Finally brave again! The next 3-series and all new to 2021. The future of #BMW-G20
TRIPLE Striking kidney and headlights with OLED - and laser technology. Genuine design jump
The i-offensive? In the exit. Design jumps? No longer really recognizable. If BMW as out of step? Not at all. Why the next three, a new era begins.
What would you do if you were BMW boss? Since you have a successful design language, are technically anywhere at eye level, and its sales people tell you constantly: "Just do not change, we sell great." Would you actually continue surfing on the wave? The head says spontaneously Yes, wants to play it safe. On the other hand you know that every wave hits even on the beach. And before that happens, you need to ride again on the next wave. The problem? Given by model cycles of approximately six years, it is difficult to estimate as to when the wave rolls. At BMW they believe the current wave of success would last a few more years, because the new fives, which goes on sale early 2017, a noticeable design change is made. But do not worry: The new era, it comes with the next three. This starts with the design. From the outside, the genes of the three are indeed still clearly visible, but the larger, downward-drawn three-dimensional kidney changed the face of the car considerably. These slotted new headlights come with a combination of OLED technology and laser light. OLED? These are organic light-emitting diodes, which can illuminate homogeneous unlike traditional LED large areas. This thin-film elements, which are also used in modern screens are used, are not only flat, but also flexible. They enable entirely new lighting designs. BMW combined with the laser beam light used in sevens. First Curved Display Unlike Mercedes for the E-Class, BMW also the next three-he on a freely on the fittings board positioned, optional large display. It will be first bent toward the driver. Also extra charge: a digital instrument cluster. How should we imagine all this, BMW showed the study i Vision Future at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. "As already put a lot from the next three in there," says a BMW insider. But the end of the head-up display is not in sight: Until the display of information in the entire windscreen it will take a generation of vehicles. The basic triple receives analog instruments and a small touch screen in the middle. Service? As BMW is the chosen with the sevens path. The number of fixed buttons is reduced, voice and gesture control expanded. Do not worry, dear BMW fans who do not want or chatting in the car can continue on the iDrive system, the known rotary-push button, draw. While the cockpit design is revolutionary, changes to the exterior dimensions virtually nothing. "The threesome has the perfect format," says BMW. The wheelbase is however down somewhat, and the car is slimming around 80 kilos. This should help to improve the handling of the three again.
In future, the BMW Dreier owners influence the interpretation of his car more than ever already in the configuration. So BMW offers the somewhat more comfortable standard and a sports seat in the future to a comfort chair. The spread of the adaptive chassis is considerably larger. Target: more comfort on long motorway journeys, more agility for fun in fast corners. the other hand, nothing fundamental will change to the engine range of the three. Although by then especially the six-cylinder engines are again thoroughly revised, but the levels remain from a few hp equal. Likewise, BMW is sticking to the eight-speed ZF automatic transmission. For basic engines, there are also after 2018 a six-speed manual-switch. The top model BMW M3 will not make-the horsepower arms race and to remain well below 500 hp. Instead, the BMW M GmbH on lightweight construction and an electric boost function. The next M3 gets more parts made of carbon and magnesium and an electric motor between the engine and transmission, which provides in particular driving situations extra power. For those functions he needs the 48-volt electrical system, which is to keep the latest 2016mit the facelift in 2021 when he three-catchment. It allows the intermediate storage of energy. Thus, the three can then autonomously parallel parking and electrically, among other things and save fuel.
is a crossover
And as it goes on with the i-models? The i8 also gets a new stage like the i3. The term "facelift" does not fit in this context, because it is less about the look than to the improvement of the electric drive. The i3 is changed from previously 64 ampere-hours on 93 and is therefore likely to increase in everyday life its reach to more than 200 km (currently around 120 km). Discussion There are still around the i5, a more spacious electric car. Until mid-2015 the board the idea of a coupe-like four-door sedan was at a premium. That has changed. In December 2015 BMW boss Harald Krüger and his fellow board members surveyed three designs. One went towards a triple GT, it was quickly rejected. Top candidate has postponed an attractive crossover model, in which the battery technology can be integrated better. Currently launch: beginning #2021
earlier is now the Urban Cross come a roughly four-meter City-SUV based on the front-wheel drive platform. The design is adopted, it should end 2017 to go on sale. Problems are naming as the terms "urban" and "Cross" were protected in some markets in the world by other companies. "X2" is still available, but is not, because the car is less than the X1.
In the same year will also start selling the #BMW-Z4
successor jointly developed with Toyota. The Japanese put a closed sports car, BMW a Roadster with soft top. For enhanced driving dynamics, the axes of the current M3 and a further weight reduction to make. Also, the four-door two is a done deal, the rear-wheel drive for this car but off the table. "That should not cheaper three opponents are," says BMW. He's driving dynamics still top, is discussed to provide him with all-wheel drive.
The niche strategy of BMW remains smart and efficient, but the music plays in the volume-oriented segments. In other words: The new three must arrive, the rest is just the freestyle.
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Once well-known sold as new. With the next three BMW is again noticeably innovative in the future. And this is important: set the auto industry. This has made them so strong and attractive. Attention: Operation and expire. And the i5 comes after the E-cars from Audi and Porsche.
BMW is working on the Internet of Things
The trend in the use BMW has always been. In future, the driver indicates menus that are shown on tiles, and confirm the selection by touch pad on the steering wheel. The topic of "Internet of Things" is promoted: The next evolutionary stage of ConnectedDrive includes the "Open Mobility Cloud", connecting through to home and car together. So the mirror could report home on the Real Time Traffic Information in dressing room, that on the previously entered in the navigation system's route congestion. The planned route is displayed with the traffic delays. The other way around can be checked out of the car shutters or the hobs.
More wheelbase, but proportions and space remain similar
The combination follows a half year after the sedan. So much space as before
Still Future music: information projected onto the windshield
Fewer buttons, more control by gestures and language
Large, curved towards the driver display yet
Revolution in the interior: curved screen and digital instrument cluster, hardly buttons BMW