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Discussion Starter · #5 · (Edited)
BMW will produce facelifted 3-series in China.

BMW will show off its revamped BMW 3-Series along with the new-generation 7-Series at the Paris International auto show next month. The new 3-Series then will go on sale globally and is expected to be produced in China at year-end, reported Beijing News, citing BMW sources.

Official Press release.
The new BMW 3 Series Saloon and the new BMW 3 Series Touring
extend their lead further in terms of driving dynamics, premium quality
and innovative technology.
• The new BMW 3 Series Saloon and the new BMW 3 Series Touring
combine elegance with a driving experience which is unique within
the competitive field.
• The extended range of engines and the application of
BMW EfficientDynamics measures make the BMW 3 Series
the benchmark for sheer driving pleasure in combination
with exemplary fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels.
• A new vehicle front, a side view with greater emphasis of the
dynamically elongated line, the rear section has a broader effect
due to more detailed lines. New headlamps, rear lights with
new contours characteristic of the brand, innovative lighting technology
and 3D effects.
• Refinement of the interior trim with selected operating elements in a new
design and newly harmonised choice of colours and materials. The
characteristic combination of convex and concave surfaces characteristic
of the exterior is continued in the interior. Ergonomically optimised
positioning of the window lift operating panel on the driver side, new and
enlarged storage facilities.
• New generation of the operating system BMW iDrive in conjunction with
optional navigation systems: ergonomically optimised iDrive Controller
for function selection and control by means of turning, pressing and tilting
movements, blind operation of buttons on the Controller for fast and
intuitive menu selection. Freely programmable functional bookmarks for
even easier operation. Navigation system Professional with extended
functions for destination entry, trip planning and map display. For the first
time, routes freely planned on the internet can be fed into the navigation
system using BMW ConnectedDrive. BMW ConnectedDrive world
premiere: unlimited internet use inside the vehicle as an optional extra.
• Newly developed in-line 6-cylinder diesel engine in the BMW 330d:
aluminium crankcase, common rail direct injection of the third generation
with piezo injectors and maximum injection pressure of 1,800 bar,
turbocharger with variable turbine geometry, output: 180 kW/245 bhp,
maximum torque: 520 Nm, diesel particulate filter and oxidation
catalytic converter as standard, exhaust gas norm EU 5, optional
BMW BluePerformance technology with NOX storage catalytic converter
for the reduction of nitrogen oxide emissions as a requirement for
adherence to the threshold levels of the planned exhaust gas norm EU 6.
• Variety of engines which is unique within the vehicle segment: five petrol
and five diesel engines, with output ranging from 105 kW/143 bhp in
the BMW 318i and BMW 318d to 225 kW/306 bhp in the BMW 335i.
All engine types with BMW EfficientDynamics measures: modelspecific
use of Brake Energy Regeneration, Auto Start/Stop Function,
Shift Point Display, needs-related control of auxiliary units and active
aerodynamics with Automatic Air Intake Flaps. All engine types with
unsurpassed fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels as compared
to the relevant competitors. BMW 318d, BMW 320d, BMW 330d
and BMW 330xd are within the threshold levels of the future exhaust
gas norm EU 5.
• 6-speed automatic transmission with optimised shift dynamics and
minimised converter slip now optionally available for the BMW 318d too.
• Optimised all-wheel drive BMW xDrive enhances driving stability, driving
dynamics and traction. New additional DSC function with controlled
brake intervention including torque compensation increases driving stability
on bends. BMW xDrive now optionally available for five engine types
of the BMW 3 Series Saloon and the BMW 3 Series Touring, also for the
BMW 320xd – the first ever combination of BMW xDrive with a
4-cylinder engine in the BMW 3 Series.
• For the first time, 7-speed sports automatic transmission with double clutch
for the models BMW 335i Coupé and BMW 335i Convertible. The world’s
first 7-speed double clutch transmission designed for high performance
engines, shifting without interruption of traction for unequalled
dynamic acceleration, optionally automated or manual, unique combination
of the comfort of an automatic transmission with maximum dynamic
performance, further optimised acceleration and fuel consumption figures.
• Comprehensive safety concept with extremely solid body structure, defined
impact paths, selective use of high-strength steels and special deformation
elements. Six airbags, 3-point automatic belts and headrests for all seats
as well as crash-active headrests for the front seats so as to reduce the risk
of head injury in the event of a rear-on collision as standard.

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Discussion Starter · #14 · (Edited)
New BMW 3-Series models launched in Beijing.

BMW Brilliance Auto launched the all-new BMW 3-Series in Beijing on December 8th. It includes the BMW 320i luxury, BMW 325i luxury and BMW 335i models, which are priced at 375,000 yuan ($54,500), 442,000 yuan and 613,000yuan, respectively. The two luxury models are made in China and the BMW 335i is an imported model.

The previous BMW 3-Series have been sold in the Chinese market since 2005. The new 3-Series features such changes as new lights with LED indicators, revised bumpers, less chrome on the grille and a more distinctive creased bonnet. Inside, the revised model gains the latest iDrive cabin control system, an 8.8-inch screen and an 80GB hard drive.

The engines are improved for fuel economy and low emissions. The BMW 335i is powered by a 6-cylinder 3.0L Bi-turbo engine which generates an output of 306hp and a torque at 400 NM. The model can accelerate to 100km in 5.6 second.

The flagship BMW 325i, BMW's best seller worldwide, are the first 3-Series model imported to China, while the BMW 320i and BMW 325i models are locally made by the BMW Brilliance joint venture.

BMW Brilliance Auto has cut production of the previous 325i model, according to dealers. Buyers in China can place orders now for the all-new BMW 3-Series models at BMW Brilliance dealerships.


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Re: BMW 3-series for China

Pretty nice, last time I went back to China was when the E60 5-series came out. I saw a few guys driving it, pretty nice cars. I'm going back there again in August. Hope to see some E90s.

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
March 19, 2009
BMW Brilliance yesterday announced its release of the BMW 3-Series limited edition model to the Chinese market. The sedan, featured with the iPod Speaker, a music kit for most BMW car models, is priced at 375,000 yuan ($54,900).

Meanwhile, BMW China has also announced that it will continue to stage the trial drive of all series of BMW and MINI brands. The BMW trial drive across China will have been held for nine straight years in 2009.

During the tour of 39 large and medium-size Chinese cities, consumers are able to experience the driving of all BMW and MINI products, including BMW X6 (a mid-size luxury Sports Activity Coupe), new BMW M3, new BMW 3-Series, new BMW 7-Series, 2009 BMW 5-Series (long-wheelbase edition), as well as MINI Cooper Clubman and MINI Cooper S and other recently released models.

BMW is the first luxury car manufacturer to have staged the annual nationwide trial drive of all series of its car models in China.
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