The BMW 3 Series is due for its next complete redesign for the 2019 model year. Authorities information have actually not yet been revealed, however we understand that production of the renowned high-end sport sedan will ultimately move to a new factory in Mexico by 2019.
The upgraded 3 Series will probably be based upon BMW’s modular platform called CLAR, which represents Cluster Architecture. This will permit the car manufacturer to decrease advancement expenses by utilizing variable sub-modules to underpin numerous models. Comparable approach modular platforms have actually been made by Volkswagen, Toyota and other car manufacturers.
The interior designers likewise appear to have actually taken a safe method. While we ‘d have preferred to see a huge advance stylistically– there might yet be one relating to color or products– the beneficial ergonomics and stylish look of the present model in addition to its more recent brethren is no bad thing. One can anticipate that most, if not all, of BMW’s gimmicky tech and convenience features used on the 5 will make their method to the 3, such as gesture control, along with progressed versions of tech and high-end features the 3-series currently provides. In this model, we see that the iDrive knob lies next to an improved console-mounted electrical shifter, which the infotainment display screen, likely a touchscreen, now beings in a lower, more available area.
While the skin might look the comparable, the bones will be new. The 3-series will ride on BMW’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, which guarantees to shave as much as 150 pounds from curb weights and bring a lower center of mass, both which might assist the 3 bring back a few of its sporting radiance. We simply hope that even standard versions of the new 3 hew closer to the most recent M5 because regard instead of the rather soft 5-series on which the model is based.
The new 3 is anticipated to provide a variety of turbocharged inline engines internationally, consisting of a three-cylinder. The United States market is most likely to stick to a 2.0-liter 4 in the 330i and a 3.0-liter 6 producing as much as 400 horse power in the M340i. The six-speed handbook and ZF eight-speed automated most likely will rollover, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later on, as will an ultimate M3 racer.
A main release date for the next-generation 3 Series has actually not yet been revealed. At this time, we anticipate it to go on sale at some point in 2018. We anticipate the new 3-series to get here in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with rates near the existing generation. That indicates the new sedan will begin in the mid-$30,000 range and increase from there.