New vs Old: Porsche 911, Bentley Continental GT and BMW 3-Series

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.
I can assume one thing, Bentley and Porsche do not wish to look their loyal customers and they sustain this by sticking on the same design concept for the new models. So, they don’t look that different.

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New BMW 3 Series

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 ;)

Model Price
0 – 62mph Seconds Top
speed Mph
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)

*Electronically limited.

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