2018 BMW G20 3 Series – Renderings

Rumors | October 7th, 2015 by 11
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In 2018, BMW will unveil the G20 3 Series generation. To remain competitive in the premium segment, BMW aims to offer an edgy and premium …

In 2018, BMW will unveil the G20 3 Series generation. To remain competitive in the premium segment, BMW aims to offer an edgy and premium design to successfully compete with Mercedes-Benz and Audi.

The rumormill churns out that the G20 3 Series’ design has sharper creases, harder edges, more adventurous radii and even tighter cutlines. The sources also say the G20 is more about “substance, character, craftsmanship, visual and haptic quality. The design phase is likely now moving into the clay models phase and the winning design is going to be chosen this year.

A reader of ours, Tobias Hornof, created some rendering images of what the G20 3 Series could look like.

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Using the current generation F30 3 Series and some new design cues seen in the BMW design language, Hornof gives the 3 Series a fresh look while retaining its historical proportions and stance. The front-end stands out with more sculpted 3D kidney grilles and elongated laser headlights.

The back features the iconic L-shaped taillights now with OLED and thinner and more subtle exhaust tips. While BMW designers are the only ones that have the key to the G20 design language, it’s interesting to see what the possibilities are.

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Built on the highly flexible new architecture known as CLAR – short for cluster architecture – the new 3 Series will also deliver improved driving dynamics and sportiness. To close the gap to the competition, BMW is said to invest in better materials, enhanced specification and higher-quality details such as carpets, rubber seals and sill covers. Inside the cabin, BMW is likely to put TV quality instrument graphics, a more comprehensive head-up display, and a large color monitor in the center stack which blends touchscreen access, gesture control and voice activation with the good old iDrive knob.

Furthermore, the 2018 3 Series aims to offer more variety and better value for the money, which translates into optional sport brakes, power kits for the M Pack, bespoke assistance systems and a top of the line infotainment system in some lines.

Efficiency is at the core of the G20 models and the new 3 Series is all set to undercut the 100g/km CO2 emission mark by introducing the miserly three-cylinder engine to the near-premium segment. The entry-level 316i will feature a 1.5 liter three-cylinder unit producing 136 hp, while its diesel counterpart, the 316d, produces 122 horsepower. The bread and butter of the new 3 Series will be the 2.0 liter four-cylinder engines which will account for most sales. The six-cylinder units are bound to get significant power upgrades as well, the 340i is rumored to make 365 hp. The 328i’s power also jumps to 260 horsepower.

Hybrid drivetrains are also part of BMW’s future strategy so expect to see two hybrids: a 1.5-liter version with a 60kW e-motor good for a 30-mile range, and a 2.0-liter model with a 90kW e-motor permitting a 50-mile range.

Deliveries of the new G20 3 Series will start in 2019.

11 responses to “2018 BMW G20 3 Series – Renderings”

  1. Julien says:

    Errr …the future is not bright lol
    Seriously i hope it’ll look very different from this Benz/Hyundai Crossover !

    • Billy The Hillbilly says:

      yes, this seems to be just hopeless. Hope the actual car will look miles better.
      but hey, have you noticed the competition of the german 3 of making the world fugliest car for the biggest price tag? Audi is winning with BMW coming close second tho. Whatever happened to beautiful cars as the A-R 159, I mean… how hard can it be?

  2. Chris says:

    This render is ugly.

  3. Teemus I says:

    This should not be it….even the current 3/4 series front is a bit love/hate thing; it makes the front most portion look thinner…I hope the next one is more proportional

  4. curamrda says:

    OMG …i am going throw up… so front bumper from F30 and more ugly… Kidneys from 7er or 8,9,10er? , wheels from F30, side bottom ugly chrome part from 7er, headlights alaaa style Passat, rear exhaust taken from new C classe, rear headlights almost ok, except not understandable sharp edge near the license plate… SUMMARY? = NO WAY!!! :(

  5. Dana Bruce Smith says:

    That chrome trim piece on the side is butt ugly. On the 7-series, too. Darned if I understand what BMW’s designers were thinking when adding the totally-useless 1970’s bling…

  6. Stephen Garrett says:

    Hope it’s nothing like this. Way too many fussy details. I just want it to stay the same in weight or go down, keep a boosted I6 option to be paired with RWD, and be a little more dynamic.

  7. Bmw Fan Club'S. says:

    is the bad car

  8. steven75 says:

    OLED taillights? Please… We all know BMW will yet again introduce a new generation 3 Series with old and crusty incandescent tail lights with the hopes that the entire world collectively forgot overnight that the previous generation already had superior lighting technology going back all the way to 2004.

    Crappy 3 Series taillights on introduction is basically a BMW trademark at this point.

  9. ulrichd says:

    Please just don’t make it bigger yet again.

  10. Michael Christopher Frazier IV says:

    If this is what the next 3 series looks like I will jump ship to another brand. Simply slapping plastic pieces all over the body does not make it a redesign. This looks like frankenstein.

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