The 2012 3-series sedan product planning and strategy bulletin and ordering guide has been released (scans below).
Retails sales will launch on February 11, 2012. The first two months of production will be used to produce dealer’s initial stock – two 328i and one 335i. Here’s a breakdown of the ordering info available so far:
STANDARD EQUIPMENT on both 328i and 335i sedan will include:
8 speed auto transmission (6 speed manual is a no charge option)
6.5″ color display with iDrive controller
One inch wheel upgrade (17″ standard on 328i and 18″ standard on 335i)
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Here’s the first sighting we’ve seen of a US spec production Luxury Line F30 3 series sedan. This model was recently spotted at the BMW USA HQ in NJ and is the first look at how the US spec F30 will differ from the European version – namely the placement of the front bumper reflectors.
This F30 is a Luxury Line model which features: front and rear bumpers with speciﬁc features in high-gloss chrome, BMW kidney grille with 11 slats in high-gloss chrome, side window frames and window recess ﬁnishers in high-gloss chrome, B-pillar and window uprights in Black, high-gloss “Luxury” lettering along the side, and tailpipe trim in high-gloss chrome.
The F30 3 series world premiere event was streamed live from Munich on BMW’s facebook page, but in a fairly low resolution feed. We’ve now posted hi-resolution videos from the event. Have a look at the new videos in our Official F30 Information Thread.
The BMW UK F30 3 series configurator is now online, available for all those interested in spec’ing out their F30s and seeing how a particular configuration looks.
Available for configuration are F30 base, modern, luxury and sport lines, in a full array of colors, wheels, and interior trims. Packages and optional equipment are also listed, all with prices. The 335i Sport Line and M sport variations are not yet online, but it shouldn’t be long.
Production of the F30 recently kicked off at the Munich production plant.
Click on through and configure your F30, but be sure to share your results with us here.
The BMW Group is investing half a billion euros in building the new BMW 3 Series at the Munich plant, where series production launches today.
“The BMW 3 Series is the most important volume-produced model from the BMW Group as well as the biggest-selling model in the entire premium segment. To ensure that the sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series likewise leaves the factory in flawless quality, we have invested around 500 million euros in our Munich home plant. And that means safeguarding 9,000 workplaces,” said Frank-Peter Arndt, Member of the BMW AG Board of Management responsible for production, in Munich on Friday.
As series production of the new BMW 3 Series Sedan got under way, Christian Ude, Mayor of Munich, along with Manfred Schoch, Chairman of … CONTINUED
Production form F30 3 series sedans have now hit the streets in force and we bring you the first look at a base F30 3 series. The F30 3 series models revealed at the reveal event two weeks ago were all examples of the upcoming F30 lines – Sport Line, Modern Line, and Luxury Line.
On the exterior, the blue F30 shows that a base trim model will differ from the “Line” models mostly in the lack of any extra front bumper adornments. This is also the first look at the all new Liquid Blue color on an F30. Liquid Blue will be available from March 2012.
Also posted below are photos of a Havana Metallic F30 Modern Line model.
The F30 officially comes to market in February 2012.
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The sixth generation of the BMW 3 Series celebrated its debut in Munich last Friday. The whole world was able to attend the presentation in the BMW plant and BMW Welt live, via Facebook. The BMW Group’s most important volume model will be taking off at the beginning of February 2012. The launch campaign for the new BMW 3 Series underlines the sportily dynamic positioning of the vehicle, coupled with maximum efficiency and impressive design. Across all sales channels, the campaign consistently shows sportiness and passion as the central themes.
The first online measures can already be viewed at www.bmw.com and www.facebook.com/bmw. The online description on the BMW website provides all the information about the vehicle. Alongside details about the design of the vehicle, handling, … CONTINUED
We’re thrilled to post the world’s first photos of the F32 3 series (or 4 series) coupe! Despite the heavy camouflage you can see a very sleek and sporty design. As usual for BMW coupes, there are frameless windows and a B-pillar for structural rigidity. There’s a lot of camouflage around the rear windows so the shape of the window or the famous Hofmeister kink can’t be made out yet.
We expect the F32 to get the same engines as the just-unveiled F30 3 series sedan, i.e. the 4-cylinder turbo engine in the 28i and the 6-cylinder turbo 35i. As the F32 is supposed to take on a more upmarket image than the F30, perhaps BMW will offer a higher output for the 35i. Just speculation for … CONTINUED
Now that the F30 3 series has officially been revealed, expect to see it in uncovered production form in the wild. This white F30 3 series spotted in NJ by one of our members is the first we have seen completely uncovered and running in public after the F30 debut.