BMW 3 Series (F30)

BMW 3 Series (F30)

BMW 3 Series (F30/F31/F34) - Sixth Generation Overview

The Sixth Generation BMW 3 Series

The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series consists of the BMW F30 (sedan version), BMW F31 (wagon version, marketed as 'Touring'), and BMW F34 (fastback version, marketed as 'Gran Turismo') compact executive cars. This generation was produced from October 2011 to 2019.

Development and Launch

The exterior designer for the F30 sedan was Christopher Weil, and exterior designer for the F31 Touring was Michael de Bono. The F30 was unveiled in Munich on 14 October 2011, with market launch and first customer deliveries on 11 February 2012.

Body Styles

Sedan (F30)

The F30 sedan debuted at the 2012 Geneva Motor Show and was the first of the sixth generation 3 Series models to go on sale. Early models included the 328i and 335i, with later models including the 330i and 340i.

Touring (F31)

The wagon/estate body style (marketed as "Touring") was unveiled at the 21st Auto Mobil International held at Leipzig in 2012. Launch models consisted of the 328i, 320d, and 330d.

Gran Turismo (F34)

The 5-door fastback body style, marketed as the 3 Series Gran Turismo, has styling similar to the 5 Series Gran Turismo. The F34 version was unveiled at the 83rd Geneva International Motor Show in March 2013.

LWB Sedan (F35)

A long-wheelbase sedan model designated as F35 was produced for the Chinese market, with increased wheelbase and rear knee room. The F35 was unveiled at the 2012 Auto China in Beijing.

Exterior Styling

The F30/F31 has grown in all dimensions compared to its predecessor, with a sweeping bonnet, short front overhang, and long wheelbase. Headlamps now connect to a wide kidney grille.

Interior and Equipment

In the sedan models, rear headroom, legroom, and shoulder room increased compared with their predecessors. Options include heated front seats, split-fold rear seats, satellite navigation, and a widescreen display in the centre console.


Petrol models initially used turbocharged 4-cylinder N13, 4-cylinder N20, and 6-cylinder N55 engines. Diesel models initially used 4-cylinder N47 and 6-cylinder N57 turbocharged engines. Engines were updated for the 2016 facelift (LCI).

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