2012 BMW 3 Series Rendered again

Rumors | May 5th, 2010 by 21
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We have been trying to stay away from bad renders lately, but this one has caught our attention and NOT in a positive way. German …

We have been trying to stay away from bad renders lately, but this one has caught our attention and NOT in a positive way. German magazine Auto Zeitung published in their latest print issue a rendering of the future 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan.

The result?

A weird design mix between the BMW 5 Series GT and the current 3 Series Sedan, and clearly, way off track. Based on our inside information, the new 3 Series will return to the “slimmer look”, but the proportions of a typical 3 Series remain, squat proportions and short rear overhang.

The overall exterior design is more toned and muscular, bringing some the aggressiveness and design lines seen in the recent models.

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The typical BMW glasshouse remains and in the new design, the 3D line above the Hofmeister Kink, as featured on the 7 Series, will be present as well. The rear flanks from the taillights towards the rear door, are left with a subtle line that links to the shape of the lights and the bootlid sculpture.

The front-fascia will receive a wider kidney grille, but slightly smaller than in the new 5 Series and less bold than the 5 GT. While not confirmed, the base design of the new corona rings headlights will remain and according to some sources, under each headlight unit there is a semicircle shape that in the center allows for a V shaped opening where the kidney grille is placed. There are still plenty of rumors floating around mentioning some CS Concept design cues being used in the F30 3er.

The taillights maintain the typical L-shape design that wrap around the corners.

As a normal progression in design and technology, BMW will also enable the next 3 Series to feature the very latest in Efficient Dynamics technologies, such as aerodynamically designed wheels , BMW active aerodynamics, solar roof panel for extra energy efficiency in the use of interior controls, brake energy regeneration , stop-start technology , pre-heating technology for the engine, gearbox and differential.

Many of the technology powering the new 3 Series, such as the climate control system or telematics, will be completely re-engineered.

The F30 2012 BMW 3 series will make its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show in 2011.

21 responses to “2012 BMW 3 Series Rendered again”

  1. Mike says:

    Wow, horrible looking. Hope this is 100% from the real thing.

  2. Doug says:

    LOL… what is this thing? It has X6 wheels. The only thing that’s missing is some Z4 elements.

  3. BMfan says:

    certainly looks like something that should never make it to production.

  4. Artmic says:

    what is really scary is the lights, the overall body of the car is probably not 100% right, but i fear the lights are 90% spot on… Ugh, one fugly looking car.

  5. Giom says:

    It’s a lot better than some of the others we’ve seen. But the headlights are too big – they should be smaller. Also, It being the 3 series, the kidneys will probably be smaller too.

    • Doug says:

      Do you mean that the “higher” you go in the line, the larger the kidney grilles get?

      • Giom says:

        Thats what I meant… or at least, thats what I’ve read from a few articles. I thought it was general knowledge in these pages… no?

        • Doug says:

          guess so… never noticed it.

          It must be a new thing, because the old 850i had the smallest ones in whatever generation that was.

  6. Bryce says:

    The headlights look like a next-generation Acura…

  7. billmilo says:

    Bring back the e46 and be done with it.

  8. wazon8 says:

    Too much from 5GT at front end.

  9. JoeDoe says:

    Wow, the person who crapped together that picture should never be allowed near Photoshop again..

  10. n8n says:

    Terrible… I hope it’s just a concept art far away from the produce model…

  11. kcsnayud says:

    Honestly, this looks like a hatchback….

  12. lubo says:

    very very very ugly front

  13. X5SoB says:

    OMG, you guys are demented. IT’S A RENDERING! The 3 may or may not look like this, but, to pass judgement on this is just silly.

  14. tolga says:

    if bmw make that car ,I m gonna I hate bmw,it s sucks freak

  15. reading Royal says:

    Sticking with my 2006 model 325

    Either that or I will buy a Merc

    Fugky Flucker

  16. MINI2394 says:

    OMG guys!!! That thing is soooooooo awesome!!

  17. Der21 says:

    This is a very handsome looking machine………..hope BMW goes with it………superstar styling with excellent ergonomic looks…………..Hope it hits the mass production line..

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