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Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 3 Series Touring.

A BORN SPORTSMAN. WITH PLENTY IN RESERVE.

Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 3 Series Touring.

The BMW 3 Series Touring offers dynamics in many different facets. The optional Adaptive M suspension or variable sport steering guarantee the utmost agility, providing you with maximum handling and precision even during sporty driving. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission ensure outstanding driving pleasure. These and other BMW EfficientDynamics technologies enable impressive performance and, at the same time, help to reduce fuel consumption.

A BORN SPORTSMAN. WITH PLENTY IN RESERVE.Driving Dynamics & Efficiency of the BMW 3 Series Touring.

The BMW 3 Series Touring offers dynamics in many different facets. The optional Adaptive M suspension or variable sport steering guarantee the utmost agility, providing you with maximum handling and precision even during sporty driving. BMW TwinPower Turbo engines and the optional 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission ensure outstanding driving pleasure. These and other BMW EfficientDynamics technologies enable impressive performance and, at the same time, help to reduce fuel consumption.

BMW EFFICIENTDYNAMICS.

BMW EFFICIENTDYNAMICS.

Get more out of every litre of fuel with BMW EfficientDynamics: better performance, greater efficiency and a heightened driving experience. Technical innovations that lower fuel consumption while simultaneously increasing driving pleasure mean that pure dynamics come standard in every BMW.

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The driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series.

ATHLETE IN TOP FORM.

The driving dynamics of the BMW 3 Series.

8-SPEED STEPTRONIC SPORT TRANSMISSION.

The automatic 8-speed Steptronic Sport transmission adapts to suit individual driving styles.A newly developed converter clutch works together with the engine to deliver smooth gear shifts and top figures in efficiency and power delivery. It is perfect for everything from comfortable cruising through to a very dynamic drive.


In SPORT mode, gear changes are configured for the best possible performance.Optimal engine sppeed is maintained to ensure fast changes and access to high power output at any time. The Launch Control function regulates the ideal starting engine speed, allowing maximum acceleration from a standing start. At high speeds, the eight gear reduces the engine speed and fuel consumption.


In addition to automatic gear selection, it is of course possible to shift gears manually at any time.The driver can change gears using the shortened gear lever or the gearshift paddles on the Sport leather steering wheel.

  • 8-speed Steptronic transmission

    The 8-speed Steptronic transmission sets new benchmarks in comfort and dynamic performance and is a key element of BMW EfficientDynamics. The unusually fine increments between gears facilitate optimum power delivery at all speeds. This reduces fuel consumption significantly, while allowing the driver to enjoy increased sportiness and dynamic performance. The engine speed is reduced, particularly at high speeds, which in turn reduces both fuel consumption and engine noise.

    The converter clutch also helps – even if the car is changed to the manual mode. The fast engine speed transitions and precise transmission tuning guarantee incredibly smooth gearshifts.

    Integrated functions – such as the predictive drivetrain, the constant monitoring of the vehicle's movements and the traffic situation – considerably affect the way the transmission shifts gears. Regardless of the current driving mode, the system always selects the most suitable gear. The transmission control unit is linked to the navigation system, so depending on the route, the predictive drivetrain switches between a more athletic, responsive setting (SPORT mode) and a more comfortable setting with fewer gear shifts (COMFORT mode).

CHASSIS.

When it comes to driving dynamics, the BMW 3 Series has been setting new standards for generations. Further developments in damper technology, a revamped chassis and more sophisticated steering guarantee considerably more driving pleasure. Fine-tuning of the suspension has boosted both the longitudinal and lateral characteristics. This applies not only to the standard suspension, but also to the M Sport suspension and the Adaptive M suspension. In addition, steering precision has been improved, rolling movements reduced and directional stability optimised. The BMW 3 Series Touring impresses with its excellent roadholding, perfect handling and outstanding agility while, at the same time, offering the utmost comfort in all driving situations.

  • Adaptive M suspension

    The driver can adjust the driving characteristics to enable whichever driving style is most appealing at the time – from comfortable to extremely athletic. Whichever setting is chosen, the Adaptive M suspension's electrically controlled dampers calibrate to suit the road conditions within fractions of a second. The system also uses numerous sensors that measure wheel vibrations, as well as vehicle speed, in order to achieve optimal damping and vehicle safety.

    COMFORT mode can be selected for relaxed travelling. SPORT mode enables a distinctly athletic suspension setting with noticeably tighter damper settings. For extremely dynamic driving, SPORT+ mode is the best choice: the DTC function (Dynamic Traction Control) is activated, which allows more wheel-slip on the drive wheels, for athletic driving that pushes the limits of the car's dynamics. However, the DSC function isn't completely disabled; rather it intervenes much later – within the limits of what is physically possible and safe – in order to stabilise the vehicle.

