2019 BMW 3-Series Shows Its New Exterior Styling And High-Tech Interior

BMW 3-Series sales have fallen nearly 40 percent in the United States in the past three years and the company is hoping to reverse that trend by introducing an all-new model at the Paris Motor Show.

While we’ve already seen a handful of teaser photos, BMW has just released a revealing new teaser video which effectively shows a majority of the upcoming sedan.

The clip only provide close up glimpses of the car, but we can see the model will have a more prominent grille and distinctively shaped headlights. Speaking of the latter, they appear to be laser lights that are flanked LED daytime lighting units.

The video also reveals the car will eschew the current model’s character line which runs through the door handles. Instead, the model adopts more streamlined bodywork and a more pronounced shoulder line.

Other notable styling features include bulging wheel arches, sleeker taillights and a trunk which appears to have an integrated rear spoiler. We can also see new door handles, revised side mirrors and a dual exhaust system.

Besides showcasing the exterior, the video provides us with our first official look at the cabin. It’s not terribly revealing, but it shows the 3-Series will have a new steering wheel and a larger infotainment system which is integrated into the dashboard.

Elsewhere, we can see a new digital instrument cluster which is similar to the one used in the X5 and 8-Series Coupe. There is also a new center stack which features updated switchgear, stylish air vents and bright metallic trim.

BMW has been slowing releasing technical specifications and the company has already confirmed the car will have a number of aerodynamic styling tweaks which will enable it to have a drag coefficient of 0.23. The 3-Series will also have a lower center of gravity and a weight reduction of up to 121 lbs (55 kg).

Other highlights include a new suspension with high-tech dampers, an even sportier M Sport suspension and an improved variable sports steering system.

The model will be offered with an assortment of four- and six-cylinder engines including a “thoroughly revised” four-cylinder petrol that promises to become BMW’s most powerful four-pot. Later down the road, we can expect plug-in hybrid and electric variants.

 

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  • Jason Panamera

    Interior like in new Z4/X5. New generation of 3 series gonna have more advanced standard suspension what will deliver comfort on the level of 5 series, but previous generation, according to journalists who have alread driven that car.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Damn, it looks bad ass, but I am thinking someone as an insider will be fired very soon for these pictures in a camera restricted area.

    • Six Thousand Times

      “BMW has just released a revealing new teaser video.” RIF.

    • Mike Sinyaboot ©

      I hope you are joking……these “pictures” are screen grabs from the video BMW released that this article is about.

      • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

        I am serious as a heart attack!

  • THAT’S A VERY LOW Cd.

  • James Koenig

    Hey BMW! sell me a shell i can mount my modified M57 oil burner into

  • fgclolz

    *yawn*

  • Mynameis Taylor

    the 3 serious is the ONE model in BMW’s line up that they won’t gamble with

  • Geoff P

    So if the 3 series numbers are down in the A4 numbers are down then where are the buyers going? You only have to look at the Tesla Model 3 sales numbers to know. BMW needs to change direction and fast. The people have spoken.

  • SteersUright

    Seems like this new one may just reclaim the throne of best driving sedan once again. After the release of the unfortunate looking Z4, this 3-series news is a breath of fresh air. Excited to read about how it drives.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    What?

  • MPAMPIS

    NEW kia ??

  • Basem Sat

    Fabulous , innovative and sporty new lines , this is what 3 series should be , we are looking to see this beauty soon on the road

  • klowik

    a bit disappointed, the look doesn’t change much except the tail lights.

  • Geoff P

    I don’t think you are aware of what is happening at the moment in regards to this segment. The top cars that are being being traded in during the purchase of the Model 3 are Toyota Prius, BMW 3-Series, Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Nissan Leaf. Only the most expensive versions of the car are being sold by Tesla, so when the base model goes on sale mid 2019 I think you will see the true potential of this new market.

  • Tiago Patrao

    wtf is an SAV? theres an SUV, sedan and CUV, you clearly need to do more research about cars because you clearly know nothing

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