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Individual and exclusive equipment.
The list of comfort features boasted as standard in the new BMW 3 Series Coupé is just as long and impressive as the list of safety elements. Particularly in the interest of top-quality audio, navigation and telematic solutions, BMW offers optional high-tech concepts originally developed for the most outstanding luxury performance cars and now also available in this segment. Indeed, this once again underlines the exclusive character of the BMW 3 Series Coupé clearly proving its unique style and calibre through the design of the interior alone.

Here again, the focus is on the actual driving experience. The seating position at the rear far lower than in the Saloon, for example, gives the car’s occupants optimum headroom despite the low roof line of the Coupé. At the same time not only the driver and front passenger, but also the passengers sitting at the rear will immediately feel and enjoy excellent side support.

The door openers, handle trim, gearshift lever cover and vent grille adjusters, as well as the decorative trim in the leather sports steering wheel featured as standard, all come in Pearl Grey chrome surface finish developed exclusively for the new BMW 3 Series Coupé.

The starter button is also finished in this exclusive material, with the driver of both the petrol and diesel models merely being required to press the button in order to start the engine.

Through its design and configuration alone, the cockpit emphasises the sporting and driver-oriented character of BMW’s new Coupé. Taking his seat at the wheel, the driver will immediately focus on the speedometer and rev counter extending on the top-of-the-range BMW 335i Coupé all the way to 280 km/h (175 mph) and, respectively, a maximum engine speed of 8,000 rpm (and 260 km/h [160 mph] and, respectively, 7,500 rpm on the other models). The newly designed instrument units on the petrol-engined versions also include an oil temperature gauge positioned below the rev counter, while on the BMW 330d Coupé the fuel consumption gauge lies directly in the driver’s line of vision.

Buckling up in the new BMW 3 Series Coupé, both the driver and front passenger benefit from the newly developed belt feeder arm: The seat belt integrated in the B-pillar moved far to the rear in typical coupé arrangement is automatically “delivered” to the driver and front passenger once they close the door and once the smooth-sided transmitter key has been inserted in the shaft next to the steering wheel. With this belt delivery function being directly connected to the seat occupancy detector, the off-side belt delivery unit is only activated when the front passenger has actually taken his seat. And with the belt delivery unit being housed conveniently within the side panels, this new feed system does not in any way impair the harmonious look of the interior.

Access to the two seats at the rear is facilitated by the front seat Comfort Access function: The lever for releasing the seat position is fitted in perfect ergonomic arrangement at the top on the outside of the backrest.

With the new BMW 3 Series Coupé being conceived from the start as a four-seater, comfort on the rear seats is further enhanced by the centre console comprising either individual storage boxes with a cover on top, an ashtray, additional air outlet vents, and footwell lights, depending on the driver’s personal preferences.

Offering ample capacity of 440 litres/15.4 cu ft (430 litres/15.1 cu ft on the BMW 335i Coupé), the luggage compartment sets a new standard in the coupé segment. Large capacity is also offered by the folding storage boxes in the inner door linings, a further advantage of this feature to be seen for the first time in the new BMW 3 Series Coupé being absolute privacy, with all items carried inside the car remaining out of sight from outside the car.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 May 2010 10:38  

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