DesignerMarc Michael MarkefkaBody and chassisClassCompact executive car(D)Bodystyle4-doorsedan/saloon(G20)
DimensionsWheelbase2,851mm (112.2in)Length4,709mm (185.4in)Width1,827mm (71.9in)Height1,442mm (56.8in)ChronologyPredecessorBMW 3 Series (F30)
The seventh generation of theBMW 3 Seriesconsists of theBMW G20(sedan version) andBMW G21(wagon version, marketed as 'Touring')compact executive cars. The G20/G21 has been in production since 2019 and is often collectively referred to as the G20.
The G20 was unveiled at the2018 Paris Motor Showon October 2, 2018,and released in March 2019.
The M340i, one of the first models in the range became available for sale in the spring of 2019, with the 330e hybrid model scheduled for launch in 2020.The3 Series Gran Turismofastback body style was discontinued for the G20 generation.
The G20 3 Series is based on theCluster Architecture (CLAR) platformand features increased use of high-strength steel and aluminium.The G20 has adouble-wishbone front suspensionandmulti-link rear suspension,with a hydraulicdamping systemto better absorb impacts.
The G20 has a flat and covered underbody,resulting in a reduceddrag coefficientfrom 0.26Cdto 0.23Cdfor the 320d.Compared to its predecessor, the G20 is 55kg (121lb) lighter, 85mm (3.3in) longer, and 16mm (0.6in) wider.The car retains a 50:50 weight distribution and has a 50% increase in body rigidity.Bootcapacity is identical to theF30, at 480 litres (17cuft).
The windshield usesdouble-glazedacoustic glass and theA-pillarshave increased insulation.The handbrake is now electronically operated and no longer uses a manual lever.Enginecoastingis also now available in both Eco Pro and Comfort modes,and both petrol and diesel models receive engine particulate filters.
In November 2015, a final design proposal out of 3 total, was chosen by BMW management, as reported byAuto Bildin October 2015.
The 320d and M340i are available in both rear-wheel drive andall-wheel drive(xDrive) variants.
The Touring variant (G21) was launched on 12 June 2019.
The G20 is available in Advantage, Sport Line, Luxury Line, or M Sport package.
Standard equipment includes full LED headlights and tail-lights, automaticclimate control, automatic headlights and rain-sensing wipers, 40:20:40 split folding rear seats, and driver assistance systems includinglane departure warningandcollision warningwith braking intervention.
All models featureiDrive6.0 with an 8.8-inch display.The system can be upgraded to Operating System 7.0 with a 10.25-inch display and 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster.iDrive 7.0 hasover-the-air updatesfor the navigational maps and operating system, and features a voice-controlleddigital assistantthat can be activated by saying "Hey BMW".The assistant can control in-car functions and is integrated withMicrosoft Office 365andSkype for Business.Theengine start stop systemuses the navigation system to prevent unnecessary engine shutdowns.
Optional equipment includes the BMW LaserLight, a BMW display key, self-righting wheelcenter caps, and a Welcome Light Carpet.A Digital Key system enables a smartphone to lock or unlock the vehicle usingnear-field communication, and will start the engine when placed in thewireless chargingtray.The optionalparking assistant systemdisplays athree-dimensional360 degree view of the car and its surroundings, which can also be remotely viewed in the BMWConnectedDriveapp.
Only 318d and 320d models are available with a 6-speedmanual transmission.
BMW has controversially implemented a yearly fee for access to Apple CarPlay, a feature built into the car, and for which BMW pays no yearly fee or other ongoing expense.
In March 2019 at theGeneva Motor Showthe 330e iPerformance model was introduced, using the motor from the 320i and a 50kW (67hp) electric motor, it has a maximum electric range of 60km (37mi). It has a 12 kWh battery along with a newly developed system called "XtraBoost" allowing a temporary power increase from the electric motor of up to 30kW (40hp).
ModelYearEngine (turbocharged)PowerTorque0–100 km/h (62 mph)320i2019–B48B20inline-4135kW (181hp; 184PS)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm300N⋅m (221lb⋅ft)
at 1,350–4,000 rpm7.2 seconds330i190kW (255hp; 258PS)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm400N⋅m (295lb⋅ft)
at 1,550–4,400 rpm5.8 seconds330eB48B20inline-4 + Electric Motor185kW (248hp; 252PS)420N⋅m (310lb⋅ft)6.0 secondsM340i3.0LB58B30I6285kW (382hp; 387PS)
at 5,000–6,500 rpm500N⋅m (369lb⋅ft)
at 1,600–4,500 rpm4.4 seconds
ModelYearEngine (turbocharged)PowerTorque0–100 km/h (62 mph)318d2019–2.0 LB47D20inline-4110kW (148hp; 150PS)
at 4,000 rpm320N⋅m (236lb⋅ft)
at 1,500–3,000 rpm8.4 seconds320d140kW (188hp; 190PS)
at 4,000 rpm400N⋅m (295lb⋅ft)
at 1,750–2,500 rpm6.8 seconds330d3.0 LB57D30inline-6195kW (261hp; 265PS)
at 4,000 rpm580N⋅m (428lb⋅ft)
at 1,600–3,000 rpm5.5 seconds
TheM3model is due to be released in 2020.All-wheel drive (xDrive) will be optional on the G80 M3,marking the first time that an M3 has not used a rear-wheel drive layout.A manual transmission will only be available on rear-wheel drive models.
The M3 will be powered by the 3.0L (183cuin)BMW S58straight-six engine that debuted in theG01 X3 M.
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