The BMW 3 Series is due for its next full redesign for the 2019 model year. Official details have actually not yet been revealed, but we understand that production of the iconic high-end sport sedan will ultimately shift to a new factory in Mexico by 2019.
2019 BMW 3-Series Redesign
The redesigned 3 Series will more than likely be based upon BMW’s modular platform called CLAR, which stands for Cluster Architecture. This will allow the car manufacturer to lower advancement costs by utilizing variable sub-modules to underpin numerous models. Comparable approach modular platforms have been made by Volkswagen, Toyota and other car manufacturers.
2019 BMW 3-Series Interior
The interior designers likewise appear to have actually taken a safe method. While we ‘d have wanted to see a big advance stylistically– there may yet be one regarding color or products– the favorable ergonomics and elegant appearance of the existing model in addition to its more recent brethren is no bad thing. One can anticipate that most, if not all, of BMW’s contemporary tech and comfort features used on the 5 will make their way to the 3, such as gesture control, in addition to evolved versions of tech and luxury features the 3-series currently uses. In this model, we see that the iDrive knob lies next to an improved console-mounted electric shifter, and that the infotainment screen, likely a touchscreen, now beings in a lower, more available location.
2019 BMW 3-Series Platform
While the skin may look the comparable, the bones will be new. The 3-series will ride on BMW’s CLAR (Cluster Architecture) platform, which guarantees to shave as much as 150 pounds from curb weights and bring a lower center of gravity, both of which might assist the 3 restore some of its sporting luster. We simply hope that even basic versions of the new 3 hew closer to the most recent M5 in that regard instead of the rather soft 5-series on which the model is based.
2019 BMW 3-Series Powertrain
The new 3 is expected to offer a variety of turbocharged inline engines worldwide, including a three-cylinder. The United States market is likely to stick with a 2.0-liter 4 in the 330i and a 3.0-liter six producing up to 400 horsepower in the M340i. The six-speed handbook and ZF eight-speed automatic likely will rollover, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later, as will an ultimate M3 hot rod.
2019 BMW 3-Series Release Date and Price
An official release date for the next-generation 3 Series has not yet been revealed. At this time, we expect it to go on sale sometime in 2018. We anticipate the new 3-series to arrive in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with pricing close to the present generation. That implies the new sedan will start in the mid-$30,000 range and rise from there.