The BMW 3 Series is due for its next full redesign for the 2019 model year. Official information have not yet been announced, however we know 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 revamped 3 Series will probably be based upon BMW’s modular platform dubbed CLAR, which stands for Cluster Architecture. This will permit the car manufacturer to reduce development costs using variable sub-modules to underpin several models. Comparable approach modular platforms have actually been made by Volkswagen, Toyota and other car manufacturers.
2019 BMW 3-Series Interior
The interior designers likewise appear to have taken a safe technique. While we ‘d have preferred to see a huge step forward stylistically– there may yet be one relating to color or materials– the beneficial ergonomics and stylish appearance of the existing model as well as its newer brethren is no bad thing. One can expect that most, if not all, of BMW’s gimmicky tech and comfort features provided on the 5 will make their method to the 3, such as gesture control, along with evolved versions of tech and high-end features the 3-series currently provides. In this model, we see that the iDrive knob is located beside an improved console-mounted electric shifter, and that the infotainment screen, likely a touchscreen, now sits in a lower, more available area.
2019 BMW 3-Series Platform
While the skin may look the similar, 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 could assist the 3 bring back some of its sporting appeal. We just hope that even fundamental versions of the new 3 hew closer to the most recent M5 in that regard instead of the somewhat soft 5-series on which the model is based.
2019 BMW 3-Series Powertrain
The new 3 is expected to offer a number of turbocharged inline engines globally, consisting of 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 6 producing as much as 400 horse power in the M340i. The six-speed manual and ZF eight-speed automated most likely will carry over, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later, as will an ultimate M3 racer.
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 anticipate it to go on sale at some point in 2018. We expect the new 3-series to show up in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with rates near to the current generation. That means the new sedan will start in the mid-$30,000 range and increase from there.