Spied: 2012 BMW 3-Series Interior Photo

Spy Photos | July 6th, 2010 by 16
2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon 9 750x500 Spied: 2012 BMW 3 Series Interior Photo

With two years before its official unveiling, the next generation 2012 BMW 3 Series has been spotted during the regular field tests. Sporting the usual …

With two years before its official unveiling, the next generation 2012 BMW 3 Series has been spotted during the regular field tests. Sporting the usual psychadelic camouflage and plenty of plastic fake body parts, the new 3er  spy photos give us a glance at what to expect inside.

Still slightly camouflaged, the interior reveals a different approach for the interior design. While the driver-oriented dashboard remains, the 1-Series-like air-vents are featured in this prototype. In our quest to find out more about this interior design, BMW insiders revealed that this could be a 3 Series test mule using as decoy a 1 Series interior.

Unfortunately, everyone’s lips are sealed on this one and there is too much room left for speculations.

2012 BMW 3 Series Saloon 9 655x436 Spied: 2012 BMW 3 Series Interior Photo

What we can certainly confirm about the new 3 Series is that a wide range of engines will satisfy buyers with different wallet sizes. First, BMW will introduce new four-cylinder petrol and diesel turbos to stronger diesels. Second, BMW’s award winning six-cylinder turbocharged engines will continue to be featured in the 2012 3 Series. The super sporty M3 will also sport a turbocharged powerplant, but details around it remain sketchy at the moment.

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 car is rumored to make its debut next fall at the Frankfurt Motor Show.

[Source: Carscoop ]

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