2012 Geneva Motor Show: F30 BMW 3 Series xDrive

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Among the big BMW debuts this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the new F30 BMW 3 Series xDrive almost went unnoticed. The xDrive version …

Among the big BMW debuts this year at the Geneva Motor Show, the new F30 BMW 3 Series xDrive almost went unnoticed. The xDrive version of the refreshed 3 Series will be available this fall and in the U.S. will come in two variants: BMW 328i xDrive and 335i xDrive.

The model showcased at BMW exhibit is the 320d xDrive which shares the same engine as the EfficientDynamics edition model: a 2.0 liter commonrail DI variable geometry turbocharged lump, but with different power output – the ED Edition has 163 hp, while the 320d produces 184 hp, both at a similar 4,000 rpm. The total torque numbers are rated at 380 Nm @ 1,750-2,750 rpm.

In previous driving tests, the BMW 32d0 was rated at 5.4 liter/100 km, so expect a similar figure for the slightly heavier xDrive variant.

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Here is the photo gallery from Geneva Motor Show!

15 responses to “2012 Geneva Motor Show: F30 BMW 3 Series xDrive”

  1. Drew says:


  2. StraightSix says:

    The photographer is actually a woman…and article says ”by Horatiu Boeriu”, strange :D

  3. Elegant color combination. The new 3 seems well received by customers and the press. 

  4. MinnesotaVegans says:

    Confused?  Does this article say a Series 3 Diesel X-Drive will or will not be sold in the USA?

  5. Anthony says:

    BMW Please Please bring this car to North America

  6. Guest says:

    Please bring the 320d XDrive to the US market.  Big mistake stopping the production of the 335d in the US.  Offering a more efficient and all-wheel drive variant will be a huge success here. Americans are dying for an efficient car with torque and power.  I own the X5 35d and love it.  

    • Anthony says:

       I don’t know it i am allowed to post links on this site but i read this and it said that a 330d might be coming to North America

      “The best news by far, however, was the news of the diesel. YES, a diesel
      is coming. It will not be a 35, but rather a 30. He indicated it would
      be based off the N47 engine- approximately 2 litres and will come in as a
      330d- placed between the 28 and the 35. Given this information, I’m
      speculating a triple, or at least twin turbo 4 with somewhere from
      225-260 hp and 375-450 ft-lbs of torque. He indicated that mated to the 8
      speed auto, it would be pushing 50 MPGs!!!! At this point all the
      negatives almost went completely out the window, because this news is
      awesome. ”


      • Horatiu says:

        You can post anything Anthony, we don’t ban. And yes, I was just writing that article as you were posting. I chatted with Jason on Facebook.

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