Ahead of its expected world debut later in the year, new facelifted BMW 3-Series spy shots have emerged as the car continues its testing regime. As with previously spied test mules, the black example in question is only adorned with minimal camouflage indicating that its visual tweaks will remain subtle.
At the front, it is immediately apparent that the facelifted BMW 3-Series will adopt a new bumper incorporating slightly revised air intakes and a potentially different kidney grille. Additionally, it seems apparent that new headlight units will be installed.
Elsewhere, the facelifted BMW 3-Series will include a new set of side skirts while the rear-end will be notable for its new taillights and different bumper. While all of these visual tweaks are noteworthy, most of the changes will be under the bonnet.
When introducing the updated 3-Series, BMW will offer the all-new range of three-cylinder petrol and diesel engines. In the future, these 1.5-litre units will be available in a wide range of models, from the new Mini to the 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-series, but even in the next 5-Series as well as now in the i8 hybrid.
In addition to the new engine range, the 2015 BMW 3-Series will be given new or updated driver assistance systems and comfort features such as the traffic-jam assistant system from the 5 Series and soon in the new 2-Series Gran Tourer.