BMW is gearing as much as reveal the new-gen 3 Sequence on the 2018 Paris Motor Present subsequent week. Codenamed the G20, the three Sequence will enter into its seventh era. Forward of its official premiere, BMW has already teased the sedan in a plethora of teasers. So right here is every part that we all know thus far concerning the new C-Class rival.
New seems to be:
The brand new 3 will undertake the same styling as its elder sedans – the G30 5 Sequence and G12 7 Sequence. The brand new-gen 3 Sequence is teased with a newly-designed L-shaped DRL that appears to have taken their cues from the all-new 8 Sequence. The attribute Kidney grille will get a brand new form, however versus the Z4’s mesh design, it has the vertical louvres with chrome encompass.
On the rear, the take a look at mules are seen hiding smooth tail lights. One other teaser has proven the illuminated tail lights which had been similar to those seen on the Z4 Roadster. The general profile of the brand new 3 is retained and with the added sporty bits, it’ll look much more gorgeous than earlier than.
The three Sequence will probably be based mostly on a brand new platform just like the 5 Sequence’ CLAR structure. BMW says it’ll get new suspension, steering, damping and brakes for an optimized trip consolation whereas sustaining its dynamic efficiency. The centre of gravity is lowered by round 10mm and the load has been decreased by 55kilograms in comparison with the mannequin it replaces. BMW’s attribute 50:50 weight distribution is maintained whereas the general weight has been decreased by 55 kilograms.
The rigidity of the physique construction and steering set-up has been considerably enhanced because the four-door sedan will get bigger observe width and an elevated camber. Furthermore, the trip high quality would be the defining attribute of the brand new 3 Sequence, boasts the Munich-based carmaker.
Strongest four-cylinder engine:
BMW hasn’t revealed any detailed specification concerning the powertrain however has stated that underneath the hood will probably be a totally revised four-cylinder petrol motor. This would be the strongest four-cylinder motor ever fitted in a BMW, claims the carmaker. Which means the facility output will cross the 250bhp mark. But the gasoline consumption will probably be down by 5 per cent in comparison with the older model of the identical engine. The Euro 6 engine will probably be mated to an eight-speed Steptronic transmission. Alternatively, the top-spec M340i will carry ahead the identical turbocharged six-cylinder 3.0-liter engine with round 360bhp on faucet. Opposite to its well-known RWD structure, the brand new 3 may additionally get the xDrive system.
Revised but purposeful cabin:
The interiors of the brand new 3 Sequence received’t bear drastic modifications. As anticipated from BMW every part contained in the cabin will probably be purposeful and with out fuss. The 5 Sequence inspiration will proceed with floating infotainment display screen and all-digital instrument cluster known as the Reside Cockpit. The iDrive will get the brand new Working System 7.0 which debuted within the new-gen Z4 which provides out a number of data with 3D graphics and fashionable connectivity options. Much like Mercedes-Benz’s MBUX, the system additionally makes use of AI to make the BMW Clever Private Assistant extra user-friendly.
Different variants and Indian debut:
The brand new-3 has already hit the manufacturing line and following the premiere on the Paris stage, the brand new 3 is anticipated to hit the streets both late 2018 or early subsequent yr. Will probably be adopted by a coupe and a four-door Gran Coupe model which will probably be known as the 4 Sequence. Nevertheless, the convertible model will exchange the hard-top for a soft-top roof just like the Z4 and the upcoming 8 Sequence Cabriolet. The stronger M3 will arrive someday in 2019 with all of the gizmos trickled down from the M5, maybe even the four-wheel-drive system.
We anticipate BMW India to launch the manager sedan in India by the center of subsequent yr. The brand new-gen 3 Sequence will rival the up to date C-Class and the upcoming A4 facelift in India other than the Jaguar XE and Volvo S60, each of that are due for an replace.