After seven years on the market, BMW will soon be retiring sixth-generation 3 Series. As a new decade dawns, so too will an all-new 3 Series. Yes, after countless spy shots and teasers, the seventh-gen 3 Series is coming and the covers will be pulled off come October 2.
Internally known as the G20, the next-generation will be making its debut at the 2018 Paris Motor Show. Before its official reveal, BMW showed photos of the car zipping around the Nurburgring, as well as revealing a fair amount of detail.
From the previous photos, the 2019 3 Series appears to follow the form of its bigger siblings, the 7 Series and 5 Series. There's the longer wraparound headlights annexed by larger kidney grills. In the latest teaser photo and video, there's a clearer look of the LED signature, which now has a more angular take on the old 'corona rings'.
Along with that, there appears to be more creases on the sides and, of course, the Hoffmeister Kink sticks around for this generation. In the video, there's now a better view of the rear. It appears to have tail lights inspired by the 8 Series Coupe and, as a whole, the back looks more angular than before. Lastly, there's the tail light pattern which retains the L-shaped look.
The debut announcement aside, there's still not a lot of details surrounding the G20 3 Series. They did say that it will come with the most powerful four-cylinder engine fitted to a BMW. In their preview, the car also came with dual exhaust pipes, hinting that there is still a six-cylinder model to be offered.
See the preview here