New Hyundai sports sedan a.k.a 3-Series rival will hit the dealerships in 2015

Article by Christian A., on August 13, 2012

The Bmw 3-Series Sedan appears to be a benchmark on the market as Cadillac made its own model, the ATS, and Hyundai also wants a model just like that. According to Automotive News, Hyundai is preparing to build a performance-oriented small sedan, which will use the same rwd platform seen on the Genesis sedan and coupe models.

Regarding its looks, the design will be closer to the Genesis Coupe’s look. Still, don’t expect to see this car too soon, as the Korean manufacturer said that the new sedan will hit the showrooms in 2015. Of course, this is not a new plan as the vehicle has been in Hyundai's pipeline since 2006. "The Genesis Coupe is in the same segment, really, as the 3-series coupe," Hyundai CEO John Krafcik said. "One of the things we're thinking is: Should we do something that's a sedan version of that?"

Over the years, the BMW 3-Series Sedan has come to symbolize BMW’s dynamics, aesthetic appeal, and sporting capability. Now on its sixth model generation, this compact sports sedan segment original and best-selling premium vehicle boasts dynamic and elegant lines and highlights the sporting character of BMW’s mid-size model.

While the new BMW 3-Series grew in terms of its dimensions compared to its earlier version, it has retained that perfect balance between elegance and sportiness. And just as in earlier generations, the 3-Series sedan has dynamic proportions that are shaped by its sweeping bonnet, its long wheelbase, its short front overhang, and its typically BMW set-back greenhouse.

The new 3-Series has a wedge-shaped silhouette as well as a wider track, underlining its sporting appearance. With a clearly accentuated width and multi-faceted surfaces, the new sedan’s expressive front end has lent a sportier face to the car. Moreover, the wide and squat interpretation of the car’s upright and forward-slanting kidney grille emphasizes its stance. It also has LED accent lights that look like eyebrows on twin headlights plus corona rings, giving the classic BMW focused look even more intensity. The new 3-Series’ headlights extend up to the kidney grille’s frame, joining the headlights and grille into one stylistic unit and further emphasizing the broad-set stance of the sedan.

Additionally, the new 3-Series replaces its predecessor’s central air intake with two larger intakes positioned under the headlights to the front end’s outer edges. These intakes add more depth to the sporty styling of the sedan. On the far right and on the far left of the main ducts, you can see small vertical intakes that help create an "Air Curtain," which is a new technology that improves the air flow around the car’s front wheels and that enhance aerodynamic efficiency as well as reduce fuel consumption at greater speeds.

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