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2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

Price Range: $38,700 - $38,700 | 18 MPG City - 28 MPG Highway

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2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

Benefits of Driving a 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

The BMW 3-Series is offered in more body styles than any other vehicle in its class, and with coupe, sedan, wagon or convertible variants, every buyer will be able to pick the one that fits them best. Across any of these models, the 3-Series has a refined, sophisticated feel combined with excellent steering and handling and smooth, responsive powertrains. Particularly of note are the 335is coupe, which combines the 300-hp turbocharged six and DCT transmission for the first time, and the 335d sedan, which can accelerate about as quickly and also returns a stunning 36 mpg highway. At the top of the range is the renowned M3, available in coupe, sedan and convertible form. A performance legend, the M3 represents one of the best performance values on the market today.

What's new for 2012?

For 2012, the BMW 3-series gets a redesigned sedan model, while the coupe, convertible and wagon return with few changes. An automatic transmission is now a no-cost option across the line and the M-sport package is now cheaper. All-wheel-drive versions have now been fitted with 17-inch wheels with all-season tires as standard equipment.

Model Strengths

  • Several different body styles to choose from
  • great handling and steering
  • nice, well-controlled ride
  • available clean-diesel engine on sedan
  • new track-oriented 335is model
  • tight retractable hardtop setup for convertible

Model Review

The 3-Series comes in several different body styles. With coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon variants--including diesel and high-performance M3 variants in some styles--the 3-Series includes a full range of possibilities.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

Rollover Resistance
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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Opt
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2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

2dr Cpe 328i RWD

Engine

Engine Type 3.0L Gas I6
Horsepower 230 @ 6500 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 200 @ 2750 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gasoline Fuel
Fuel Capacity 16.1 gal
Fuel Economy 18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 450.8 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 6-Speed Manual Transmission

Wheels

Rims 17 x 8.0 in.
Tires 225/45R17

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 4 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 38.4 in. / 41.8 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 36.8 in. / 33.7 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 11.1 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 108.7 in.
Curb Weight 3583 lb.
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2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

2dr Cpe 328i RWD

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Bucket Seats Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Optional
Sunroof Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Auxiliary Power Outlet Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Cruise Control Optional
Keyless Start Optional
Navigation System Optional
Parking assist Optional
Power Driver Seat Optional
Power Passenger Seat Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
Satellite Radio Optional