Used 2012 BMW 3 Series

2012 BMW 3 Series
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2012 BMW 3 Series

Pros

  • Excellent ride/handling balance
  • powerful and reasonably efficient engines
  • upscale cabin
  • four body styles
  • elegant hardtop convertible design.

Cons

  • Limited interior storage space
  • options can inflate price quickly
  • new sedan is less involving to drive than carry-over models.

Used 2012 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2012 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
48,201 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
335i
(6)
BMW of Sterling
2.9 mi away
List$19,454
Est.Loan: $354/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
51,456 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$19,599
Est.Loan: $357/mo
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CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
89,791 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
Leesburg Auto Import
6.8 mi away
List$11,697
Est.Loan: $219/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
78,430 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(1)
Automax of Chantilly
8 mi away
List$12,975
Est.Loan: $242/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
57,428 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(3)
Fairfax Kia
15.4 mi away
List$15,890
Est.Loan: $290/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 335is 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
93,650 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
335is
(1)
Auto Trademark
17 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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M-Sport Pkg, Well Maintained w 21 Service Records, 2012 BMW 335 is Coupe, Black Sapphire Metallic w Black Interior, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Automatic Transmission, Auxiliary Audio Input, Bluetooth, CD Audio, Cold Weather Package, Cruise Control, Leather Seats, Luxury Package, Memory Seat(s), Navigation System, Overhead Airbags, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Premium Package, Rear Defroster, Run Flat Tires, Satellite Radio Ready, Side Airbags, Smart Key, Sunroof(s), Traction Control, Fairly New Tires All Around, Turbo Charged Engine, Clean Carfax, Financing And Extended Service Plans Available.
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
57,656 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(6)
Maximum Auto Outlet
18.2 mi away
List$14,995
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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$300 Below Market
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***A VERY SEXY LOW MILEAGE COUPE IN THE RIGHT COLORS.................................2012 BMW 328i SPORTS COUPE, ALPINE WHITE WITH A CORAL RED LEATHER INTERIOR, STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, NAVIGATION, POWER SUNROOF, DUAL POWER SEATS WITH MEMORY SETTINGS AND LUMBAR SUPPORT, TINTED GLASS, FOGLIGHTS, ALLOY WHEELS, ONLY 57K MILES, CLEAN CARFAX***MUST PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $595 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS.
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
73,878 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
Mr. Car of Manassas
18.6 mi away
List$14,999
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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2012 BMW 3 SERIES Rear with powerful 2.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) 16-valve engine and driven only 73878 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 240-720-5555
BMW 3 Series 2012 335is 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
68,000 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
335is
Carplex
18.9 mi away
List$20,995
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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WE DO GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVAL!!!!! PRICE EXCLUDES PROCESSING FEE OF $149.OO. (((---> CARPLEX IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY MISPRINT ON FEATURES EQUIPMENT PRICE ETC. <--- ))). WE ARE LOCATED AT 9131 ANTIQUE WAY MANASSAS VA 20110. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.THERE IS NOT ANY FREIGHT OR DESTINATION CHARGES ON ANY VEHICLE. BUY OR SELL YOUR VEHICLE HERE. 15 MINUTES PURCHASE AND DELIVERY PROCESS. ALL VEHICLES ARE VIRGINIA INSPECTED AND COMES WITH THREE MONTHS (3000 MILES) NATIONWIDE POWER TRAIN WARRANTY WITH FULL PURCHASE PRICE. WE ARE OPEN MON.-SAT. 10:00am-8:00pm AND SUN. 11:00am-5:00pm. AUTOCHECK REPORT IS AVAILABLE APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN APPLY FOR AN AUTO LOAN
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
89,267 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
(12)
Passport Nissan of Alexandria
24.9 mi away
List$12,777
Est.Loan: $239/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
55,575 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(97)
Select Auto Imports
24.9 mi away
List$21,995
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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Dealer Notes
Auto Trans, Premium PKG, Navigation, Satellite Radio, Cold Weather PKG, Heated Steering Wheel & so much more.............................. 2012 BMW 328i Convertible *Liquid Blue Metallic Exterior ($550) with Cream Beige Dakota Leather Interior *Only 55,575 Miles *Certified *Like New *Original MSRP $55,145.00 *Local Trade-in with us for a 2015 BMW 528i xDrive. * 4 Brand New Tires *Complete Yearly Service has just been performed on the car. *STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission *Cold Weather Package ($750): -Heated Front Seats -Retractable Headlight Washers *Premium Package ($2,100): -Dakota Leather Seat Trim -Universal Garage Door Opener -Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirrors -Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror with Compass -Front Seats Adjustable Lumbar Support *Heated Steering Wheel ($190) *Park Distance Control ($750) *Navigation System ($2,100) *BMW Assist with Bluetooth ($650) *Satellite Radio ($350) *Light Burl Walnut Trim *Through-Loading System *Daytime Driving Lights *4 Brand New Run-Flat Tires *Complete Yearly Service has just been performed on the car. *Extended Warranty available. *Several more to choose from as well. We can arrange to ship your car Nationwide. Please contact us for more details. 1-877-971-9100 Select Auto Imports, 5630 South Van Dorn St, Alexandria, VA 22310 www.selectautoimports.com All prices are subject to change without prior notice and are exclusive of any State or County fees and taxes for all buyers, in state and out. There will be fees applied to your final purchase price along with a Processing Fee of $599.00. (Not required by law).
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
93,764 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(3)
Hi Lo Auto Sales
26.8 mi away
List$11,995
Est.Loan: $224/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M)
73,039 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
335i
Wind Rider Auto Outlet
27.7 mi away
List$13,990
Est.Loan: $261/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
75,282 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(24)
Don Beyer Subaru of Alexandria
28.9 mi away
List$13,544
Est.Loan: $253/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
91,548 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(8)
Carnova
36.7 mi away
List$12,499
Est.Loan: $234/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Dealer Notes
5 DAY EXCHANGE POLICY, MD DC INSPECTION PROGRAM 2012 BMW 3 SERIES Rear with powerful 3.0-liter dual overhead cam (DOHC) 24-valve engine and driven only 91548 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 703-441-1770 CARFAX Certified, Extended Warranty & Financing Available
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
47,021 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
CarMax
41.2 mi away
List$16,998
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NC, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
BMW 3 Series 2012 328i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M)
94,928 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
(3)
Northwest BMW
46.6 mi away
List$13,217
Est.Loan: $247/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2012 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
69,046 miles
Used 2012
BMW 3 Series
328i
(1)
VA Auto Sales
86.3 mi away
List$15,350
Est.Loan: $280/mo
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Dealer Notes
Sport Pkg! Local Trade-In! Comes with: alloy wheels, sunroof, fog lamps, leather seats, power seats, keyless start, keyless start, heated seats front and back, cruise control, hands-free phone, automatic dual climate control, FMAM radio, USB port, CD player, AUX input, power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, center console, automatic headlights, audio steering wheel controls, owner's manual and more. Our vehicles are Carfax Certified! They are serviced, detailed and pass a rigorous Virginia State Inspection. We offer great financing, affordable extended warranties, and we can register and title your vehicle in Virginia! Only $99 processing fee! With over 20 years in business, VA Auto Sales, a used car dealership in Harrisonburg, Virginia will provide you with the service you deserve! Call Now (540)-564-0952 Text to (540) 228-0002 WWW.VAAUTOSALES.COM

