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.

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.