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Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

The BMW 3 Series Sedan offers dynamics in many different facets. The optional Adaptive M suspension or variable sport steering guarantee the utmost agility, providing you with maximum handling and precision even during sporty driving. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission Steptronic ensure outstanding driving pleasure. These and other BMW EfficientDynamics technologies enable impressive performance and, at the same time, help to reduce fuel consumption.

A BORN SPORTSMAN. WITH PLENTY IN RESERVE.Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

The BMW 3 Series Sedan offers dynamics in many different facets. The optional Adaptive M suspension or variable sport steering guarantee the utmost agility, providing you with maximum handling and precision even during sporty driving. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission Steptronic ensure outstanding driving pleasure. These and other BMW EfficientDynamics technologies enable impressive performance and, at the same time, help to reduce fuel consumption.

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BMW EFFICIENT DYNAMICS.

Get more out of every litre of fuel with BMW EfficientDynamics. You are guaranteed better performance, greater efficiency and a heightened driving experience. Technical innovations that lower fuel consumption while simultaneously increasing driving pleasure mean that pure dynamics come standard in every BMW.

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The driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series.

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The driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series.

8-SPEED SPORT AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION STEPTRONIC.

The 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission Steptronic adapts to suit individual driving styles. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive. In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to shift gears manually at any time with the assistance of the optionally available Optimum Shift Indicator. The driver can change gears using the shortened gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the Sport leather steering wheel.

In SPORT mode, the gear shifts are configured for the best possible performance. Fast engine speed transitions between the gears bolster powerful acceleration. The engine always maintains a speed at which it can access very high power output at any time. The Launch Control function regulates the ideal starting engine speed, allowing maximum acceleration from a standing start.

At high speeds, the eight gear reduces the engine speed and fuel consumption. This is also where the newly developed converter clutch comes into play. The 8-speed Sport Automatic Transmission Steptronic works together with the engine to deliver smooth gear shifts and top figures in efficiency and power delivery.

  • 8-speed Automatic Transmission Steptronic

BMW 340i SEDAN.

Commanding power delivery and silky smooth running are the hallmarks of the BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engine from the BMW EfficientDynamics engine range. This powerful 3.0-litre engine combines the Valvetronic fully variable valve control including Double-VANOS, High-Precision Injection and a TwinScroll turbocharger to optimally fill the cylinders. The result is a peak performance of 240 kW and a maximum torque of 450 Nm at 1,380–5,000 rpm. This means that the Turbo petrol engine accelerates the car from 0 to 100 km/h in a breathtaking 5.1 s, reaching a top speed of 250 km/h. Thanks to various intelligent technological innovations, its combined fuel consumption rate is just 6.5 litres per 100 km, with CO2 emissions of only 152 g/km.

The drive train is destined to delight every driver. It is optimally efficient, delivering a high-performance across a wide rev spectrum along with a direct response even at low engine speeds – a typical BMW engine in other words.

CHASSIS.

When it comes to driving dynamics, the new BMW 3 Series has been setting new standards for generations. Further developments in damper technology, a revamped chassis and more sophisticated steering guarantee considerably more driving pleasure. Fine-tuning of the suspension has boosted both the longitudinal and lateral characteristics. This applies not only to the standard suspension, but also to the M Sport suspension and the Adaptive M suspension. In addition, steering precision has been improved, rolling movements reduced and directional stability optimised. The new BMW 3 Series Sedan impresses with its excellent roadholding, perfect handling and outstanding agility while, at the same time, offering the utmost comfort in all driving situations.

  • Adaptive M suspension
  • Variable sport steering

DRIVING EXPERIENCE CONTROL INCL. ECO PRO.

The Driving Experience Control lets the driver choose between the standard engine and transmission settings of COMFORT mode, the more efficient ECO PRO mode, the dynamic SPORT mode, or the SPORT+ mode, which pushes dynamic driving to the limits. ECO PRO mode adjusts the characteristics of the Steptronic transmission (if present) and the heating/air conditioning settings to make the drive as fuel-efficient as possible. It reduces fuel consumption by upto 20 percent. Further fuel savings potential is possible with the coasting function and ECO PRO Route, which suggests an efficiency-optimised route. It takes into account the volume of traffic, as well as individual driving styles and local conditions in order to suggest a route that optimises efficiency and thereby reduces fuel consumption. The "coasting" function allows the vehicle to coast along the road at up to 160 km/h without additional power input when the driver takes his or her foot from the gas without braking.

COMFORT mode guarantees an extremely comfortable driving experience by suitably adjusting the settings of the suspension components. In the SPORT and SPORT+ modes, all drive and suspension settings are adjusted for more dynamic driving. The engine is more spontaneously responsive, the gears of the automatic transmission are shifted at higher speeds, the shifting points for the manual transmission are shown later, and on the whole the vehicle reacts much more directly and dynamically.

INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT.

The intelligent energy management in the new BMW 3 Series Sedan is provided by a number of standard-feature BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including the Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, electric power steering and Optimum Shift Indicator. The interplay between these technologies ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.

  • Automatic Start/Stop function
  • Brake Energy Regeneration
  • Electric power steering
  • Optimum Shift Indicator