New Renderings: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Rumors | July 16th, 2011 by 23
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New renderings of the 2012 BMW 3 Series surface. With just weeks before its official web unveiling, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan remains …

New renderings of the 2012 BMW 3 Series surface. With just weeks before its official web unveiling, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan remains in the center of attention within the BMW community. The core of BMW sales, the 3 Series goes through a complete redesign with softer lines and inspiration taking from its older brother, the F10 5 Series sedan.

Spy photos and inside information reveal that the new F30 3 Series is a scaled down 5 Series, but with unique lines that will make it distinctive within the BMW family. The car also showcases corona rings with full LED treatment which are different from the current generation E90 due to a new design and a “squared” look. The headlights and the kidney grille will not follow the design lines seen on the recently unveiled 2012 BMW 1 Series, a controversial model among BMW fans (The renderings below feature similar headlights as the new 1 Series). The corona rings are different from the current generation E90 due to a new design and a “squared” look.

New Renderings: 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

For the first time on a 3 Series, the new F30 will feature signal indicators placed on the side mirrors, a design cue driven by recent European car safety regulations.

At the back, the 2012 BMW 3 Series brings out a masculine design with a subtle trunk lid and the L-shaped taillights.

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.

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.

[Renderings: Autogaleria.pl ]

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=51500531 Andrew Murphy

    Looks great actually. I think this takes the nose of the 1er and makes some huge improvements.

  • Bry

    This looks great! There are definitely 1-series elements but without the awkward area between the kidney grille and the headlights. I’d be thrilled if it looks like this… 

  • Manchester Man

    Nice!

  • Mr. Guest

    Great? I know its subjective, but this is almost as ugly as it can be.

    • Alex

      agreed, the current e90 is much more aggressive. On the other hand, if this would have been the front of the new 1er i would’ve liked it.than again, once you get in it and drive it, you kind of forget the fact that the front looks like crap. But, again, the 1er with M pack and or with BMW Performance parts looks cool

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Carl-Warny-Kristensen/1404142921 Carl Warny Kristensen

        http://www.autoplenum.de/Auto/BMW/E90/Modell-Bild-id3.html Ahh‘ come on. Understated, yes. But aggressive? Certainly not. Not even with the slightest subjective view. The e90 have always looked plain boring in my view, the e92 on the other hand..

  • http://www.facebook.com/skramer222 Sam Kramer

    Please no… I’ll take a smaller 5er… :|

  • LexusLVR

    The current 3er looks like a Hyundai. I don’t like it. But this looks much better. It has “BMW” written over it and not “Hyundai”.

    • Nnnn

      That’s partly because Hyundai copied BMW.

  • Faust

    I am afraid the front is not far off the real thing…not quite the piece of shit the new 1er is but WHAT THE HELL is going on with these headlights BMW??? Who the hell approves these hideous things? There are no two ways to see these late BMW designs anymore. There is no “it will grow on you” element. The New 1er is a plain PIECE OF SHIT and this is not far off either…

    • jeff

      agreed. give us bangle back!

  • Faust

    I am afraid the front is not far off the real thing…not quite the piece of shit the new 1er is but WHAT THE HELL is going on with these headlights BMW??? Who the hell approves these hideous things? There are no two ways to see these late BMW designs anymore. There is no “it will grow on you” element. The New 1er is a plain PIECE OF SHIT and this is not far off either…

  • brandon

    Looks like a tuna sandwich on wheels

    • Nnnn

      don’t you mean an elephant in a muscle shirt?

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  • Viper

    Oh……looks like one series…bit better….
    they should distance every series from other even though looking like this.
    every series should have unique look

  • PsychoDad

    Ugly. E90 looks much better

  • PsychoDad

    Ugly. E90 looks much better

  • pimeto

    There are no 1er elements here, this is 5 series overpaint, and IMO it doesnt look great! The 3er now is the most beautiful car ever!

  • Thefan415

    SMH…Bangle did make a couple of crap designs (5 and 7 series IMO), but at least the cars were distinguishable.  The new BMW’s are too conservative with the same looking front end it seems.

  • Ed

    longg live the E39

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