BMW 3 Series facelift to debut at Auto Expo 2016 – Report

Posted on: Dec 25, 2015 - 10:29am IST

To accompany the 2016 BMW 7 Series and 2016 BMW X1.

According to Autocar India, BMW India will host three debuts at the upcoming Auto Expo 2016 in Noida. While two of them are tipped to be the 2016 BMW 7 Series and 2016 BMW X1, the third model will be the BMW 3 Series facelift.

2016 BMW 3 Series front three quarters close at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
The BMW 3 Series gets updated headlamp and taillamp clusters, revised air intakes in the front bumper.

Changes in the BMW 3 Series facelift are minimal in nature. It gets updated headlamp and taillamp clusters, revised air intakes in the front bumper and minor revisions to the rear bumper. Inside, the only changes are new chrome highlights for the center console, AC vents and controls, while the cup holders in the floor console get a new sliding cover.

One of the headline changes for the BMW 3 Series facelift in Europe was the introduction of a more-powerful 326 PS BMW 340i variant. For the Indian market however, it will continue offering the the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine which produces 184 hp and 380 Nm of torque, and is paired to an 8-speed ZF automatic transmission.

2016 BMW 3 Series rear three quarters left close at 2015 Thai Motor Expo
For the Indian market, it will continue offering the the 2.0-liter four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine which produces 184 hp.

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The BMW 3 Series facelift will continue to be assembled at their plant in Chennai, with nearly 50 percent of its components sourced locally.

BMW 3 Series facelift – Image Gallery

[Source: Autocar India]

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