President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have new rides that might get some attention if a second U.S.-North Korea summit is held. Kim now has a Rolls-Royce. Trump has a new Cadillac.
One of the major debuts at the 2018 Paris auto show was the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 series. The seventh-generation luxury compact sport sedan is longer, wider and taller than the current model. Inside, there are tech features such as smartphone entry and an in-car assistant that learns drivers' routines. The 330i will use an updated version of the company's 2-liter turbocharged four, which makes 255 hp, a 7-hp increase, and 295 pound-feet of torque. The 3 series will go on sale in Europe and the U.S. in March. Here's some initial 3-series reaction from the automotive media.
BMW unveiled the seventh-generation of the sedan in Paris and said the sedan's signature characteristics such as design, agile handling, fuel efficiency and advanced equipment have been raised to a higher level.
BMW rivals and ride-hailing companies are considering joining its consortium for developing self-driving cars as auto industry profits come under increasing pressure, BMW board member Klaus Froehlich said.
BMW says the seventh-generation 3 series' signature characteristics such as design, agile handling, fuel efficiency and advanced equipment have been raised to a higher level. "We will prove the new 3 series remains the sportiest sedan in its segment," BMW development chief Klaus Froehlich said at the car's unveiling.