Next-Gen BMW 3-Series Enjoys A Good Run On The Nurburgring

BMW is getting ready to put some more pressure on the luxury compact segment by introducing a new generation of the 3-Series.

Seen here in prototype form lapping the Nurburgring, with vinyl stickers covering most of its redesigned body panels, it will serve as a replacement for the current F30, which has been around since 2011.

On the outside, it’s expected to adopt an evolutionary design, with its larger four-door siblings serving as inspiration, but the upcoming 3-Series is also believed to set itself apart from the aforementioned models with a more distinctive front end.

Opening the door should reveal a completely new cabin, with premium materials and several tech features brought from the new 5-Series and 7-Series. Indeed, we scooped the cabin of a prototype last year, but it was heavily camouflaged, so most details remained hidden.

Its design and equipment won’t be the only things shared between the new-gen 3-Series and its bigger brothers, as it will use BMW’s CLAR modular architecture, with standard rear-wheel drive and the xDrive AWD found on the options list and, possibly, on range-topping versions.

The engine lineup should include the 1-5-liter three-cylinder gasoline and diesel units on the European market, whereas in North America, basic variants will be powered by four-cylinder turbocharged units.

Codenamed the G20, the new BMW 3-Series should debut towards the end of next year, as a 2019MY.


  • Hulya Buya

    güzel araba

  • Six_Tymes

    hopefully the coupe looks as good.

  • BlackPegasus

    Are people still buying 3 Series BMWs? I rarely see them anymore.

    • Charles Chin

      eh..where do you live?

    • atomicbri

      Really? It’s all I see where I live. I see these more than C-Classes or A4s. So much so I think they are bland and don’t seem premium when they are at every corner.


    rip m3 m4 ! alfa giulia qv is here …

    • KSegg

      LOL! Until it drives a mile and breaks down in a cloud of smoke. M3/4 FTW.