2018 BMW 3 Series spied testing again Exclusive images and spy shots preview new 2018 BMW 3 Series, which could come with a Tesla rivalling all electric model The next BMW3 Series has been spotted by our spy photographers again, ray ban sunglasses deals this time showing a car with bodywork closer to what we're expecting of the final production model.
The latest spy shots show changes at the front with a new front bumper, possibly similar to the one used on the recently revealed 2017 5 Series with three separate air intakes. The headlamp and kidney grille arrangement looks similar to the one on BMW's larger saloon too, even though it's still hidden underneath masking.Around the back the latest 3 Series mule has sprouted a chunkier rear bumper, and the car's production taillights are hidden underneath Zebra print.The next 3 Series will make use of new carbon fibre construction techniques, meaning it'll be a much lighter car. While it'll be offered with a range of new three, four, and six cylinder engines, as well as a hybrid option, a new all electric model is a possibility too, meaning the 3 Series could take on the Tesla Model 3. Best executive cars on sale right nowThe next generation 3 Series, codenamed G20, gets a switch of chassis technology as the car leaves its existing platform and moves to an all new architecture called CLAR, for Cluster Architecture. CLAR brought in carbon fibre construction techniques to the 7 Series when it was introduced on that car earlier this year, and elements will be retained on the limousine's smaller brother.Achieving this integration into a car produced in significantly greater numbers has been a big challenge for BMW engineers. The lighter components, likely to be focused around the bodyshell pillars, door frames and the transmission tunnel, will help the 3 Series to shed some weight perhaps as much as ray ban online shopping 80kg, and enough to make it the lightest car in the small executive class.This, in turn, will allow BMW to focus on improving the car's handling agility a key factor against both the XE and Alfa Romeo's much hyped Giulia as well as using more downsized engines. Expect the range to start with 1.5 litre three cylinder petrol power, which is, in effect, the same 136bhp unit used by the current 318i.There will also be a three cylinder 1.6 litre diesel with 114bhp, although the heart of the line up will be 2.0 litre diesels in a couple of states of tune. But it's the electrification that could really push the next 3 Series clear of its opposition. BMW is working on a radical, fully electric solution as it strives to fend off competition from the forthcoming Tesla Model 3 in key markets like the US. Best electric cars on the marketThe CLAR platform is claimed to have been engineered with electrification in mind, and BMW's engineers are said to be working on the installation of a 90kWh battery pack, potentially giving the 3 Series EV which is likely to carry the badge eDrive Sport a range of around 300 miles.The eDrive may not arrive until 2020, but there will be at least one plug in hybrid from launch. It's a new version of the 330e, using a development of the existing car's ray ban italy 2.
0 litre petrol engine set up and an 87bhp electric motor but with a larger battery pack to increase the electric only range.Inside, the 3 Series will get improved rear legroom as a result of a slight extension in the car's wheelbase. And while the black ray ban sunglasses dash will look pretty familiar, it should benefit from a step up in material quality as BMW responds to Audi and Mercedes' latest upgrades.
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