First Spy Video & More Revealing Shots: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

3-Series, Spy Photos | May 4th, 2011 by 12
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BMWBLOG and BimmerToday bring you the first spy video of the 2012 BMW 3 Series showing the car entering the Final Evaluation Phase where the …

BMWBLOG and BimmerToday bring you the first spy video of the 2012 BMW 3 Series showing the car entering the Final Evaluation Phase where the camouflage slowly comes off. Along with spy video, we also have exclusive shots revealing some design cues.

The F30 3 Series Sedan is an evolution of the current E90 bodystyle, but with plenty of design lines and elements from the F10 5 Series. As we mentioned before, the new 3er can be described as a scaled down 5 Series, but with unique lines that will make it distinctive.

Just like the F20 BMW 1 Series, the F30 3 Series receives additional signal indicators placed on the side mirrors. The corona rings are different from the current generation E90 due to a new design and a “squared” look.

First Spy Video & More Revealing Shots: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The side design sports a double shoulder line that starts above the front wheel arch and extends to the rear. Despite the complicated and demanding pedestrian safety regulations, BMW managed to keep the car’s nose sitting low, offering a more dynamic look.

The L-shape form will remain a BMW design core element in the taillights. With an evolutionary design, a common trait in the BMW design cycle, the new 2012 3 Series will appeal to an even broader audience and will have a positive effect on sales.

First Spy Video & More Revealing Shots: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Based on the sound captured with the spy video, we believe we are looking a prototype running with a six-cylinder engine. In the new 3 Series, we expect the top model to remain labeled as the 335i, but this time powered by the N55 engine used in the 640i model which produces 320 horsepower.

The new 3 Series will use four and six-cylinder powerplants. Both are making use of the twin-scroll turbocharged technology. With the exception of the base engines, all models will come equipped with the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission that offers not only great performance, but also a lower fuel consumption.

BMW will officially introduce the F30 3 Series later this summer.

  • Badger

    From the side it doesn’t look very different from the E90. But the front and rear are looking very sexy and sporty than ever before. Very aggressive.

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  • Giom

    The BMW wedge is back! So far, from what is revealed, the new Three is going to be a looker! I love that extra crease line below the windows and the headlights seem to be very agro. As far as evolutions go, this one is going to be stunning!

    Great pics!

  • Manchester Man

    Its clear and simple. I can gurantee you that this car will continue to be the leader in it’s class and will continue shitting all over the A4 and C class. When it comes to this segment, BMW have it under control, their roots are the deepest, the 3 series will always be the worlds best selling premium saloon. So for ALL the non-believers, haters and so called fans…. Shut the f*ck up!

  • Manchester Man

    Its clear and simple. I can gurantee you that this car will continue to be the leader in it’s class and will continue shitting all over the A4 and C class. When it comes to this segment, BMW have it under control, their roots are the deepest, the 3 series will always be the worlds best selling premium saloon. So for ALL the non-believers, haters and so called fans…. Shut the f*ck up!

  • Manchester Man

    Its clear and simple. I can gurantee you that this car will continue to be the leader in it’s class and will continue shitting all over the A4 and C class. When it comes to this segment, BMW have it under control, their roots are the deepest, the 3 series will always be the worlds best selling premium saloon. So for ALL the non-believers, haters and so called fans…. Shut the f*ck up!

  • Nnnn

    This is starting to look really nice. I’m actually relieved.

    This actually looks quite a bit like the new 5 series, especially the nose. So… we’ll probably see a shared design language between 3+5, just what Bangle didn’t want. I wonder if the next 1 will follow suit.

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  • avishek banerjee

    Hi. Please can I source these pics for my Magazine?

  • Ben

    hello

  • Kiarahines

    i hope they do something a little different with signal lights on the mirrors

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