BMW reveals 2011 3 Series facelift, details included
As we revealed a few weeks ago, BMW has prepared a new facelift for the Coupe and Cabriolet (convertible) editions of its 3 Series model, or for true fans, the E92 and E93 editions.
We heard a few leaked details about the improvements that the Bavarian company will implement, but now the official announcement has been made.
So, what’s new? Well the 3 Series now boasts a slightly restyled front end, with the biggest changes being made to the “kidney” grille, which takes some cues from the new 5 Series, and the head lamps were also tweaked, now holding a LED “eyelid” strip. The whole front bumper was also slightly revamped, to give off a more aggressive look. For the rear, BMW opted for a few subtle touches, especially on the taillights, which now have a new pattern when they turn on.
Engine-wise, the new facelift brings a a few welcomed changes. A new 318i version will now be present, outputting 143 HP, while the 335i will now meet EURO 5 regulations. For diesel fans, a new 320d version will arrive, which develops 184 HP, and another 325d edition, which has 204 HP. Both of these engines will also meet EURO 5 emissions standards.
For US consumers, BMW will be offering the facelifted Coupe and Cabriolet 3 Series in either the 328i, boasting a new and more powerful 230 HP engine, and the 335i, which houses the new N55 300 HP unit. Both power plants offer improved efficiency and lower emissions, while still packing a performance punch.
Until the models premiere in showrooms this spring, you can check out a few of the changes in the photo gallery below, enjoy!
Photo Gallery: 2011 BMW 3 Series Facelift
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