2012 BMW 335Li – Long Wheelbase

3-Series | January 12th, 2012 by 12
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Chinese website Autohome uploads the first photos of the 2012 BMW 335Li. The 3 Series with a long wheelbase is available for the Chinese market …

Chinese website Autohome uploads the first photos of the 2012 BMW 335Li. The 3 Series with a long wheelbase is available for the Chinese market and will go on sale this summer.

The first long wheelbase 3 Series for BMW will be unveiled in April and will go head-to-head with the Audi A4L. The longer sedan will provide additional space for Chinese customers looking for premium vehicles without breaking the bank.

An electric 3 Series Li Concept will also be introduced this year.

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The F30 3er Li will be manufactured in China and the extended platform will be the same one used for the upcoming BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

The BMW 3er Li will debut at the Beijing Auto Show in April and will not be available in the United States or Europe.

  • Tom

    Has anyone driven one of these? Or any of the China-only BMWs? Wondering if BMW dumbs down/softens the performance at all in increase profitability and/or cater to the mass market.

  • Abarlas

    I don’t see the point. Why not just get a 5 Series if leg room is an issue.

    • Guest

      $$$.

      • Br

        3 Series GT again, why does BMW have to …

        • InvincibleM5

          To get more customers…

    • InvincibleM5

      If the 5 Series Li is too big or too long for them, this 3 Series Li could be their choice. Ignore the 7 Series because in China that car costs a hell! Furthermore, BMW needs to break Audi’s domination of their A4L which is selling very good there.

  • vitalsigns

    love the look of the longer wheelbase
    probably the perfect 5 series…called a 3 series, but the size of an E39

    wish this would make it to U.S. shores

  • Dfee

    strange LWB for the 3 series…only to please the CHINK???

    • Peace

      Dfee is Dbiggest idiot

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