In a world run by digital and the latest technology, the new BMW 3 Series dares to make a bold statement “Don’t be driven by technology, drive it.” Smart technology connects driver to car and makes the ease of semi-autonomous driving accessible to anyone. Now in its seventh generation, the all-new BMW 3 Series has its sights set on total digital domination – with you behind the wheel.
The all-new BMW 3 Series is set to arrive in South Africa in early 2019, and promises to build on its already world renowned reputation with a totally new design language, premium interior ambience and of course, state of the art driver assistance and connectivity technology.
Here’s just a few reasons you won’t want to miss the arrival of the all-new BMW 3 Series in South Africa –
An immersive experience:
Enjoy thoroughly revised control and display systems with the Instrument Cluster and Control Display both receiving increased screen sizes. There is also the exciting new Optional BMW Live Cockpit Professional which will come with customisable displays. The new BMW Operating System 7.0 enables even easier operation of vehicle functions via gestures, speech, touch screen and iDrive control – making operation an intuitive experience.
Trailblazing Driver assistance
The range of driver assistance systems have been expanded to pave the way to more autonomous driving with features like Collision and Pedestrian Warning with Braking and Lane Departure Warning, now standard. The optional Driving Assistant Professional will also include: Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go function, Steering and lane control Lane Change Warning, Side collision protection, Evasion aid, Cross-Traffic Alert, Priority warning and Wrong-way warning – to name a few. We’ve used technology to enhance everything from parking and manoeuvring to driving and even being stuck in traffic – but the control remains firmly in your hands as the driver.
The new BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is set to be a world-first, even letting you give it its own name and responding to your natural voice commands. It’s designed to help you operate your vehicle, enhance productivity and even organise on-board entertainment while you focus on the road. The all-new BMW 3 Series will also feature two USB ports and Bluetooth interface as standard, with telephony with wireless charging available as an option. You can also look forward to a larger selection of digital services from BMW Connected and BMW ConnectedDrive. Starting with Remote Software Upgrades to keep you up to date and BMW Digital Key which turns your phone into a key to start the engine of your vehicle.
Improved design and interior
The all-new BMW 3 Series presents a bold new design language of clear lines and taut surfaces which give the car its unique aesthetic, sportiness and emotion-packed presence. Full-LED headlights and stylishly darkened LED rear lights will also come as standard – with a greater focus on driver centered operations and a premium interior ambience. There will be more shoulder and elbow room for added comfort, plus extra legroom and better overall usability for drivers and passengers.
Enhanced power, efficiency and performance
Thanks to the new powertrain technology drivers can look forward to a higher output impressively low combined fuel consumption of 5.8 – 4.2 l/100 km (unconfirmed). Added to that will be optimised aerodynamics with features including Air Curtains and an almost completely sealed underbody. Drivers can also enjoy noticeably sharper driving dynamics courtesy of extensively upgraded chassis technology, new damper technology, stiffer body structure and suspension, wider tracks, minimised weight and a low vehicle centre of gravity.
With all this and more to look forward to, the wait for the all-new 3 Series is on. If you want to be the first to get updates as they arrive, click here to sign up.