Meet BMW’s All-New 2018 3-Series In M Sport Guise

Our team of spy photographers recently spotted BMW’s all-new 3-Series (G20), and thanks to the thinner than before body cladding, we can see it starting to take shape.

While there’s plenty of vinyl covering the whole exterior of the car (sans portions of the bonnet and  roof), it’s nowhere near as thick as before and we can already tell the new 3-Series will look more sporty than the mule versions might have had us believe.

Furthermore, this is also our first look at the M Sport version, which features a more aggressive front bumper, larger brakes, a trunk spoiler lip, rear diffuser and a lowered suspension.

Aesthetically, aside from the overall shape of the car, we can’t help but notice how the nose section doesn’t seem to be as pointy as on the current F30 model, while the new bonnet will now feature a slightly longer design – from the base of the windshield all the way to the kidney grille section.

The profile of the car is also different, at least in terms of the G20’s shoulder line that now starts parallel to the bonnet instead of from a few inches beneath like on the F30. The profile design line also doesn’t stop at the front wheel arch anymore, as it seems to travel beyond it, towards the front spoiler, similar to how it does on the current 4-Series Gran Coupe.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any interior shots for this M Sport model, though we have seen the G20’s cabin a few months back and aside from some updated equipment, a digital instrument panel and a more upright iDrive display, the dashboard design wasn’t all that different from the current one.

In terms of engines, or rather model designation, we expect the G20 to feature similar models and variants as the F30, with numerous petrol, diesel and electrified powertrains available.

As for showroom availability, we’ll likely have to wait until 2018 in order to come into contact with one.

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  • Adi

    What a surprise! It looks the same as the last two generations. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it (I guess).

  • Six_Tymes

    Hey BMW, get rid of the M4 moniker. Go back to using just M3 for both 4dr and 2dr.

  • Bob

    No matter what, the 3 series has to always be handsome. If BMW doesn’t react to Alfa’s onslaught on “their” territory with great vengeance and furious anger, I will be surprised. This will likely be quite a car.

  • Kash

    I see BMW has added a cover to their faux tail lights. Looks a lot nicer this way.

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