For today, I have a very basic test for you. Just check these four car; the first row is Bentley Continental GT and the second row is Porsche 911. The cars on the left side are the new models and the ones on the right are the old models. Did you notice a similarity between Bentley and Porsche? There is one thing in common! They both did not alter their design concept for the new models. As you know see, the new models looks exactly the same as the previous model. I do know that, there are many changes but, they don’t look that different like the BMW 3 Series. When you look at the 3 Series on the left and on the right. There is a serious and obvious design diversification.
The new BMW 3 Series is revealed to press. Finally, we have a very beautiful new 3 Series. I felt the same like in 1998, when they revealed the E46! This new generation looks amazing, probably the best looking car in its segment. Not only from exterior, but also from interior! Unlike other brands, BMW increased the quality of materials used in interior and created a higher-class atmosphere. If I didn’t believe it, I wouldn’t write it.
The front of the car has common bits from the 8 Series. Unlike previous generation, BMW did not try to create something unusual, they transferred the new design philosophy into new 3 Series. And they did a great job!
Some technical info, this new 3 Series will have Active Protection system. This is not a bullet-proof technology, this technology identifies a possible crash through various sensors. Then, fastens the seat belts, closes windows and sunroof and if necessary applies brake. But I don’t know whether the car will apply full brake power or not. This technology was available in Mercedes under the name of Pre-Safe and BAS Plus. It is good to see it on other brands. If you are looking for x-Drive versions, you need to wait until summer 2012!
And don’t worry, there will be a hybrid version as well ;)
For more photos, just check the Facebook Pages!
|0 – 62mph Seconds||Top
|Combined Mpg||CO2Emissions g/km|
|BMW 328i Saloon||£29,060||245||350||5.9 (6.1)||155*||44.1 (44.8)||149 (147)|
|BMW 335i Saloon||£35,525||306||400||5.5 (5.5)||155*||35.8 (39.2)||186 (169)|
|BMW 320d Saloon||£28,080||184||380||7.5 (7.6)||146 (143)||62.8 (64.2)||120 (118)|
|BMW 320d EfficientDynamics
|£28,080||163||380||8.0 (8.1)||143 (141)||68.9 (68.9)||109 (109)|