|BMW updates its legendary 3 Series sedan and wagon for 2009 with a wider track, refined styling inside and out, a seven-speed dual clutch transmission, and a turbocharged diesel variant dubbed the 335d.
As competitive as the world is, resting on your laurels is never a good idea. Itís an ill-advised move for seasoned executives, but itís more like a death wish for car companies. Take BMW, for example. The brand has long ruled the roost with the undeniably capable 3 Series, its entry-level model available in various body styles and features various powertrains. In recent years, this award-winning Bimmer has had to contend with a thoroughly revamped Cadillac CTS, a reborn Lexus IS, the always formidable Audi A4, and others. Not a good time to sit back and relax, which brings us to the 2009 BMW 3 Series.