BMW typically keeps each generation of 3 Series around for six or seven years. So with the current model having been introduced in 2012, by 2018, it’ll be due for replacement. And here we have it.
Still heavily disguised as it is, it’s hard to tell much from this swirly-camouflaged prototype aside from the fact that it is quite clearly a BMW. And given the size, it’s pretty obvious that we’re looking at the next 3 Series. But this latest set of spy shots also gives us our first glimpse inside the cockpit.
The German automaker has done its best to hide the interior details from prying eyes like ours. But you can bet that it will have more space, updated styling, and the latest equipment – including the availability of a partially digital instrument panel, when the model expected to be known internally as the G20 arrives to replace the current F30 generation.
Whatever they call it in Munich, you can expect the next-generation 3 Series to debut sometime in 2018, likely towards the end of the year as a 2019 model. Expect numerous gasoline, diesel and electrified powertrains to be on offer, in sedan, wagon and GranTurismo bodystyles, and a 4 Series version to follow with a sleeker roofline (or lack thereof).
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