Take a look at the new BMW 320iA Saloon Sport. Codenamed G20, the 3 Series saloon was unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show.
One of the most popular compact executive cars ever produced, the BMW 3 Series has been around since 1975 and it is now into its eighth generation.
Based on BMW’s Cluster Architecture (CLAR) platform, it has a double-wishbone (front) and multi-link (rear) suspension as well as a flat and covered underbody which results in a drag coefficient of between 0.26 and 0.23.
Compared to its predecessor, the new BMW 320iA Saloon Sport is 55 kg lighter, 85 mm longer and 16 mm wider. Weight distribution is 50:50 and its body is stiffer by 50%.
Inside, the car is much quieter thanks to the use of double-glazed acoustic glass for the windscreen and increased insulation in the A-pillars.
Engine and Performance
The BMW 320iA Saloon Sport is powered by the 2-litre TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine and it is rated at 181 hp and 300 Nm.
With an 8-speed Sport automatic transmission handling gear-shifting duties, the car accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7.1 seconds. The top speed is 235km/h – the highest figure ever for a “320” saloon.
Comfort Features and Key Equipment Specifications
Among its many standard features are 18-inch light alloy wheels in V-spoke style, BMW Individual high-gloss Shadow Line components, electric glass roof with sliding and tilting functions and LED headlights and fog lights.
The cabin of the BMW 320iA Saloon Sport is roomy and very comfortable, thanks to a 2851 mm wheelbase, and equipment highlights include automatic 3-zone climate control.
It also has its BMW Gesture Control, front Sport seats, BMW Live Cockpit Professional with Intelligent Personal Assistant, sports leather steering with paddle shifters, velour floor mats, Sensatec upholstery, and wireless charging.
Technical Specifications of the BMW 320iA Saloon Sport
|Engine capacity||1,998 cc|
|Engine type||4-cylinder in-line 16-valve TwinPower Turbocharged|
|Bore x Stroke||unknown|
|Power||135kW (181 bhp)|
|Acceleration||7.1s (0-100 km/h)|
|Top speed||235 km/h|
|Fuel consumption||15.9 km/L|
|Misc technical data|
|Transmission||8-speed (A) Steptronic|
|Drive type||Rear-wheel drive|
|Vehicle type||Luxury Sedan|
|Dimensions (L x W x H)||(4706 x 1827 x 1442) mm|
|Min turning radius||unknown|
|Fuel tank capacity||unknown|
|Boot/Cargo Capacity||480 L|
Video Reviews of the new BMW 320iA Saloon Sport
2019 BMW 320iA Sport Saloon – VINCAR Review