  • Variable sport steering

    The variable sport steering with Servotronic creates a direct and agile steering response and ensures less physical effort is required to turn the wheel. It reacts to the angle of the steering wheel independently from the current speed with various steering ratios. This reduces the steering movement required when steering at particularly large angles. It features speed-dependent, variable power steering. This significantly increases agility and improves handling when driving dynamically through sharp bends and corners, or when swerving to avoid obstacles. It also makes parking, turning and manoeuvring easier. For small steering angles, the system provides excellent directional stability and a very high degree of steering precision.

  • BMW xDrive

    The intelligent BMW xDrive all-wheel drive system adapts perfectly to even the most challenging road surface conditions, ensuring optimal traction at all times. xDrive and Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) ensure that the BMW remains safe and stable. Controlled via the DSC sensor system, xDrive flexibly and quickly distributes drive power between the axles in order to prevent oversteer or understeer on corners, thereby ensuring outstanding directional stability. Moreover, it guarantees a rapid, safe acceleration even on slippery or steep stretches. In critical road conditions, the DSC doesn't need to intervene as much. Thus, BMW xDrive combines all the advantages of an all-wheel drive system – traction, directional stability and driving safety – with classic BMW agility.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE CONTROL WITH ECO PRO.

DRIVING EXPERIENCE CONTROL WITH ECO PRO.

The Driving Experience Control lets the driver choose between the standard engine and transmission settings of COMFORT mode, the more efficient ECO PRO mode, the dynamic SPORT mode, or the SPORT+ mode, which pushes dynamic driving to the limits.


COMFORT mode guarantees an extremely comfortable experience via a balanced steering feel, compliant suspension damping and standard throttle response.


ECO PRO mode adjusts the characteristics of the Steptronic transmission (if present) and the heating/air conditioning settings to make the drive as fuel-efficient as possible. It reduces fuel consumption by up to 20 percent. Further fuel savings potential is possible with the coasting function and ECO PRO Route, which suggests an efficiency-optimised route that takes into account the volume of traffic, as well as individual driving styles and local conditions in order to suggest a route that optimises efficiency and thereby reduces fuel consumption.


In the SPORT and SPORT+ modes, all drive and suspension settings are adjusted for more dynamic driving. The engine is more spontaneously responsive, the gears of the automatic transmission are shifted at higher speeds, and on the whole the vehicle reacts much more directly and dynamically.

INTELLIGENT ENERGY MANAGEMENT.

Intelligent energy management in the BMW 3 Series Touring is provided by a number of standard BMW EfficientDynamics technologies, including the Automatic Start/Stop function, Brake Energy Regeneration, electric power steering and Optimum Shift Indicator. The interplay between these technologies ensures sustainable mobility and maximum efficiency.

  • Automatic Start/Stop function

    The Automatic Start/Stop function ensures that fuel is only used when the car is actually moving. When the vehicle comes to a temporary standstill, for example at traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, the Automatic Start/Stop function saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car is idling and the driver's foot is off the clutch (manual transmission), or when the car brakes to a complete standstill (Steptronic transmission).

    A signal in the Info Display indicates that the Automatic Start/Stop function is active. As soon as the driver engages the clutch (manual transmission) or takes their foot off the brake (Steptronic transmission), the engine springs back to life automatically.

    This function never compromises driving comfort or safety, as it remains inactive if the engine has not reached its optimal running temperature, the interior has not yet been sufficiently heated or cooled, if the battery level is too low or if the steering wheel is being turned. The Automatic Start/Stop function can be switched off at any time with the push of a button.

  • Brake Energy Regeneration

    Deceleration generates kinetic energy and until recently this energy went unused. Brake Energy Regeneration takes advantage of this long-overlooked potential by harnessing the coasting energy that is generated whenever the driver brakes or takes their foot off the accelerator, and turns it into electricity. This electricity is then used to charge the car battery. This intelligent energy management system means that the alternator no longer needs to run constantly, which reduces the strain on the generator. The result: reduced fuel consumption and increased propulsion power – classic attributes of BMW EfficientDynamics.

  • Electric power steering

    Electric power steering optimally adjusts the steering support to the current speed. This results in direct, precise steering behaviour at high speeds and effortless manoeuvrability when parking. The steering only consumes energy when it is really necessary. This saves fuel and reduces emissions.

    Instead of a hydraulic pump, it relies on an electric motor. In conventional systems, this pump must be constantly powered by the engine, but this electric support only runs when the steering wheel is being moved. When driving straight ahead or maintaining the same steering angle (e.g. on long bends), the electric motor is not active and does not consume any energy. By flexibly adjusting the steering support to match the current driving situation and speed, steering comfort is improved.