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BMW has unveiled photos and details pertaining to the facelifted, Euro-spec 2009 3 Series sedan and wagon. We touched on the visual updates yesterday, but to recap, the car sports a revised front fascia, a new hood, restyled mirrors, and reshaped taillamps. The changes are subtle, but good. Inside, the new iDrive trickles down to the 3, which also gets BMW ConnectedDrive in-car internet, as well as an 80-gig hard drive. The 3 Series sedans and wagons are available with 6-speed manual or automatic transmissions. The 7-speed DCT doesn't make it into the four- and five-doors at this time, but it becomes available on the 335i coupe and convertible. Read on after the jump as we run down the model variants and engine offerings.

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The 3 Series sedan and wagon model rundown is as follows

  • 318i / 318d
  • 320i / 320d
  • 325i / 325d
  • 330i / 330d
  • 335i / 335d
Furthermore, the all-wheel-drive versions adopt the new xDrive nomenclature (the xi suffix is history)

  • 320d xDrive
  • 330d xDrive
  • 325i xDrive
  • 330i xDrive
  • 335i xDrive
BMW's naming scheme no longer has anything to do with engine size. The 318 and 320 cars have 2.0L four-cylinders, while the 325, 330, and 335 cars have 3.0L inline-sixes. This applies for both gasoline and diesel-powered cars. If we had to guess, we'd look to see only the 330i and 335i come stateside, with the 325 staying home along with the four-bangers.




If you're interested in the tech specs, here are the basics. The fuel economy numbers are the EU standard calculations, converted to US mpg from l/100km. Figures are for the sedan. Acceleration, consumption and emissions numbers are marginally higher for the Touring (wagon) models. It's a shame the four-cylinder diesels aren't coming Stateside, as they are truly miserly.

GASOLINE ENGINE MODELS

BMW 318i
  • 143 PS @ 6,000rpm
  • 190Nm (140lb-ft) @ 4,250 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 9.1 sec
  • 49 mpg hwy / 29.7 mpg city / 39.8 mpg combined
  • 142 g/km CO2
BMW 320i
  • 170 PS @ 6,700 rpm
  • 210 Nm (155 lb-ft) @ 4,250 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 8.2 sec
  • 49 mpg hwy / 28 mpg city / 38.5 mpg combined
  • 149 g/km CO2
BMW 325i
  • 218 PS @ 6,100rpm
  • 320 Nm (199 lb-ft) @ 2,400 - 4,200 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 6.7 sec
  • 42.7 mpg hwy / 24 mpg city / 33 mpg combined
  • 170 g/km CO2
BMW 330i
  • 272 PS @ 6,700 rpm
  • 210 Nm (236 lb-ft) @ 4,250 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 6.1 sec
  • 42 mpg hwy / 23.7 mpg city / 32.6 mpg combined
  • 173 g/km CO2
BMW 335i
  • 306 PS @ 5,800 rpm
  • 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 1,300 - 5,000 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 5.6 sec
  • 35 mpg hwy / 18 mpg city / 26 mpg combined
  • 218 g/km CO2
DIESEL ENGINE MODELS
BMW 318d
  • 143 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • 300 Nm (221 lb-ft) @ 1,750 -2,500 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 9.3 sec
  • 57 mpg hwy / 41 mpg city / 50 mpg combined
  • 123 g/km CO2
BMW 320d
  • 177 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • 350 Nm (258 lb-ft) @ 1,750 -3,000 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 7.9 sec
  • 57 mpg hwy / 39.2 mpg city / 49 mpg combined
  • 128 g/km CO2
BMW 325d
  • 197 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • 400 Nm (295 lb-ft) @ 1,300 - 3,250 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 7.4 sec
  • 51 mpg hwy / 31 mpg city / 41.2 mpg combined
  • 153 g/km CO2
BMW 330d
  • 245 PS @ 4,000 rpm
  • 520 Nm (383 lb-ft) @ 1,750 - 3,000 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 6.1 sec
  • 49 mpg hwy / 32 mpg city / 35 mpg combined
  • 152 g/km CO2
BMW 335d
  • 286 PS @ 4,400 rpm
  • 580 Nm (427 lb-ft) @ 1,750 - 2,250 rpm
  • 0-62 mph in 6.0 sec
  • 44.3 mpg hwy / 26 mpg city / 35 mpg combined
  • 177 g/km CO2