Those guys over at BMW are just barely done exhibiting their talents with the 5 Series and the facelifted 3-Series Coupe and Convertible and they already working on the next generation 3 Series. It will be revealed in the next few months and will go on sale in early 2011. They sure aren’t wasting any time.

Like many of their latest models, the 2012 3-Series will take its design inspiration from the 2007 CS Concept. It will remain a front-engined, rear-wheel-drive model with a new 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine and 1.5-liter three-cylinder unit under the hood. Both units will deliver around 150 HP. All models will be offered with l EfficientDynamics – including stop-start and energy recuperation.

The car’s interior is said to model that of the 5 series, but will also feature a tremendoues achievement. The next-generation 3 Series will have Wi-Fi in its lineup which we hope BMW will be readily able to explain once the car gets closer to production.

As for the exterior, BMW seems to be sticking to its classic design while adding a wider body to differentiate it from its earlier models. We aren’t really sure if BMW fans will go for the newer model if it tends to look just like the models from before and cost more. Of course, they will be highly intrigued with the electronical adjustments made. Let’s just hope when the actual vehicle comes out, it will look a little prettier than this rendering.


Source: Auto Express

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  (503) posted on 02.23.2011

Looking at the new X3...they need a more sporty looking X4 in the lineup. I would’ve like the X3 better if look much more like the X5 --- just smaller. Hopefully, BMW doesn’t release some funky-looking wagon-like CUV that reminds us of the Infiniti EX35/37. That would be a disaster.

  (447) posted on 02.22.2011

I love my 335I, but it weighs a portly 3600 pounds, that is minivan territory. Work on the weight, and you can improve mileage and already great performance.

  (1211) posted on 02.22.2011

not only that.. it also ended up the life of the BMW 3-Series sedan.

  (377) posted on 04.29.2010

Errr... to all you Pontiac people... I hope you were not dumb enough to not see that it’s covered with black tape. When these things start rolling on the streets you will be the ones drooling.

  (442) posted on 04.28.2010

I agree, the previous model of the 3 series is way far better and bolder than the new one.

  (648) posted on 04.28.2010

Pretty amazing they even include a Wi-fi connection for the featured intertainments.

  (806) posted on 04.27.2010

not that aggressive as the previous one. but of course this rendered 3 series has a lot of surprises.

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