Ahead of its official unveiling at the Paris Motor Show, the facelifted 2009 versions of the BMW 3-Series have started to show up at German dealerships and courtesy of BMWBlog reader proXi we are able to bring you a few shots of both the sedan and wagon body styles in the flesh.

For its mid-life pep-up, the 3-series has receved a redesigned front fascia that features a heavily profiled bumper, newly contoured hood and reworked headlamps with altered graphics, all designed to emphasize the width of the model. The side mirror casings have been redesigned and we can see proXi has identified this area with a couple of close up detail shots along with further shots of the redesigned taillights.

Not to be left out, the interior also receives a number of minor modifications and enhancements, most striking being the larger 8.8 inch color monitor with four selection buttons, it is aimed at making the difficult-to-use iDrive system easier to use. Other features include a modified arm rest making the electric window buttons easier to access and a new optional 80-gigabyte harddisk.

First Examples of BMW 3-Series Facelift Arrive in Dealerships