BMW 3 Series spy shots – Click above for high-res image gallery

The next-generation BMW 3 Series has been out stretching its legs before its official debut, and our tactical team of spy photographers was quick to snap a few photos before the vehicle returned to the automaker's lair. These photos give us a more complete look at the new 3er for the first time as its shed more of the psychedelic-swirl camouflage than in any of its previous outings. We can clearly make out the rear fascia in its entirety and we've been given a good glimpse of the vehicle's LED tail lamps as well. Those rear lights look an awful lot like the hardware found on the newest BMW 5 Series to us.

In addition, this particular mule shows off the vehicle's new headlights as well. Those rigs look to be rocking the same squared-off LED shape as the latest 6 Series, which means we may see the diodes spread to the rest of the German automaker's lineup. Check out the full gallery for a closer look.




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      oemzpilot
      • 3 Years Ago
      People on the bus are like wait, it's a 7...no, a 5.... wait 3? Note to BMW... No need for CAMO, we know what it will look like.
      BimmerFerret
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hopefully this is an Xi mule, because that ride height is like a truck.
      brgtlm
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why bother camouflaging? It will end up looking like a small 5-Series, which is a smaller version of the 7-Series. And the interior will look like the 5-Series. Let's hope they haven't supersized it and it doesn't need a diet like the 5 and 7.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Shiftright
      • 3 Years Ago
      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ....the next default car for badge ******, but only in silver or black of course. I know it will be a great car, as all 3 series have been, but its more common than a Corolla or Camry where I live, about as exciting looking, and usually driven by status obsessed pricks and high maintenance princesses who have no capacity to appreciate the engineering in them anyway.
      • 3 Years Ago
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        Sukairain
        • 3 Years Ago
        .... looks more like a face lift than a new car. First Bangle and now they are taking the Porsche "Play it safe" approach of automobile design. The last 6 series was better looking than the new, the GT is horrid, 1 series is something of an ugly joke and the new 5 is much less interesting than the last one. BMW,n take a look at the Mercedes E-Class and SLK and learn.
      Keith Rogers
      • 3 Years Ago
      It's pretty bad when we can already imagine what the new 3-series will look like without it being unveiled. The 3-series is already less appealing to me because it seems that everyone and their mother drives one around here. Couple that with the boring styling of all new BMW's, and suddenly there is a car that I could care less about. Give me an A4 with the S-line package, or the refreshed C-Class. And also, bring on the next IS and Hyundai's 3-series fighter. The companies that are the hungriest will always have a few surprises in store. BMW, on the other hand, is content, and complacent.
      GearHead
      • 3 Years Ago
      Loving the new menacing front lights.. Can not wait to see the 335i version of this in production form. Hate all you want kids.. they will continue to make kick ass drivers cars as long as they are purchased, which they are en masse. Lets just hope they do not have any big issues like the fuel pumps of the E90s. I would take one of these over a C Class any day all day.
      Dreez28
      • 3 Years Ago
      Typical boring BMW exterior design.
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      Juan
      • 3 Years Ago
      Rear 3/4 looks like 1st gen G35.
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