The BMW 3 Series has undoubtedly been a benchmark for the luxury compact sports sedan segment for nearly as long as it has been in existence. To keep the 3 Series a trend-setter, BMW updates it slightly for the 2023 model year taking on a sportier approach that turns out to work much better than the controversial styling of the elongated grille belonging to the new 4 Series along with the new M3 and M4. Thankfully, the new 2023 BMW 3 Series retains “good looks” for its grille design and overall fits the mold of what we think BMW should consider inspiring other models.

Whether BMW listens to us or not, they’ve done justice to the new 2023 3 Series to not upset their base. Hopefully, they take note and make some changes to the 4 Series, M3, and M4 – because we’d certainly buy one right now if those looked anything like this stunningly gorgeous 2023 3 Series up front!

2023 bmw 3 series front

Getting off our soapbox, the new 2023 3 Series embodies a rather conservative approach to not mess up a good thing considering the 3 recently sold more units than it has ever sold. There are some characteristics of the new design does away with the outgoing model’s nod to the E46 3 Series where you saw little notches in the undersides of the LED headlights. Now, the 2023 3 Series has an opposite design for the new slimmer LED headlights where the running LEDs run atop the bezel instead of below. Other traits of the front facia include a larger darkened lower grille area and a Shadowline darkened kidney grille for a more aggressive look that comes standard with a satin aluminum trimmed grille now being an available feature.

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By: Malcolm Hogan
Title: New Car Preview: 2023 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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Published Date: Wed, 18 May 2022 02:01:20 +0000

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