The South Korean based automaker Hyundai is planning to develop a rival for the BMW 3-Series which might arrive into the company’s showrooms by 2016.
The announcement hasn’t been made officially just yet but rumors are saying that the carmaker is actually starting to develop a rival for the BMW 3-Series. The model in question will get a rear-wheel drive setup and it’s believed to be developed under the RK codename. The model is supposed to be larger than the outgoing BMW 3-Series and to get a styling inspired by the HCD-14 Concept car, which made its public debut back in January, during the 2013 NAIAS in Detroit.
The upcoming BMW 3-Series fighter is believed to get an engine lineup which will include a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder unit, which will produce 274 HP (204 kW) and 373 Nm of torque (275 lb-ft), also used on the Genesis Coupe, along with a 3.3 liter V6, from the Azera, which will be good for 293 HP (218 kW) and 345 Nm of torque (255 lb-ft). Additional details on Hyundai’s BMW 3-Series rival are limited for the moment and will probably be announced over the following years.
Source: Automotive News