The BMW 3 Series Sedan is guided by the characteristic features of the BMW brand and therefore consistently focuses on the tradition and history of the model: perfect proportions, a modern, powerful look and a sportingly elegant exterior that appears to come from a single mould all unite to convey aesthetics and dynamics. Combined with the headlights, the striking BMW kidney grille forms a harmonious unit and follows on from the front design of earlier models, emphasizing the breadth and sporting character of the vehicle. For the first time, it also exploits the full effect of the kidney grille from the side. Extended, ascending lines stretch the vehicle optically, giving it more dynamic character. It appears as if in motion, very agile. Precise contours delineate firm surfaces – which have always been characteristics of the iconic compact sports sedan. Like its predecessors, the new BMW 3 Series Sedan has the classical three-box design – in a modern interpretation: long hood, short front overhangs, long wheelbase and rear-set greenhouse. The flowing transition from the curving roof line to the flat standing rear window also lends the vehicle a coupé-like appearance and a sportingly elegant lightness.