End of the road for E90 BMW 3 Series. F30 expected in 2012
Its the end of the road for BMW’s entry level premium offering, the E90 3-Series. BMW will seize production of the E90 BMW 3 Series in October this year. The new F30 generation BMW 3 Series will feature a complete makeover as far as the exterior design goes. Also, expect the new 3 -Series to borrow styling bits from the present F10 BMW 5 Series.
Speaking of design, the iconic dual kidney grille will be more vertical than before, as is the trend with all BMWs of late. BMW might also take efforts to make the new 3-Series stand out from the rest as the earlier versions were criticized for being too plain jane. We expect dynamic, flowing contours all across the length of the car. The spy shots of the car also reveal 5- Series like tail lamps and LEDs on the new F30 3-Series.
The new car is based on the latest BMW modular platform. The new construction an design could give the new beemer an aggressive and dynamic stance unlike the old version. The new 3 Series might also feature an increased wheelbase of up to 1.5 inches compared to the E90 generation car which will be an added bonus. Apart from this, the new 3 Series will feature brake energy regeneration , stop-start technology, and pre-heating technology for the engine, gearbox and differential.
The range of engines on the new F30 3 Series will include turbocharged and naturally aspirated 6 cylinder as well as more frugal 4 cylinder engines. According to BMWBlog, BM might also consider a 3 cylinder engine for the new entry level premium saloon. The new car will have an improved fuel economy and lower CO2 emissions as a result of the latest developments taking place in order to cut down on carbon emissions as well as providing customers with fuel efficient and clean engines.
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