New BMW 3 Series coupe to break cover soon
It is expected that the 3 Series coupe will be officially launched at the upcoming Geneva Motor Show, while South African sales will probably kick off in the last quarter of 2006.
Although its design is unmistakably the same as its sedan sibling, the new coupe's styling is also inspired by the 6 Series.
A cabriolet model, with a folding hard-top instead of a canvas roof, is also to join the 3 Series line-up later this year.
The coupe's engine line-up will reflect that of the sedan range and there will also be an M3 version with a 4-litre V8, but the latter could only go on sale in 2007.
Artist's impression of the new 3 Series Coupe