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      05-17-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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BMW 3 Series Gets New Individual Colors and Drive Recorder This Summer

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BMW 3 Series Sedan: additional power units, new body colours and options.

The new BMW 3 Series Sedan will serve up its distinctive brand of driving pleasure in a number of new formats from July 2019, when an ultra-sporty representative with a straight-six petrol engine and BMW xDrive, another three all-wheel-drive variants and a plug-in hybrid model are added to the line-up. As a result, customers will now have a choice of three petrol and three diesel engines, as well as a plug-in hybrid drive system. Five of the power units will combine with all-wheel drive, either as standard or optionally.

Spearheading the model range is the new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan, which is powered by a new 275 kW/374 hp six-cylinder in-line petrol engine. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport transmission, intelligent all-wheel drive, an M Sport differential and bespoke chassis technology combine to keep the engine’s exceptional power planted firmly on the road and deliver a supremely assured and exhilarating drive. The likewise standard sports exhaust system produces a soundtrack to match. The new BMW M340i xDrive Sedan sprints from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 4.4 seconds.

From July 2019, intelligent all-wheel drive will be available in combination with another three engines. The trio of models benefiting from the superior traction, directional stability and agility this brings will be the BMW 320i xDrive Sedan, BMW 330i xDrive Sedan and BMW 330d xDrive Sedan.

The new BMW 330e Sedan delivers a particularly appealing blend of driving pleasure and efficiency. The plug-in hybrid model’s four-cylinder petrol engine and electric drive unit join forces to generate system output of up to 215 kW/292 hp when the newly developed XtraBoost mode is engaged. This enables the BMW 330e Sedan to reach 100 km/h (62 mph) from rest in 6.0 seconds. At the same time, it is capable of a maximum electric range from 59 to 66 kilometres (37 – 41 miles) courtesy of state-of-the-art battery technology.

M Sport suspension will also be available for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan (with the exception of the M Sport model) from July 2019, as will Adaptive M suspension. Both the optional suspension systems combine with Variable Sport Steering.

The new BMW Individual paint finishes Citrine Black metallic, Oxide Grey metallic, Frozen Dark Grey metallic and Brilliant White metallic create extra scope for customisation. Customers will also have the option of a BMW Individual leather steering wheel and three different BMW Individual interior trim strip designs from July 2019. BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino and BMW Individual Merino full leather trim – which wraps the upper section of the instrument panel and the door shoulders in black fulled leather, too – will also be added to the options list. The two leather trim variants are each available in a choice of five colours. BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino also features as part of the first BMW Individual Composition for the sports sedan. Other items in the Composition include 19-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, a BMW Individual paint finish, sports seats, the BMW Individual leather steering wheel and an anthracite BMW Individual headliner. The M Sport Individual model is another new option combining the M Sport model’s equipment features with ultra-stylish details, such as 19-inch BMW Individual light-alloy wheels, a BMW Individual exterior paint finish, BMW Individual interior trim strips, BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino and the BMW Individual leather steering wheel.

New optional extra: BMW Drive Recorder.

The BMW Drive Recorder is another new addition to the options list. It can be ordered in conjunction with Parking Assistant Plus and is available for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan, BMW 7 Series, BMW 8 Series, new BMW X5 and new BMW X7. The BMW Drive Recorder uses the cameras of the various driver assistance systems to record video footage from different points around the vehicle, before saving the recordings so they can be either watched later on the Control Display when the car is stationary or exported via the USB port.

Drivers can therefore shoot videos while driving through spectacular scenery, for example, or performing impressive manoeuvres on the race track, and then send them to their mobile device and share them. Recordings can be up to 40 seconds in length, comprising the 20 seconds of video saved immediately prior to the Drive Recorder being activated and the next 20 seconds. The Drive Recorder can be started at any time from the iDrive menu. Another benefit of the system is that, in the event of a collision, the 20 seconds before the accident and the 20 seconds following it are automatically recorded and saved, so they can be referred back to in any subsequent reconstruction of the incident.

