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BMW 3 Series

Fri, 14 Oct 2011

Details of BMW's latest 3 Series, the F30, have been officially released. The sixth generation car is set to continue the trend of its forefathers, each famed for their driving dynamics, comfort and style.

The F30 is said to be a fresh interpretation of the mid-sized sedan, with its new DRG sporting flat headlights that stretch into the kidney grille. In side profile, iterations of the E90 are apparent, with the rising feature line, high decklid and familiar DLO, while the rear end design has overtones of the new 5 Series.

Measuring in at 4624mm long and and 1811mm wide (an increase of 93mm and 28mm over its predecessor), the F30's 2810mm wheelbase (+50mm) increases interior room, while it's wider track (+37mm at the front and +47mm rear) adds to the car's sporting attributes. Despite these increased dimensions, the F30 weighs around 40kg less than the model it replaces.

The new 3 Series will also be made available in three different guises - a specification first seen on the 1 Series - to include the Sport, Modern and Luxury lines. Each version will have its own 'distinct character and increased opportunities for individualization'.

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