Preview: 2013 Bmw 3-Series Sedan (F30) by Vorsteiner

Article by Christian A., on June 5, 2013

Vorsteiner released the first details and photos of their upcoming tuning program developed for the Bmw 3-Series Sedan (F30). As you can see from the photos, the car comes with a carbon fiber front lip spoiler, a carbon fiber trunk lip spoiler and a new rear air diffuser with integrated exhaust system made from the same carbon fiber.

The design is completed by the 19- or 20-inch Flow Forged alloy wheels. There are no details regarding engine tweaks but we do admit that the 3.0-liter six-in-line engine found on the 335i can be the perfect choice, as it has to be powerful enough to sustain the design.

For those who don’t know, the 3.0-liter engine delivers 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque (295 lb-ft) at just 1,200 rpm, enough to push the car from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.5 seconds and to a top speed electronically limited at 155 mph or 250 km/h.

Of course, the engine can be improved and the car will be even quicker, but we will let the guys at Vorsteiner to show us everything.

BMW’s 3-Series Sedan is the first in its segment and has, over the years, come to symbolize the dynamics, the sporting capability, and the aesthetic appeal of BMW. The new BMW 3-Series is now the sixth model generation of the best-selling compact sports sedan in the world and it showcases an athletic character, thanks to its graceful and dynamic lines.

Even if the new mid-size model has grown in all dimensions from that of its predecessor, it has kept a perfect balance of elegance and sportiness. Just like in previous generations, the dynamic proportions of the sedan are defined by its short front overhand, sweeping bonnet, long wheelbase, and a typically BMW set-back greenhouse.

The new 3-Series has a wedge-shaped silhouette and a wider track – with an additional 37 millimeters at the front and 47 millimeters at the rear – that emphasizes the new BMW’s sporty look. This athletic face is further enhanced by the multi-faceted surfaces on the car’s front end. Moreover, the new 3-Series’ stance is highlighted by the upright and slightly forward-leaning kidney grille’s wide and squat interpretation.

New BMW also has LED accent lights that look like eyebrows on top of the twin headlights featuring corona rings, giving the classic BMW focused appearance an additional intensity. These headlights extend up to the kidney grille’s frame and then merge into a single stylish unit and add more focus to the model’s broad-set stance.

Additionally, the BMW 3-Series has replaced the previous model’s central air intake with two larger intakes that are set under the headlights and up to the outer edges of the car’s front end, adding more depth to its sportiness. You can also find small vertical intakes on the far left and on the far right of the main ducts, therefore helping create an “Air Curtain.” The Air Curtain is a new technology that was designed to improve the flow of air around the front wheels, increase aerodynamic efficiency, and reduce the consumption of fuel at higher speeds.

The 3-Series Sedan from BMW is considered to be the first model of the compact sports sedan class. Since then it has become the epitome of the brand’s athletic ability as well as the dynamics and visual appeal. This will be the sixth generation of what can be considered as the best-selling premium vehicle in the world. Indeed, the new version is able to highlight this mid-size model’s athletic qualities.

While the new 3-Series has larger dimensions when compared to the previous model, the excellent mix of elegance and athleticism is still present. But like the models of the past, the dynamic proportions of the new version retain the long wheelbase, short overhang in the front, set-back greenhouse one would expect from this brand, and the sweeping bonnet. That the new 3-Series has a more athletic look is highlighted by the combination of the wedge shape and the wider track. The front track is wider by 37 mm with the rear track now 47 mm wider.

Because of the way that BMW managed to highlight the width of this model, it allowed the front end’s multi-faceted surfaces to give the 3-Series a sportier appearance. The BMW kidney grille is still there, positioned in an upright manner and slanted a bit forward. However, with the squat and wide interpretation, the grille is able to put focus on the stance of this new model.

Meanwhile, the headlights are able to extend to the kidney grille’s frame, allowing the headlights to merge with the grille. The combination results in one stylistic unit which puts additional focus on the broad-set stance of this model.

Should customers decide to get xenon headlights, they will get twin headlights with corona rings. On top of the twin headlights, accent lights that utilize LED have been placed like eyebrows above one’s eyes. This gives the focused appearance classic BMWs are known for an added level of intensity.

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