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      05-17-2019, 11:43 AM   #2
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Hopefully the Drive Recorder can be enabled by a software update for those with pre-July G20s? I just got the car a little under a month ago!
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      05-17-2019, 11:54 AM   #3
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I'm confused. Most of this seems to relate to the G20 that was released a few months ago.

The only new feature seems to be some BMW Individual colors and the Drive Recorder.
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I'm confused. Most of this seems to relate to the G20 that was released a few months ago.

The only new feature seems to be some BMW Individual colors and the Drive Recorder.
Yes, this is a global press release, so not everything applies to all markets. The Individual colors and Drive Recorder are definitely new to US market, however.
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BMW Individual extended leather upholstery Merino and BMW Individual Merino full leather trim – which wraps the upper section of the instrument panel and the door shoulders in black fulled leather, too – will also be added to the options list. The two leather trim variants are each available in a choice of five colours.
So just to verify, even though they are not called out by name in the above paragraph fragment, the Fiona Red and Fjord Blue Individual leather interior choices will both be available for the 3 series in the NA/US markets as of July of 2019?
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WTF? G20 just came out only a few months ago and new option already added. I really hope Drive Recorder can be added with software.
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So just to verify, even though they are not called out by name in the above paragraph fragment, the Fiona Red and Fjord Blue Individual leather interior choices will both be available for the 3 series in the NA/US markets as of July of 2019?
I think this was asked before, and I believe the answer is yes. What is not clear yet is how they will be priced.
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Yes, this is a global press release, so not everything applies to all markets. The Individual colors and Drive Recorder are definitely new to US market, however.
Thanks.

I'm curious if US will ever see the G20 320i. My understanding was BMWUSA had no intention of bringing this model stateside, but it seems odd that the cheapest 4 door BMW sedan has an MSRP of $41,245. I guess they've surrendered the entry level to MB and Audi?
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I'm curious if US will ever see the G20 320i. My understanding was BMWUSA had no intention of bringing this model stateside, but it seems odd that the cheapest 4 door BMW sedan has an MSRP of $41,245. I guess they've surrendered the entry level to MB and Audi?
The 320i is not returning to the US market.

Instead, the 2 Series Gran Coupe is debuting late this year to take on the A Class, CLA, and A3 in the < $40K entry level premium sedan market.

Please see this thread:

https://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1595587
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Yes, this is a global press release, so not everything applies to all markets. The Individual colors and Drive Recorder are definitely new to US market, however.
clears it up
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The Drive Recorder is a step in the right direction. More details from BMW would be helpful to understand all capabilities and limitations.
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Shitty that in Europe we have PPF's - petrol particulate filters that rob the engine of both power (only 374hp for the M340i here) and noise.

The MPPSK has not been available in Europe since the PPF launched with the B58.
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If red interior becomes available to order, it's gonna make me regret ordering my car as early as I did. Smh. Haven't even taken delivery yet but I can already taste the bitterness.
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I think it sucks that the 3 series gets all these special colors and the new five individual colors and leather treatments and the new M version of the Z4 only comes in red, white, black, silver and a shocking blue. Don't get me wrong, the new 3 series is a beautiful car, but those of us who spent over $75k for the new Z4 deserved a few individual paint colors and leather options. C'mom BMW get it right for god sake.
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I think that Insurance companies should offer rebate for cars equipped with drive recorders.
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I think it is ridiculous that they would add these options just a couple months after the introduction of a new model. If it were a year out that's understandable, not two months. Of course, you would not expect to be informed of this ahead of time by your SA. 😡 I would have defined checked out Oxide and Frozen Dark Grey.
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X7 is in the same boat, but entirely new model that only's been out for 3 months. Also getting new goodies.
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Pictures of the colors and interiors can be found here:

https://g20.bimmerpost.com/forums/sh....php?t=1557402
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Hopefully the Drive Recorder can be enabled by a software update for those with pre-July G20s? I just got the car a little under a month ago!
I think you're confusing your car with a Tesla.
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Four new Individual "colors", black, grey, grey, and white. BMW is really letting you express yourself here. Go wild.
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Hopefully the Drive Recorder can be enabled by a software update for those with pre-July G20s? I just got the car a little under a month ago!
I think you're confusing your car with a Tesla.


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