BMW 3 Series (F30)

BMW 3 Series
(F30/F31/F34/F35)
2013 BMW 328i (F30) M Sport sedan (2018-11-02) 01.jpg
2013 BMW 328i M Sport sedan finished in Estoril Blue II
Overview
ManufacturerBMW
Production28 October 2011—present[1]
Model years2012—present
Assembly
Designer
  • Christopher Weil (F30)
  • Michael de Bono (F31)
Body and chassis
ClassCompact executive car (D)
Body style
Layout
Related
Powertrain
Engine
Dimensions
Wheelbase
  • F30/F31: 2,810 mm (110.6 in)
  • F35: 2,920 mm (115.0 in)
Length
  • F30: 4,620 mm (181.9 in)
  • F31: 4,624 mm (182.0 in)
  • F35: 4,734 mm (186.4 in)
Width1,811 mm (71.3 in)
Height1,430 mm (56.3 in)
Kerb weight1,385–1,745 kg (3,053–3,847 lb)
Chronology
PredecessorBMW 3 Series (E90/E91)
SuccessorBMW 3 Series (G20)

The BMW F30/F31/F34/F35 is the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series, and was launched on 11 February 2012[10] as the successor to the E90 3 Series. The body styles of the range are:

For the sixth generation, the coupé and convertible models were spun off to create the new BMW 4 Series nameplate. BMW also introduced a separate hatchback model under the 3 Series nameplate called the Gran Turismo.

The F30 is the first generation of 3 Series to be powered by a range of turbocharged engines exclusively and electric power steering[11] (replacing the hydraulic power steering systems used previously). The F30 also marked the 3 Series' first use of a three-cylinder engine in its 2015 facelift. A new plug-in hybrid F30 model was also introduced in 2016.[12]

The M3 model (designated F80) was released in 2014 and is powered by the S55 twin-turbo straight-six engine.

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