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BMW 3 Series 2012

Accounting for one fifth of the company’s sales worldwide there is no underestimating the importance of the 3 series saloon to BMW.

Promising outstanding efficiency and unmatched driving dynamics, and the new BMW 3 series features a stiffer body and an all-new chassis based on a longer wheelbase (now 2,810mm, an increase of 50mm on the previous model) and wider tracks (by 37mm at the front and 47mm at the rear).

Now in its sixth generation, this model is larger and more spacious than the model it replaces, more fuel-efficient; and more nimble and agile while even safer. All engines in the new 3 Series Saloon feature BMW TwinPower Turbo technology. They include a new four-cylinder 2.0-litre petrol unit, developing 183kW and 350Nm of torque, in the 328i. It replaces the six-cylinder 3.0-litre engines in the previous 325i and 330i, with inherent advantages for weight and fuel consumption, yet with a 0-100 kph time of 5.9 seconds in manual form, it is quicker than either. Efficiency is also significantly improved and both manual and automatic versions of the 328i have fuel economy of more than 6.42 l/100 and CO2 emissions below 150g/km. The new unit features High-Precision Direct Injection, BMW’s new TwinScroll turbocharging, Double-VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve opening technology.

Full pricing and engine details for the entire range to follow….. watch this space!


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