BMW has followed its recently revealed new-look 7-Series with an updated 2009 3-Series sedan and estate. As was the case with the 7-Series upgrade, BMW has found comfort in being conservative and the updated 3-Series has received only a mild rework.
Particular attention has been paid to revising the face of the ?3?. In 2009 guise it now sports a revised front fascia and bonnet along with new side mirrors. Out back, a set of restyled taillights separate the revised 3-Series from the current model.
Inside the 2009 3-Series, the latest version of BMW?s i-Drive system is now a feature. There is also BMW ConnectedDrive in-car internet, an 8.8 inch colour screen and 80gig hard-drive. Buyers can choose between a 6-speed auto or manual transmission and no, the 7-speed M-DCT isn?t on the options list ? unless you?re shopping for a 335i coupe or convertible.
The revised 2009 BMW 3-Series is due to make its official debut at this years Paris Motor Show. Australian specifications have yet to be officially released.