Appearance of the new BMW 3-Series opened in the configuratorOctober 1, 2018
On the Internet forum BimmerPost published photos of the next-generation BMW 3-Series sedan – car images “leaked” from the model’s online configurator. The public premiere of the car will take place on Tuesday, October 2, at the Paris Motor Show.
Judging by the pictures, the sedan will receive modified headlights and taillights and bumpers of a different shape. In general, the car turned out to be visually somewhat larger than its predecessor due to an increased wheelbase. In addition, the designers of the Bavarian brand decided to abandon the traditional firm “Hoffmeister bend” in favor of a more angular form of the rear rack.
From the interior photos, you can see that the BMW 3-Series will receive a fully digital tunable dashboard, and a large infotainment entertainment display, a new steering wheel, and other sports seats.
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At the time of the release of the new BMW 3-Series, its top version will be a modification of the M340i. According to preliminary data, such a car will be equipped with a three-liter supercharged inline six-cylinder engine, issuing about 365 hp. and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is able to work with an eight-speed automatic transmission. The sedan will be available with both front and all-wheel drive xDrive.
Earlier it was reported that the center of gravity of the novelty will decrease by 10 mm, and the weight distribution along the axes will be ideal – 50:50. The weight of the BMW 3-Series will decrease by 55 kg, but at the same time the strength of the body structure and suspension will increase by 15-20%.
Plus, the new BMW 3-Series will receive a completely redesigned suspension – the sedan will be the first production BMW with special “smart” shock absorbers, which “work continuously and progressively in accordance with the spring stroke”.