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New 2012 BMW 3 Series Debuts at Chapman BMW on Camelback

2012 3 series

Chapman BMW on Camelback offers Phoenix BMW customers the opportunity to test drive and purchase the sixth generation BMW 3 Series Sedan. Phoenix drivers will find that the vehicle will not only set a new standard for performance and handling but also for luxury, technology and efficiency as well.

Powerful styling and traditional BMW design cues make the 3 Series ready for the spotlight, and it’s on sale now at Chapman BMW.

“Most customers at our Phoenix BMW dealership are pleased with the debut of a powerful four-cylinder engine and the technological innovations that the new 3 Series boasts,” said Bob Colabianchi, General Sales Manager Chapman BMW.

Pricing and Features

The 2012 BMW 328i will be priced from $35,795 while the 2012 BMW 335i will be priced from $43,295. Both prices include $895 destination and handling. These represent a $320 and $370 base price increase over the outgoing models, however, in addition to the completely redesigned exterior and interior the new cars include a significantly higher level of standard equipment. This includes 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 models also feature larger wheels and tires as standard equipment.

Both the 328i Sedan with its TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder engine and the 335i, featuring BMW’s TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six will be available in a trio of trim and equipment variants – the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. Each presents its own individual take on the character of the sports sedan.

“With the announcement of the sixth generation BMW 3 Series Sedan, the benchmark by which all sport sedans are measured was raised once again,” said Colabianchi.

Engines and Transmissions

Drive and chassis technology have always been key areas of expertise for the brand, and agility and driving dynamics remain outstanding attributes of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. The new car belies its larger dimensions with an equipment equalized curb weight 88 lb (40 kilograms) below that of its predecessor.

A choice of two muscular, refined and efficient engines – which both feature new BMW TwinPower Turbo technology – will be available for the new BMW 3 Series Sedan. In addition to the already successful 6-cylinder N55 engine powering the 335i, customers can also opt for the new turbocharged 4-cylinder (N20) variant in the BMW 328i. This latest-generation engine, initially introduced in the 2012 Z4 sDrive28i, rewards the driver with both a dynamic driving experience and significantly reduced fuel consumption.

The innovative 8-speed automatic gearbox – which is a first in the segment – opens up a whole new level of driving experience. It can be specified in combination with either the 328i or the 335i and includes the new Auto Start-Stop function. Compact and exceptionally efficient, it allows the new BMW 3 Series to match or outperform models fitted with the standard six-speed manual gearbox in terms of fuel economy. The new 8-speed automatic brings together shift comfort, dynamic performance and efficiency of the highest order, making it the perfect partner for the new sedan’s dynamic potential.

Safety and Security

The new BMW 3 Series offers its passengers exceptional active and passive safety. Judicious selection of materials, a high-strength structure and an intelligent lightweight design concept allow the body to meet the most exacting standards, and it teams up with highly efficient restraint systems to provide maximum occupant protection. At the same time, the lightweight construction of the new BMW 3 Series makes a significant contribution to the efficiency and agility of the new sports sedan. 

A selection of electronic assistance systems make an active contribution to driving safety in the new BMW 3 Series, helping drivers to avoid collisions in the first place. The stand-out features include daytime running lights, Adaptive Headlights with variable light distribution and anti-dazzle High-Beam Assistant, dynamic brake lights, a rear view camera, the Lane Departure Warning System including Collision Warning, the Lane Change Warning System and Speed Limit Info.

 About Chapman BMW

Chapman BMW on Camelback is a new and used Phoenix BMW dealer. Their state-of-the-art BMW dealership features a full inventory of BMW cars and BMW SUVs with real photos featured on their website. The dealership amenities include a brand new BMW Service and repair facility, a dedicated Certified Pre-Owned BMW sales building and a used car facility. Chapman BMW on Camelback invites consumers to visit and see why they take pride in the vehicles they offer and the service they provide.

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