The BMW 3 Series is due for its next complete redesign for the 2019 model year. Authorities details have not yet been announced, however we understand that production of the renowned luxury 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 called CLAR, which represents Cluster Architecture. This will allow the car manufacturer to reduce advancement expenses using 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 also appear to have taken a safe method. While we ‘d have liked to see a big step forward stylistically– there may yet be one concerning color or products– the beneficial ergonomics and sophisticated appearance of the present model along with its more recent brethren is no bad thing. One can anticipate that most, if not all, of BMW’s contemporary tech and comfort features provided on the 5 will make their method to the 3, such as gesture control, in addition to evolved versions of tech and luxury features the 3-series already offers. In this model, we see that the iDrive knob lies beside an improved console-mounted electrical shifter, and that the infotainment display, likely a touchscreen, now sits in a lower, more available place.
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 assures to shave as much as 150 pounds from curb weights and bring a lower center of mass, both which might help the 3 restore some of its sporting luster. We simply hope that even basic 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 anticipated to offer a variety of turbocharged inline engines globally, including a three-cylinder. The United States market is most likely to stick to a 2.0-liter four in the 330i and a 3.0-liter six producing up to 400 horse power in the M340i. The six-speed handbook and ZF eight-speed automatic most likely will carry over, too. A 330e plug-in hybrid will appear later on, as will an ultimate M3 hot rod.
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 sometime in 2018. We expect the new 3-series to get here in the middle of this year as a 2019 model, with pricing close to the current generation. That means the new sedan will start in the mid-$30,000 range and increase from there.