The seventh-generation BMW 3 Series has been spied winter testing.
Spy photographers caught the 2019 BMW 3 Series in action, giving us our best look yet at BMW’s most important model. Heading to dealerships in 2019, the next-generation BMW 3 Series is being developed under the code G20 and it’s looking like the changes will be quite noticeable.
Up front, the headlights have slimmed down compared to the current model and they also seem much more narrow, while the kidney grilles have grown to fill the space. In a way, it resembles the changes the new 5 Series underwent.
Underpinning the next-generation BMW 3 Series is the German automaker’s CLAR platform, a modular architecture that will improve stiffness and lower weight. It can also take advantage of four different powertrain setups: standard combustion engine (diesel included), hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell.
So expect to see changes to the entire powertrain lineup when the new 3 Series debuts, including the launch of a new electrically-driven compressor. BMW is also planning on more powerful 48-volt systems and an advanced power regeneration system.
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