Welcome to Bimmerfest -- The #1 Online Community for BMW related information! Please enjoy the discussion forums below and share your experiences with the 200,000 current, new and past BMW owners. The forums are broken out by car model and into other special interest sections such as BMW European Delivery and a special forum to voice your questions to the many BMW dealers on the site to assist our members!

Please follow the links below to help get you started!

Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current)

F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current)
The sixth generation 3 series, chassis code F30. 2013 model year 328i and 335i sedans now in production. Read the F30 frequently asked question thread for all your basic question and dive into all the details in the ultimate F30 information thread.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-13-2011, 04:14 PM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,770
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
2012 BMW F30 3 Series Sedan World Premier - Available Feb 11th - Details & pictures!

2012 BMW F30 3 series sedan world premier - Available in dealerships February 2012

The 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan
If there is such a thing as a quintessential BMW, it is without doubt the BMW 3 Series. The 3 Series is everything a sports sedan should be, and for years it has stood undisputed at the summit of the premium mid-size segment. Since it made its debut in 1975, more than 12 million customers around the world have taken ownership of a BMW 3 Series.



Highlights
  • F30 3 series sedan launches as a 2012 model year and arrives at dealership world wide February 11th, 2012.
  • US base model will be the 328i powered by the 245 horsepower N20. A 2.0 liter turbo charged inline 4 cylinder.
  • The US premium model will be the 335i powered by the 306 hp N55 (carry over from the E90 335i). The N55 is a twin scroll turbo charged 3.0 liter inline six cylinder.
  • The 3 series will come in in three 'equipment lines' (get more details on the lines) - Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. The M Sports package, which is sort of a forth 'line' will coming out in the summer of 2012.
  • Through smarter use of materials and lighter materials such as aluminum and plastics the F30 sedan is up to 88lbs lighter then outgoing E90 sedan.
  • The sedan grows in both length and height giving more passenger room, especially in the back seats. Length increases by 3.8 inches and height grows by .4 inches. Surprisingly the width (ignoring the mirrors, which are wider) is actually .1" narrower.
  • Heads up! Technology abound in the new 3 series and exemplified by the full color HUD (heads up display) - No only is this super cool but you can customize the display and windshield location through iDrive (now standard).
  • BMW retaining the drivers 6 speed manual as standard but offers an amazing 8 speed automatic as an option. The automatic can matches or beat the manual gearbox for performance and emissions, impressive.
  • Auto stop/start saves fuel in stop/go traffic. Further fuel savings, or fuel burning can be customized through the "Driver Experience Switch". Select from four modes - sporty, ultra-sporty, comfortable and extremely economical driving.
  • The quintessential BMW driver oriented dash returns! The controls are angled 7 degree to the driver. This is a feature much missed on the E90, nice to have it back on the 3 series.
  • Black panel display for the instrument cluster. When the car is off the black panel display shows only a matte black finish, very cool.
  • Electro-mechanical steering system with optional variable sport steering. How this will feel on the 3 series will have to wait until our test drive.
  • iDrive and dash screen standard. The dash screen does not fold and is design to stand out like the TV in your living room (according to BMW).
  • Hands free trunk opening with comfort access by wiggling foot under rear bumper. This has to be one of the best 'little' features. Its the simple things that make us happy isn't?
  • Optional M Sport brakes. Factory brake upgrade will give you four piston aluminum calipers in the front and two piston aluminum calipers in the rear.
  • Optional M Sport suspension with electronically controlled dampers. Another cool factory "mod".
  • Cameras - They're every where monitoring the road for every possible reason and then some. The jury is still on how these systems will work in real life, especially with the manual transmission.
  • xDrive models surprisingly are not coming out in February when you need all wheel drive the most. If you want xDrive you'll have to wait until the summer of 2012 when they will likely come out as 2013 model year cars.
  • M Sport package which adds some nice visual aggression is also not available in February. The package will come out in the summer of 2012.
  • ActiveHybrid 3 version, with technology similar to the ActiveHybrid 5 will come out in the fall of 2012.

