The biggest news is the 2015 BMW M3, a 425-horsepower high-performance model that forgoes some luxury coddling in the name of going fast. The rest of the BMW 3 Series lineup gets a few minor tweaks, with standard Bluetooth audio streaming being the most noteworthy.
Two-door versions of the latest 3 Series platform are set to arrive in showrooms later this year under the new 4 Series designation. In addition, a new 4-door hatchback variant dubbed the Gran Turismo joins the roster.
About BMW 3 Series
Think of an entry-level luxury sedan and the BMW 3 Series will probably come to mind. With over 40 years of history, this compact sports sedan has cemented itself in the psyche of aspirational buyers. In that time it has grown in power, stature and efficiency, and now boasts a vast lineup. From an all-wheel-drive sedan to a sports wagon, Gran Turismo hatchback, plug-in hybrid and the tarmac-eating M3, there's a 3 Series for every buyer. The 2016 3 Series remains a sporty, versatile and efficient luxury car with instant badge appeal, but sophisticated rivals such as the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Cadillac ATS and Audi A4 are right on the BMW's tail or – depending on your preferences – ahead of its twin-kidney grille.