We’re Less Than A Week Away From BMW Unveiling The New 3 Series

Even with some sitting it out, there’ll still be dozens of automakers attending the Paris Auto Show next week. Among them will be BMW, which has a raft of new machinery to unveil for the first time. Yet, none will be as vital as the new 3 Series, which will be making its public debut at the European expo.

The debut of the seventh-generation compact sports sedan is scheduled for Tuesday, October 2 at 9 a.m. Central European Time – 4 a.m. on the East Coast of the United States, or 1 a.m. Pacific.

Since this is such a big reveal, there’ll be a full display on the car’s design and tech, along with remarks by an array of top executives and engineers. Little wonder, considering how vital the 3 Series is to BMW.

Even in the crossover-hungry United States, the compact sedan accounted for over one in every six Bimmers sold last month. “The BMW 3 Series Sedan is the Munich-based premium carmaker’s most successful model range worldwide,” notes the manufacturer, “and embodies the core of the BMW brand.”

Of course the 3 won’t be the only new metal the German carmaker will have on display in Paris this year. Also set for their motor-show debuts will be the new Z4 roadster, 8 Series coupe, X5 crossover, and M5 Competition sedan. But it’ll be the 3 Series that will command the lion’s share of attention. And rightfully so, not only for its own sake, but for all the variants that will stem from its arrival – including additional bodystyles, a new M3 performance model, and a new 4 Series as well.

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  • klowik

    this is too obvious..it’s the 7series grille. How disappointing!!

    • Jason Panamera

      This grille shape is more like between 7 and 8 series.

  • Navy✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Does anyone besides sorority girls care about the 3 series anymore?

    • Joe E

      Just like the majority of sorority girls turn fat, ungainly, and desperately try to enhance their looks with gimmicks and add-ons, so too has the 3-series. Its day passed long ago. I remember the HUGE buzz and anticipation when the E90 was launched…back when we all used to hang out on Autoblog back in the day….meanwhile, six comments on this article, none filled with any sort of anticipation.

    • SteersUright

      Right here. Its could be the only true challenger to the Giulia, in terms of fun-to-drive affordable sedan.

  • designer_dick

    The size of BMWs grille is getting completely out of hand. This thing looks like it wants to eat pedestrians.

  • Jason Panamera

    I like the fact that new 4 series gonna have front like 8 series. Front lights gonna be a little bit different.

  • GobbleUp

    Please don’t let it be as boring and poorly designed as the current 3 series, esp the hideous m3.

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