The 2012 BMW 3 Series coverage continues today with a new and exclusive interview. At the BMW 3 Series launch in Barcelona, our road test editor Shawn Molnar sat down with Martin Delitz to chat on the new F30 3 Series.
Before jumping into the audio interview, here is a recap for US customers. 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.
BMW will debut the 3 Series next month at Detroit Auto Show, followed by a market launch in February.
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