Comfort & Convenience
Concierge Services with Critical Calling
Wherever you travel, friendly Concierge Services representatives assist you with local restaurant and hotel recommendations, movie times and ticket information, flight arrival and departure gates and times, fuel prices and availability, and much more. You can also get the "Points of Interest" (POI) download, which allows the representative to send addresses and phone numbers to your vehicle. This information can then be transferred to your BMW Navigation system for route guidance or for calling from your Bluetooth® linked mobile phone.
3-Spoke Leather-Wrapped Multi-Function Sport Steering Wheel
The 3 Series Sedan now features a 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone. Visit your authorized BMW Center or bmwusa.com/Bluetooth® for a list of BMW-tested mobile phones.
Automatic Climate Control
Automatic climate control includes: micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left and right temperature controls for passengers and the driver. As well as temperature, radio and volume controls, and rear outlets for the backseat passengers. Other highlights of this feature include the windshield misting sensor and the MAX A/C function.
Comfort Access system offers an even greater degree of convenience: keyless access to your car. Simply carrying the key in a pocket allows you to unlock the doors by touching the door handle. And now you can also open the trunk when your arms are full of groceries or luggage by simply moving your foot under the center of the rear bumper.
Full Speech Recognition
The newest Navigation System features a full speech recognition function, which allows drivers to compose text messages or emails with their voices. In addition, calendar entries and text-based messages can be read aloud to drivers through the iDrive operating system.
iDrive 4.2: Now with Touchpad
The new iDrive 4.2 Navigation system showcases an optimized menu display with state-of-the-art technologies, like advanced real-time traffic data. And, a new iDrive rotary controller with an integrated touchpad makes it easy for drivers on the go to enter destinations, phone numbers and more.
Part of ConnectedDrive, BMW Apps lets you access social networks, music plug-ins and video playback through your iPhone, and see them on the display screen (requires Navigation). Tune in to web radio and search for stations from around the globe by name, location or genre. You can store your favorite entries on your iPhone so you can take them with you from one vehicle to another. Access content from your Twitter and Facebook accounts to stay on top of what's happening with friends and family, and enjoy music on-demand with Pandora Radio.
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System
It's a sound experience as remarkable as the BMW driving experience. Unlike traditional stereo systems, the optional Harman KardonSurround Sound System uses vehicle-specific equalizing, and a powerful 600W amplifier, to deliver powerful, high-current, ultrawide-bandwidth. The result: a scintillating audio performance that pumps the highest definition soundtrack to the open road. The 16-speaker system also includes six tweeters, six mid-range speakers, two bass speakers located under the front seats, one mid-range speaker and one tweeter in the instrument panel.
SiriusXM Satellite Radio
Welcome to the world of SiriusXM. With the Sirius All Access package, you'll hear every channel available in your BMW including commercial-free music, sports, news, talk, entertainment and all of our premium programming. You'll also get SiriusXM Internet Radio, so you can bring SiriusXM with you wherever you go-on your computer, smartphone and tablet. It's our ultimate package, giving you everything you want, everywhere you want to listen. If your BMW is equipped with iDrive, you can also select SiriusXM channels through your vehicle's iDrive system or voice command, and enter them into the programmable memory buttons.
Performance & Efficiency
2.0-Liter, TwinPower Turbo Inline 4-Cylinder Engine, 180 hp
Small is the next big idea in engines - namely, BMW's mighty inline four-cylinder TwinPower Turbo. Displacing just 2.0 liters, this 180-hp marvel generates 200 lb-ft of torque at just 1250 rpm, for potent thrust that kicks in right from the start and continues all the way up to 4500 rpm. Lightweight and smooth-running, it incorporates BMW's award-winning High Precision Direct Injection, Valvetronic and double-VANOS technologies. Its dynamic performance is equaled by spectacular fuel efficiency, taking you further on every gallon of gas.
8-Speed Sport Automatic Transmission
The high-performance 8-speed automatic transmission provides extremely fast synchronized shifting. By increasing the number of gears to eight, the transmission provides a more efficient shifting sequence and improved fuel economy. Includes Adaptive Transmission Control (ATC) with Sport and Manual shift modes and steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. When in Sport mode, shifts can be generated via the console-mounted shift lever or the paddle shifters. The close spacing of the gear ratios of the optional 8-speed sport automatic transmission enables maximum use of the optimum rev range, significantly lowering fuel consumption and enhancing shift comfort.
Red lights, traffic jams, train crossings - in everyday driving situations there are countless instances where the engine is idling, unnecessarily burning fuel. The Auto Start-Stop function automatically switches off the engine when the vehicle is stationary and the driver engages the brake. This only happens when energy is not needed for anything else - such as for the air-conditioning system and rear window defroster - and as soon as the driver's foot leaves the brake pedal, the engine starts up again. It's a seamless and comfortable way to save fuel and protect the environment.
Brake Energy Regeneration
To supply a battery with electrical energy, the generator (alternator) is usually driven using engine power, which requires fuel. With Brake Energy Regeneration, the generator produces electricity when the driver brakes or takes a foot off the accelerator. Kinetic energy that was previously unharnessed is transformed into electrical energy, then fed into the battery. In this way, electricity is generated without consuming fuel.
vECO PRO Mode teaches interested drivers to become fuel-efficient experts. Depending on individual driving style, it can result in a fuel savings of up to 20%. To motivate the driver, the additional miles gained are displayed as a bonus range by the on-board computer.
ECO PRO Mode uses engine management software to adjust the engine's output characteristics-the automatic transmission upshifts sooner and remains in a higher gear longer. And for the first time, ECO PRO also includes a "coasting mode," on cars equipped with automatic transmission, where the powertrain is decoupled as soon as the driver backs off the accelerator at speeds between 30 and 100 mph, eliminating engine braking to improve fuel efficiency.
Safety & Security
Park Distance Control
Eight sensors - four in the front, four in the rear - help you judge how close you are to other vehicles and unseen objects when parking. And in coordination with Rear View, Park Distance Control lets you know if your vehicle can fit in a space before you begin backing in.
BMW Assist eCall and TeleServices
In an emergency, BMW Assist eCall, now standard in most BMWs, automatically sends your location and relevant information to police and EMT services, saving critical time when you need it most. Also standard with BMW TeleServices, your BMW knows exactly when the next servicing appointment is coming up and informs you about any maintenance requirements. Your BMW Service Center will call you to arrange an appointment. Wherever you are, your BMW Service Center is at your side.
Rear-view camera clearly shows the area behind the vehicle in the Control Display. Working in conjunction with Park Distance Control, interactive guidelines in the Control Display help the driver by showing whether a selected parking space can accommodate the vehicle. Parking trajectories, as well as turn angles, are also shown in the display.
Xenon Adaptive Headlights
Our Xenon Adaptive Headlights with distinctive corona rings began as a groundbreaking idea that went on to become a major advancement in safety. Using an electromechanical system, our adaptive headlights follow the direction of the wheels. So as you begin cornering, the headlights turn into and around the bend, which allows you to see more of the road, sooner. Xenon lights, another BMW innovation, help provide clarity by emitting twice as much light as halogen light, while using half as much energy.
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