After the first official images that have surfaced the internet this morning, BMW revealed the official informations about the 2009 3-Series facelift that will make its world debut this autumn at the Paris Auto Show.
Specific design modifications, a further refined interior design, the new generation of the optional operating concept BMW i Drive, new services provided by BMW ConnectedDrive , a revised range of engines and innovations in the areas of drive technology, safety and comfort make both the new BMW 3 Series Saloon and the new BMW 3 Series Touring more attractive than ever before.
The 330d is powered by a 3.0 litre all-aluminium engine with common rail injection that delivers 245 bhp at an engine speed of 4,000 rpm, while its maximum torque of 520 Nm is available from 1,750 to 3,000 rpm. The new BMW 330d accelerates in 6.1 seconds from zero to 60 mph, its maxi-mum speed is electronically cut off at 155 mph.
With five petrol engines and five diesel engines, the new BMW 3 Series offers the most extensive range in its segment. When it comes to both petrol and diesel power units, customers have the choice of four 4-cylinder and three 6-cylinder engines. The output range extends from 143 bhp in the 4-cylinder models BMW 318i and BMW 318d to a 306 bhp in-line 6-cylinder engine in the BMW 335i. All engines are available for both the BMW 3 Series Saloon and the Touring model, and all are combined with the latest BMW EfficientDynamics measures in the environment of the engine, as suits the specific model configuration. Each of the ten engine types thus has a more favourable relationship between driving dynamics and economy as compared to competitor vehicles of similar output.
Full details in the press release after the jump.