2012 Bmw 3-Series Sedan Long-Wheelbase (LWB) gets official

Article by Christian Andrei, on April 5, 2012

Besides the I8 Concept Spyder, Bmw will also bring at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show the new 2012 3-Series LWB. Built especially for the Chinese customers, the new Bmw 3-Series Sedan features a longer wheelbase (+110 mm), in order to increase knee and leg space in the rear.

Just like the standard 3-Series sedan, the new 3-Series LWB is available in three versions: Modern Line, Luxury Line and Sport Line – you can read here everything about these versions. Regarding the engines, the new 3-Series LWB will be available with two engines: a 3.0-liter inline six cylinder for the 335Li and a 2.0-liter four-cylinder found on the 328Li and 320Li.

The 3.0-liter engine found on the 335Li delivers 306 hp and 400 Nm of torque, between 1200 and 5000 rpm. This model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 5.7 seconds and has an average fuel consumption of 8.3-liter per 100 km (in the EU test cycle), while CO2 emissions are 192 grams per km.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found on the 328Li delivers 245 hp and 350 Nm of torque between 1250 and 4800 rpm. The 328Li can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 6.3 seconds and has a fuel consumption of 7.2 liters per 100 km/h, while CO2 emissions are 167 grams per km.

The 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine found on the 320Li delivers 184 hp and 270 Nm of torque between 1250 and 4500 rpm. The 320Li is able to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.9 seconds and has a fuel consumption of 6.9 liters per 100 km, while CO2 emissions are 160 grams per km. The 2012 3-Series LWB is fitted as standard with the eight speed automatic transmission. Just like the standard version, the 3-Series LWB offers four driving modes: Comfort, Sport, Sport + and Eco Pro.

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