Anton Andres / Unknown | October 01, 2018 15:38
First photos of all-new BMW 3 Series leak out early
The all-new BMW 3 Series is set to make its official reveal tomorrow. However, images of the new compact executive sedan have surfaced online. So here is the G20 3 Series totally unmasked and uncovered.
Now, full specs of the car are still yet to be known so you have to wait until tomorrow to get the numbers on the 2019 3 Series. But for now, here's a clear, detailed look at the front three quarters of the sedan. According to the Bimmerpost forumer that managed to find the photos, the shots of the car came from an online BMW configurator.
As expected, it looks like a shrunken 5 Series but BMW has made an effort to make it a bit more athletic. They've done so by giving it a lot of folds and creases at the front, along with a bulging hood, larger headlights and a bigger, bolder pair of kidney grills. The car seen in the leak is possibly the range topping model (for now), the M340i. That explains the large corner air intakes and deep front apron on the car.
The headlights are of interest as it looks like the German automaker's Laserlight technology has trickled its way down to the 3 Series. Also, the shape appears to be a modern interpretation of the 1998-2005 model (also known as the E46) with a cut in the center to emphasize the daytime running lights.
There are more lines and creases on the side too as the 3 Series adapts a more aggressive look over its more formal, larger siblings, the 5 Series and 7 Series. Even the signature 'Hoffmeister Kink' has been given a radical redesign, drawing inspiration from the 8 Series Gran Coupe concept from a couple of months back.
Like the new 'Kink', the rear also takes a page from the 8 Series Coupe by having slim tail light clusters. Keeping to tradition, the brake lights are in the shape of an 'L' while the reverse lights and turn signals rest above it. In the case of the M Sport model, there are reflective strips at the bottom of the tail lights and, again, an aggressive treatment to the rear bumper.
That's all for now about the next-generation BMW 3 Series. Of course, more information, and photos, will be on hand come tomorrow night or early Wednesday morning, local time. By then, other variants of the 2019 3 Series will also be shown and not just the M Sport model.