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Next Generation BMW 3-series spied, to come with all-new engines

  • Aug 22, 2014
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The next update BMW 3-Series prototypes are now being tested in their home country Germany and the car will be all-ready for launch next year. The new BMW 3-series will come with one major update – it will be powered by all-new range of three-cylinder engines for both petrol and diesel models replacing the current 4-cylinder engines.BMW new 3-series spy picture
The new 1.5-litre engines will be much more compact and lighter than the current model enabling BMW to improve the fuel efficiency as well as crash protection. BMW officials say that an improved fuel efficiency of as much as 10 per cent will be noticed in the new 3-series which is being developed on the lines of BMW Efficient Dynamics’ latest features. The new engine has been confirmed for the 2-series Active Tourer.BMW new 3-series spy picture
Interestingly the position of the new engine is transversely in the front-wheel-drive 2-series but to allocate rear-wheel-drive capability to the 3-seires, the engine will be fitted in longitudinal position.
The new diesel engine will have an output of 114 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 161.34 Nm of maximum torque at 4,500 rpm which a minor increase from the outgoing 4-cylinder engine. The new petrol engine has an output of 134 horsepower in its basic form that is similar to the current engine performance figure. BMW has also tuned the new three-cylinder petrol engine in 228 horsepower form but it is not known if BMW will place this engine in the new 3-series.BMW new 3-series spy picture
Visually the next-generation BMW 3-series has received minor tweaks to make it look fresher which includes a slightly reworked bumper and headlamps. BMW has also worked on the interiors to upgrade the quality with higher grade material and new features added to the i-Drive multimedia system.
The new 3-series is expected to enter the Indian market soon after the international launch which is supposed to happen somewhere in the middle of next year.
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