On May 26 BMW released the information about the termination of the current BMW 3-Series Sedan production in October 2011. The reason for such decision is simple. The German car manufacturer plans to introduce its new 3-Series model to the brand's devotees at the 2011 Frankfurt Motor Show. There are some talks that the new car will be unveiled during the 2011 Geneva Auto Show.
The code name of the new model is F-30.The technical details are not officially released yet. However, the spy shots, that appeared recently on the Australian blog CarAdvice, give an idea about exterior. It features the sleek dynamic lines with squat proportions, wider and lower grille, strong aggressive line, running from the front fender up to the rear door. The new front end is designed following the BMW family template, applied for the current F10 5-Series model. The technical characteristics are now the subject for rumors, but it seems like the expectations of the brand's devotees will be satisfied. The 2012 3-Series is based on the new modular platform. Compared to the current model, the new BMW 3-Series has the wheelbase that is longer by 1.5. The overall proportions remain mainly the same. It is expected that the new 3-Series model will be offered with the latest BMW EfficientDynamics technologies that will include stop-start technology, brake energy regeneration, pre-heating technology for the gearbox, engine and differential. Also the new model is said to come with solar roof panel and aerodynamically designed wheels. The engine options of the 2012 3-Series model most probably will include four- and six-cylinder engines, both naturally aspirated and turbocharged, and even a new 3-cylinder engine.