In a Paris Motor Show, it has been revealed by officials that seventh generation BMW 3 comes with plenty of changes over its previous designs in comparison with Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar X, and Volvo S60. The entire change is marked in the exterior as well as the interior of the car along with the addition of quality features. And the day after Paris Motor Show, images of its new model went viral on the Internet. The model is much in line with and inspired by the new 5 and 7 series.
The new model is functional as well as aesthetic and BMW is all set to compete with its sports rivalries with its premium sedan segment. All the curves are shaped perfectly and head lamps are sharper now than ever. An optional LED is available with L-shaped DRLs and new laser light of BMW. Inspirations has been drawn from the 8th series for its large kidney grille in 2019 BMW 3 series. The new bumper has now fog lamps along with the larger air-intakes on the M-sport version. The host line on bonnet and stretched LED taillights at rear provide a masculine appealing look to the standard model.
Less in weight and long in size, the new model has grown dimensions with an increase of 76 mm as compared to its previous design. An increase of 41 mm, 43 mm, and 21 mm is marked at wheelbase, front rack and rear respectively. The new variant has lost 55kg in kerb weight varying from model to model of the latest series. Cabins are more spacious now with an additional 37 litres space and boot capacity stands at 481 litres. This new addition is more attractive than any other model running on roads.
With the intent to keep the layout more modern, an overhaul has been summed up additionally in the new series. The car will have Intelligent Personal Assistant that responds to ‘Hey BMW.’ The centre and instrument console have been designed in such a way that exhibit and integrate the 8.8 inches infotainment display with host connectivity and other system settings. Although, one can have larger infotainment display of 10.25 inches or 12.3 inches by paying some extra bucks. It’s completely optional to have such larger display.
The inclusion of 2.0 litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder petrol is a part of new generation 3 BMW with 255 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. In all-wheel Drive of 340i xDrive wil have more powerful and enhanced 3.0 litre turbo with in-line six cylinders petrol engine with 382 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque. The drivers will experience one of the fastest sedans of its class while using BMW3 series due to its 340i x driver and one can hit up to 100kmph in the mere 4.2 seconds. For the fastest gear shifts, 8-speed Sport Steptronic automatic transmission has been paired with both the engines. For 320d and 330d models, diesel options in engine will include 2.0 and 3.0 litre.
Other upgrades in new BMW series include increase in 25 to 50% overall bodily rigidity varying from area to area. A 20% increase in suspension spring rate is complemented by Adaptive M Suspension along with the M Sport. For the first time, lift related dampers are added in the new series for favouring standard chassis. Also for engaging driving experience, the theme of predecessor car’s 50:50 weights is continued to have in new model. In 2020, the arrival of 330e plug-in hybrid is expected. Also, you can anticipate the availability of upcoming new launch of BMW 3 series in both rear and all-wheel drive layout.
The officials have also announced the inclusion of adaptive cruise control, Extended Traffic Jam Assist, gesture control, and much more features are added in the host driver assistance in new generation BMW3 series. By and large, the upcoming model of new BMW 3 series is easily distinguishable.
Interestingly, the BMW fans will get relaxation now because the sale of cars will commence in Europe by the end of this year, but the expectation of launching the same in India is in early 2019. The more curious of the lovers can find pictures online.