Official: the new BMW 3-series

Yesterday appeared the new 3-series too early on the internet and today it is time that BMW itself, the cloth pulls of his new Dreier.

Also this year, there's a lot of news on the show floor of the Paris motor Show and the brand new 3-series is perhaps the newcomer that the most attention goes out to. Yesterday we could BMW's latest all from all angles and now we also have all of the information to address.

The competition in the segment of the 3-series operates, is fierce. BMW's entry in that class has not only fellow-countrymen like the Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-class against itself, but will also contrast of cars like the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Jaguar XE, Lexus IS and soon of the Volvo S60. The new 3-series, generation G20, is ready for an approximately seven-year battle, and BMW, the model reflects an even greater focus on athleticism as a weapon.

The new 3-series slankt thanks to its new modular CLAR platform, a base that we currently already be found in cars like the 5 and 7 series, up to 55 pounds and BMW promises that the body is stiffer than that of the current generation. BMW speaks further about a 50:50 weight distribution and a chassis that regardless of the chosen version is equipped with 'elevator-related dampers'. That are shock absorbers that are not electronically driven, but respond directly to the extent to which the spring is pressed. Adaptive dampers and an electronically controlled differential lock are available as optional. Previously, you had to previously ask topversie M3.

Of course, it is also the new 3-series is located in the file practically independent on the road. Headlights with laser technology are available as optional, while ledkoplampen and led taillights are standard.

The coach of the new 3-series from any angle, clearly recognizable as a 3 series, has a cW-value of 0.23. On the order list puts BMW in a comprehensive range of petrol and diesel engines. The 320i and 330i are both vierpitters and deliver 184 hp and 300 Nm and 258 hp and 400 Nm. Dieselen can in each case with the 150 hp and 320 Nm strong 318d and with the 190 hp and 400 Nm strong 320d (xDrive). For more dieselkracht makes 265 hp and 580 Nm strong 330d, not a four - a six-cylinder engine.

Obviously other flavors available with the sportier M-dna, versions with an adaptive sports suspension, variable sportstuurinrichting, and the already mentioned electronically controlled M-differential and M-remmerij. Next year is the leveringslijst of the 3-series not only expanded with an M Performance model (M340i), but also with a iPerformance-variant. Indeed: a plug-in hybrid!

The wheelbase of the 3 series increased by 4 inches compared to the outgoing model. The cargo area remains with 480 litres of what format is identical. BMW gives 3 series a completely new interior, which is not only an (optional) 12.3-inch digital instrumentation is given a place, but a new (and optional) 10,25-inch large screen in the BMW Operating 7.0-infotainment system hear. That screen is now inside and not on the dashboard. iDrive is present, a system that, as before, also with a physical dial to control Prices follow at a later stage.

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