2019 3 Series 330i will ride on a newly designed front-wheel-drive platform with the sole purpose of targeting the Toyota Camry and the Mazda6. Like the Audi A4, the S60 is front-wheel drive in base form but available with all-wheel drive. Front-wheel drive is standard and all-wheel drive is optional. 2019 3 Series 330i has a 17-cubic foot trunk that can be expanded via the standard 40/20/40 split-folding rear seats. The change also is afoot inside the new 3-series 330i, which appears to usher in a new iDrive control knob, new center-console buttons, and model-specific seats.
2019 3 Series 330i The Current Appearance
The new 3 Series 330i that has been showcased features an all-black cabin, like in the current 2019 3 Series 330i version. That’s a new more powerful version of the engine in the Z4 and is a real aristo. The new, more powerful 3 Series 330i calls on a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, good for 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, mated exclusively to an eight-speed automatic transmission. This engine produces 265PS/580Nm with 8-speed automatic transmission. The rest of the engine lineup will include three- and four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline and diesel units.
Luxury Interior Design and Styling
The cabin has solid-feeling buttons and knobs, high-quality materials, and attractive matte-finish wood. BMW 330i uses high-quality materials throughout—the matte-finish wood trim is particularly nice—and the cabin seems well-assembled. This trim receives a few enhancements, including a 16-speaker Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system, satellite radio, keyless entry, a Nappa leather-wrapped steering wheel, a hands-free trunk lid, and 18-inch alloy wheels. Shadow Sport Edition Design: The special Shadow Sport Edition Design gets a black kidney grille, black window surrounds, black headlight and air dam accents, darkened taillights, black exhaust tips, and two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels. The oversized kidney grille is now much wider, the wraparound headlight clusters seem to emerge from under the grille and there are some exaggerated cuts on the bonnet.
If there’s one thing that sets the C-Class back relative to the 3 Series, it’s that the Merc’s fully digital instrument display is available as an option, not as a standard feature. We’ve asked whether the yet-to-be-revealed 330i will be available with a manual transmission option, but since there’s hasn’t been an official announcement on the car, BMW 330i couldn’t share any info at this time. And the oil burners are the 318d and 320d that share the same engine that makes 150PS and 190PS, respectively.
The Performance and Exterior Design
330i front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper. Their familiar two-way split is emphasized by an eye-catching notch in the front bumper that rises up into the headlight contour. That little notch in the front apron that rises into the contour of the headlight units is a small design detail that delivers a big stylistic impact on the 3 Series. Boasting numerous detail upgrades, the new 2.0-liter, inline 4-cylinder powering the new 2019 BMW 330i unit delivers 255 hp between 5,000 and 6,500 rpm and a peak torque of 295 lb-ft from 1,550 to 4,400 pm. The EPA does not yet have an estimated fuel economy rating for the 330i.
The 2019 330i has a turbocharged inline-six-cylinder engine making an impressive 382 hp and 369 lb.-ft. This new platform will allow the 3 Series to be a bit larger than the outgoing version, making for additional passenger and cargo space. BMW 330i’s dual kidney grilles are on clear display but appear a bit wider and larger than the grilles on the current 3 Series. The current car is still a big kahuna in the sports-sedan arena, but it no longer leads the field as the best-driving car of its ilk. Those two sell in tiny numbers, but they have dented the old 3-series’ reputation as the best-driving compact car.