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2019 BMW 3 Series Gets De-Camouflaged in YouTube Photoshop Video

The all-new G20 3 Series is BMW's next big reveal, but we're too excited to just sit around and wait for it. That's why we hoped the magic of Photoshop would offer us a quick glimpse.
2019 BMW 3 Series Gets De-Camouflaged in YouTube Photoshop Video 2 photos
2019 BMW 3 Series Gets De-Camouflaged in YouTube Photoshop Video
Usually, renderings of upcoming cars are made from scratch. But Frenchman Laurent Schmidt decided to base them on the official "spyshots" released by BMW and taken at the Nurburgring.

He then digitally removed the camouflage by selecting all the significant elements and re-painting them from scratch in that particular shade of burned orange. Black lines were used to create the panel gaps on top.

We have a little issue with his execution of the front end. Some of the crispness of the grille and the headlights have been lost, partly because he imported elements from the 5 Series. Painting them from scratch would have been harder, though.

The back end, meanwhile, came out much cleaner and gave us a pretty good idea of what to expect. In any case, we don't have that long of a wait, since the G20 3 Series sedan should be officially revealed in October, at the Paris Motor Show.

The 7th generation model will ride on the same platform as the 5 Series, becoming lighter and stiffer. The engines will kick off with a MINI-like 1.5-liter 3-cylinder in the 318. BMW has also promised the 330i will have the most potent 2-liter it's ever produced, but even diesel will get some more grunt. For example, we expect the 318d to have 163 HP instead of the previous 150.

Two M Performance models are planned, the 360 HP M340i and the 326 HP M340d, both with standard xDrive. Furthermore, BMW plans both 1.5 and 2.0L-based plug-in hybrids and a fully electric model for 2020. Even the legendary M3 is said to have some electronic assistance and perhaps AWD to annoy the purists and satisfy drag racers.

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