Don’t Worry – the Refreshed 2023 BMW 3 Series Doesn’t Get the M3 Grille

What is the 3 Collection?

The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been on sale for a handful of yrs now, which usually means it truly is time for a refresh to retain it competitive. We realized a styling update would be in the photograph for the 2023 BMW 3 Collection but feared that the snout from the 4 Collection and M3/M4 would be transplanted onto the moderate-mannered luxury sedan, too. Thankfully, BMW has not fussed with the exterior way too considerably — the grille is a little bit wider than before, the headlight cluster no extended has the tiny notch in the center, and the front and rear bumpers are redesigned.

There are important modifications to the interior, having said that. For starters, the electronic instrument panel and central touchscreen now share a singular, curved housing. The central display is upgraded to measure 14.9 inches — almost double the dimension of the beforehand normal 8.8-inch display screen — and will as soon as once more present touch features.

BMW has also trimmed the centre stack, so there are just about zero bodily controls for the climate procedure. Alternatively, these capabilities are moved to the touchscreen in a Local weather menu, even though the driver and passenger temperatures are constantly exhibited. We’re not substantial lovers of building attention-sapping touchscreens even more convoluted, but at the very least you can use the car’s voice recognition procedure to alter the temperature as properly. The useful set of eight preset buttons, which can be configured for just about anything from radio stations to navigation places and particular menus, also disappears. Lastly, the shift lever has been replaced by a toggle swap.

Edmunds says

BMW plays it safe with the refreshed 2023 3 Collection, and judging by the snout-shaped grille on associated BMW styles, that is not a poor detail. Improvements to the inside are a blend of good (a bigger monitor with regained touchscreen functionality) and lousy (some helpful buttons have been axed).