The BMW 3 Series is due for its next complete redesign for the 2019 model year. Official details have not yet been announced, however we know that production of the renowned luxury sport sedan will eventually move to a brand-new factory in Mexico by 2019.
2019 BMW 3-Series Redesign
The upgraded 3 Series will more than likely be based upon BMW’s modular platform called CLAR, which means Cluster Architecture. This will enable the car manufacturer to decrease advancement expenses by utilizing variable sub-modules to underpin multiple models. Similar approach modular platforms have been made by Volkswagen, Toyota and other automakers.
2019 BMW 3-Series Interior
The interior designers likewise appear to have taken a safe method. While we ‘d have preferred to see a big step forward stylistically– there might yet be one concerning color or materials– the beneficial ergonomics and stylish appearance of the present model as well as its newer brethren is no bad thing. One can expect that most, if not all, of BMW’s newfangled tech and convenience features used on the 5 will make their method to the 3, such as gesture control, in addition to developed versions of tech and high-end features the 3-series already provides. In this prototype, we see that the iDrive knob is located next to a reshaped console-mounted electric shifter, and that the infotainment display screen, likely a touchscreen, now beings in a lower, more accessible location.
2019 BMW 3-Series Platform
While the skin might 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 a few of its sporting appeal. We simply hope that even standard versions of the brand-new 3 hew closer to the current M5 in that regard rather than the somewhat soft 5-series on which the model is based.
2019 BMW 3-Series Powertrain
The new 3 is expected to use a variety of turbocharged inline engines worldwide, consisting of a three-cylinder. The United States market is likely to stick to a 2.0-liter 4 in the 330i and a 3.0-liter six producing approximately 400 horsepower in the M340i. The six-speed manual and ZF eight-speed automated likely will carry over, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later, as will an eventual M3 racer.
2019 BMW 3-Series Release Date and Price
A main release date for the next-generation 3 Series has not yet been announced. At this time, we anticipate it to go on sale at some point in 2018. We anticipate the new 3-series to show up in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with prices near the present generation. That suggests the new sedan will begin in the mid-$30,000 range and increase from there.