The BMW 3 Series is to receive a stylish makeover in time for the autumn.
The range will now feature a new interior and exterior appearance and will boast a new all-aluminium engine for increased performance, efficiency and emissions.
BMW is going for a more sporty, muscular look by adding two raised precision lines on the bonnet and re-profiling the BMW kidney grille.
The headlights will still feature twin corona side lights as standard but the front apron has been reshaped to give it a more contemporary appearance.
The new iDrive operating system comes with a hard disc drive used for the vehicle’s electronic data storage.
A total of 8Gb of this space is specifically set aside for the uploading of the driver’s favourite music tracks. The car can now store over 100 albums.
The current generation of 3 Series first debuted in 2005 and since then an average of 28,000 Saloons and 9,000 Touring models have been sold every year.
The M Sport accounts for a third of all 3 Series sales.