With the introduction of the pre face-lifted E90 body style we see an evolution to a more modern car with sharp lines, edgy corners, and a contemporary interior. Most of the round corners, and traditional interior of the e46 is replaced with sharp edges. This is evident in a sharp line running across the dashboard, a long crease spanning the length of the car running through the door handles, and sharp edges in the bumpers, and side skirts. The turn signal lamps are now housed in the same unit as the head lamp. The top of the kidney grills has two flat pieces of chrome attached to the hood.
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With the introduction of the pre face-lifted E90 body style we see an evolution to a more modern car with sharp lines, edgy corners, and a contemporary interior. Most of the round corners, and traditional interior of the e46 is replaced with sharp edges. This is evident in a sharp line running across the dashboard, a long crease spanning the length of the car running through the door handles, and sharp edges in the bumpers, and side skirts.
The turn signal lamps are now housed in the same unit as the head lamp. The top of the kidney grills has two flat pieces of chrome attached to the hood. Side view mirrors are no longer tinted blue and have changed to an oval shape. The arch of the roofline is not quite as symmetrical as the E46 and is slightly flat on top. Tail lamps are now red, and no longer have amber turn signals; side markers and front turn signal lamps are now clear and not amber.
The interior has sharp lines running across a boxy dashboard. Push button ignition with a key fob has replaced the traditional turn-key ignition. The center consol contains a swooping piece of trim with ash tray inserts that runs from the arm rest to the dashboard.
Optional I-drive is now housed flush in the top of dashboard. Two somewhat flimsy pop-out cup holders protrude out of the passenger side of the dashboard. The door panels have a-symmetrical lines; the door trim has moved to below the leather-stitched arm rests that swoop downward.
Aluminum Door handles have taken on a twisted and contemporary shape. Cruse control buttons have been moved from the steering wheel face to a stalk behind it. As the base model in 3 Series lineup in Canada, the i does not have available or optional; Xenon headlamps, fog lights, automatic climate control, power-adjustable seats, navigation, premium audio, and Dakota leather upholstery.
The i also only has a six-speaker audio system and inch alloy wheels. The model year i did not have an engine block heater available—though one can be retrofitted—without this ignition in extremely cold weather are problematic. The i received fog lamps for , automatic climate control for , and inch alloy wheels for Amenities like a glass sunroof, heated front seats, Bluetooth, and USB input are options on the i that are standard on the more expensive 3 Series trims.
This model features an optional panoramic sunroof, which stretches far enough for passengers in the rear to enjoy. The E92 is available in the i, i, xi, i, xi, i, xi, i, is, xi, d, d, d, d and xd trims availability of certain models depends on region.
Almost every exterior design cue is different from the sedan counterpart. Head lamps are shaped more narrow, kidney grills are more round, and the tail lamps are much wider. Bumpers and side skirts are unique. The hood is slightly longer; so are the doors.
The shape of the driver and passenger windows are shorter and wider; rear occupants are treated to a much smaller side window. Also the rear windshield appears shorter and has less visibility. Most wheel designs are different from the sedan and the coupe. The interior shares the same dashboard, center consol, and front bucket seats as the sedan. A small metallic strip outlines the steering wheel. The door panels are much longer, it seats two passengers in the rear instead of the three-person bench, and also includes a rear center consol tray.
A "Creamy" Beige leather interior with a much lighter tone is offered in the coupe instead of the standard Beige color as seen in the sedan.
It features a modified 4. In addition to engine upgrade it has improved brakes with 6 pot front brake calipers, new sports suspension, light weight body and adjustable rear spoiler. The new convertible is also the centre of many new technological advancements for BMW as well as the recipient of many existing safety and performance technologies that have been improved upon for the new model.
The updates focus on modifications to the front and rear bumpers, headlight design, wider kidney grille, new colors, new leather and trim color options, LED Corona running lights "Angel Eyes" , and LED taillights.
Like its coupe sibling, the convertible also received a higher-performance is trim, sharing the modified version of the twin turbo N54 engine with increased output, and the options of the 6-speed manual or DCT double clutch transmission options. The is convertible has foglamps which the is coupe lacks in favor of a larger air intake dam.
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BMW PDF Sales Brochures
BMW is fighting back with a revised version that benefits from refreshed looks and a few small but important tech tweaks. Question is, can these changes keep the class leader on top? Small changes, you say. Well, the cosmetics are the most obvious difference. BMW has tried to make the car look longer, wider and more elegant. Along the sides are new sill panels, while the bumpers are reprofiled front and rear and fitted with chrome strakes to each side of the front foglamps. The kidney grilles are bigger, more like those of a 5-series , and there are new headlamps and mirrors, too.
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But only the d gets a new engine, so where does that leave the i? Few cars were as easy to drive with haste and enthusiasm as the outgoing i, and the revised version does nothing to alter that. It has one fault, though. Second-gen direct injection features on every petrol engine, and brake energy regeneration a fancy name for a decoupling alternator is standard on every Three. An easy sub With 30mpg economy? In a car with comfortable room for four, that you could drive across a continent and emerge from untired?
BMW e90 LCI 3-Series Sedan Sales Brochure
The company was a merger of two companies producing aircraft engines, Rapp Motoren Werke and Gustav Flugmaschinefabrik. In BMW introduced its first motorcycle, the R In BMW acquired Eisenbach automobile plant. The range grew and the sports car was introduced in , a two seater sports car with an aluminum body and a straight six 2. After the war car and motorcycle production was restarted in in Bavaria with the Isetta, an Italian designed microcar built under license, being the main product. After a difficult period for the company with attempts by the British Rootes Group, makers of Humber and Sunbeam among other brands, and also American Motors to take over the company, German investors increased their shares heavily in BMW.