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2012 BMW 3-Series Coupe

2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $38,700 - $63,000
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l I6, 3.0l I6 T, 4.0l V8
Transmissions A6, M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 14-19 (city), 20-28 (highway)

Our Ratings

Velocity Index 80

Overview Information

The 3-Series has long been the standard-bearer in one of the industry's most competitive segments. BMW offers an impressive combination of styling, performance, and luxury features for a German luxury coupe priced from the low thirties. Offered in RWD and AWD versions, the 3-Series model range includes multiple models with alphanumeric designations corresponding to their driveline. Most 3-Series models are powered by a inline six-cylinder engine which produces 230-bhp when normally-aspirated or 300-bhp when turbocharged. The ultimate 3-Series is the M3 which is powered by a V8 producing over 400 horsepower. Like most BMW models, the 3-Series includes a healthy list of driver aids and available technology, but some common items like heated leather seats require hitting the option list. Despite the numerous improvements to the 3-Series, there are compelling alternatives available from Infiniti and Audi.

Official Word:

The profile of the BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible is instantly recognizable as a 3 Series at first glance. Beyond the basic shape, the design elements of the headlights, enhanced depth of the taillights, and even the exterior mirrors were specifically created for the Coupe and Convertible. These unique design cues reflect the sporty character of the car. The driver who chooses a two-door vehicle desires a car with dynamic looks as well as performance....Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
328i 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 RWD 18/28/22 74 $38,700
328i 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 70 $38,700
328i Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 70 $40,150
328i Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 RWD 18/28/22 74 $40,150
328i xDrive 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 AWD 17/25/21 68 $40,400
328i xDrive 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 AWD 17/25/21 64 $40,400
328i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 AWD 17/25/21 68 $41,850
328i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 AWD 17/25/21 64 $41,850
335i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 72 $45,100
335i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 RWD 19/28/23 76 $45,100
335i Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 72 $46,550
335i Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 RWD 19/28/23 76 $46,550
335i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 AWD 19/27/23 74 $46,800
335i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 70 $46,800
335i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 70 $48,250
335i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 AWD 19/27/23 74 $48,250
335is 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 RWD 18/26/22 78 $52,100
335is 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) SM7 RWD 17/24/20 78 $52,550
335is Leather 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 RWD 18/26/22 78 $53,550
335is Leather 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) SM7 RWD 17/24/20 78 $54,000
M3 4.0l V8 (414-bhp) M6 RWD 14/20/17 80 $60,100
M3 4.0l V8 (414-bhp) SM7 RWD 14/20/17 80 $63,000