New BMW 3 Series (2019) : sharpened on the Nürburgring

The new BMW 3 Series which will be marketed beginning in 2019, is currently in full phase of testing on the Nürburgring racetrack.

The seventh generation of the BMW 3 Series will be unveiled at the beginning of October, in the margins of the World Auto 2018. This family premium will remain true to its reputation as a sports sedan. A session focusing “official” on the legendary north loop of the Nürburgring, in Germany, bears witness to this.

Since the first-generation (E21) was launched in 1975, the BMW 3 Series has always had a focus on the dynamism. Named G20 internally, the seventh milling will be presented next October in the margins of the World Auto 2018.

 

The new BMW 3 Series video


The rival of the Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class and Jaguar XE will build more on the sportiness. In order to convey the message that, BMW does not hesitate to

“torture” his new family sedan on the challenging northern loop of the Nurburgring (as we have done for example with the new BMW M5).

 

The nostrils are enlarged and come to the meeting of the projectors.

Here’s what that should look like the future BMW 3 Series.

During this testing session, the new BMW 3 Series (2019) is, of course, appeared in disguise to preserve the mystery around his lines. For a sneak preview :

Read our article BMW 3 Series G20 (2019) : our revelations on the new BMW 3 Series

A 3-Series (2019) lean , The new BMW 3 Series will remain faithful to the architecture propulsion which ensures a dynamic driving.

BMW announces a centre of gravity lowered by 10 mm compared to the current 3 Series (F30), launched in 2011, and then restyled in 2015. The new 3 Series will be 55 kg lighter with a weight of about 1 400 kg for the entry. The distribution of axial masses will be ideal with

50 % on the front and on the back.

“The 3 Series 2018 will share its technical platform CLAR with the new SUV BMW X3 and with its big sister, the BMW 5 Series.“

This technical basis has elements reinforced by carbon fiber (CFRP) and also relies on a large proportion of aluminum.

To increase the agility cross-sectional of its sedan, BMW has increased the camber of the wheels. In addition, the pack M Sport will lower the car 10 mm, which will be based on 18-inch wheels. This will be accompanied by a power steering with variable assistance and active differential.

A four-cylinder supercharged

The new BMW 3 Series will be lighter than 55 kg compared to its predecessor.

Without give for now to technical details, the manufacturer announced that the 3 Series will have an engine 4-cylinder 2.0 petrol which will be the most powerful ever installed under the hood of a BMW series. And for to combine performance with efficiency, fuel consumption is down 5 %.

Finally, in order to comply with the Euro standard 6d-TEMP which will enter into force on September 1, 2019, the new 3 Series will be able to count on the automatic transmission’s Steptronic eight-speed and the generalization of the particle filter on the petrol engines.

 

460 horsepower for the future M3

The palette of engines of the new BMW 3 Series will start with a block three-cylinder 1.5 and climbs up to the six-cylinder 3.0. The turbo will be generalized.

Two hybrid versions (325th and 330th, issuing, respectively, 230 and 265 hp) will complement the range. At the summit, we found the 340d M-Performance, strong 320 hp and with the awd xDrive and, of course, the future BMW M3 with 460 hp.

The marketing of the new BMW 3 Series will occur in early 2019.

 

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