BMW 3 2009

2009 BMW 3 Series

It is the epitome of sporty flair in its segment and for years it has maintained the leading position as the most widely sold premium vehicle in the world.

Now the BMW 3 Series sets out to extend its lead even further. Specific design modifications, a further refined interior design, the new generation of the optional operating concept BMW iDrive, new services provided by BMW ConnectedDrive, a revised range of engines and innovations in the areas of drive technology, safety and comfort make both the new BMW 3 Series Saloon and the new BMW 3 Series Touring more attractive than ever before.

With rear-wheel drive, harmonious axle load distribution, outstanding steering precision, and highly sophisticated chassis technology, the BMW 3 Series set unsurpassed standards for driving dynamics in its segment.

More than ever before, this unique driving pleasure can now be combined with an awareness of the economy and minimized pollutant emissions.

BMW 3 2009

Thanks to BMW EfficientDynamics the new BMW 3 Series achieves significantly lower fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels with each of the ten engine variations available than those of the relevant competitors in the premium segment.

The new features in the powertrain field include the further optimized electronically controlled all-wheel-drive system BMW xDrive.

This intelligent all-wheel-drive system which variably distributes the driving force between front and rear wheels to enhance driving dynamics, as well as ride stability and traction, can now be combined with five engine types. The new BMW 320d xDrive is available as a Saloon and Touring model.

BMW 3 2009
BMW 3 2009

Another new feature for both body versions: the BMW 318d – by far the most efficient vehicle of its category with average fuel consumption of just 4.7 liters per 100 kilometers – is now also available with a 6-speed automatic transmission.

Parallel to the market launch of the new BMW 3 Series Saloon and the new BMW 3 Series Touring, a new 7-speed sports automatic transmission with a double clutch will be presented for the Coupé and the Convertible of the series.

This allows further improved acceleration figures in the models BMW 335i Coupé and BMW 335i Convertible and combines this added dynamic performance – as compared to the standard 6-speed manual transmission – with the comfort features of an automatic transmission.

The 7-speed sports automatic transmission with double clutch shifts without interrupting traction.

With so much electronics inside, you’ve got to be sure you have a reliable car battery to support it. We’ve selected the best ones out there on the market.

A quality car battery for your BMW might be costly, so if you want to extend the life of the one you already have, get yourself a car battery charger.

Driving a powerful BMW like this requires an excellent grip which can be achieved only with quality car tires. The all-season tires that we have selected with the help of experts and professionals will surely keep you on the road.

The life of your BMW’s engine relies on the frequent oil changes. The engine oil is the blood of your engine so make sure you use one of the best listed in our engine oil guide.

But even using the best motor oil is worth nothing if there isn’t a quality oil filter to protect it. The oil filter is an essential part, do not neglect it and take a quality one.

Jason Clark

15 years of experience as a professional mechanic. Rally car test pilot and advisor.

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