The 2019 BMW 3 Series release date is one of the most anticipated of the season. BMW’s kept the date itself under wraps, but showed the car itself at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. The 2019 BMW 3 Series redesign they unveiled was very aggressive. It retains so many marks of what makes a BMW a BMW, while also reshaping elements of its aesthetic in some exciting ways.
Precision in design gives the 2019 BMW 3 Series redesign a sharper, bolder look. The kidney grille is pronounced, while the headlights look ferocious. The look is of a car made to chase down prey, like a leopard caught mid-stride.
It’s not just the aesthetics that have changed, though. The wheelbase and track widths are both slightly extended, and the car’s a little wider, longer, and taller, too. Many of these adjustments are made for balance and handling. The redesign has a lower center of gravity and 25% more rigidity in the suspension. Combined with its lower weight and wider stance, these contribute to exceptionally precise steering and the best 3 Series agility yet.
Rethought underbody sealing even makes the 3 Series redesign more aerodynamic than the 3 Series of the past. With the BMW 320d xDrive, you also get BMW’s exceptional all-wheel drive system that helps compensate for any loss of traction, returning more control to the driver. For a more classic BMW feel, you can still get the rear-wheel BMW 320d, without the xDrive system.
The interior is exceptionally clean-looking. In an age of luxury performance cars having ten thousand buttons up the center console, it’s refreshing that BMW keeps things reasonable. You should be staring out the beautifully swept front windshield, not getting lost in the controls at your elbow. That said, no functionality is lost – BMW just designs interiors and controls in a very efficient way.
What About That Release Date?
About that 2019 BMW 3 Series release date: Right now, the 3 Series is undergoing testing at Nurburgring Nordschleife. You should see the BMW 320d and 320d xDrive on sale starting March 9, 2019.