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 3 Series sedan is all-new for 2012, but the other body styles carry over unchanged. Regardless, this BMW stalwart remains a well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.

vehicle overview

Don't mess with a good thing. You can imagine these words hanging above the engineers and designers who created the redesigned 2012 BMW 3 Series. It wouldn't be far-fetched to call the 3 Series a legend, as it has collected countless accolades, a devoted customer base and excellent sales during its five previous generations. It has consistently been the benchmark for which all others in its price segment are judged. In other words, it's a big deal when a new 3 Series is introduced.

For this year, BMW is introducing the new sedan only. The coupe, convertible and wagon (all of which we still highly recommend) are unchanged other than gaining some extra standard equipment. As for the sedan, its evolutionary look draws liberally from the 5 Series, but the 3's new nose is a break from tradition, with headlight clusters that meet widened kidney grilles. The interior gets a far more visually interesting design than the rather plain one it replaces. The addition of three optional "equipment lines" -- Luxury, Sport and Modern -- bring with them different color schemes and trim materials that add to the 3's customization potential.

The new 3 Series sedan is larger than the outgoing car but actually weighs less, thanks, in part, to increased use of aluminum in the revised suspension. The steering is now electrically driven; this helps to increase fuel efficiency, though it's lost a bit of that trademark BMW steering feel in the process. Like all recently introduced BMW models, the 3 Series gets Driving Dynamics Control, which allows the driver to select among four modes that alter throttle response, steering effort and shift patterns of the automatic transmission.

