The G20/G21 three Sequence household is certain to obtain a mid lifecycle refreshment proper in time for 2023 mannequin 12 months. Scheduled to be revealed round Spring 2022, the medium class premium fashions are anticipated characteristic delicate visible updates, whereas the massive revolution is predicted within the cabin. To be exact, BMW will regularly roll out the brand new BMW iDrive Eight infotainment structure, following its premiere this 12 months on the brand new iX and i4. Beginning 2022, extra fashions are anticipated to obtain the brand new OS, full with the revamped digital interface and the stylish Curved Show.
Spy photographers have not too long ago managed to scoop a camouflaged check prototype in a carpark in Arjeplog, close to the Arctic Circle. Regardless that the check mannequin featured no visible change on the skin, the dashboard was lined as to presumably the brand new display screen structure with no cowling in anyway, like within the iX. As we don’t personal the images, we invite you to see them here. The car nonetheless carried the normal digital gear shifter, however given the specificities of the brand new BMW OS 8.0, that one too is on its approach out.
It should seemingly get replaced by a small lever, just like the one seen within the new iX and likewise destined for the i4, and different upcoming Bimmer, such because the U06 2 Sequence or the U11 X1. In fact, the rotary knob is right here to remain, because it had a pivotal function ever for the reason that introduction of the BMW iDrive infotainment idea 20 12 months in the past and the Munich-based model determined to stay to it.
Talking of design revisions, we predict some minor modifications on the skin, with most likely a brand new entrance gentle signature with cut up filaments, identical to those anticipated on the forthcoming X3/X4 facelift fashions. By way of engines, issues will go largely unchanged between the mannequin generations, with the 320e and 330e on the forefront of the environmental offensive. In response to some rumors, there are additionally possibilities we see an all-electric three Sequence, however reserved for the Chinese language market. More likely to be titled i3L (given longer wheelbase), the pure-electric sedan might be additionally supplied in Europe at a later date. Count on additional correctly camouflaged three Sequence LCI prototypes to hit streets within the following interval.
[Top Image: BMW Concept i4]