New Generation BMW 3 Series spotted testing: Expected to be the longest and lightest 3 Series ever

Next generation BMW 3 Series is expected to be unveiled globally later in 2018. Expect India launch of new BMW 3 Series later in 2019.

By: | Updated: February 15, 2018 1:30 PM
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German automaker BMW after tasting success with all new generation BMW 7 Series and BMW 5 Series have already started to work on its all-new BMW 3 Series and now the world waits for the arrival of next-gen ‘G20’ BMW 3 Series that has recently been spotted testing globally. While BMW hasn’t officially declared any details on the upcoming new BMW 3 Series but reports suggest the new 3 Series will be based on the BMW’s new CLAR platform which will make the sedan lightweight. The modular architecture has been used on the BMW 7 Series and the new generation BMW X3 that was showcased at the Auto Expo 2018.

The new BMW 3 Series is expected to shed the overall weight of the car by about 60-100 kilograms depending on the variant says various media reports quoting sources. BMW will also add the latest tech to its youngest sedan and the less weight will make it more sporty.

New BMW 3 Series is expected to be the longest ever 3 Series, with a marginal change in its overall dimensions of the car. Increased length will result in longer wheelbase and an increased volume in the boot space. Sources also say that the chassis configuration will be different to the outgoing model of 49/51 weight distribution on the axles.

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BMW 3 Series is also likely to undergo a complete change to its interiors. New colour scheme and a different dash layout and a new infotainment system. The position of the touchscreen system will now be placed higher than the current model and will be larger in size with a better user interface.

The new BMW 3 Series will also get laser headlights which will be a first in the segment. BMW i8 and BMW 7 Series have features laser headlight before. While the technology is not new to the industry, its the first time younger and affordable cars like BMW 3 Series will feature them. This will be the first laser headlight application on any car anywhere near the 3 Series’ price range. No word on if that will ever make its way to America but we’re hoping.

Next-Generation BMW 3 Series will is expected to be unveiled by the end of 2018 or early 2019 and will go on sale globally later. Expect India launch in late 2019. With a lot of new technology, better driving dynamics and a new range of engines expect the price of new BMW 3 Series to go up marginally.

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