2012 BMW 3 Series 335i Oil Changes for Life at no cost to you! OKLAHOMA"S #1 SELLING F-SERIES DEALER FOR 9 YRS RUNNING, COME EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE. Reviews: * If you regard driving as both an "act" and an "art," you’ll enjoy the 3 Series. After 35 years, BMW’s volume model remains the defining example when consumers reference a "sport sedan." That is, a nimble, responsive chassis embodying most of the attributes of a Grand Tourer, but clothed in more upright, practical bodywork. Whether you opt for the 2-door Coupe, 4-door sedan or M3 Convertible, the 3 Series execution remains faithful to the 1975 concept. Of course, when looking at the M3, it’s the 1975 concept on drugs. Source: KBB.com * Excellent ride/handling balance; powerful and reasonably efficient engines; upscale cabin; four body styles; elegant hardtop convertible design. Source: Edmunds
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.
Each of the body styles is offered in 328i and 335i variants, with the 328i including a 240-horsepower, 2.0L in-line 4-cylinder engine and the 335i getting a 300-hp, 3.0L turbocharged six. Both of these engines are smooth and free-revving, and they work well either with the standard 6-speed manual transmission or the available 8-speed automatic. Coupes and sedans are offered with either rear-wheel drive (328i and 335i) or all-wheel drive (328ix and 335ix). In the 335is coupe, the turbo engine makes 320 hp.
A 3-Series clean-diesel engine is only available in sedan form. The 335d sedan includes a 265-horsepower, 3.0L twin-turbo in-line 6-cylinder diesel that burns cleanly enough to be sold in all 50 states and produces an incredible 425 lb-ft of torque--bringing the performance of a V8. The 335d is only paired with a 6-speed automatic and rear-wheel drive, and returns a very impressive 23 mpg city, 36 highway.
The M3 comes with a 4.0L V8 engine capable of producing 414 horsepower and 295 lb-feet of torque. Two transmissions are available on the M3: a conventional 6-speed manual and a 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual model.
Across the lineup, 3-Series models have a similar front-end appearance but are quite different in layout. Xenon adaptive headlamps are standard on 3-Series coupe models, and the coupes and convertibles get a unique taillight design with L-shaped lamps and LED illumination. Coupes and convertibles follow a 4-person layout, while sedans and wagons have a 3-person back seat. In place of the center position in coupe and convertible models, there's a larger center console along with storage bins, air vents and footwell lights.
Steering and handling remain 3-Series strengths. All the models in the lineup have near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution, and the suspension--with a double-pivot/strut setup in front and multi-link arrangement in back--is made mostly of aluminum and tuned for a firm but absorbent ride. Servotronic power steering gives a good feel of the road, but the available Active Steering is a step up, automatically adjusting the ratio and assistance level to make the car easier to handle in parking lots as well as on the highway. The Dynamic Stability Control system helps maintain control either near the limits on sharp corners or on slippery surfaces, and it's tuned to allow a little more slip--and driving enjoyment--than most systems. The stability control system will even function like a rear differential and help channel power to the wheels with the most traction, for improved handling. Brake Standby and Brake Drying help maintain top braking performance in the wet, and a Start-off Assistant helps smooth starts on a steep incline. In addition to a full roster of airbags, the 3-Series comes with standard front active head restraints, to help prevent whiplash injuries.
The 2012 3-Series convertible maintains its folding-hardtop arrangement, which compromises trunk space slightly but provides a weather-tight seal from the outside for year-round motoring. An Automatic Air Recirculation helps improve airflow at lower speeds, while the automatic climate control system includes three different modes, including a 'Convertible' mode designed for when the roof is open. For those planning to travel frequently at highway speeds with the top down, there's an available wind deflector, and the available leather in the convertible includes sun-reflective treatment across all surfaces and can reduce interior temperatures by up to 36 degrees.
