2019 BMW 3 Series
The seventh generation 3 Series is completely new in every possible way and the model comes with plenty of changes over its predecessor a it will take on the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Jaguar XE and the Volvo S60
The large kidney grille on the 2019 BMW 3 Series is inspired from the 8 Series, while the headlamps look sharper than ever featuring LEDs with L-shaped DRLs and BMW's new laser lights as optional.
At the rear, the new 3 Series gets the stretched LED taillights that take prominence, while the lip spoiler integrated in the boot-lid adds a sporty look.
Based on the CLAR platform, the new 3 Series has lost 55 kg in kerb weight, depending on the version you choose.
The 2019 BMW 3 Series has grown in dimensions with the length witnessing a 76 mm increase over the predecessor.
Engine options on the new gen 3 Series include the 2.0-litre twin-turbo petrol with 255 bhp and 400 Nm of peak torque. There's also the more powerful 3.0-litre turbo in-line six cylinder petrol engine with 382 bhp and 500 Nm of peak torque.
Diesel options will include the 2.0 and 3.0-litre engine options for the 320d and 330d models. There's also the 330e plug-in hybrid set to arrive in 2020.
BMW 3 Series' overall body rigidity is up by 25 per cent, increasing to 50 per cent in certain areas. The suspension spring rates have increased by 20 per cent and complemented by the M Sport and the Adaptive M suspension. The new 3 Series is also using lift-related dampers for the first time as part of the standard chassis.
The centre console now integrates the 8.8-inch infotainment display that comes with a host of connectivity options and system settings, while the analog instrument console has given way for a 5.7-inch display.
A 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system and a 12.3-inch instrument display can be had as optional.
The new BMW 3 Series also comes with a host of driver assistance systems including Adaptive Cruise Control, as well as Extended Traffic Jam Assistant.
The BMW 3 Series gets the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant that responds to prompt "Hey BMW."
Sales for the new generation BMW 3 Series will commence in Europe by the end of this year, whereas the India launch can be expected around early 2019.