Safety & Comfort in the BMW 3 Series Sedan.

Convenient assistance systems, extensive safety functions: your BMW protects and assists you wherever possible.


hands-free trunk opening


More convenience is provided by Comfort Access with hands-free trunk opening: If your hands are full, all you need to do is move your foot below the rear bumper and you can then load and unload the trunk quickly and easily. Sensors are installed at different heights in the rear bumper panel to recognize persons and to detect the movement of their foot. This innovative equipment from BMW ConnectedDrive provides increased convenience when operating and loading the rear of the vehicle. However, the system does not grant access authorization unless it also identifies the car key that the person is carrying.


The Harman Kardon surround sound system offers a listening experience to rival any concert hall. An equalizing digital amplifier with 600 W output and individually selectable equalizing guarantees brilliant, top-quality sound. A total of 16 finely tuned speakers –seven mid-range, seven tweeters and two centre bass – provide the acoustic highlights inside the vehicle, with the aluminum ‘harman/kardon’ lettering in the mirror triangles adding an optical flourish.



BMW lighting systems share the thinking.

Adaptive Headlights with variable light distribution: BMW lighting systems share the thinking – on winding roads, at high speeds or for oncoming traffic.

The xenon headlights.

A winding road at night: the xenon headlights adapt to the angle of the curve ahead, and the headlight beam of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan remains on the road. To calculate the course of the road, sensors detect the cornering angle, yaw and driving speed. Adaptive headlights guarantee optimum vision on dark roads, earlier recognition of the course of the route and possible hazards. Higher speeds require the driver to look farther ahead in order to react in time – the front headlights are therefore raised. In urban traffic, they are lowered automatically and illuminate the road directly in front of the vehicle even more efficiently without any risk of dazzling the oncoming traffic.

Bi-Xenon technology.

Adaptive Headlights with Bi-Xenon technology, variable city and highway light distribution optimally illuminate the road ahead. While turning, the moving headlights allow the driver to see deep into the curves ahead. To improve short-range visibility, the cornering lights, included in the equipment package, are automatically activated as soon as the turn indicator is switched on or the steering wheel is turned – even when the vehicle is standing. The Adaptive Headlights ensure optimum illumination in every situation on the road, significantly increasing active safety.



A package of intelligent safety measures in the BMW 3 Series Sedan help to minimize the risk of accidents – and to give you the reassuring feeling that you’re well protected at all times. Extremely resistant, large-volume cross-members and the intelligent use of high-strength and ultra high-strength multiphase steels provide maximum protection for the safety bodyshell while maintaining a low weight.

High side protection.

The impact energy is diverted to other areas of the bodyshell around the passenger cell, such as the underbody, side frame, bulkhead and roof, and absorbed by deformation zones at the front and rear. In the event of a side collision, protection comes from reinforced structures in the B-pillar and sills, high-strength side-impact stabilizers in the doors as well as robust cross-members in the seat areas.