The sixth generation 3rd series Sedan was launched by BMW in 2011. After seven years the manufacturer is giving the much needed update to the sedan. It had launched a facelift version of the same earlier. The G20 Sedan is supposed to make its debut at the Paris Motor Show 2018 in October. Recently the car was seen testing at Green Hell Nurburgring Nordschleife in Germany, which is kind of a ritual for the company.
It was going through the endurance and chassis test back in Nurburgring as announced by BMW, and it has completed it. The car was seen with heavy camouflage. The front fascia of the car takes on the likes of 5 series and 7 series sedan which can be figured out inspite of camouflaged panels. LED headlamps flank the kidney grille which has grown in size now and bumpers are also updated, which lets it feature larger airdams. The back of the car doesn’t have much except heavily raked windshield and a set of horizontally stretched lights. The side profile is more or less like the current model.
To give a sportier approach, the centre of gravity of the car has been lowered by 10 mm. The weight distribution is still 50:50, and the weight of the car has gone down by 55 kgs. The car is equipped with lift related dampers, which will enable the four wheeler to take a smooth turn or easy drive , as it neutralizes vibrations which happens due to a sudden bump or cornering. Peter Langen, Head of Driving Dynamics, explains better, “We’re using the progressive dampers as an active setup element so as to create supreme driving properties in all conditions. With short spring travel, a sensitive damping response ensures comfortable vibration compensation. When the car passes over large bumps, the body movements are controlled by increased damping forces.”
The G20 will be running on a powerful four cylinder petrol motor. It is said that it is going to be the most powerful engine. This comes together with a eight speed Steptotronic automatic transmission system. This is a new level of development altogether. The diesel option will be retained, but the two cylinder petrol option will no longer be available. The 3 series sedan is expected to make an appearance in India, by 2019.
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