BMW Gives Us Yet Another Glimpse Of The All-New 3-Series

After releasing a short clip and a small gallery just a few hours ago, BMW has dropped three new teaser images of the all-new 3-Series before its global debut at the Paris Auto Show next week.

The images in question show what we believe is the M340i M Performance model. This variant will act as the range-topping 3-Series model until the new M3 lands next year. Our sources tell us the M340i will utilize a 3.0-liter turbocharged inline six-cylinder delivering 360 hp and 370 lb-ft (501 Nm) of torque. Both rear-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission will come standard, while the xDrive AWD system will be optopna;.

One other interesting change found on the new 3-Series can be seen at the rear. The German automaker has decided to change its trademark Hofmeister kink into a more angular design at the corner of the rear side windows. BMW traditionalists may be upset, but we think it is a welcome change.

BMW recently announced that the new 3-Series will premiere on Tuesday, October 2 at 9 a.m. Central European Time (4 a.m. EST).

Beyond the aforementioned M340i M Performance, a number of other new additions will be made to the 3-Series family. At the lower end, there will be a host of models using the company’s 1.5-liter three-cylinder diesel and petrol engines, and there are rumors about at least two plug-in hybrid versions on the cards using electrified 1.5-liter and 2.0-liter engines.

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  • Kagan

    No surprices to expect just a shrnked 5 with small small differences.
    I don’t like the grille part.

  • Galaxium

    Interesting Hofmeister Kink

    • Balcis

      yeah big change this time /s.

    • Rich Money

      unnecessarily fussy … aka ‘progressive’

  • Elmediterraneo

    I remember that actress on a M4 cabriolet ad

  • Alx

    The devil is in the detail, and I have a feeling it will all come together. Needless to say that the interior will be a vast improvement…

    • Six_Tymes

      -s

      • Alx

        ??

  • Larry Qualls

    This car has a lot to prove! Just wish that it wasn’t soooo large. If i wanted a 5 series, I’d buy one!

  • Antonio Bošković

    Why they even bother with it, everyone knows it’ll look like smaller 5series

  • Ronald Roman

    To me, all this teasing from manufacturers is annoying. You have a car for me? Let’s see it! You don’t? Shut up!
    They show 20 sq inches of car every week for 6 months…what is this? Strip tease?

  • Carenthusiast

    so they are adding an LED strip (Green) on the steering wheel for semi-autonomous driving….logic may be similar to CT6’s steering wheel when super cruise is activated

  • Wojtek Warias

    optopna

    • Ronald Roman

      Never.

  • KidRed

    BMW finally put the door unlock switches ON THE DOOR!!! Pull handle and lock buttons look like Audi, can’t wait to see the rest.

  • David Lee

    You wanna glimpse of the 3er, just look at other bimmer sedans.

  • SpongeBob99Swell

    Better than I expected! 🙂

  • I’m impatient to see it revealed!
    I loved BMW so much!

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