Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

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    Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time
    Autoblog
    November 19, 2010
    by Steven J. Ewing




    and 5 Series Gran Turismo. We've heard talks of a new X4 crossover, a 3 Series GT and even a hatchback M3. It's all a bit maddening, yes, but never fear – BMW has not forgotten about its core models, especially the all-important 3 Series sedan. After all, the four-door 3er is quite possibly the most important benchmark vehicle in the automotive marketplace. We do talk about it quite a bit, after all.

    Our sneaky spy photographers have just snapped this 3 Series prototype out testing on public roads, and while the exterior hasn't been altered too much from other development cars we've seen, our photogs managed to snap the 3er's reworked interior for the first time. Breathe easy, folks – it isn't too far removed from what we've come to know in the current E90 car. The dash has more sculpted lines, the steering wheel is beefier and has some more functional buttons and the center console features BMW's new remote-sized shifter.

    Full article at link.

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    Re: Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    Hopefully the 320d comes to the U.S.

    Never understood why BMW doesn't sell the lower level models here. It wouldn't cheapen the brand as much as many fear. They could sell tens of thousands more vehicles a year.

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    Re: Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    ^ would prolly crowd the 1-series and .5-series and 0-series coming....

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    Re: Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    Never understood why BMW doesn't sell the lower level models here.
    Simply because making a low-end BMW doesn't cost that much less than a high-end BMW, and the cost of shipping a European-built premium car to the US is fixed. They could run into a situation where they'd be making losses on each.

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    Re: Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    Quote Originally Posted by balthazar View Post
    ^ would prolly crowd the 1-series and .5-series and 0-series coming....
    True.

    Still, BMW is missing a big opportunity by only offering the 335d in the U.S.

    The thing is a rocket ship, but a bit too expensive for the A3 TDI buyer. The 320d would be perfect to fill that gap.

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    Re: Spy Shots: BMW 3 Series caught testing, interior revealed for first time

    This interior doesn't look like much of an improvement over the current model. The 5-Series and 7-Series are significant improvements, in my opinion...

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