The BMW 3 Series is due for its next complete redesign for the 2019 model year. Official details have actually not yet been announced, but we know that production of the renowned luxury sport sedan will eventually move to a new factory in Mexico by 2019.
2019 BMW 3-Series Redesign
The redesigned 3 Series will more than likely be based on BMW’s modular platform called CLAR, which means Cluster Architecture. This will allow the automaker to minimize development costs using variable sub-modules to underpin multiple models. Comparable moves toward modular platforms have actually been made by Volkswagen, Toyota and other car manufacturers.
2019 BMW 3-Series Interior
The interior designers likewise appear to have actually taken a safe method. While we ‘d have preferred to see a huge advance stylistically– there might yet be one regarding color or materials– the beneficial ergonomics and sophisticated appearance of the present model in addition to its newer brethren is no bad thing. One can anticipate that most, if not all, of BMW’s new-fashioned tech and convenience features offered on the 5 will make their method to the 3, such as gesture control, along with developed versions of tech and high-end features the 3-series currently uses. In this prototype, we see that the iDrive knob is located next to an improved console-mounted electrical shifter, and that the infotainment screen, likely a touchscreen, now sits in a lower, more available location.
2019 BMW 3-Series Platform
While the skin may look the similar, the bones will be brand-new. The 3-series will ride on BMW’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, which promises to shave as much as 150 pounds from curb weights and bring a lower center of mass, both of which could assist the 3 bring back a few of its sporting appeal. We simply hope that even basic versions of the brand-new 3 hew closer to the current M5 in that regard rather than the rather soft 5-series on which the model is based.
2019 BMW 3-Series Powertrain
The brand-new 3 is expected to offer a number of turbocharged inline engines globally, consisting of a three-cylinder. The United States market is most likely to stick to a 2.0-liter four in the 330i and a 3.0-liter six producing up to 400 horse power in the M340i. The six-speed manual and ZF eight-speed automatic likely will rollover, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later on, as will an ultimate M3 hot rod.
2019 BMW 3-Series Release Date and Price
A main release date for the next-generation 3 Series has not yet been announced. At this time, we expect it to go on sale sometime in 2018. We anticipate the brand-new 3-series to get here in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with rates near to the current generation. That implies the new sedan will start in the mid-$30,000 range and increase from there.