Some of us at MI have been in the business long enough to remember waiting on the first pictures of the E46 3 Series BMW. Fast forward nearly 20 years and we’re still always excited to see what the next BMW 3 will look like.
The new G20 2019 BMW 3 Series, for one, looks like a modern BMW. If you gaze at the pictures too quickly, it could easily be mistaken for a G30 5 Series. Like most RWD and AWD modern BMWs, the new 3 will be built upon BMW modular and flexible CLAR platform.
While the pictures don’t give up many details on size, it is expected to be roughly the same size as the previous generation F30 but most importantly, weigh in at about 100 lbs. less. What they do show off is a cabin that has evolved in beauty, design and simplicity.
The one piece of unconfirmed bad news for driving enthusiasts is that the manual transmission will be no more for engines typically offered in North America.