All new BMW 3 Series caught testing with production spec lights

Latest spy shots of the 2013 BMW 3 Series indicate that the next gen BMW is very close to being launched and is almost ready to reach is dealerships. The spy pics reveal a new prototype wearing production head and taillights. Dressed in the company’s familiar camouflage, the car gives us a better look at the production model which is scheduled to arrive in the United States by the end of 2018.

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While the camouflage does a good job of what it is supposed to do, it is clear that the sedan will adopt the styling of its bigger brother BMW 5 series and adopt a more prominent grille as well as evolutionary looking headlights. The sides does reveal some familiar character lines and wee bit longer rear doors. The rear gets a more curvaceous body work while the taillights are of LED wraparound type.

While the spy pics does not reveal the interior, earlier spy shots did reveal a three spoke steering wheel, a partially digital instrument cluster and the ubiquitous iDrive infotainment system.

A variety of different engines are expected to power the all new BMW 3 Series including a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with 248 hp (185 kW). BMW enthusiasts can also look forward to an M40i variant with a 3.0-liter TwinPower Turbo six-cylinder engine developing 355 hp (265 kW). Previous reports have also suggested we can expect a 340d M Performance with all-wheel drive and a diesel engine developing around 315 hp (235 kW). With so many different options for engines to look forward to, BMW is definitely planning one for every type of its buyers.

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People who does not want to sacrifice efficiency but still wanting to retain the performance won’t be short of options either as BMW is reportedly planning to introduce at-least two different plug-in hybrid variants as well as a model carrying an electric powertrain.

[Source: Carscoops]

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