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.