The BMW 3 Series luxury car has long been an important model for BMW. It’s the best-selling BMW passenger car in the United States and the overall best-selling BMW model in the world. For the 2023 model year, the BMW 3 Series gets a refreshed design, along with new technologies. Find out the release date, price, specs, and new features of the 2023 BMW 3 Series.
When will the 2023 BMW 3 Series be released and available?
The release date of the 2023 BMW 3 Series will be in July 2022. It will be available for sale at BMW dealerships throughout the U.S., as well as in various international markets. The BMW 3 Series for the U.S. market is built at the BMW plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
How much does the 2023 BMW 3 Series cost?
BMW didn’t yet release the price information of the 2023 BMW 3 Series. However, considering the refreshed design and new features, the 2023 3 Series will likely cost more than the 2022 3 Series. The starting price of the 2022 3 Series ranges from $41,450 MSRP for the 330i trim up to $56,700 MSRP for the M340i xDrive Sedan trim.
2023 BMW 3 Series specs: Engine options, fuel economy, and 0-60 mph acceleration
The 2023 BMW 3 Series has the same engine lineup as the 2022 3 Series. This includes a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder for the 330i trim, a plug-in hybrid (turbocharged 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor) for the 330e trim, and a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a 48-volt hybrid system for the M340i trim.
Here is the horsepower/torque output and fuel economy for each of the BMW 3 Series engines:
- Turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder: 255 hp/295 lb-ft of torque and up to 26 city/36 highway mpg
- Plug-in hybrid: 288 hp/310 lb-ft of torque and up to 25 city/33 highway mpg in hybrid mode and 72 city/80 highway MPGe in electric-only mode
- Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six and a 48-volt hybrid system: 382 hp/369 lb-ft of torque and up to 23 city/32 highway mpg
For acceleration, the BMW 330i can go from 0-60 mph in 5.3 seconds, while the 330e completes the sprint in 5.6 seconds. Also, the M340i is even quicker, with a 0-60 mph of only 4.1 seconds.
2023 3 Series: Exterior and interior design and features
The 2023 BMW 3 Series has a refreshed design. Notable changes include a more expressive front end with redesigned headlights and BMW kidney grille, as well as “crisply structured surfaces.” Also, the front and rear bumpers have a more angular design.
Inside the cabin, the 3 Series has a new curved display. It features a 14.9-inch infotainment screen and a 12.3 digital gauge cluster. Additional interior updates include redesigned trim pieces and air vents, a small lever in place of the gear knob, and reduced buttons due to the greater use of voice and touch controls. Also, the 3 Series has an improved iDrive infotainment system, with a more effective Intelligent Personal Assistant, as well as a new cloud-based BMW Maps navigation system.
Prospective buyers of the 2023 BMW 3 Series won’t have to wait much longer to get the luxury car, for it will be released in July 2022. As more information about the 2023 Series becomes available, we’ll provide updates. This includes the official price information, with the cost for each trim.