Though the all-new BMW 3-Series bowed to audiences only this month, according to new sources there's a ton of information about the generation following the 2012.
Yup, the seventh-gen 3-Series due for release in 2020.
They've even provided a sketch, which strikes me as odd considering no one knows how the 2012 product will fair out.
The UK's Autocar is reporting that the seventh-gen car will essentially take the role as the more frugal and most user friendly of the lineup. Rightfully so as it is BMW's high volume product.
Although this may sound like a scary change, think of it this way. If BMW can make the 3'er a more environmentally friendly product, it will still have the capability to produce high-performance products that will damage the environment.
Here are some insights that have now seen the light of day:
- Advanced petrol engines
- Enclosed engine and aerodynamic improvements
- Laser sensors to protect against crashes
- Low-drag brakes
- 3D satellite navigation
- Real-time car-to-car alerts
The future seventh-generation BMW 3-series for 2020 will be designed to be safer, more frugal and more user-friendly than ever before. The push to reduce the 2020 car's emissions comes as new fuel economy regulations average out Co2 emissions based on sales across the whole of a manufacturer’s range.