2020 BMW 3 Series: Redesign, Specs, Hybrid Engine & Availability
Model star of the BMW firm already sold more than 15 million units, the 2020 BMW 3 Series is completely renewed. bring advanced and latest features. more elegant interiors, powerful and fuel-efficient engines.
The Munich manufacturer, who launched a major product offensive, came in force at the Paris Motor Show. The Parisian public has the honor of the new versions of the X5 and Z4 roadster but also the concept iX3 announcing an X3 full electric in 2020, the Series 8 and the seventh generation of the 3 Series. Born in 1975, this sedan is not a model like the others in the BMW nomenclature. It is to the Munich brand what the Golf is to Volkswagen: the backbone of the range. As for the generations that preceded it, the new copy was particularly neat to preserve its status of reference of the category. While converting to new aesthetic codes, the lines evolve smoothly. The influence of its big sister, the Series 5, is obvious but the 3 Series has its own character.
2020 BMW 3 Series Platform & Dimensions
Developed on the CLAR platform for all models with a longitudinal engine, this new sedan really goes for a 5 Series reduction. More truly compact, the 2020 BMW 3 Series extends 76 m including 41 mm at the wheelbase to pass the bar of 4.70 m. It widens by 16 mm while the height remains almost unchanged (-1 mm). Despite a template revised upward, the designers managed to lower the aerodynamic Cx to 0.23 for the 320d version. A sacred performance. The curves are more emphasized than before while the comma on the rocker and the spoiler pronounced trunk bloom the déjà-vu, especially at Lexus. The proportions are preserved and thanks to the new platform, the engineers were able to save up to
With an increased habitability, the interior is particularly noted for its new interface man/machine. After the Z4 and X5, the 3 Series loses its round hands in favor of a digital display shaped half-octagon. The ergonomics are not very different from what is known today at BMW and it still relies on a center console oriented driver and the famous knob iDrive Controller to navigate the central screen. Unless you access it directly through the touchscreen. Driver assistance technologies and systems come from the upper segment models. The 3 Series accesses the latest equipment that brings us a little closer to automated driving. The optional Drive Assistant Pro system includes the
2020 BMW 3 Series Release Date &Configurations
When it was launched in the dealerships on March 9, 2019, all engines will meet the Euro 6d-Temp emission standard. The new 3 Series will be available with two turbo 2-liter 4-cylinder gasoline engines, 184 hp (320i) and 258 hp (330i). Two diesel engines are also programmed: the 4-cylinder 2-liter turbo 190 hp and the six-cylinder in line 3 liters of 265 hp (330d). The 320d boasts CO2 emissions of only 115 g / km (WLTP standard). Depending on the model, the 2020 BMW 3 Series will be served by a 6-speed manual or 8-speed automatic transmission.
A rechargeable hybrid version will also see the light of day. And it is not excluded that a 100% electric version enriches the BMW irange. The xDrive all-wheel drive will also be available on certain models, starting with the 320d. Finally, the ground connections were the subject of particular care. The 3 Series is the first BMW with shock absorbers hydraulic stops. A suspension with damping piloted will be proposed in option.