2016 BMW M3

According to some independent sources, we should expect to see the vehicle unleashed anywhere in the beginning of next year. The 2016 BMW M3 should set you back by an MSRP of $62,000 or more, off course depending on the trim model you prefer. The models that are also releasing their latest products in the segment include the 2016 Audi S4 and the 2016 Porsche Cayman model that may pose a large threat to the beemer.

2016 BMW M3 release date
2016 BMW M3 release date

New 2016 BMW X1 – Release Date and Info

2016 BMW X1 Release Date, Price, Specs, Interior – 2016 year will certainly mark the entry of the new mini SUV from the world-renowned German automobile giant. The new 2016 BMW X1 comes with a sportier design, enhanced roominess due to the FWD layout and an updated engine. But, the vehicle will also feature several downsides which include the FWD layout which might turn out to be a disappointment for old-school fanatics, it might also need more engines especially in the U.S.A, and it will be downright costly in its segment.

2016 BMW X1
2016 BMW X1

We can all reminisce that it has been almost 6 years since BMW entered the Sports Utility Vehicle segment. The good news are with us as the German automobile giant has just made headlines with the 2nd-gen version of the car that made Mercedes-Benz and Audi create the GLA and Q3 respectively.

2016 BMW X1 exterior, front view, headlights, grille and alloy wheels

For starters, the vehicle was first introduced in ’99 as the brand’s tiniest SUV and forth crossover after the likes of BMW X5, BMW X3, and the BMW X6. Notably, X1 gained respect in terms of good fuel economy, powerful engines, and impressive sedan dynamics.

2016 BMW X1 side angle, alloy wheels and tailpipe, white color

It has seen success in terms of sales with almost one million units having been sold globally last year alone. The new X1 will definitely have big shoes to fit in and it’s trying its best to outsmart its predecessor through creating a refreshed exterior, revamping its interior, and updating its engines.

2016 BMW X1 Leaked Photos – Exterior

As was expected, the new SUV from BMW sports a modern design with stylish finish that have been borrowed from the X5 and X3. Front wise, there will be a slightly larger grille and extended, restyled headlamps.

2016 BMW X1 side angle, white color, exterior, alloy wheels

Also, the new 2016 BMW X1 has received larger air intakes and larger fog lamps that have not only made the vehicle bigger than the previous model, but more assertive as well. Side wise, the vehicle seems similar to the model it is replacing from the waist line down. The side skirt seems identical to its predecessor, while the beltline still remains intact.

2016 BMW X1 front
2016 BMW X1 front

But, things are dissimilar from the waist up, with a bigger quarter window, a raked roofline, taller glass area, and a better sculpted tailgate.

2016 BMW X1 back
2016 BMW X1 back

Around back, there are comparatively bigger taillights, which look refreshed than in the previous model. Also, there is a stylish and modern sculpted bumper area and tailgate.

Interior Colors & Review – BMW X1 2016

Within the cabin, customers will discover a wholly restyled interior. And despite the vehicle coming with some carryover features, it will still factor in some evolutionary cues. What’s more, it will come with enough room for its passengers than its predecessors, and improved luggage volume as well. The legroom dimensions have been improved by 1.5” and a max of 2.6” with the standard specification and selective inclining aft seat respectively.

2016 BMW X1 interior
2016 BMW X1 interior

Also, the seat space has been increased by more than 2.5” at the rear and 1” at the front. The cargo volume has also been improved by about 15% when the aft seats have been folded flat.

2016 BMW X1 interior, leather seats

Moving on to the interior styling, the dash now features a sleek style due to the well-spaced A/C vents and “floating display”. The list of standard features includes a multifunction, a seven-speaker audio system, leather wrapped steering wheel, heated front seats, and cruise control. The option list also includes a leatherette upholstery, an 8.8-inch display, a panoramic moonroof, Bluetooth connectivity, sunroof, a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system, and many more.

2016 BMW X1 trunk, cargo space

Engine Specs – 2016 BMW X1

Despite the fact BMW will be availing the new 2016 BMW X1 with a wide variety of powerplants in selected markets, in North America, the SUVs will be capped to a single diesel powertrain. Additionally, all United States bound X1s will come fitted with AWD, and will head to showrooms adorned in xDrive28i trim exclusively.

2016 BMW X1 engine

Powering the X1 will be a twin-turbocharged 2.0L, 4-cylinder engine rated at 228 hp and 258 pounds of torque. This will unfortunately account for a 12 hp decrease from its predecessor. But despite the power slump, the X1 still remains the undisputed sprinter in its segment with the capability of dashing from 0-60 miles per hour in an impressive 6.3 seconds and a top speed rated at 130 mph, but can optionally be improved to 143 hp.

Specifications

Wheelbase: 8 ft. 9.1 in. (105.1 in.)
Length: 14 ft. 7.4 in. (175.4 in.)
Width: 5 ft. 11.1 in. (71.1 in.)
Passenger volume: 98 cu ft
Cargo volume: 27 cu ft
Curb weight: 3736 lb
Top Speed: 130 mph
0-60: 6.3 sec
MPG: 22/32 mpg CTY/HWY
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Jet Black, Sparkling Brown Metallic, Dark Olive Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A lbs

Price & Release Date of the New 2016 BMW X1

The expected price tag will set you back by around $33,000. More details on the release date will be posted soon.

