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New Renderings: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

3-Series | June 9th, 2011 by 14
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Later this year, BMW will unveil the next generation 3 Series sedan. Built under the codename F30, the 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan is currently …

Later this year, BMW will unveil the next generation 3 Series sedan. Built under the codename F30, the 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan is currently in the last testing phases with test mules seen both on US and European soil.

As seen in previous spy photos and illustrated in the rendering below, the F30 3 Series Sedan is an evolution of the current E90 bodystyle, but with plenty of design cues 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. The headlights will not follow the design lines seen on the recently unveiled 2012 BMW 1 Series.

From the side, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan is said to feature 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, somewhat similar to the 5 Series sedan.

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.

Expect more revealing spy photos in the upcoming weeks.

Update: A new rendering by a print magazine

[Rendering by Wildspeed via F30post ]

  • Ruslan_Kz

    From BMW designers it’s possible to expect all. As though the next masterpiece like 1-er has not turned out.

  • m.Pertz

    I hope it’s not gonna look like the grey one… good that you mentioned “The headlights will not follow the design lines seen on the recently unveiled 2012 BMW 1 Series.”

  • viper

    if its gonna look like the one in the red , then its not bad at all…..bmw 3 needs those bigger headlights and it should not look like the smaller 5er , which is a smaller 7er btw…bull.

    • Dougkeeley

      yes, i think the red is more realistic.

      although the shoulder crease is aiming for the wheel, not to its tangent.  What is this, a hyundai?

    • Dougkeeley

      yes, i think the red is more realistic.

      although the shoulder crease is aiming for the wheel, not to its tangent.  What is this, a hyundai?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/La-Ma/1681833435 La Ma

    BS, these are PS renderings. useless pointless sketches.    just like in the 1 series… we saw all the renderings and then the final car looks totally different. This is just as pointless as the “wondering” about the this and that and making up stories and lies about what will it be.
    Who cares ? We will see them when they are out. If we like them we will buy them if not then we won’t.
    not like anybody at BMW will listen what we say or want here. case in point – 1 series front end. Who wanted that besides the blind designer ?

  • Buckeye

    Red one=good  grey one=ugly

  • Retio

    It will be interesting to see how the back lights turn out in it’s finalized stage. The great thing about BMW, especially the 3 series is, it gets more criticism when a new generation is being launched, whether design improvements, shoulda’s or coulda’s etc.. But when it’s all said and done and your sitting in the drivers seat, none of that matters because you’ve come to realize your in the best pound for pound vehicle in it’s class all over again… On the next generation where the process gets duplicated. Red over Grey for now!

  • David murati

    to be honest i expect the new m3 to be different from that ugly thing up there

  • Mcampbell155

    Why does BMW use the Audi symbol for the headlights?

  • Mahirpalejwala

    Are you sure the 3 series sedan isnt out as yet? My dealer claims its in stock and ready for sale! :S

  • Mahirpalejwala

    Are you sure the 3 series sedan isnt out as yet? My dealer claims its in stock and ready for sale! :S

  • Shitmang

    i srsly hope that bmw 3 2012 does not turning out to look like the grey one up there…

  • Sobenyc1

    RED-NICE ,depending on interior ,exterior VERY Attractive.Grey-Goodbye 3 series ,disgusting.VERDICT HANDED.

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