Only a few short days after revealing the new 7-Series, BMW has also unveiled its face lifted 3-Series sedan and touring variants due to make their first public debut at the Paris Motor Show.

2009 BMW 3-Series face lift

Only mild styling tweaks have been made to the 2009 3-Series, with the apparently controversial front and rear design receiving special attention.

New BMW design trademarks have also emerged which coincide with the new 7-Series, including a more sculpted front end design, with significant changes made to the rear tail lights.

2009 BMW 3-Series face lift

The cabin has also received a slight refresh, with new trim combinations, a revised arm rest and a more ergonomic version of BMW's iDrive controller which includes a new high-resolution 8.8-inch colour screen.

Unfortunately the engine was one of the key areas which did not receive any enhancements, however not to worry seeing as how much of the range is powered by BMW's award-winning six-cylinder engines.

2009 BMW 3-Series face lift

Australian specific details are yet to be released.