The next-generation BMW 3 Series is only 18 months away

BMW is expected to reveal an all-new 5 Series in a few months, but it’s also being reported that the next-generation 3 Series isn’t that far away either.

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BMW is expected to reveal an all-new 5 Series in a few months, but it’s also being reported that the next-generation 3 Series isn’t that far away either. According to Auto Express, the next-generation 3 Series will debut within the next 18 months.
Thanks to increased competition from the new Audi A4 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, BMW is going to attempt to keep the 3 Series ahead of the pack with a lot of upgrades, including a new lighter platform and even all-electric version. The new 3 Series will be based on a new lighter platform called CLAR, for Cluster Architecture. The platform will use more carbon fiber to keep weight down, which may make it the lightest model in its class.

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Under the hood, the new 3 Series will be offered with a range of three-, four- and six-cylinder engines. A plug-in hybrid is also in the cards as well as a fully-electric version that will rival the Tesla Model 3.

Source: Auto Express