Complete BMW 2012 F30 3 Series World Premiere Press Release

F30 2012 BMW 3 series sedan product catalog

2012 F30 3 Series 328i and 335i Pricing
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-F30-3-series-front-side.jpg
Views:	1418
Size:	79.6 KB
ID:	297074   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-F30-3-series-side.jpg
Views:	8579
Size:	117.2 KB
ID:	297075   Click image for larger version

Name:	F30-3-series-interior-black.jpg
Views:	2655
Size:	82.2 KB
ID:	297076   Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-F30-3-series-head-on.jpg
Views:	1423
Size:	90.7 KB
ID:	297077   Click image for larger version

Name:	F30-3-series-interior.jpg
Views:	3381
Size:	81.2 KB
ID:	297078  

Click image for larger version

Name:	BMW-F30-3-series.jpg
Views:	9352
Size:	68.6 KB
ID:	297079   Click image for larger version

Name:	F30-3-series-interior-HUD.jpg
Views:	5997
Size:	66.3 KB
ID:	297080  
Reply With Quote
More about 2012 BMW F30 3 Series Sedan World Premier - Available Feb 11th - Details & pictures!

BMW-F30-3-Series 1BMW-F30-3-Series 2BMW-F30-3-Series 3BMW-F30-3-Series 4BMW-F30-3-Series 5BMW-F30-3-Series 6BMW-F30-3-Series 7BMW-F30-3-Series 8BMW-F30-3-Series 9BMW-F30-3-Series 10

Ads by Google
  #2  
Old 10-13-2011, 06:04 PM
bayoucity's Avatar
bayoucity bayoucity is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Houston
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 4,731
Mein Auto: 2011 335d & 2014 535i


Subscribed.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-13-2011, 06:52 PM
jmnbmw jmnbmw is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Miami
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 107
Mein Auto: X3, X5, FJ Cruiser
Subscribed too
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-13-2011, 07:54 PM
brkf's Avatar
brkf brkf is offline
Not Wearing Pants
Location: Earth
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 13,366
Mein Auto: Moped
Facebook? Are they marketing the car to kids?
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-14-2011, 03:44 AM
Cy3's Avatar
Cy3 Cy3 is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Nova
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 267
Mein Auto: 2011 C350 Sport
Quote:
Originally Posted by blueguydotcom View Post
Facebook? Are they marketing the car to kids?
+1 can't wait til facebook turns into myspace.
__________________
Current: '14 Mercedes-Bez E350 Sport W212//Black//P1//Split Folding//Lane Tracking

2011-2014: Mercedes-Benz C350 Sport W204//Arctic White//P1//Split Folding

2010-2011: '11 128i E82//6AT//SpaceGray//Value//Heated Steering//Heated Seats//Moonroof

2009-2010: '06 325i E90//6MT//Sapphire Black//Beige//Dark Burl//Premium//Cold

2006-2009: '02 325ci E46//5MT//Steel Blue Metallic//Grey//Premium//Heated Seats
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 10-14-2011, 04:47 AM
Weaselboy's Avatar
Weaselboy Weaselboy is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: USA
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,517
Mein Auto: 2014 335i F30 Sedan
Looks like they released the text portion of the info early here.

There is also a PDF at the bottom of the page (attached).

Here are the specs for the 328i and 335i from pages 59/60 of the PDF.

------------------------------



------------------------------



------------------------------
Attached Files
File Type: pdf BMW_3er_EN.pdf (1.08 MB, 330 views)

Last edited by Weaselboy; 10-14-2011 at 04:58 AM. Reason: add PDF
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 10-14-2011, 06:48 AM
Wrink Wrink is offline
Registered User
Location: Nomadic
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 88
Mein Auto: 2011 335i Sedan
Quote:
Originally Posted by E90Alan View Post
Looks like they released the text portion of the info early here.

There is also a PDF at the bottom of the page (attached).

Here are the specs for the 328i and 335i from pages 59/60 of the PDF.

------------------------------



------------------------------



------------------------------
0-100 KM/H in 5.9 secs for the turbo 4 cylinder. That is pretty good. Also says 8 speed auto is optional. No more 6 speed autos.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:00 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
And here. . . we .. . GO!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:01 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
LOL German Ryan Seacrest is as terrible the the American one.

Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:03 AM
GG Hyundai GG Hyundai is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: NY
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Posts: 143
Mein Auto: '08 328xi
Somebody translate.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:05 AM
alloy alloy is offline
Registered User
Location: Beyond the beltway
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2008 E93
Hmmm...I'm getting sound but no picture...
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:05 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
translated "Time for a boring speech nobody cares about rather than show you the damn car you all came to see- ha ha"

Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:06 AM
alloy alloy is offline
Registered User
Location: Beyond the beltway
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 22
Mein Auto: 2008 E93
Nevermind. Had it on audio...duh...
Reply With Quote
  #14  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:06 AM
Prost's Avatar
Prost Prost is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 993
Mein Auto: 06 650i, 08 MINI ClubmanS
enough for the speech...now show me the meat
__________________
1992 325i Convertible M-Technic II Appearance Package
2005 X3 3.0i (Lease return in 2008)
2006 330i (Lease return 2009)
2008 Cooper S Clubman (Sold)
2006 650i (sold)
2011 535i M-Sport (ED September 17th, 2011,redeliver on 11/15/2011, sold)
2011 Z4 SDrive35is (ED September 17th, 2011, redeliver on 11/9/2011, Lease return on September 2013)
2013 M3 (ED pickup April 23rd, 2013, redeliver on 6/28/2013)
BMWCCA: 359118
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:10 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
I think Angry Mustache Dude just threatened to invade Poland?

