British magazine Autocar has a report today that both verifies and expands on much of what we ‘ve been reporting on the new 3er over the last few months. In the drivetrain department expect the current range of six cylinder engines to be refined and joined by new four and three cylinder power-plants. Efficiency and in some cases power will be key attributes as BMW further defines itself as a world leader in efficient dynamics.

On the outside BMW will be creating a look based on the new corporate design language that should be as slippery through the air (.24 CD) as it is aggressive and sporty looking.

We ‘ll have more in the days ahead.