2012 BMW 3-Series photos leaked?

French Magazine Automobile has revealed photos revealing the next-generation BMW 3 series that is still two years away. However, the site carries no indication of its sources nor does it justify the truth of the pictures. We certainly dont think these are leaked images though. The next-gen 3-series is expected to be revolutionary thereby maintaining its uniqueness in its segment. The rendered images do look very similar to the CS concept. Most importantly, BMW would differentiate its 3 from the 5 and the 7.

What we do know is that the new 3 will feature a longer wheelbase and increased dimensions but will retain the same kerb weight as its predecessor thanks to usage of lightweight materials. Moreover, this BMW 3 series apart from sporting the sedan, estate, coupe and convertible will additionally sport a GT version. It is expected to be styled on the lines of the 5 GT with emphasis on luxury.

The 3 will also borrow technologies from the 5. The Efficient Dynamics version will get aerodynamically designed wheels, Active Aerodynamics, solar roof panel, regenerative braking, stop-start among others. Many of the technologies in the new 3 Series, such as the climate control system or telematics, will be completely re-engineered. Safely expect a new range of boosted 4 cylinders and inline 6s.

Source : Automobile-Magazine.fr via BMW Blog

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