Wagon models offer an entirely different package aimed at maximizing cargo space and versatility. Wagons are now only offered in 328i and 328ix models.
The M3 is available in coupe, sedan and convertible forms. Long lauded as one of the best performance cars available, it continues this tradition for 2012 as well. Mountains of power, precise handling and clever electronics mean anyone can drive this inexpensive supercar well. A Competition Package includes upgraded 19" wheels, lowered ride height and tuned electronic dampers and stability control to subtly improve what is already one of the best driver's cars out there.
As in the past, the iDrive controller can be pressed, twisted, or tilted to make menu selections, and it's now flanked by buttons that access common functions such as telephone or navigation quickly. Programmable memory keys will automatically bring up frequently used functions to access easily. Menu structures in the new iDrive system are new, with a better visual stacking of the menu structure on screen and symbols. Voice Command allows voice input.
Within each variation of body style, engine, and drive system, the 3-Series models come in a single trim, with a pretty lengthy list of standard features. Rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors and washer jets, keyless entry, an onboard computer, dynamic cruise control, automatic climate control, and a sound system with HD radio are included as standard. Available as part of a Cold Weather Package is a heated steering wheel and a number of other options and packages bring items like upgraded Dakota leather upholstery, a moonroof, a navigation system, a rear sunshade, smartphone integration, or an iPod adapter, as well as Harman Kardon surround sound.
An M Sport Package is also offered on the 3-Series, bringing some of the appearance cues of the high-performance M3 to the 328i or 335i. It includes performance tires on 18-inch wheels, plus sport seats, aerodynamic extras, upgraded trim, and a higher top speed.
On the M3, a Premium Package includes power-folding mirrors, BMW Assist and Bluetooth, while a Technology package includes keyless entry, a navigation system with voice command and electronic damping control.
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
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.
The sedan has been given new headlights and a new grille, which give it a much more aggressive look than the outgoing model. Inside, a new steering wheel and revised center stack layout sets the new model apart from what was available in 2011.
The 328i has been given a new base engine for 2012. Last year's 230-horsepower 3.0L inline six has been replaced by a 240-horsepower 2.0L turbo inline 4-cylinder. The 335i continues to be available with the 300-horsepower 3.0L turbo inline 6-cylinder, and while a 6-speed manual is standard, an 8-speed automatic is now available. Other newly available options include hands-free parallel parking, which uses sensors to park the car automatically, and a surround-view monitor, which gives the driver a view of the vehicle from above, aiding in parking.
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.
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
Front and rear anti-roll (stabilizer) bars
Twin-tube gas-pressure shock absorbers
Engine-speed-sensitive, variable-assist power steering
4-wheel ventilated anti-lock disc brakes with dynamic brake control (DBC)
Chrome-plated exhaust tips
Star Spoke (Style 339) 17 x 8.0 light alloy wheels 225/4517 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 and corona headlight-rings
Halogen free-form front foglights
Adaptive brake lights
Heated dual power mirrors and heated windshield washer jets
Rain-sensing windshield wipers and automatic headlight control
Ground lighting located in bottom of exterior door handles
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 located in center armrest
HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
iPod and USB adapter
Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling and phonebook downloading capabilities
8-way power front bucket seats with 2-way manual headrests and driver memory with 2 presets for seat and exterior mirror positions
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
Tilt/telescopic steering wheel column
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
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 windows with "one-touch" up/down operation
Dynamic cruise control
Anti-theft alarm system
Electric interior trunk release
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
Auxiliary pwr outlet
Dark burl walnut wood trim
Door storage pockets
BMW ambiance lighting
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
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
Front passenger seat-occupation recognition with passenger's airbag off indicator
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
BMW's advanced safety system for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
Automatic safety belt assistant
Automatic safety-belt pretensioners at front seating positions
Automatic locking retractors (ALR) on all passenger-seat safety belts for installation of child-restraint seat
LATCH attachments on child-restraint safety installation
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