The new 2012 BMW 3 Series breaks cover today thanks to a reader of F30post who spotted the car during a photoshoot in Spain.
As expected, the new F30 3 Series follows the design lines of its bigger brother, the F10 5 Series. The F30 3 Series could be considered a scaled down 5 Series, but with unique lines that will make it distinctive within the BMW family.
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.
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.
At the back, the 2012 BMW 3 Series brings out a masculine design with a subtle trunk lid and the L-shaped taillights.
Stay tuned in the upcoming weeks for the first official photos!