The BMW 3 Series Facelift unveil is just months ahead. The refreshed midsize sedan and touring will go into production July 2022 and will continue until 2025 (sedan) and 2026 (touring). The 3 Series as we know it will be replaced by the NK generation (Neue Klasse) which is an electric-focused platform.Just like with the current model, the BMW 3 Series Facelift will rely on a combination of gasoline, diesel and plug-in hybrid powertrains. We don’t expect any major changes this year in the engine department. The entry-level model will continue to be the 318i (non-US model) and the top variants will be the M340i and M340d (non-US model).
The path to full electrification goes through plug-in hybrids and BMW will continue to offer the 320e and 330e models. The former is using a 2.0 liter four-cylinder paired to an electric motor, while the latter makes use of the 3.0 six-cylinder unit also with an electric unit. Only the BMW 330e is scheduled for the U.S. market.