2012 BMW 3 Series production kicks off at Munich plant

A new era has begun! Production of the BMW 3 series has just begun today at the brand’s Munich plant, with a half a billion euro investment behind it.

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BMW AG Board of Management Member Frank-Peter Arndt explains the investment: “The BMW 3 Series is the most important volume-produced model form the BMW Group as well as the biggest-selling model in the entire premium segment. To ensure that the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series likewise leaves the factory in flawless quality, we have invested around 500 million euros in our Munich home plant. And that means safeguarding 9,000 workplaces.”

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BMW’s Munich plant is a crucial component of the brand’s global production network, and will be the lead plant for the sixth generation 3-Series’ production. The brand plans to move 680 units per day out of the plant three months after beginning production, and will eventually reach over 900 daily.

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Refresher: The 2012 BMW 3 Series three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line – of course, an M Sport Package will follow. The 2012 BMW 328i is powered by a 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 240-hp at 5,000 rpm and 260 lb-ft of torque between 1,250 and 4,800 rpm. That allows 0 to 60 mph to come in just 5.7 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (155 mph with Sport Line package). Power for the 2012 BMW 335i comes from the same N55 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine making 300-hp at 5,800 rpm with a maximum torque of 300 lb-ft between 1,200 rpm and 5,000 rpm. 0 to 60 mph comes in 5.4 seconds with a top speed of 130 mph (and 155 mph with Sport Line package).

– By: Alexandra Koken