2016 BMW X3 Release Date, Review and Specs

2016 BMW X3 Release Date, MSRP, MPG, Review, Interior – The newest addition to the BMW roster, the 2016 X3 vehicle, is car that does not included the expected rugged features. It is actually a car which is much more technologically savvy and a sportier variant to everything that you have expected from this brand. BMW has come up with a fuel-efficient vehicle crossover that will dazzle us with its style and come with the contemporary technology to make us content and happy all the way.

2016 BMW X3
2016 BMW X3

The new BMW X3 includes a great update, one which makes it stand strong in the crossover vehicle market. With a combination of an exceptionally good looking style, a number of safety features and technological updates, and driving experience with is not only fun but also offers much more fuel efficiency than before, one cannot do but to love this car. It is particularly good as a family vehicle and can help you do with tall of your daily strides that you have planned.

2016 BMW X3 side view, alloy wheels

Mostly of the people have expected to see a car with more rugged features and a more outdoor looking car. Yet the X3 has decided to adopt the features of a 3 Series car more and will be sportier, leaner more beautiful and will even add more passenger space and comfort inside. The update looks better than ever and you can see from the added pictures how well it looks. The newly released photos go with the review and you can find out the needed specs and price range here.

2016 BMW X3 trunk

2016 BMW X3 exterior

So as we said, the 2016 BMW X3 does not look that much bold or rugged as many vehicles in its class. Instead it makes due with a tall and upscale look. The car manages to keep the proportion lines of an utility vehicle but also manages to get away with the use of some features seen in the BMW X5 one. But it adapts by using the large-scale look of the X5 without any awkwardness and uses them nicely to balance the newly added features here. Last year saw the inclusion of some parts that are making a comeback this time. They are not only carried over but adapted perfectly with the added characteristics the car has. The kidney grille and the rounded circular headlights are all making a comeback Also you have the use of LED technology in the headlamps and some integrated turn-signal lamps to the side mirrors.

2016 BMW X3 front
2016 BMW X3 front

Maybe these inclusions are something that is only aesthetically changing the look of the car without any proper use. But it is a very handsome looking design nevertheless. The car also uses some new creases to the body frame. The nose has not been set too height nor is it too blunt, but actually has a more chiseled look that adapts well with the lower beltline. Visually it is much more appealing and usefully adopted. At the back the taillights are borrowed form the 3 Series.

2016 BMW X3 back
2016 BMW X3 back

Interior

The inside is more functional than it was actually expected form the car of actually being. The new 2016 BMW X3 has adopted some useful and soft surfaces and combines them with the upgraded technology to get a prime look to the car. The design of the dash is going to be familiar to those who have drove a BMW vehicle of recently. It is adapted to the styling of the dash that directs the angels to the driver and makes their use a lot greater that way. It adopts a more SUV-like look actually and makes the driver orientated interior a lot easier for the people behind the wheel. Additionally, the entire part of the car is engraved with soft touch surfaces from start to end.

2016 BMW X3 interior
2016 BMW X3 interior

The newest X3 vehicles have all included a bit more chrome to the inside and with more brightwork. This time it combines with a high-gloss black trim. Maybe the toned down design that came before were preferred more in terms of overdoing it too much, but the recent inside actually makes good use of the added elements. Combining the driver-orientated cockpit with an elegant and calming interior makes the X3 much warmer looking and pleasant on the inside.

2016 BMW X3 interior, dashboard and leather seats

Engine

The good news indie the hood is that the X3 will continue with an all turbocharged engine lineup as well for the 2016 model year. The new TwinPower four-cylinder makes 40 hp and 260 lb-ft and makes the use of a V-6 engine unnecessary, but it also comes without an all-wheel drive option as well. The 2.0-liter TwinPower turbocharged diesel four-cylinder is present in the xDrive28d models and has the capacity of making 180 horsepower and 280 pound-feet of torque. It can enable the car to hit the 60 mph mark under eight seconds and provides an EPA rating of 27 mpg city, 34 highway. The xDrive35i versions get a TwinPower six that produces 300-hp, 300 lb-ft. It produces a 0-60 mph in 5.5 seconds and a top speed of 150 mph.

2016 BMW X3 engine

Specifications

Wheelbase: 9 ft. 2.6 in. (110.6 in.)
Length: 15 ft. 3.4 in. (183.4 in.)
Width: 6 ft. 2.1 in. (74.1 in.)
Passenger volume: N/A
Cargo volume: 27.6 cu.ft.
Curb weight: 4030 lbs.
Top Speed: 127 mph
0-60: 5.3 sec
MPG: 27/34 mpg
Available Exterior Colors: Alpine White, Black Sapphire Metallic, Carbon Black Metallic, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Jet Black, Melbourne Red Metallic, Mineral Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Space Gray Metallic, Sparkling Brown Metallic…
Towing Capacity: N/A

Price and release date

The new and improved version of the BMW X3 car some next year. As it is offered as a 2016 model it is going to come somewhere by mid-year and it is going to be production ready and available for sale. The price is set as well and you can be able to get the new car for the base price of 38,950 USD base MSRP. The highest you can get this car for is 46,800 USD for the highest level trim.

The models in the segment that you also have to watch out for are certainly the Lexus RX, Porsche Macan and Audi Q5.

2016 BMW X3 exterior, red color

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