F30 BMW 3 Series enhanced, new edition models

The F30 BMW 3 Series has been enhanced with new, standard equipment as part of a sweeping update to the company’s model line-up. Not only that, the company has announced the launch of three new edition models, along with more optional kit for the 3er.

Beginning from July 2017, LED headlights and fog lamps are now standard for both 3 Series Sedan and Touring models. Aside from that, the Sport Line, Luxury Line and M Sport packages will also include a dashboard with contrast topstitching. The former is now standard on the most powerful petrol (340i) or diesel (335xd) variants of the 3 Series.

Other changes associated with the exterior include the addition of a new Sunset Orange body colour. As before, a selection of light-alloy wheels ranging from 17 to 19 inches are optionally available, together with various interior trim strips.

Inside, the iDrive system is supplemented by a Control Display with touchscreen function for cars fitted with the Professional navigation system. The system features a menu display presented in a tile structure with animated graphics. The 3 Series can also be specified with a digital multifunction instrument display.

F30 BMW 3 Series enhanced, new edition models

Moving away from the enhancements to the regular 3 Series range (Sedan and Touring), BMW also revealed three new edition models – Edition Sport Line Shadow, Edition Luxury Line Purity and Edition M Sport Shadow – each with its own distinct styling.

Starting with the Edition Sport Line Shadow, you’ll find black headlight and taillight inserts, as well as black accents surrounding the kidney grille. Other black-finished items include the lower air ducts, chrome exhaust tailpipes and 18-inch light-alloy wheels (Jet Black).

Interior highlights include fabric/leather upholstery for the seats, Dark Aluminium Carbon interior trims with Pearl Gloss Chrome accent strips and a sports steering wheel. Finishing touches include contrasting seam for the instrument panel and slightly modified instrument cluster.

Next up, Edition Luxury Line Purity features satin-finished aluminium on various exterior bits like the side windows, air duct inserts, slats, kidney grille surround, rear bumper cover and exhaust tailpipes. Light-alloy wheels, also in satin-finished aluminium, are standard here at 17 inches, with larger 19-inch options available.

The cabin comes with Cognac leather trim joined by Fineline Light wood interior trim strips with Pearl Gloss Chrome accents. A new sports steering wheel has been added as well, along with contrasting stitching for the dashboard, and more instrument cluster features.

Last but not least, the Edition M Sport Shadow is just as it sounds, with black headlight units, black inserts for the front and rear lights, black kidney grille surround and chrome black exhaust tips. Standard wheels are 19-inch M light-alloy double-spoke units, which can be painted Orbit Grey as an option.

To match the outside, the living space comes with sports seats in black leather and blue contrast topstitching. There’s also Dark Aluminium Carbon trim strips with Pearl Gloss Chrome accents, an enhanced instrument cluster.

As this is the sportiest of the bunch, the Edition M Sport Shadow comes with M sports suspension, an M aerodynamics package, 18, M leather-covered steering wheel, roof lining in Anthracite, M door sills and the Driving Experience Control includes a Sport+ mode.