2012 BMW 3 Series

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$34,900-$60,800
$32,110-$55,935
19 CITY / 28 HWY
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  • Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 34900.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 34900.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 328i (4dr Sdn RWD South Africa) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 34900.00 Engine 2.0L/122 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 335i (4dr Sdn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 42400.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 335i (4dr Sdn RWD South Africa) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 42400.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 23/33
  • Name 328i (4dr Sports Wgn RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 37500.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
  • Name 328i xDrive (4dr Sports Wgn AWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 39500.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name 328i (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 328i (2dr Cpe RWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 38700.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 328i xDrive (2dr Cpe AWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 40400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name 328i xDrive (2dr Cpe AWD SULEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 40400.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 17/26
  • Name 335i (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 45100.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
  • Name 335i xDrive (2dr Cpe AWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 46800.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 18/27
  • Name 335is (2dr Cpe RWD) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 52100.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
  • Name 328i (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 47600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 328i (2dr Conv SULEV) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 47600.00 Engine 3.0L/183 City/Hwy MPG 18/28
  • Name 335i (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 53800.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 19/28
  • Name 335is (2dr Conv) Transmission Automatic w/Manual Shift MSRP 60800.00 Engine 3.0L/182 City/Hwy MPG 17/24
INTERIOR
  • 8-way adjustable front bucket seats includes 2-way headrests with active head restraints feature
  • 2-way headrests with active head restraints
  • Leatherette upholstery
  • Front-seat center armrest
  • Rear-seat center armrest with cupholders
  • Floormats
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone
  • Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
  • On-board computer with check control provides feedback on the vehicle's operating status, including oil level indicator and distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed information such as micro-filter status. It also provides travel information, travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature and more
  • Central locking system with center console switch (leaves gas filler door unlocked), double-lock feature and 2-step unlocking
  • Remote keyless entry with remote trunk release
  • Coded driveaway protection
  • Power front and rear windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
  • Dynamic cruise control
  • Advanced vehicle key memory includes climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings, exterior mirror and power seat settings, audio tone settings and radio presets, central-locking preferences, and lighting preferences
  • Electric interior trunk release
  • iDrive system with 6.5-inch full color flat-screen display, controller and 6 programmable memory buttons
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting sensor, max A/C function, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
  • Rear window defroster
  • Locking glovebox
  • 4 12-volt power sockets
  • Satin silver matte trim
  • Storage package
  • BMW ambiance lighting front & rear
  • Courtesy lights include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Knee airbags for driver and front passenger
  • 8-way power front bucket seats includes 2-way manual headrests with active head restraints feature, and driver memory with 2 presets for exterior mirror and seat positions
  • 4-way adjustable power lumbar support for front seats
  • Anti-theft alarm system
  • Dark burl walnut wood trim
  • Pearl gloss chrome highlight trim finishers
  • Automatic-dimming rear-view mirror
  • Split fold-down through-load rear seats
  • On-board computer with check control provides feedback on the vehicle's operating status, oil level indicator and distance to next service appointment/oil change, as well as other detailed information, such as micro-filter status. It also provides travel information travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature and more
  • Service interval indicator with miles-to-service readout
  • Remote keyless entry
  • Advanced vehicle key memory includes climate-control temperature and air-distribution settings, exterior mirror and power seat settings, audio tone settings and radio presets with optional BMW navigation system, central-locking preferences, and lighting preferences
  • Electric interior tailgate release
  • Front passenger cupholders (dashboard-integrated)
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Luggage net
  • BMW ambiance lighting
  • 8-way adjustable driver's bucket seat and 6-way adjustable front passenger's bucket seat includes 2-way headrests
  • Split fold-down rear seat
  • Front-seat center armrest with storage compartment
  • Rear seat with fold-down center armrest with dual cupholders, and storage bin with retractable cover
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone
  • Power front windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
  • Front cupholders
  • Door storage pockets
  • 8-way power front bucket seats with 2-way manual headrests and driver memory with 2 presets for seat and exterior mirror positions
  • 10-way power front sport seats with adjustable side bolsters, 2-way manual headrests with active head restraints feature, and thigh support, driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions
  • M door sills and M footrest
  • 3-spoke leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone
  • Dark glacier aluminum trim
  • Anthracite headliner
  • 10-way power front bucket seats with 2-way manual headrests and driver memory with 2 presets for seat and exterior mirror positions
  • Seatback easy-entry feature
  • Split fold-down rear seats with convenience hooks
  • Door storage pockets with covers
  • Through-loading rear seats
  • Dakota leather upholstery
  • 12-way power front sport seats with adjustable side bolsters and headrests with active head restraints feature, manual thigh support, and driver memory for exterior mirror and seat positions
