The new generation of the BMW 3 Series will arrive soon. The German manufacturer has announced that the production of the 3 Series sedan will stop in October.
First, the BMW 335d will cease production in August, followed by the gas models in October. Internally, the code is F30 and it's the new generation of the 3 Series, the biggest BMW seller. Built on a modular platform, it will keep the same dimensions as the outgoing model and its style will be more muscular with the emergence of stylistics elements seen on BMW's more recent offering, as the latest 5 Series.
Under the hood of the 2012 BMW 3 Series will have a range of four and six cylinder engines, both aspirated and turbocharged. We could even see a three cylinder engine for the first edition but nothing has been yet confirmed by the German manufacturer about this latest information. An M3 model is also in preparation powered by a in-line six cylinders which will develop 450 hp. And in an effort to increase the efficiency of its vehicles, BMW has announced that the new 3 Series will be equipped with features such as start/stop system, regenerative braking, aerodynamics wheels and solar roof panel.
The 2012 BMW 3 Series new generation isn't so far away and it will be unveiled at the next Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Its production will begin in Spring 2012.