2012 BMW 3 Series price starts at $35,795 for 328i, $43,295 for 335i

BMW of North America has finally announced pricing on the new 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan lineup. The 2012 328i Sedan will carry a starting price tag of $35,795 while the 2012 335i Sedan will start at $43,295 (Both prices include $895 destination and handling).

The prices represent a $320 increase for the 328i and $370 increase for the 335i – but keep in mind that the new 3 Series Sedan now has a significantly higher level of standard equipment. What’s standard you ask?

Buyers will now get a 6.5-inch central display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, Automatic Start/Stop, Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode and Brake Energy Regeneration. Both the 328i and the 335i feature larger wheels and tires as standard equipment.

The 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan is available in three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line.

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BMW says that the new 3 Series Sedan will debut at the 2012 Detroit Auto Show in January and will go on sale at U.S. dealers in February 2012.

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: Omar Rana