“Yet, despite the tweaks to the steering software, the updates do little to improve the feedback at the 3’s helm. The steering still lacks the positive on-center feel we want in a driver’s car -- it’s video-game artificial for the first couple of degrees of input -- and there’s only a small increase in effort as cornering loads rise. Further interfering with the 3’s fun factor is the manual transmission’s new standard automatic rev-matching feature, which works well but, frustratingly, can only be turned off by fully deactivating the stability-control system.
The rest of the changes, including subtle fascia and lighting touches and various new trim pieces throughout the cabin, require a keen eye to spot. While prices increase marginally on four-cylinder models, the 340i costs about two grand more than the 2015 335i, at $46,795 to start. And with the Track Handling hardware and several other optional packages, our test car’s sticker quickly ballooned to $58,420.” -- Car and Driver