BMW hasn’t offered a great idea as to what we can expect from the 2012 3 Series but we can expect to see a sedan that shares many of the aesthetic features of the current BMW 5 Series – only smaller. BMW rolled out the new 1 Series models earlier this year which included a new, larger headlight design and lightly refreshed dual opening grille; both of which could present themselves on the upcoming 3 Series.
It will be interesting to see just how many versions of the new 3 Series that we get to see on Friday, as it is expected that the 2-door coupe and convertible versions of the BMW 3 Series will become the new BMW 4 Series; very similar to how the new BMW 1 Series is just the sedan and 5-door while the BMW 2 Series will offer the coupe, convertible and likely the high performance 2 Series M Coupe – or maybe the M2. Supposing that they do only unveil a sedan and 5-door wagon version of the 2012 BMW 3 Series, it could add some credence to the idea that the 2-door models will be introduced at some point as the new 4 Series. We also have our fingers crossed that one of the 2012 BMW sedans unveiled has the letter “M” somewhere in the name.
The BMW 3 Series has long been the German automakers bread and butter, with many companies around the world (like Cadillac with their upcoming ATS sedan) constantly working to keep up with the 3 Series that dominates the midsized luxury segment. The automotive world has been speculating for months now what we can expect from the refreshed 2012 BMW 3 Series and now we have about 4 days and 2 hours until the new 3 Series meets the world and Munich – and around the world thanks to the wonders of the internet.
Click here to visit the BMW Group Facebook page, which will offer streaming video this Friday at 4pm as the German luxury car builder unveils the 2012 BMW 3 Series.
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