We hate spoilers, but this one is an exception

This is as scandalous as an iCloud leak. There are pictures on every other website. And, it’s of a very well-known celeb. Earlier this week, an image of the alleged new BMW 3 Series started surfacing the auto world. The car under the covers boasts the larger-than-life kidney grille with chrome outers, so it seems to be the upcoming M340i M Performance model. The very same one that is expected to debut at the upcoming Paris Motor Show.

This. Is. It!

Does This Image Showcase the 2019 BMW 3 Series?
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The BMW M340i is the top-of-the-range car and will use a 3.0-liter, six-cylinder turbocharged engine that produces 360 ponies and 370 pound-feet of torque.

Power will be sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic transmission system, with xDrive likely as an option. There’s no word on the manual transmission yet, but I sincerely hope they offer it.

The new BMW G20 3 Series is a complete step up over the predecessor. LED headlamps are provided as standard, while laser lights are optional. The new G20 3 Series will also be offered with enhanced autonomous driving systems. The top-trim M340i will be offered with a Limited Slip Differential as optional equipment.

Has The New G20 Family Gotten More Powerful?

2019 BMW 3 Series Spyshots Exterior
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The base 318i trim of the new-generation gets 16 horses more than the current generation. Move up the ladder, and the 320i will offer 23 additional ponies, along with an optional all-wheel-drive system.

The 330i runs on 265 horses, which is an upgrade of 17 horses over the current 330i.

The diesel engines are an improvement as well; with the base 316d now offering 136 horsepower, and 318d offering 163 horsepower. An increase of 22 horses and 15 horses is quite a significant bump over the current correspondents. Two gasoline hybrids are also in the pipeline – 325e iPerformance and 330e iPerformance – with 2.0-liter engines. The former will generate 230 horses, while the latter will produce 264 ponies.

The new BMW 3 Series is expected to hit the markets later this year, perhaps immediately after the Paris Motor Show. If you were in the market for a BMW 3 Series, which trim would you pick, and why? Tell us in the comments section below.

Further reading

BMW 3 Series

2019 BMW 3 Series Exterior Exclusive Renderings Computer Renderings and Photoshop
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Read our full speculative review on the 2019 BMW 3 Series.

2016 BMW 3 Series High Resolution Exterior
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Read our full review on the 2017 BMW 3 Series.

Source: World Scoop Forum

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