The Autobild long time rendering artists, Huckfeldt has already started to publish his impressions on the next generation 3 Series which will be unveiled sometimes in 2012.
Built under the F35 platform name, the new 3 Series is being said to be a revolutionary model for BMW and from what we heard, the internal design competition was very intense. If our sources are correct, just a few months back, one of the design teams had the honor to be selected for the new 3 Series, but other details are very sketchy at this moment.
We do expect the 3 Series to be up to the highest BMW design standards, especially since the 3 Series models have been the bread and butter of BMW’s revenue numbers. So in our opinion, there is no room for mistakes here and we have faith that the new 3er will get from us the “WOW” factor.
What we know for sure so far is that the car will grow in size, a trend that we have seen over the years across all 3 Series platforms. A new generation telematics framework will be available for the F35 3er, new in-vehicle technologies (e.g., UMTS, WiFi, VoIP), will access services using multiple methods and technologies.
A wide range of powerplants will be offered as well, but of course it is too early to predict which those will be. Obviously the EfficientDynamics program will play a vital role in the new 2012 3 Series generation, so the possibilities are endless.
We also learned that BMW is looking into a Gran Turismo version as well, a 3GT that will join the recently launched 5GT and upcoming 1GT model.
Now as far as the rendering above, don’t despair nor be judgmental, it is simply a photoshop image, a starting point that will probably change entirely in the next year or so when the first prototypes will hit the road.
Some of you might wonder what was the point of this article and that’s perfectly fine. We simply wanted to refresh some of the things we know or …don’t know about the new 3er and also to tell our opinion on the rendering above.