Early reaction to the new 2013 BMW 3-Series has been positive. Beyond the fact that the styling is undoubtedly better – few would disagree – tech specs for the F30 3-Series generate the belief that the car will actually be better. There’s nothing an auto enthusiast wants to hear more, or should want to hear more, than the term, “weight loss”.
Yes, the 2013 BMW 3-Series does weigh slightly less than the old car. And it should be quicker, regardless of what purists may say in regards to the F10’s turbo-only lineup. What the 2013 3-Series could (but likely won’t) lose in terms of throttle response it more than makes up for in torque.
But we’re not hear to deal with the 3-Series’ engine lineup. You can read more about that here. We’re here to look at the 2013 3-Series and to compare it with the 2006-2012 E90 car you see everywhere, on every continent. If you want to skip the image comparison, click past the jump for a Gallery which currently includes at least 114 images of the all-new 2013 BMW 3-Series.
In each of the five photo comparisons posted here, the 2013 F30 BMW 3-Series is the first image seen. Viewed from the side, the new 3-Series seems like a much more mature, cohesive package. It’s more 5-Series-like, while the last 3-Series worked hard to be BMW-new-age-edgy-flame-surfaced while not looking too much like the 5-Series of the same era.
BMW’s always look better when cornering. This view is hugely dependant on wheel choice, but the new car looks lower, longer, leaner, and wider, four traits every car designer wants to get right with a revamped model. Taller and narrower sucks.
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