After all these times, now we can get officially meet the 2012 BMW 3-Series F30. Yup, this 2012 3-Series is considered as the most important high-volume sedan for the global market. Since the car made in 1975, approximately 12 million 3-Series has been sold and the execs of the Bavarian automaker are pretty sure that the 2012 model year will be following the foot steps of its predecessors.
The 2012 3-Series F30 has some upgrades here and there and the highlights of the changes are in the overall proportions, smaller, elegant design, and dependable engine. The launched of the 2012 BMW 3-Series F30 is also marked the first mass-market hybrid version in form of ActiveHybrid 3.
In general, the line-up for the 2012 3-Series F30 sedan is the 328i and 335i with petrol engine; 320d and 320d EfficientDynamics with diesel engine. The prices for the European market are ranging from €35,350 for the 320d and 335i worth €43,600. Wonder where your money gone with that amount of money?
For the 320d as part of the 2012 BMW 3-Series F30 line-up, the sedan carries 184 horsepower and can hit 0 to 100 km/h (62mph) in 7.5 seconds with top speed at 146 mph (235 km/h). The fuel consumption for US standard is 52.27 mpg (4.5L/100 km) with CO2 emission figures are 117g/km. If you choose the 320d EfficientDynamics is powered by the same 2.0L diesel engine that delivers 163 horsepower with CO2 emissions 109 g/km and we think that this is very useful for business owners that are dealing with emissions taxes.
The petrol engine for the 2012 3-Series F30 sedan is powered by the new 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and equips with fully variable valve control. The power output is 245 horsepower and able to hit 0 to 100 km (62 mph) in 5.9 seconds with top speed at 250 km/h (155 mph).
Looking for the M3 series of the 2012 BMW 3-Series F30 line-up? That model is scheduled to arrive next year in form of 335i with 306 horsepower that comes from 3.0L V6 BMW TwinPower Turbo, High Precision Direct Petrol Injection and of course, the fully variable valve control. Take this sedan for a sprint in 5.5 seconds with limited top speed reaches at 250 km/h (155 mph).