BMW Е21 was the first representative of the BMW 3 series. This 2-door coupe was showed worldwide in July, 1975. The front suspension McPherson Е21 had the inclined pillars for the improvement of responsiveness of steering wheel management. The first E21 models were 315, 316, 318, 320 and 320i. The auto was equipped with the proved by time M10 engine. In such variant the car was produced to September, 1977, when it was presented the particularly new 6-cylinder 3 series engine.
The 6th generation of the popular sedan was presented in autumn, 2011. The model got the index F30.
The automobile is offering to its fans more comfort, security, up-to-date technologies. Thou, the car has a sportive character, it has the low fuel consumption.
The developers of the company gave this car a swift and modern look, improved brand design. The front end has the traditional design with the new headlamps of original construction, the front bumper with the fog lamps and extra air pipes.
The outer dimention of the BMW 3 series is 4624x2810x1429. The salon is roomy, too. In the BMW F30 interior are used the elements of the 1st series (the multimedia unit and air air-conditioning system) but of the improved quality. The cantilever is turned to the driver. The 3-arm steering wheel has the leathern rim. The dashboard informative and easy read. Three design lines of the cabin are called "Modern Line", "Luxury Line" and "Sport Line".
The trunk has the volume of 480 L.
There are offered 3 power units with TwinPower Turbo system. The BMW 328i has the 4-cylinder 4 L engine with the capacity of 245 hp, which provides the maximum torque of 350 Nm at 1250 r / min. The acceleration from rest is during 5.9 sec. The average fuel consumption is 6.4 L. The BMW 335i is equipped with the in line 6-cylinder 3.0 L engine with the maximum capacity of 306 horsepower. The maximum torque is 400 Nm at 1200 r / min. It can accelerate to 100 km / h at 5.5 sec. The average fuel consumption is 7.9 L.
The engines work in pair with the 6-speed manual transmissions or 8-speed automates. The basic package consists of the function of the Auto Start Stop. The engine has 4 modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport +, and the economic ECO PRO.