Production of the 2012 BMW 3 Series recently kicked off at the German automaker’s Munich plant. Following the Euro market, the new 3 will be headed to the stateside in February 2012. So, what can you expect when you head to the dealership to order one?
Lucky for you our sources have handed us the BMW 3 Series ordering guide for the 2012 model year.
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According to the ordering guide, the 328i and 335i Sedan feature BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology and the 8-speed automatic transmission (205) with the 6-speed manual (ZMT) being offered as a no charge option. Compared to the previous generation (E90), the new 3 Series will feature enhanced standard equipment including: 6.5-inch color display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, one inch wheel upgrade (17” standard on 328i and 18” standard on 335i), Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode, Automatic Start/Stop on all engines and transmissions, Brake Energy Regeneration, Two cup holders in front of the gear lever and two bottle holders in the front doors and finally floor mats will no longer be an option.
The 2012 BMW 3 Series three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line – of course, an M Sport Package will follow. According to the ordering guide, the M Sport Package won’t be available in the United States until July 2012.
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).
Check out more details in our leaked ordering guide below.
– By: Omar Rana