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2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan: Redesign Info, Pricing, Release Date

, Automotive Editor - October 05, 2018

Redesign Preview

The current-generation 3-Series Sedan just entered its seventh model year in 2018. To help keep pace with the younger Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Audi A4, BMW will give 2019 3-Series Sedan a complete overhaul.

The 2019 BMW 3-Series Sedan will get a brand-new look but keep the general shape that’s made the 3er an icon year in and year out. This new look will include reworked full-LED headlights with a sporty cut-in on the bottom, an updated bumper with new fog-light housings, a reworked kidney grille, a new hood, new taillights, and tons more. BMW will slap all this on a body that will be 2.9 inches longer, 0.6 inches wider, and 0.5 inches taller than the previous-generation 3-Series Sedan.

One important note: The 2019 BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo and Sport Wagon will carry on with the previous-generation design language.

Like the exterior, the 2019 BMW 3-Series’ interior will also be all-new. The highlight will be the instrument panel’s focus on horizontal lines to make it look and feel wider. Also widening the cabin is the bright trim that shoots across the passenger side and the horizontally oriented center heating vents and controls. Moving to the center console, the new-generation 3-Series receives reworked gear shifters and a new engine “Start” button.


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The larger body will also in more interior room as the front shoulder room will grow to 56 inches, rear leg room will jump to 35.2 inches, and front and rear headroom will stretch to 38.7 and 37.6 inches, respectively. Trunk space will also grow by 1.2 cubic feet to 17 cubes.

The 2019 3-Series will also see improvements to its powertrain. The base BMW 330i will come with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will produce 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, which are increases of 7 hp and 37 lb-ft. This engine will pair with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive as standard, but all-wheel drive will be an option. The 2019 M340i will come standard with a 3.0-liter inline-six turbocharged engine that will produce 382 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, an M-tuned chassis, and M-Sport rear differential. This model will also have optional all-wheel drive.

While we are a long way from IIHS testing, BMW highlighted all the advanced safety features the 2019 3-Series will have available. All 2019 BMW 3-Series models will come standard with Active Guard Collision and Pedestrian Warning with City Braking function, which is Bimmer-ese for automatic emergency braking with pedestrian and bicycle detection. Optionally, buyers can add adaptive cruise control with full stop-and-go technology, lane-departure warning, blind-spot monitoring, rear-collision protection, cross-traffic alert, and more as part of the Driving Assistant Package. Given the BMW 3-Series can hold up in crash tests, it is primed for at least an IIHS Top Safety Pick rating.

Pricing & Release Date

The 2019 BMW 3-Series will arrive in 330i form in March 2019 with prices ranging from $41,245 to $43,245 (destination fees included). The M340i model will roll in later in the spring of 2019 — prices will come later.

The 2019 BMW 3-Series will battle the Jaguar XE, Mercedes-Benz C-Class, and Audi A4.

Learn about the current 3-Series sedan on sale now »

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