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2012 BMW 328

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MPG MPG 17 City / 26 Hwy
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2012 328 Overview

BMW has completely redesigned its 3 Series sedans and the new ones are better than ever.The 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans are slightly bigger, slightly faster, slightly more fuel-efficient than last year's models.They are more technologically advanced yet the technology doesn't get in the way of their being the ultimate driving machine.In short, the new BMW 328i and BMW 335i sedans improve on the previous versions in every way.

The 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans represent the sixth generation of these cars.The 3 Series began with the 1975 BMW 320i, a small, premium sports sedan that appealed to the young and upwardly mobile.The groundwork had been laid here in the U.S.by the popular BMW 2002 and related models that came before.You could even go back to the swoopy pre-war BMW 328 designed for well-to-do gentlemen.However you look at it, the 3 Series is an icon for the brand and remains to this day the quintessential BMW.The 3 Series is the most important product line for BMW and the benchmark for its class.We think the 3 Series is the car BMW does best, and the sedan is the most important iteration.

Though completely changed, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan looks similar to the 2011 model, and it will be recognized by everyone as a BMW 3 Series.Whether it will generate attract additional attention for being new is another matter, although BMW aficionados will have no trouble spotting it.Park a 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan next to a 2011 model and the differences become obvious to casual observers.

For starters, the new sedans are slightly larger in nearly every dimension.The distinguishing styling difference of the new 3 Series sedan is the area around the headlights and grille.Most noticeable is that the headlights now connect to the grille.The grille on the new 2012 3 Series sedans still uses BMW's trademark twin-kidney design but it's shaped differently.The design changes freshen its appearance and add character.Functionally, the new fascia design affords bigger air intakes through the grille and under the front bumper.The sides of the new sedan has broader shoulders, giving it a more muscular stance.

The back seats are a bit roomier on the new 3 Series sedans.We found them cozy but comfortable for two adults, with slightly more headroom and legroom.Also, trunk space has been usefully increased by 1 cubic foot, bringing the 3 Series up to the modest standards of the class.

While the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans are all-new, the 3 Series coupes and convertibles will continue on the previous-generation chassis through the 2012 model-year.Look for the coupe and cabriolet to be redesigned and introduced as either 2013 or 2014 models.This fall, BMW will introduce a high-performance 3 Series M Sport model with a sports suspension, an all-wheel-drive 3 Series xDrive model, and an ActiveHybrid 3 powered by an electric motor and a 300-hp six-cylinder.

The BMW 3 Series is one of the lightest cars in its class, and the new 2012 BMW 328i sedan weighs 3,406 pounds.That's 88 pounds lighter than the previous …
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2012 328 Overview

BMW has completely redesigned its 3 Series sedans and the new ones are better than ever.The 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans are slightly bigger, slightly faster, slightly more fuel-efficient than last year's models.They are more technologically advanced yet the technology doesn't get in the way of their being the ultimate driving machine.In short, the new BMW 328i and BMW 335i sedans improve on the previous versions in every way.

The 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans represent the sixth generation of these cars.The 3 Series began with the 1975 BMW 320i, a small, premium sports sedan that appealed to the young and upwardly mobile.The groundwork had been laid here in the U.S.by the popular BMW 2002 and related models that came before.You could even go back to the swoopy pre-war BMW 328 designed for well-to-do gentlemen.However you look at it, the 3 Series is an icon for the brand and remains to this day the quintessential BMW.The 3 Series is the most important product line for BMW and the benchmark for its class.We think the 3 Series is the car BMW does best, and the sedan is the most important iteration.

Though completely changed, the new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan looks similar to the 2011 model, and it will be recognized by everyone as a BMW 3 Series.Whether it will generate attract additional attention for being new is another matter, although BMW aficionados will have no trouble spotting it.Park a 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan next to a 2011 model and the differences become obvious to casual observers.

For starters, the new sedans are slightly larger in nearly every dimension.The distinguishing styling difference of the new 3 Series sedan is the area around the headlights and grille.Most noticeable is that the headlights now connect to the grille.The grille on the new 2012 3 Series sedans still uses BMW's trademark twin-kidney design but it's shaped differently.The design changes freshen its appearance and add character.Functionally, the new fascia design affords bigger air intakes through the grille and under the front bumper.The sides of the new sedan has broader shoulders, giving it a more muscular stance.

The back seats are a bit roomier on the new 3 Series sedans.We found them cozy but comfortable for two adults, with slightly more headroom and legroom.Also, trunk space has been usefully increased by 1 cubic foot, bringing the 3 Series up to the modest standards of the class.

While the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans are all-new, the 3 Series coupes and convertibles will continue on the previous-generation chassis through the 2012 model-year.Look for the coupe and cabriolet to be redesigned and introduced as either 2013 or 2014 models.This fall, BMW will introduce a high-performance 3 Series M Sport model with a sports suspension, an all-wheel-drive 3 Series xDrive model, and an ActiveHybrid 3 powered by an electric motor and a 300-hp six-cylinder.

The BMW 3 Series is one of the lightest cars in its class, and the new 2012 BMW 328i sedan weighs 3,406 pounds.That's 88 pounds lighter than the previous …Hide Full Review