Hyundai developing a new compact sports sedan to take on Bmw 3-Series

Article by Christian A., on August 12, 2013

Sources confirmed the fact that Hyundai is finally developing an answer to the German compact sports sedans, such as the Bmw 3-Series, Mercedes-Benz C-Class or the Audi A4. Set to arrive somewhere in 2016, the new Hyundai rear-wheel-drive sedan, dubbed the RK, will be a little bit larger than the Bmw 3-Series, according to Automotive News and its design cues and characteristics will be borrowed from the Genesis Coupe.

Moreover, the new car will be inspired by the HCD-14 Concept, unveiled back in January at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, which means that we should prepare to see a dramatic fastback roofline, short front and rear overhangs, as well as bold front end.

Under the hood, we will find a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, such as the 2.0-liter used by the Genesis Coupe, but the bigger 3.3-liter V6 used by the Agera could also make its way in the new sedan.

As the originator of the compact sports sedan segment, the BMW 3-Series Sedan has become a symbol of the brand’s aesthetic appeal, dynamics and athleticism. The arrival of the sixth generation of the BMW 3-Series Sedan marks a new step for the best-selling premium vehicle in the world.

The new BMW 3-Series Sedan still exudes a superb combination of sportiness and elegance even though it is now larger than the previous generation model. However, just like the previous iterations of the BMW 3-Series Sedan, the new generation features dynamic proportions defined by its sweeping bonnet, long wheelbase, short front overhang and a set-back greenhouse.

As designed, the new BMW 3-Series exudes a sporty look, as made possible by its wedge-shaped silhouette and its track that is wider by 37 mm at the front and 47 mm on the rear. The front end of the new 3-Series boasts of multi-faceted surfaces and is further defined a wide, squat interpretation of the forward-slanting BMW kidney grille.

This grille is flanked by twin headlights, which when specified as xenon units comes with corona rings, as bordered above by LED accent lights. At a glance, the headlights and grille seemed like a single unit. This is thanks to the fact that the headlights extend up to the frame of the kidney grille, thereby further highlighting the broad-set stance of the new BMW 3-Series Sedan.

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