As Apple fans line-up outside Apple Stores around the world to get their hands on the new iPhone 4S, BMW fans are eagerly sitting at their computers staring at pictures of the all new 2012 BMW 3-Series Sedan. Now BMW as pulled the wraps of the much anticipated F30 BMW 3 Series Sedan today. BMW has stepped up to the task of redesigning its best-selling vehicle and came up with this, the redesigned 2012 BMW 3 Series.
As you can tell from the pictures, the new BMW 3-Series has been totally redesigned for the 2012 model year and we like what we see. When compared to the outgoing model the new 2012 model seems to have grown up and become more elegant while keeping its sporty appeal. Inside, the 2012 BMW 3-Series also gets completely redesigned. BMW says that the interior is now more driver-focused than ever with the cockpit is angled towards the driver by seven degrees.
BMW has stretched the car’s new shape around a platform that’s larger in every dimension. Its front track is wider by 1.46 inches, the rear by 1.85 inches and length has increased by a full 3.66 inches. Despite being bigger, the new 3 Series is also 40 kilograms lighter than its predecessor. Now, that might not sound like much but on a car that is larger than its predecessor, it is quite something as the F30 BMW 3 Series will be more spacious on the insides thanks to the larger dimensions.
The 2012 BMW 328i is now powered by BMW’s 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine making 245 Bhp of peak power and a whopping 350 Nm of peak torque generated as low as 1,250 rpm. That allows 0 to 100 kph to come in just 6 seconds with a top speed of 210 kph (250 kph with Sport Line package).
Power for the 2012 BMW 335i comes from the same N55 3.0 liter 6-cylinder TwinPower Turbo engine making 306 Bhp ad 400 Nm of peak torque even lower down the rev range from as low as 1,200 rpm. 0 to 100 kph comes in 5.5 seconds with a top speed of 210 kph (and 250 kph with Sport Line package).
Both engines are mated a to 6-speed manual as standard and are also offered with an optional 8-speed automatic. BMW EfficientDynamics technologies will also be added to the line-up with Auto Start-Stop and Brake Energy Regeneration. Also available is the new Driving Dynamics Control switch, which allows the driver to choose between Comfort, Sport, Sport + and ECO PRO mode.
The 2012 BMW 3-Series will hit U.S showrooms in February 2012 with three trim levels including Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line – of course, an M Sport Package will follow. Later in 2012, the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will also make its debut in U.S the company said.
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