The BMW 3 Series was the best sold model in the German’s producer history, with its production starting in 1975.The 5th generation of the BMW’s 3 series, also known as the E90, has a timeless design. The E90 was produced in four body options: sedan (E90), break (E91), coupe (E92) and cabrio (E93).
The optional features available were xenon headlamps, automatic climate control, parking sensor, power-adjustable seats, satellite navigation, glass sunroof, heated front seats, Bluetooth and USB audio input. Different packages were available as well, such as the Premium Package with leather seat, auto-dimming mirror, auto-folding exterior mirrors, BMW Assist w/Bluetooth, etc.
The Cold Weath er Package included headlight washers, heated front seats and folding rear seats with a ski bag. The Sports Package and Technology Package were also available with different features – different seats, steering wheel, sports suspension, keyless entry, electronic damping control.
The 3 series were available with run-flat tires, but these were not equipped with a spare tire. The sedan and the tourer were designed by Joji Nagashima, while the coupe and the convertible by Michael Markefka.
In September 2008, the facelift version was released and it included both design changes as well as mechanical. The front and rear bumpers were refreshed, as well as the wing mirrors, headlights, taillights, trunk lid and wider kidney grilles.
The AWD models became the “xDrive” models, the before facelift AWD labeled as “Xi”. The interior got slight improvements, the resolution of the display was increased and the “Professional navigation system” was updated.