The 3 Series was the most successful model in BMW's history, selling over 16 million of them between 1975 and 2021 in seven generations. Moreover, between October 2018, when the seventh generation was introduced at the Paris Motor Show, and May 2022, when the car received an LCI, it was sold in over 1 million units, making it the best selling generation compared to its predecessors. Still, the German carmaker decided to keep the sales figures up and refreshed the range.
With its refreshed front fascia, the 3 Series sedan looked even sportier thanks to the reshaped headlights and the enlarged "kidney-grille" at the front. Moreover, as an option, the carmaker added adaptive LED headlamps. Last but not least, the aggressive design could have been enhanced even more with the optional M Sport Package and M Sport Package Pro, the latter being available for the first time in the 3 Series.
The interior went through a significant upgrade with the introduction of the BMW Curved Display, which featured the 12.3" instrument panel in front of the driver and the 14.9" infotainment screen atop the center stack. Both panels were covered by the same piece of glass, creating a flowing sensation as a unique wide display.
Under the hood, BMW installed a wide choice of engines, ranging between 148 hp (150 PS) and 369 hp (374 PS), with either four or six cylinders fed by gasoline or diesel. Moreover, a plug-in hybrid version was also available. Depending on the engine version and options, the power went to the rear or in all corners via a manual or an automatic transmission.