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Paris: 2020 BMW 3 Series

by Justin King

The all-new 3 Series is nearly three inches longer than its predecessor, with a longer wheelbase and wider track.

BMW has revealed the all-new 2020 3 Series at the Paris Motor Show.

The seventh-generation model is larger than the outgoing sedan, stretching by nearly three inches in length. Its wheelbase and track width have also grown.

Despite the bigger footprint, the new 3 Series is slightly lighter than its predecessor and boasts a sleeker body with an improved drag coefficient.

The new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine in the 330i trim delivers 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, an improvement of seven ponies and 37 pound-feet of twist thanks to a revised turbo and other tweaks.

The M340i and M340i xDrive will receive an updated inline six with 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque, good for a zero-to-60 mph sprint in 4.2 seconds.

The 330i variants will arrive in showrooms by March 2019, ahead of the M340i in the spring and a 330e by 2020.