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    Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series
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    February 2, 2011
    by Viknesh Vijayenthiran






    The current E90 BMW 3-Series has been on the market since 2005, so it's only fitting that details about the next-gen model are beginning to circulate. Most agree that the next model will feature styling lifted, at least in part, from the Concept CS, though also expect to see a healthy dose of the new corporate styling debuted on the latest 7-Series.

    These are the latest spy shots of a prototype for the new car, revealing very similar proportions to the current model and with the production head and tail lights installed. The rest of details are heavily masked, although we can see that the new 2013 BMW 3-Series will feature a much sleeker overall design than previous models.

    Due in late 2012, the new car will pay special attention to efficiency, and it will achieve that goal through extensive use of BMW's EfficientDynamics technology. Low drag aerodynamics, smaller engines, and high-tech electronics will combine to make the next 3-Series a step above the current car.

    A huge change for the 2013 model year car could be the addition of three-cylinder engines to the lineup. Though these wouldn't likely be seen in the U.S. during the first half of the next 3-series model life, they could eventually make their way across the pond if fuel efficiency and emissions regulations continue to tighten past 2016. We do know that a four-cylinder engine with turbocharging is likely to replace the naturally aspirated six-cylinder model in the base 3-Series.

    Full article at link.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    They've got that thing camoed up good, you can't tell anything.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    three cylinder engine sounds horrible but I bet the turbo 4 and turbo 6 are awesome.

    Looks dam good even with the cameo.

    thanks for the heads up.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    This is the car the ATS will have to beat.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    This is the car the ATS will have to beat.
    Yup.
    Not to mention C, A4, G, IS, and the coming X-Type

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by Amphibian View Post
    This is the car the ATS will have to beat.
    That's the only one the ATS have to worry about really.

    C.......Nah
    A4.....Maybe
    IS......Not
    G.......Definitely not
    X-Type........It will be a new entry, so another not also.
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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    I hate the new generation BMW's looks: cluttered, fuzzy, uninspired. Grille shape underneath the 3 series' front bumper looks remarkably similar to the Kia Optima's front grille.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    I hate the new generation BMW's looks: cluttered, fuzzy, uninspired. Grille shape underneath the 3 series' front bumper looks remarkably similar to the Kia Optima's front grille.

    First thing that came to my mind was the Genesis coupe, but that Kia shares the same feature.

    Split that lower grill up into three sections and we have a looker.
    I have seen the boobs. And they is us.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by mgescuro View Post
    Yup.
    Not to mention C, A4, G, IS, and the coming X-Type
    I really hope Jaguar names it something else, all the other cars are X_

    Maybe XC? No that's a Vovlo.

    XB? No, a Scion.
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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    ATS will not touch the 3 Series. I expect M3 to take the ATS-V to the woodshed if we ever get to that point.

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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    The BMW picture is just a rendition. Nobody knows what that bottom piece is going to look like.

    Quote Originally Posted by voyager View Post
    I hate the new generation BMW's looks: cluttered, fuzzy, uninspired. Grille shape underneath the 3 series' front bumper looks remarkably similar to the Kia Optima's front grille.


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    Re: Spy Shots: 2013 BMW 3-Series

    Quote Originally Posted by MyImpalaSS View Post
    That's the only one the ATS have to worry about really.

    C.......Nah
    A4.....Maybe
    IS......Not
    G.......Definitely not
    X-Type........It will be a new entry, so another not also.
    C - Why not?
    A4 - Probably - Cadillac IS trying to compete with BMW and Audi
    IS - Definitely. Especially considering the NEW IS will be out before the ATS
    G - Again, I don't see why not...
    X-Type - New entry's always sell well.. I think probably.

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