/too soon?
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:11 AM
Prost's Avatar
Prost Prost is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: Los Angeles
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 993
Mein Auto: 06 650i, 08 MINI ClubmanS
Finally English Translation
__________________
1992 325i Convertible M-Technic II Appearance Package
2005 X3 3.0i (Lease return in 2008)
2006 330i (Lease return 2009)
2008 Cooper S Clubman (Sold)
2006 650i (sold)
2011 535i M-Sport (ED September 17th, 2011,redeliver on 11/15/2011, sold)
2011 Z4 SDrive35is (ED September 17th, 2011, redeliver on 11/9/2011, Lease return on September 2013)
2013 M3 (ED pickup April 23rd, 2013, redeliver on 6/28/2013)
BMWCCA: 359118
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:13 AM
utfenix335i utfenix335i is offline
Registered User
Location: MD
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 29
Mein Auto: e92 335i
mother pucker! I can't watch the video! too little bandwidth!
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:19 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
That tie is awful. I hope he doesn't design the F30. . .

Reply With Quote
  #19  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:20 AM
mr_clueless's Avatar
mr_clueless mr_clueless is offline
Officially Welcomed to the 'Fest
Location: California
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 1,768
Mein Auto: 2014 328i
Quote:
Originally Posted by utfenix335i View Post
mother pucker! I can't watch the video! too little bandwidth!
It may be a problem at their end. It worked for me earlier, but now it won't.
__________________

2014 328i / Liquid Blue / Beige Leatherette / 4 DR / 6 MT / Moonroof / Rear Camera + PDC / Xenons / DHP / 12K+ Miles / Bought 10-16-2013
2003 325i / Gray Green / Beige Leatherette / 4 DR / 5 MT / Moonroof / 219K+ Miles / Bought 12-21-2002 / Sold 10-21-2013
1998 Civic EX / Vogue Silver / Gray / 4 DR / 5 MT / 122K+ Miles / Bought 12-30-1997 / Totaled 08-2002
1988 Sentra / Gray / Gray / 2 DR / 4 MT / 190K+ Miles / Bought 06-1994 @ 120K+ Miles / Died 12-1997
Reply With Quote
  #20  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:20 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,770
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
BMW USA posted a pic on Facebook -

Reply With Quote
  #21  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:22 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
e46 version 2?
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:24 AM
utfenix335i utfenix335i is offline
Registered User
Location: MD
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 29
Mein Auto: e92 335i
I saw those pictures. the f30 looks much more aggressive.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:27 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,770
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
There it is! Wooo!
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:29 AM
tim330i's Avatar
tim330i tim330i is offline
Administrator
Location: Boston
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 5,770
Mein Auto: Ti Silver 03 M3
Someone found pictures of the interior with cloth. Wonder if that will be an option in the US -

Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 10-14-2011, 07:29 AM
Highmodulus's Avatar
Highmodulus Highmodulus is offline
MSport is Best Sport
Location: Virginia
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 196
Mein Auto: 2011 M3 Coupe, Comp, 6mt
That's a big car. I like it.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
2012 3 series sedan, 2012 3-series sedan, 2012 335i, 2012 bmw 3 series, 2012 bmw 335i, 2013 3-series, 2013 3-series sedan, 2013 bmw 3-series, 3 series f30, 328i f30, 335i f30, bmw 3 series f30, bmw 328i f30, bmw 335i f30, bmw f30, bmw f30 3-series, bmw f30 328i, f30 bmw, new 3-series, new bmw 3-series, next bmw 3-series


Forum Navigation
Go Back   Bimmerfest - BMW Forums > BMW Model Discussions > 3 Series / 4 Series > F30 / F31 / F32 / F33 (2012 - current)
Today's Posts Search
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On



Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
© 2001-2011 performanceIX, Inc. All Rights Reserved .: guidelines .:. privacy .:. terms