This year, BMW have launched a brand new four door saloon under the 3-Series moniker. The new model will cost upwards of £25,000 as standard but what can you expect to find from this weighty price tag?
The changes made to the exterior are subtle but noticeable if you look closely. Evident differences include redesigned tail and headlights alongside the traditional BMW front grill, fan shaped alloys and a slightly more aerodynamic front end. Some of the external differences are extremely hard to tell, especially the slight change to the ergonomic design.
The internal design features top of the range technology as standard. A 6.5 inch screen sits on the dash board and acts as the nerve centre of the machine. You can control everything in the car with the push of a button. In terms of upholstery the BMW 3-Series is as plush as can be expected from a luxury car of this calibre and the detailed finish with the addition of chrome and red accents really brig out an aura of class and sophistication while behind the wheel.
The new additions to the Series handle like a dream. The steering is slick and responsive while the adaptive suspension transmits none of the road imperfections through to the cabin. The fuel emissions have decreased dramatically which means the running costs of the new series are far lower than their predecessor and of competitors in this category. This may be the biggest pull when it comes to buying brand new as opposed to going for a used BMW 3-Series. The initial price will of course be a lot cheaper.
Extras such as back seat DVD players, built in Sat-Nav, DAB radio and in car internet are all available in the new Series but can really start stacking up the price. The new saloon is well worth a test drive at least. Once you have driven the car, you may feel the added extras are superfluous in comparison to the smooth powerful driving experience that comes with this car, as standard.