Five Star Car - The BMW 3 Series
Published 13th November 2019
Published 13th November 2019
The BMW 3 Series Saloon is undoubtedly one of the most recognisable models in the BMW range that carries a long standing recognition as a benchmark in the executive class. Any new generation of the model carries expectations to not only meet the standard set by the outgoing model but to better it.Book your test drive
The seventh generation BMW 3 Series has not disappointed since its launch earlier this year. Popular amongst journalists it has claimed a number of awards including the WhatCar? Executive car of the year 2019. Fighting off strong competition from rivals such as Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar the BMW 3 Series has also received recognition in the sector from Autocar who awarded it a five-star road test verdict. As one of the most coveted awards in motoring, only a few cars receive the accolade each year. Auto Express, Carwow and CAR Magazine all echoed a similar verdict in their own comprehensive tests.
The 3 Series most recent success was winning two accolades at the 2019 Business Car awards. Named as both Best Premium Car and Best Company Car 2019 the 3 Series has firmly placed its mark at the top of its class for this year. Achieving genre defining success is not an easy feat in such a highly competitive market. The BMW 3 Series achieves this by bringing the very latest technology, efficient yet powerful engines and fantastic levels of comfort.
The latest BMW operating system 7.0 allows the car and driver to be better connected. The addition of intelligent personal assistant brings features similar to that found in most modern smartphones, with voice activated control for certain vehicle features. The system also learns routines to better anticipate the needs of the driver.
New engine technology has also proved popular amongst journalists and customers alike. The six available power units provide higher output and greater pulling power compared to the outgoing F30 generation with the range topping M340i xDrive putting out 374hp. Efficiency has remained an important focus of the 3 Series with a return of 57.6mpg achievable on selected models whilst producing 116g/km of CO2 emissions.
Interior comfort has also contributed to the popularity of the BMW 3 Series with improvements to the interior cabin being received well. Interior mood lighting, quality materials and insulated glazing create a welcoming environment for any driver and fuse perfectly with the driving technology on offer. Increased leg room and headroom assure that every passenger enjoy the journey as much as the driver.
It is not only in the press where the BMW 3 Series has been awarded 5 stars. One of the most important considerations for any vehicle manufacturer is safety and BMW have maintained their reputation in this regard. The latest BMW 3 Series has been awarded the highest rating available in vehicle safety. The European consumer protection has awarded an NCAP 5 star rating the highest available for crash protection. The 3 Series achieved the best result for adult occupant protection for its class, the first vehicle to do so since the current test format was introduced. The test team were also impressed by the levels of safety offered for children including the ISOFIX points for the outer rear seats. Awarding a five-star Euro NCAP crash rating is a strong endorsement for the 3 series considering the latest tests are the most demanding Euro NCAP test format.
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