Monday, September 7, 2009

2010 BMW 3 Series Coupe Spied Testing


FOLLOWING LAST YEAR’S update to the the 3 Series sedan, BMW has begun work on a mid-life facelift for the 3 Series Coupe.

These new spy photos reveal that the Coupe’s visual changes will be minor. New front and rear bumpers, LED rear lights and updated headlights figure among the more obvious revisions.

The interior is also expected to benefit from the style update with new trim options and a new centre armrest/console design.


The new 3 Series Coupe will also see the introduction of a second-generation iDrive system, featuring a larger 22cm (8.8inch) LCD display and an optional 80gb hard drive.

Like the 2009 3 Series sedan, the refreshed Coupe will focus on improved fuel efficiency. As such, the 2011 Coupe will gain a brake energy regeneration system, stop-start engine technology, electro-mechanical power steering and low rolling resistance tyres.


The 3 Series Coupe update is expected to debut at this month’s Frankfurt Motor Show, landing in European showrooms before the end of next year and international markets in early 2011.

In 2011, BMW is also expected to launch a production version of the 3 Series GT, inspired by the recently revealed BMW 5 Series GT.