Longer 3-Series Unveiled in Beijing
You've likely seen one of the four available BMW 3 Series cruising around Connecticut streets - the Sedan, Coupe, Convertible or Sports Wagon. While it's by no means tiny, it's also not what you'd call a long-wheelbase vehicle. At least not stateside.
A recent debut abroad indicates BMW has different plans for the 3 Series in China. Specifically, the German automaker unveiled a new, longer 3 Series at the Beijing International Auto Show at the end of April.
With nearly four-and-a-half more inches added to the wheelbase, the new variants will carry the following nameplates: 335Li, 328Li, and 320Li. Each will be manufactured in Shenyang, China.
The 3 Series represents the second long-wheelbase model BMW has made solely for dealerships in China. This underscores industry-wide attempts to capitalize on the burgeoning auto market there.
To emphasize the longer, Li wheelbase at the Beijing International Auto Show, BMW also showcased the conventional 3-Series as well as the ActiveHybrid 3 (expected to go on sale later this fall). Also hitting the stage for the first time in Asia was the BMW M6 and 6-Series Gran Coupe.
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