EXTERIOR
  • Star spoke (style 393) 17 x 7.5 light alloy wheels and 225/50 run flat all season tires
  • Halogen high- and low-beam headlights
  • Halogen free-form front foglights
  • Adaptive brake lights
  • Heated dual power mirrors
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlight control
  • Ground-illuminating lights in door handles
  • Star spoke (style 396) 18 x 8.0 light alloy wheels and 225/45 run flat all season tires
  • 2-way power glass moonroof with "one-touch" operation and sliding interior sunshade
  • Xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling, corona headlight surrounds, automatic high beams, and LED accent lights
  • 16" x 7.0" V-spoke alloy wheels (style 360) P205/55R16 run-flat performance tires
  • 2-way power glass panoramic moonroof with "one-touch" operation and sliding interior sunshade
  • Halogen high- and low-beam headlights and Corona headlight-rings
  • Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
  • Ground lighting located in bottom of exterior door handles
  • Retractable, high-intensity headlight washers
  • V Spoke (Style 338) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels 225/45 run-flat all-season tires
  • Xenon adaptive headlights with dynamic auto-leveling and corona headlight-rings
  • Star Spoke (Style 339) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels 225/4517 run-flat all-season tires
  • Double spoke (Style 313) light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.0 front, 18 x 8.5 rear 225/40 front, 255/35 rear run-flat performance tires
  • Aerodynamic kit
  • Air intake and kidney grills in black chrome with blacked-out kidney grill surround
  • Shadowline trim
  • Power-folding retractable hardtop with integrated window defroster
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Chrome kidney grilles with blacked-out kidney grille surround
MECHANICAL
  • 6-speed manual transmission
  • 2.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 16-valve, 240-horsepower inline 4-cylinder engine with aluminum engine block, TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision direct injection, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Auto start-stop function
  • Driving dynamics control with eco pro, comfort and sport settings (and sport+ in sport line)
  • Direct ignition system with knock control
  • Electronic throttle control
  • Electronically controlled engine cooling (map coooling)
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Double-pivot type front suspension with spring struts and anti-roll bar
  • 5-link rear suspension with cast-aluminum upper transverse arms
  • Extra-lightweight chassis components, tailored axle kinematics and high-precision steering system
  • Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
  • Servotronic power assist steering
  • Brake energy regeneration system
  • High performance, lightweight 4-wheel ventilated disc brakes with anti-lock braking system (ABS), dynamic brake control (DBC) and cornering brake control (CBC)
  • 8-speed STEPTRONIC automatic transmission -inc: normal, sport & manual shift modes
  • 3.0-liter, dual overhead cam (DOHC), 300-horsepower inline 24-valve 6-cylinder engine with aluminum engine block, TwinPower Turbo technology, high precision direct injection, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline 230-horsepower 6-cylinder engine with composite magnesium/aluminum engine block, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Extensive aluminum componentry including front suspension components (forged-aluminum lower arms, steering knuckle), subframe, steering rack, and brake components (328i xDrive has steel lower arms and a steel subframe, plus an aluminum thrust plate)
  • Double-pivot type front suspension
  • Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
  • Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering
  • 4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with dynamic brake control (DBC)
  • Chrome-plated exhaust tips
  • xDrive all-wheel-drive system
  • Extensive aluminum componentry including front suspension components (forged-aluminum lower arms, steering knuckle), subframe, steering rack, and brake components
  • Double-pivot type front and five-link rear suspension
  • Sport suspension calibration
  • 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline turbocharged 300-horsepower 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology, Valvetronic, and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC), 24-valve inline turbocharged 320-horsepower 6-cylinder engine with TwinPower Turbo technology and Double-VANOS steplessly variable valve timing
  • Increased top speed limiter
  • Additional oil cooler and water cooler for increased cooling performance
  • Black chrome-plated exhaust tips
  • Sports exhaust system
  • Double-pivot type front suspension with dual forged-aluminum lower arms
  • M sport suspension calibration
PACKAGE
    SAFETY
    • Anti-lock braking system (ABS)
    • Dynamic stability control (DSC) including brake fade compensation, start-off assistant, brake drying, and brake stand-by features, with dynamic traction control (DTC)
    • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
    • Programmable daytime running lights
    • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology, dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment, and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
    • Front and rear head protection system (HPS)
    • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags and front and rear head protection system (HPS)
    • Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
    • BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
    • Impact sensor that activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery and turns on hazard lights, interior lights and unlock doors
    • Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
    • Front safety belts with automatic pretensioners
    • LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
    • Child safety rear door locks
    • Emergency trunk release
    • Tire pressure monitor
    • Corona headlight-rings functioning as daytime running lights
    • Seat-mounted front side-impact airbags
    • Crash sensor activates battery safety terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery, automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
    • Hill descent control
    • Automatic safety belt assistant
    • Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
    • Rollover protection system
    ENTERTAINMENT
    • HiFi sound system
    • Anti-theft AM/FM stereo CD/MP3 player audio system with radio data system (RDS)
    • Auxiliary audio input for portable music players
    • HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
    • Satellite radio preparation
    • iPod and USB adapter
    • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling and phonebook downloading capabilities
    • Auxiliary audio input for portable music players located in center armrest

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