For decades, the BMW 3 Series defined the term “sport sedan.” The 3 Series was practical, stylish, and most importantly, its drove better than nearly everything else on the road. But since the 2012 model year, when the F30 generation 3er launched, BMW’s once-definitive status as the benchmark for an enthusiast’s daily driver has been very much deflated. The 3’s athletic, agile edge was dulled for something softer, smoother, and more appealing to the average shopper. For 2019, and the all-new G20-generation 3 Series, BMW strives to reclaim the title of “ultimate driving machine” for its best-selling sedan.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/12/11/2019-bmw-3-series-first-drive