BMW has upgraded the 3-series coupé and convertible with cosmetic changes to bring the cars into line with the look of the saloon, along with new, more efficient engines.
The exterior changes include new lights, a new grille and splitter, and restyled sill covers. New bumpers make the cars slightly longer.
But it’s the engines that feature the biggest changes. The 320d’s 2.0-litre diesel powerplant now has 181bhp, up by 7bhp, and 280lb ft of torque. It’s slightly faster, with a 0-62mph time of 7.5sec, and emits 125g/km of CO2.
The six-cylinder diesel gets the same power increase and a cut in its 0-62mph time, which now comes in just under 7.0sec.
The six-cylinder petrol engine in the 335i is the new single-turbo unit from the 5-series GT; power and torque are unchanged from the previous twin-turbo engine at 302bhp and 295lb ft, but fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are both reduced.
BMW has also launched a new diesel model for the saloon and Touring ranges. The 318d gets a 141bhp 2.0-litre engine that, in the saloon, gives 62.8mpg and 119g/km of CO2.
Prices for the revised coupé start at £27,485 for the 320i SE, an increase of £1180, and the convertible now starts at £32,095, £835 more than the current car. The price of the M3 coupé has also increased by £1795, to £52,730. All of the revised models go on sale at the end of March.