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Old 15th August 2011, 10:53   #1
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Great scoop. Dying to see some pictures of the front, rear and sides taken from ground level.
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Looks like BMW is following audi in the sausage slicer style model. Same looks, different size
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just a mini 5 series.. could have been better I suppose.
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early 2013 I am sure
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Thanks, so it's a baby 5-series.
I think this is the perfect time to replace 3-series. Looking at the sales figures of X1 (contributing more than 50% of total sales) and overall dip in car sales, a new 3-series with better pricing and features is need of hour.
Manual transmission version with a lesser sticker price would help as well

Some news on declining sales of higher end luxury cars here.


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For instance, BMW's tally of 840 cars sold in July mostly comprised X1, its sub-compact sports utility vehicle priced at Rs 22 lakh upwards. Audi's A4 sedan, in the Rs 27.18 lakh bracket, is also finding more takers than its higher end cars do.

"Growth in the luxury segment is not coming from the top-end price points of above Rs 30 lakh," says a senior executive of Audi India
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The new BMW 3 will once again be a benchmark as the 3 always has been, and BMW has taken a lot of care in the new variant to satisfy a wider audience, also I think its the first time BMW is doing a colour coded steering wheel as previously all the wheels were black no matter the colour of the interior.

Indian launch will be around August/september as a press launch like the 5 and customer deliveries will begin soon and most should have a few cars before the end of 2012, many variants are planned including the 316d which will be perfect for most indian buyers who are not as much into power as into the car and more so its value and fuel effeciency.

Expect this car to set the sales charts on fire just like the F10 and the X1 did,

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Dying to see some pictures of the front, rear and sides taken from ground level.
Jon Sibal is known to create close to production renderings. Hope this helps to some level
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Does that look like a HUD on the dashboard?

Rear looks like a 5 series and the front an X1,lets just hope they keep the compactness and the tautness of the design intact,which is one thing i love about the currect 3 series.
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Does that look like a HUD on the dashboard?
That is indeed a HUD mate, now to see if it makes its way into the Indian car. Chances are steep though.
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A closer look at the first picture does not reveal the centre bulge for the iDrive display. It loks more like a pop-up screen.
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HUD might just make it to India since the 5 now has it and hopefully the new X3 will also have it, If not in the first year then maybe in it's second year when it will have to fight with the new C which will be out then and Mercedes plans to make it a radical update.

Hud also offers a lot of safety with information in the line of sight and I wish by then BMW makes navigation standard across its models.

And BeamerBoy, pop up idrive is a 100% if you see some of the previous spy shots of the interior.

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The rendering from Jon Sibal looks decently aggressive ! Now we needs to see whether these guys are going to make the suspension slightly soft to better the ride comfort like F10. And looks like the OVRM integrated indicators as well. But its still 1.5 years away - so the prices may not come down soon.
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Initially i thought it is a 3GT. The boot in first two pics is so short and tail lights look a bit higher. The rest of pics shows its a sedan.

Could it be 2 version being used for photoshoot? A 3GT and sedan?
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