Next BMW 3 series?


It sure looks like it to me.
And it might even be the all new hatchback GT version that is planned for the next 3 series.

The base engine in the US won’t be the usual 6 cylinder anymore.
We are supposed to be getting a new 4 cylinder turbo in the base model.

Conversation 10 comments

  1. Looks great to me. Though I feel that Chris Bangles design is what sparked each car company to make more radical designs, I do like that bmw is going back to its more simple designing.

  2. Ehm, guys. OPEN YOUR EYES! That´s a regular 5series GT testing on the ring. Nothing more, nothing less.

  3. Sorry this is NOT the 5 seriers GT … I repeat NOT the 5 series GT. As reported it is 3 series and a 3 Series GT. The 3 sedan will have a shorter trunk than the current model. This is a picture of the 2012 3 Series sedan for the 2011 model year. Also the 3 series coupe will be a fastback design think of a smaller 6 series, with a 3 series face.

  4. i have very little faith on BMW delivering their promise of high reving high performance 4 cyl engine that can match the performance of the 200 something to 300 something hp/torque output v6. and i am even less confident that the downsizing of the car/engine will actually translate into cheaper MSRP of the vehicle. i have been surprised and impressed by the outputs of some of the new v6's lately, but for a very long time the overall development of 4 cylinders for most brands have been disappointing. seems like a last gen I4 found in a 10 years old car can still be competitive today.

  5. "Anonymous said…
    i have very little faith on BMW delivering their promise of high reving high performance 4 cyl engine that can match the performance of the 200 something to 300 something hp/torque output v6. and i am even less confident that the downsizing of the car/engine will actually translate into cheaper MSRP of the vehicle. i have been surprised and impressed by the outputs of some of the new v6's lately, but for a very long time the overall development of 4 cylinders for most brands have been disappointing. seems like a last gen I4 found in a 10 years old car can still be competitive today.

    December 16, 2009 9:59 PM"

    You have never been to Europe or outside of the US have you?

    See what some of the D/I or F/I four cylinders are doing as far as outright output and fuel efficiency.

    A turbo'ed four cylinder with sufficient output would motivate a 3-er nicely.

  6. So, Mr. "IfIwouldtellyouIhave2killyou", sorry but YOU ARE WRONG!! I repeat it only one more time: THAT`s THE 5series GT!! I am one of the photographers who´s sitting 16 weeks every year at the Nürburgring (where this picture was taken too). And I saw THAT CAR passing me by about A HUNDRET TIMES and so I KNOW what I´m talking about. THAT´S NO 3 series!!!!! ARE YOU BLIND???

  7. Hey GH Pixx, If that cars is a 5 Series GT, then why does it have differt mirrors to the official pics and the earlier spy pics?
    If it went past you A HUNDRED TIMES, you missed the new 3 Series A HUNDRED TIMES!

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