This F30 bodyline tracing and comparison images (based on recent spyshot) show us what the F30 3-series may look like and how it compares to the E90 & E46.
The upcoming 3-series replacement (chassis code: F30) is likely to debut in 2011 as a 2012 model. Now that the winter months are upon Europe, the car is undergoing winter testing, and has been spied on video at a local gas station.
Not much is known about the car as of yet, as the car is under heavy body cladding covered with BMWs classic psychedelic camouflage. Current thinking is that the forthcoming 3-series will continue to use styling cues … CONTINUED
We bring you the first photos of the next generation 3-series (F30) sedan beginning its cold weather testing for the first time! Although the cars body panels are fully covered by camoflage panels and paint scheme, its easy to see the cars proportions and size.
* Note: neither the orange turn signal on the side mirrors nor the front and rear lights are headed for production. The orange turn signal has been there on all recent BMW test mules … CONTINUED
Members are already discussing what they would like to see on the F30 3-series (now only 2 years away). What’s your thoughts?
We bring you the first video of the 2012 F30 3-series captured in motion on the streets of Munich.
The next generation F30 3-series was just spotted in live testing for the first time, on the streets of Munich. The previous set of photos featured the car on a flatbed truck.
Here’s the world’s first look at the 2012 BMW 3-series (F30 / F35)! We didn’t expect test mules this early, but let the strip tease begin!
Incredibly, test mules of the next gen 3-series (F30 / F35) will be spotted perhaps within the next year. So, what’s your wish list for the next 3?
From the Frankfurt IAA, the BMW U.S. chief has confirmed BMWs plans to finally introduce a 4-cylinder (turbo) engine based 3-series into the U.S. BMW lineup (to debut in the F30 3-series). This will first occur in the Spring of 2012 for the next generation F30 3-series.
Here’s a controversial article by Autocar UK on the radical changes that future 3-series may undergo. Nothing is yet confirmed by BMW.
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BMW continues to expand its lineup with the green light given on a 3-series GT model. Expect it to hit the streets in 2011.
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Inside is some new insight and information from Scott26/27 regarding the next generation 3-series’ design and entire 3-series product line.
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The 2012 (F30) 3-series test mule has been spotted yet again. An E90 shell sits atop the F30′s widened track for now. The new generation 3-series is expected in 2012.
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The 3er GT is about 180 degrees from the 5er GT , although they will share the same bloodline , The 3er GT is a hybrid of a Touring and a Sporting shooting brake design. To understand the design of the 3er GT you have to go back to the original RFK Concept , With this design many within BMW loved the original intention unfortunately BMW had to re-interpret it’s conception to a vehicle that would become today’s 5er Gran Turismo.
Auto Motor Und Sport has put together speculative images of the 2012 F30 3-series and upcoming 3-series PAS using elements from BMW’s latest offerings (7-series, Z4 and 5-series GT)
These are purported to be pics of a very early test mule for the next generation BMW 3-series (F30). If true, the modifications to an E90 body are likely for chassis testing only, but hint that the F30 3-series will have a wider (and perhaps longer) wheelbase. Expect the actual final sheet metal to be different, of course. The F30 3-series is expected in 2012.
And please, please dont make posts such as “its hideous.” If this is truly a test mule, its only undergoing chassis testing and what you see … CONTINUED
Note! This is a photoshop and not an actual picture of a real car!!
Well, believe it or not, BMW is already working on the next generation 3-series just as the new facelift E90s are coming out.
The 3 series accounts for about 44% of BMW sales, so suffice it to say its important and BMW has to get it right every time. BMW is taking its cues from the CS concept and will incorporate both dynacism and elegance all in one.
BMW will also go headstrong with their EfficientDynamics push with the … CONTINUED
Hey guys found this at Inside Line.This basically confirms what some of my Plant contacts have been saying for the last 18 months or so.BMW is very seriously considering building a large number of 3 Series at the BMW Plant in South Carolina.There is plenty of room to expand even after the X3 begins production in 2010.The weak US dollar is killing BMW on everything they import from Europe to the US.Ill keep you posted.Thanks! PalBay http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do…ticleId=131370
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