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Spied: 2013 BMW 3-Series Runs the 'Ring'

The BMW 3-Series sedan was spotted running around the Nurburgring last week. It features an 'air curtain' system and will eventually offer hybrid drive system in the near future.

Nurburgring continues to be the popular choice for testing new vehicles. Spied this week banging out a few laps in Germany, the 2013 BMW 3-Series looks pretty good decked out in just a bit of camouflage. It still contains some of the current E-90 3-Series look, however, the four door sedan can be seen sporting an aggressive dual-exhaust and square shaped 'angel eye' front lights. The new 3-Series will most likely be rear-wheel-drive and have a forced-induction inline six-cylinder.

Standard models 3-Series could have a forced-induction four-cylinder instead. It is also expected to use BMW's EfficientDynamics technology. Low drag aerodynamics and high-tech electronics should make the next 3-Series a class above the current car. One of the coolest features on the new 3-Series is the 'air curtain.' The car uses a special series of ducts and vents that allows air to slip over the wheels, greatly reducing drag. To even further increase efficiency (and keep a BMW driving experience), plans to deliver hybrid technology to the line will come eventually.

The X6 ActiveHybrid and ActiveHybrid 7 will make its debut on the 3-Series and will be marketed mainly to U.S. buyers. Photos courtesy of F30Post.com

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