Our sources were able to acquire what appear to be early marketing material scans of the upcoming LCI for the 3 series set to debut this fall.

 These images show off the new front hood lines, lights and mirrors. The new wheel designs look to be improvements to the car as well. What is interesting to note is that in these materials the front bumper appears to still have the inset for the license plate which we were led to believe had been changed a good deal more.

Along with the exterior features we see here the interior should also receive a refresh with new materials and strong indication is that optionally the new iDrive system we exclusively reported on earlier will be available.

Overall the changes are subtle but still provide the car with an overall updated and more appealing look, taking some cues from the coupe along the way.

We will continue to bring you updates as we receive them.