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 says the 2019 3 Series reflects a new design language, but the car remains instantly familiar. Not as bland as the most recent 5 series and 7 series, the new 3 series has a bolder and more dynamic appearance than its larger siblings. If there's reason for a complaint, it's rooted in the huge kidney grilles, which scream 'I'm a BMW!'"
-- Christian Wardlaw, New York Daily News