TTAC Spy Shots: BMW 3-Series Facelift

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer
ttac spy shots bmw 3 series facelift

We’ve seen photos of the refreshed BMW 3-Series coupe and convertible, but shots of the sedan have proven somewhat more elusive. Luckily TTAC has eyes everywhere. Commenter dinu01 spied this updated 3-Series testing near Toronto. “Both front and rear emblems are taped,” he reports. “The driver did not want to be photographed and went between 150-160 km/h.” Have a spy shot of your own? Share it with our contact form, and we’ll share it with TTAC’s readers.

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  • Z4eva Z4eva on Mar 05, 2010

    I know I'm going to get flamed for it, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say the current gen 3-series, prior to its recent face lift, was one of the best looking small sedans ever. It was distinctive and unmistakable without being gaudy. I predict we'll all look at that car in 30-40 years and recognize it as one of the emblematic cars of this time.

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    • Amendment X Amendment X on Mar 05, 2010

      No, the E60 is not iconic. It is a misshapen, poorly-executed mish-mash of designs. The E39 was iconic.

  • JeremyR JeremyR on Mar 05, 2010

    I can understand mistaking a 5-series for a 3-series, since the 3-series is so damned big anymore.

  • MaintenanceCosts This class of car competes hard with Chargers/Challengers and modded diesel pickups for the douchey-driving crown.
  • 28-Cars-Later Corey - I think I am going to issue a fatwa demanding a cool kids car meetup in July somewhere in the Ohio region.
  • Master Baiter Might as well light 50 $100 bills on fire.
  • Mike1041 At $300K per copy they may secure as much as 2 or 3 deposits of $1,000
  • Sgeffe Why on Earth can’t you just get the torque specs and do it yourself if you’re so-inclined?!