Next-gen BMW 3 Series (G20) – Rendering

Posted on: Jul 4, 2016 - 10:00am IST

Expected to arrive in 2018.

TopSpeed has created a rendering of the next generation BMW 3 Series sedan, based on spyshots and reports. Codenamed G20, it’s expected to arrive in showrooms in 2018.

Next gen BMW 3 Series (G20) Rendering
Codenamed G20, the next gen BMW 3 Series is expected to arrive in showrooms in 2018.

The next gen BMW 3 Series is expected to feature a sharper and more dynamic design than the current model, as seen in the rendering. It will be an evolutionary step-up from the current model, and borrow cues from the current 7 Series as well as the next BMW X3. The 3 Series could slightly grow in size to better differentiate from the upcoming BMW 1 Series sedan.

The 2018 BMW 3 Series will be the least-expensive product from BMW to ride on the company’s new CLAR RWD platform with Carbon Core, which underpins the latest BMW 7 Series and the 2017 BMW 5 Series. With the integration of carbon fiber and other lightweight materials, the next gen 3 Series will be over 50 kg lighter than the current model, so as to compete against the aluminum-intensive Jaguar XE.

2016 BMW 7 Series M-Sport badge at the IAA 2015
The 2018 BMW 3 Series will be the least-expensive product from BMW to ride on the company’s new CLAR RWD platform with Carbon Core.

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Engine lineup could be sourced from BMW’s new B-family range, which includes a 1.5-liter three cylinder turbo, 2.0-liter four cylinder petrol and diesel lineup and a range-topping M340i variant with a 3.0-liter inline six engine. An 8-speed automatic could be standard across the range, while a 6-speed manual may continue being offered in base variants.

2016 BMW 3 Series – Image Gallery

[Source: TopSpeed]

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