New photos of the BMW 3 Series G20 from Paris

3 Series | October 3rd, 2018 by 9
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The BMW 3 Series is arguably the most important for the BMW brand, so it’s no surprise that we flew to Paris to cover the world unveil of the new G20 generation. It’s also not a coincidence that our coverage has been more extensive and comprehensive than ever. We planned to cover the car from all angles and bring you on this journey with us, either through articles on here or through our social media channels.

With that being said, we’ve decided to give you another look at the G20 3 Series. You can, of course, catch our previous coverage, which contains an impressive photo gallery and lots of videos.

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When the first 3 Series was launched in 1975, it revolutionised the segment and became BMW’s most successful model. The sedan is the core of the 3 Series range – BMW says over 15 million units have been sold worldwide – and for everyone at the company, its 7 years development cycle is equally challenging and demanding.

Now, with revised styling, enhanced driving dynamics, high fuel efficiency and lots of gadgetry, the G20 aims to retake or keep the crown in this segment – depends who you ask.

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Six engines will be available from launch, globally, starting with a 320i with a turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine developing 184 hp. The same engine gets tweaked up to 258hp for the 330i. The entry level diesel is the 318d, which has 150 hp and emissions as low as 108g/km with the optional eight-speed automatic gearbox fitted. One of the best sellers in Europe, the 320d makes 190hp version of the same four-cylinder engine, with emissions starting from 110g/km with the automatic gearbox. The range-topping diesel is, for now, the 330d six-cylinder diesel, with 265hp.

As for the BMW 330i, it will get a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. That will also be paired with an eight-speed automatic as-standard but will come in either rear or all-wheel drive.

Even though not present in Paris, the top 3 Series model is the M340i, the first-ever M Performance variant of the 3 Series. It looks far more aggressive than the standard car and it should be quite a lot faster. Under its hood lies a 3.0 liter turbocharged I6 engine that makes 382 hp (374 hp in Europe) and 369 lb-ft of torque. That makes it equally as powerful as the new Z4 and makes both of those cars the most powerful non-M, six-cylinder BMWs. When paired with its as-standard eight-speed automatic and optional xDrive all-wheel drive (rear-wheel drive is standard), the M340i can hit 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds, barely any slower than the F80 BMW M3.

The interior is the bigger story, in our opinion – it is designed to accentuate the spaciousness of the cabin and the driver-focused cockpit. The instrument panel follows the same design path as the new X5, Z4 or 8 Series, with simples lines, more tech and higher quality materials, leather and trim.

Of course, there is much more to the 3 Series story, but more on that in our future articles and test drive. For now, we hope you’ll enjoy these new photos.

9 responses to “New photos of the BMW 3 Series G20 from Paris”

  1. Me says:

    I find it interesting that the Luxury Line is being downplayed or ignored. At the reveal BMW brought out the M Sport and 2 Sport Lines.

    And of course everyone’s pics are mostly of the M Sport cause it looks the best, which I do like the most myself.

    I’m not a fan of chrome, but after seeing the Luxury Line, I think it looks better than the Sport Line. Dare I say I think it actually looks good and sleek. I like it better because:
    – the chrome splits up the T-shape foglight-intake on the front and “port” on the rear into chevron like accents
    – the inner intakes on the front are body colored like in the 3-er evolution to G20 sketch BMW has floating around

    So far the only place I’ve seen the Luxury Line is here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZ4wa3wFlcA

    • Horatiu B. says:

      Check out our Facebook videos. We showed the car

    • Bellisarius says:

      There are some positives, but some already point out the ugly trim lines and the asymmetric deep concave door handles that are below the accent line. BMW once lead aesthetics, wtih trim lines connecting rear lights to wheel well 12 oclock. Even acuras do it today, stinker, 911 AM Bugatti etc. Evidently not… BMW anymore? But then seeing the article on HOW it was designed, saw a bunch of young designers sculpting the clay or sticking the tape it made sense. No depth of vision really. Perhaps same teams that worked on other beautiful lines like the i3? lol

  2. Alexander S says:

    There a lot of complains about rear side of that new gear stick in new X5 and 3er. A lot of bloggers told that is has very cheap material (not leather definitely). Seems like its a huge issue or just pre-production models…

  3. Giom says:

    I was really concerned about that split in the headlights from the spy pics. But I have to say, they’ve treated it brilliantly. Instead of looking finicky, they look purposeful and classy.

  4. Bellisarius says:

    4.2 not in a million years with 225/255 cold tyres. To get that on my car had to shave 50-60 lbs of unsprung weight through use of better lighter 19″ wheels, 245/275 tyres and a new front brake tech that alone saved 30 lbs. But the new car’s interior seems nice- except the display panel is too low. Not too bad interior. The interior is the worse retrograde step ever taken by a premium manufacturer other than Merc and its CLA series.No surprise as articles show a lot of young millennials drawing it. The ugly, fugly larger air intake vent; ugly dual accent trim on the sides (imitating the CLA), and resulting in two ASYMMETRIC more concave door handles, which screams Acura CLA and other brands that forgot the entire TRIM HIDES DOOR HANDLES rules once pioneered by Germans. Cannot get pas the picture of clay models where they deliberately sculpt those asymmetric door handles as if they ate bugs and their hands were shaking while making such a decisions against the industry premium and supercar standard of connecting the rear headlights with a12 o clock front wheel well and door handles gently hidden in that connecting, negative downslope (so not curved a la CLA). And for that priviliege they hike up the price 4%. lol https://www.topspeed.com/cars/car-news/check-out-the-self-aligning-wheel-caps-on-the-2019-bmw-3-series-ar182832.html

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