2023 BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring make their global debut, get a host of styling updates
Just days after the 2023 3 Series Gran Limousine got revealed in full, BMW has now officially unveiled 2023 BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring models. The sedan series might hit our shores soon and replace the existing 3 Series lineup.
Coming to the design aspects, the 2023 3 Series is more of a facelift to the current generation model as the changes are subtle this time.
At the front, the segmented LED headlamps are now more sleeker and oval. Together with the piano black grille, they portray a wide and aggressive look to the sedan.
The large fog lamps and its surrounding inserts in the current model have been completely replaced with an L-shaped black insert on the chiseled sides of the bumper.
The kidney grille has become smaller while the bottom radiator grille has not only gotten larger but also sports more detailing. Both are finished in glossy black.
Not much has been changed on the sides except for the redesigned alloy wheels. They now have 5 pairs of spokes when compared to the 10 pairs the current model sports.
At the rear, the bumper has been completely redesigned and now sports a dual-tone finish. The bottom portion of the bumper is now predominantly finished in piano black.
There are many cuts and creases in the bumper for an aggressive look. There’s also a chrome trapezoidal strip between the panels. The LED tail lamps are sleeker now.
On the inside, the sedan gets a curved instrument panel with a 12.3-inch driver centric display and a 14.9-inch infotainment system screen that gets the company’s latest eighth generation operating system.
The updates brought with the operating system include wireless smartphone mirroring, advanced real-time maps, parking space locator, voice control for key functions, and the capacity for OTA upgrades.
As far as other aspects of the cabin are considered, the AC vents are, again, sleeker when compared to the current generation model.
New touch-sensitive buttons make their way into the centre console and the shifters for the 8-speed autobox have also been redesigned. Paddles now come standard on all variants of the 3 Series.
The 2023 BMW 3 Series Touring gets an upmarket mature look when compared to the sedan. But, it’s not reserved for our market but rather will be sold abroad. The updated BMW 3 Series is expected to be launched in India by the end of this year or early next year.
BMW current sells 3 variants of the 3 Series in India – the standard model, the Gran Limousine, and the M340i xDrive. The last 1 is the performance oriented variant of the sedan from BMW’s M division.