BMW just finished launching its LCI update for its current F30 3 Series but that hasn’t stopped it from working on its successor. The upcoming G20 3 Series is on its way and it’s been caught testing on the streets of Germany wearing heavy camouflage.
In these spy shots, it’s quite hard to make out anything significant, in terms of exterior details. There’s heavy camo covering nearly the entire car and faux taillights covering the real ones to throw onlookers off. There’s very little to see here, actually, but we can do our best.
The dual exhaust could mean that this is the possible upcoming M340i, which would take the place of the current 340i as the top of the non-M 3 Series line. This will use the new B58 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine and possibly have more power than the current 340i.
I’m not sure if it’s the swirly camouflage or not, but it this G20 3 Series‘ nose seems to slope down a bit more than the current model and look just a bit sleeker. The front and rear overhangs also look a bit shorter. But again, could be the camo. Aside from that, there’s not much more to tell.
The next 3 Series should be built on BMW’s new scalable architecture that underpins the current 7 Series and upcoming 5 Series. This means that the 3 Series will have Carbon Core technology, giving it some carbon fiber in its chassis and making it the only car in its class to do so. This will make the new 3 Series the lightest car in its segment and give it a huge leg up.
Overall, we can’t really figure much out by looking at these spy photos, we should only learn more in the coming year.