Wednesday, November 23, 2011

BMW USA Puts a Price Tag on the All-New 2012 3-Series Sedan

BMW has just released U.S. pricing on its new 3-Series saloon, which will make its North American debut at the Detroit Motor Show in January and arrive in showrooms across the States next February as a 2012 model.
The new 328i, which swaps the current model's naturally aspirated 3.0-liter inline-six for a turbo'd four-cylinder powerplant, will be priced from $35,795, while the 2012 335i Sedan that continues with a turbocharged-six carries an MSRP of $43,295.
Both prices include an $895 destination and handling fee, and represent a modest $320 and $370 base price increase respectively over the outgoing models.
Along with the powertrain, chassis and styling upgrades, the new 3-Series also brings a higher level of standard equipment including larger wheels and tires, a 6.5-inch central display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, Automatic Start/Stop, Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode and Brake Energy Regeneration.
Both the 328i and the 335i will be available in the States in a trio of trim and equipment variants, the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line, while BMW will also offer an M Sport package in the second half of 2012.
As a reminder, the 328i gets a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine with a twin-scroll turbocharger that produces 240HP at 5,000 rpm and 260 lb-ft from 1,250 to 4,800 rpm, for a 0-60mph sprint time of 5.7 seconds and a an electronically governed top speed of 130 mph or 155 mph with the Sport Line.
The 335i is powered by BMW's N55 3.0-liter turbocharged inline 6-cylinder engine delivering 300HP at 5,800rpm and of 300 lb-ft between 1,200 and 5,000rpm. BMW says that it can accelerate from zero to 60mph in 5.4 seconds and reach an electronically governed top speed of 130 mph (210 km/h) or 155 mph (250 km/h) in Sport Line trim.
The 2012 3-Series range will be enhanced with a Hybrid model as well a diesel powertrain later in the year.


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