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Photos: 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport Package

3-Series | December 5th, 2011 by 12
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While in Barcelona for the new BMW 3 Series launch, our own Shawn Molnar snapped some exclusive shots of the new F30 sedan. Along with …

While in Barcelona for the new BMW 3 Series launch, our own Shawn Molnar snapped some exclusive shots of the new F30 sedan.

Along with the three lines, Sport, Modern and Luxury, BMW also showcased the 3 Series with the aggressive and extremely sporty looking M Sport Package. The package includes 18-inch light-alloy wheels (19-inch as an option), M Sport suspension and BMW Individual High-gloss Shadowline trim give the car that typical M look.

To show the heritage of the 3 Series family, BMW also displayed all the previous generation 3er, including our all-time favorite, the E46.

Photos: 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport Package

The “future” was present also, in the shape of first hybrid 3 Series, ActiveHybrid 3 which launches in early 2013. BMW ActiveHybrid 3 will use a 3.0 liter six-cylinder turbocharged TwinPower engine aided by an electrical engine to deliver an additional 40 kW (about 53 horsepower).

In the US, the base price of the 2012 328i Sedan is $34,900 and the 335i Sedan is $42,400.

This represents a $300 and $350 base price increases versus the outgoing model. The 3 Series now includes standards features such as 6.5” display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, Automatic Start/Stop, Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode, Brake Energy Regeneration, and a 1” standard wheel size increase.

The Modern Line (ZML) and Luxury Line (ZLL) will sell for an additional $2,100 for the 328i and $1,400 for the 335i model. The Sport Line (ZSL) will make you spend $2,500 for the 328i and $1,700 for 335i.

Both models will launch in North America in February 2012.

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  • Malosmani92

    No car will ever be as good as the e46 and thats it.

    • Manchester Man

      In 15 years you will be saying “No car will ever be as good as the F30 and thats it.”… And it goes on and on and on. 

       

    • Mose121

      ehh…as far as driving dynamics go the e46 wasn’t anywhere close to the e36, just like the e36 wasn’t anywhere close to the e30. 

    • http://twitter.com/Twittavelli Twittavelli

      You guys need to move on there will always be change for goodness sake man, move on. I am sure this new 3 will be nothing short of phenomenal.

  • Viper

    not impressed

  • Roman I.

    Thanks for these hilarious photos, I had a nice few laughs :-) In the first photo of new iDrive display, the iDrive shows the fuel economy graphs in “Eco Pro” mode – I guess BMW thinks this is the most viewed data that users will access, now that they’re after the Prius market. Also, the horrible red stripe going along the dashboard – I guess BMW had to “remind” the driver somehow that he/she is driving a “sport edition”, since it’s impossible to do now simply by feel alone (the default settings for electric power steering, electric throttle response and transmission response are the same for all models and the car always sets them to “default” each time you’ll restart the car).

  • Norbert Reithofer

    Don’t like the new look

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