Here’s what we know: BMW will unveil the next generation 3-Series in 2012. That piece of information, though, comes with good news and bad news. First, let’s start with the good news: For the first time, the BMW 3-Series will be offered in five different body versions: a four-door sedan coming on March 2012, a touring wagon on September 2012, a GT version on March 2013, a coupe version on September 2013 and a convertible variant on March 2014.

The powertrain line-up will include engines from 136-hp 1.6-liter to 252-hp 2.0-liter gas models and 150-hp 1.6-liter to 245-hp 2.0-liter turbodiesels.

And now - clear your throats - for the bad news: the M3 version will only be offered in coupe and convertible version and the 420-hp V8 engine will be replaced by a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight six engine set to deliver around 450 hp.


Source: Automobilemag

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  (534) posted on 03.23.2010

Well IMO, why would i get a sedan if i can get a Coupe in just a little amount of bucks? Of course a super car like this is way better if the body style is coupe.

  (555) posted on 03.23.2010

I think that is not a bad news with lots of good news plus its not really going to fade just few adjustments and limited offer, I think I can hang on with that.

  (868) posted on 03.23.2010

The IS-F was too much for it I suppose.

  (939) posted on 03.23.2010

It’s alright, BMW has still a good line up of car lines under it’s sleeves and by the year 2013, I’m sure that they will launch some more cool and probably with new technology sedans and coupes and cars.

  (612) posted on 03.22.2010

IMO, M3 sedan needs to buried from the ground. It’s performance and design are very suitable for sports and not for luxury.

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