BMW showed tests of the new 3-Series in the Death ValleySeptember 12, 2018
The official premiere of the new generation BMW 3-Series sedan will take place at the Paris Motor Show in October 2019
BMW has published new teaser images and a video from the next-generation 3-Series tests (G20 index). This time, the car was tested in a high temperature environment in the Death Valley, which is located in Nevada. In addition to this test, the machines were conducted in the Swedish town of Argeplog at extremely low temperatures, in the south of France, on the northern loop of the Nürburgring, and also at the Aschheim test site.
The machine will be built on the CLAR platform and equipped with a completely redesigned suspension. The center of gravity of the new car in comparison with its predecessor decreased by 10 mm, and the weighting along the axes turned out to be ideal – 50:50. The weight of the BMW 3-Series decreased by 55 kg, but the strength of the body structure and suspension increased by 15-20%. The coefficient of aerodynamic resistance is 0.23.
The line of engines will include a new gasoline engine, which will be the most powerful four-cylinder engine in the history of BMW. In this case, according to the developers, the engine will be about 5% more economical than its predecessor.
Optionally for the novelty will be available recustomized sports M-suspension with a lowered by 10 mm ground clearance, rear differential with electronic control, as well as 18-inch aluminum wheels.
The official premiere of the novelty will be held at the motor show in Paris in October this year. Car sales in Europe are likely to start only next year.