BMW is preparing a number of new 3 Series variants for launch within the next two years.
This latest shot is a computer enhanced image of the 3-series coupe, which used an actual prototype photo wearing only tape on its front-end as a foundation for what you see here. The new front-end of the coupe is distinctly different from the sedan.
Power for the coupe comes from the same two six-cylinder engines that are offered in the sedan. The performance oriented M3 will get an eight-cylinder engine delivering around 400 horsepower, versus the outgoing models six-cylinder rated at 333 horsepower.
The 3-series coupe is scheduled for launch sometime in 2006, with the convertible and the M3 following in 2007.