The 2012 BMW 3-Series offers the widest range of vehicles for those looking for a sporty luxury vehicle. Configurations include the sedan, coupe and even a wagon. While the 6-speed manual transmission is standard in most of the vehicles, it can be changed to the manual transmission, with even options for dual-clutch. The standard 3.0L inline six-cylinder engine can be upgraded to a turbocharged edition. The unsurpassed 4.0L V-8 M3 engine can also be upgraded to a turbo. These models make for one of the best sports cars available as compared to other vehicles in its class.
Pricing for the 2012 BMW 3-Series ranges from $34,900 for the standard 328i to the over $44,050 for the 335i with xDrive. Sports packages and certain accessories help to drive the price up considerably, but also add to the driving experience and performance and luxury of the vehicle.
The available models for the 2012 BMW 3-Series include: 328i, 328ix, 335i, and 335d. While the vehicles are on the expensive side, they offer a lot for the price you are paying.
The 2012 BMW 328i is the base level of the class with base line performance. It offers the 3.0L inline 6-cylinder engine. Interior standards include leather seating, power everything, electronic steering, and responsive controls. The interior of the vehicle offers little in the sense of leg room, but it more than makes up for it in power and ability.
The 328ix model comes in configurations which include coupe, sedan, convertible and wagon. It offers various upgrades form the standard 328i.
The BMW 335i offers an upgrade to the accessories which are extra in the other 328 models. The ability to get an automatic transmission over a manual transmission is an option which won’t cost you any extra. The 335d offers the ability to get more gas mileage, but only is available in the manual transmission unless you’re willing to pay extra to get the automatic.
The main performance choices for the 2012 BMW 3-Series include the 230 horsepower inline six engine, as well as, the 265 horsepower turbocharged diesel engine. Those looking for the most power can get the inline six turbo charged models which output a massive 300 horsepower. Quick acceleration put the 3-Series at the top of its class in luxury sporting vehicles. Additional sports packages allow you to get even more performance out of the engine.
Those who like the 2012 BMW 3-Series also gravitate towards the Mercedes Benz C-Class and the Audi A4. It is well suited to those looking for sports handling and a pure driving experience rush. It offers luxury and style while providing a sporty feel that many drivers crave. The interior can feel a bit underwhelming if you are not reaching for some of the better packages or trims. The ability to choose from a variety of models makes it possible for you to get the car you want without having to switch manufacturers. Enjoy the interior space while you are whisked down the road in this sporty and fun vehicle.
The safety of the 2012 BMW 3-Series is at the top of its class. The different models allow you to have front, side and rear curtain bags for protection from collisions at any angle. Safety rating for the vehicle is five stars as tested for all kinds of impact ratings. The brake lights have a two stage lighting process which gets brighter as you step harder on the brakes. Traction and stability control help you to stay on the road even at high speeds.