2017 BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car produced by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. 2017 BMW 3 Series is the successor of the 02 series and is produced in six different generations. BMW’s 3-series has long been the benchmark against which other compact luxury sedans measured. While it is not quite as interesting to drive than its illustrious predecessors, the latest 3 Series does possess a polished interior and a well-tuned chassis with no less than five different refined and efficient engine options.
2017 BMW 3 Series Interior
The 2017 3 Series cabin includes jagged lines, high-quality materials and a general feeling of fine workmanship. Available Sport, Luxury and M Sport “lines” allow buyers to customize the interior with a unique finish and upholstery elements. Instrumentation consists of BMW’s tried-and-true quartet of simple, driver-friendly analog gauges, while a tablet-style 6.5-inch screen mounted on top of the dashboard display stereo and information vehicle. Pay for the optional navigation system, and the screen has been upgraded to a larger 8.8-inch unit.
All BMW 3 Series 2017 model secondary systems controlled by BMW’s iDrive infotainment setup, which has developed over the years from a bewildering complex unit surprisingly simple and user-friendly system. Redundant controls on the steering wheel and dashboard offer alternative means of access to the electronic.
The 2017 BMW 3 Series optional navigation system is available with Google point-of-interest search and real-time traffic information, and it also has a touchpad mounted on the iDrive knob that lets users write telephone numbers, contact names and navigation destinations – and also to zoom or zoom out the card – with a finger.
2017 BMW 3 Series Features
The 2017 BMW 3 Series 320i 17-inch alloy wheels, non-metallic paint, halogen headlights, fog lamps, six-way with manually adjustable front seats, SensaTec upholstery, a three-spoke leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.5-inch center screen, automatic a/C, a center armrest, dynamic cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, ambient lighting, a tilt / telescoping steering wheel, a 205-watt sound system that plays through nine speakers, a keyless ignition and may -adjustable mirrors.
2017 BMW 3 Series 328i and 328d adds LED fog lights, special 17-inch alloys, heated and power-folding mirrors, 10-way power-adjustable front sports seats, 40/20/40 split rear seats, and a universal garage door opener.
The 340i brings 18-inch alloys wrapped round run-flat tires, a moonroof, LED headlights and a 600-watt Harman Kardon surround sound system.
All the models but the 2017 BMW 3 Series 320i can spec with optional Sport, Luxury, and M Sport “lines” with special exterior, interior and performance even extras. The Luxury line includes unique leather upholstery choices, 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels, an M steering wheel, special interior trim choices, the premium package, and pearl gloss finish race finishers. The Sport Line includes sports seats, anthracite headliner, a choice of high-gloss black interior trim, brushed aluminum trim or dark burl walnut wood trim, unique learning options, an M Sports steering wheel and black door mirror caps. Feature add the Sport Line’s M Sports package Shadowline exterior trim, an aggressive body kit, an M Sports Suspension, adaptive dampers, and unique exterior colors and interior pockets.
The list of common options includes navigation, smartphone integration, leather upholstery and heated front seats. In addition, buyers have a few option packages to choose from.
The 2017 BMW 3 Series cold weather package includes heated rear seats, heated front seats and a heated steering wheel. The driver assistance package includes parking sensors and a rear-view camera. The driver Assistance Plus package includes blind spot detection, side- and top-view cameras, and speed limit information. The Premium Package includes lumbar support, satellite radio with a one-year subscription, keyless entry, and a moonroof. Finally, the Track Handling Package adds sport steering wheel, M brakes, 18-inch V-spoke alloys, and a revised suspension.
2017 BMW 3 Series Safety
All 2017 BMW 3 Series models come standard with dual front, front side, front knee, and full-length side curtain airbags in addition to traction and stability control systems. Also included is BMW Help eCall, which automatically notify a BMW call center in the event of an accident and can even predict the severity of occupants injuries.
Options include a Lane Departure warning system that the driver when the 2017 BMW 3-series started wandering in an adjacent lane warnings; Provide an active Blind Spot detection system a notification if a vehicle is in the blind spot the driver; and analyze an attention Help system driver behavior and could encourage a coffee cup icon a break if it detects signs of fatigue.