Under the hood, the base model 328i sedan loses its naturally aspirated inline-6 in favor of a turbocharged four-cylinder that produces more power and torque and also achieves truly incredible fuel economy. BMW purists may cringe at the words "four-cylinder," but it's quicker than the old car and vastly more efficient to boot. Those purists will at least be happy to hear that the 335i's turbocharged inline-6 carries on. A new, optional eight-speed automatic transmission and a fuel-saving auto stop/start system round out the powertrain changes.

The redesigned BMW 3 Series sedan is, for the most part, improved for 2012, and yet its stronger competition makes choosing one harder than it's ever been. The Audi A4 and S4, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class are all excellent choices. Each of those also offers different body styles that are for the most part similarly appealing. Nevertheless, the new 3 is still a winner even if BMW decided to mess with a good thing.

2012 BMW 3 Series configurations

The 2012 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan, coupe, hardtop convertible and wagon body styles. The coupe, convertible and wagon belong to the previous-generation body style, whereas the sedan is an all-new model.

Every body style starts off in 328i guise. The sedan comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, adjustable drive settings, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, cruise control, automatic dual-zone climate control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, eight-way manual front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth phone connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface and a premium sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The coupe differs with a sport-tuned suspension, while the convertible gets a fully powered retractable hardtop and 10-way power front seats with memory functions. Both two-door body styles add adaptive xenon headlights and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat. The wagon differs from the sedan's equipment with 16-inch alloy wheels and a panoramic sunroof, while not including the auxiliary audio jack and iPod/USB audio interface. None of the above include the sedan's adjustable drive settings or Bluetooth, but the latter is an option.

The 335i primarily represents a more powerful engine and is available on all but the wagon. On the sedan, it also adds 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, automatic high beams, a sunroof, eight-way power front seats (with four-way power lumbar) and an auto-dimming mirror. The coupe and convertible are similarly equipped, but lack the auto-dimming mirror and automatic high beams. The convertible adds heat-reflective leather upholstery.

The 335is coupe and convertible get an upgraded engine, sport exhaust, a sportier suspension calibration, 18-inch wheels, unique styling elements, sport seats and a sport steering wheel.

Most of the extra items on certain body styles and trims are available as options on the others. There are many other options available as well, most of which are available both within packages and as stand-alone options. These include larger wheels, an automatic parking system (sedan only), headlight washers, parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry, an active steering system, heated front seats, heated rear seats (sedan only), a heated steering wheel, a power rear sunshade (coupe only), BMW Assist emergency communications system (includes Bluetooth), a navigation system (includes BMW's iDrive electronics interface), a head-up display (sedan only), satellite radio and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

Finally, the sedan can be equipped with three optional equipment lines -- Luxury, Sport and Modern -- that include different wheel designs, color schemes, trim types, seats, steering wheels and even suspension tuning.

2012 Highlights

The 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan has been fully redesigned. Highlights include updated styling, additional interior room and new engine and transmission options that bring about better fuel economy and power. The 2012 3 Series coupe, convertible and wagon models are unchanged and still belong to the previous generation.

Performance & mpg

The 328i sedan is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder that produces 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission are standard; an eight-speed automatic is optional. Both come with an auto start/stop function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 328i went from zero to 60 mph in 5.9 seconds -- quicker than all its four-cylinder competitors. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 24 mpg city/36 mpg highway and 28 mpg combined with the automatic, and 23/34/27 with the manual -- these are both exceptional for the class.

The 328i coupe, convertible and wagon get a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 230 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual are standard; a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are optional. BMW estimates a manual-equipped coupe would go from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds -- all other transmissions and body styles would be within a second slower than that. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18/28/22 for the rear-drive coupe regardless of transmission. The other body styles and all-wheel drive achieve 1 or 2 mpg worse in each cycle.

All 335i models regardless of body style get a 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Each body style gets the same transmission and drivetrain choices as their respective 328i versions. BMW estimates a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds for the sedan, and in Edmunds performance testing the coupe was a little quicker than that. Fuel economy estimates for the 335i sedan are an impressive 23/33/26 with the automatic and 20/30/23 with the manual. The coupe gets a still solid 19/28/22 with rear-wheel drive and the manual. The automatic and all-wheel drive drop those estimates by 1 or 2 mpg depending on body style.

The 335is has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder good for 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. There is also a temporary overboost function that bumps max torque up to 370 lb-ft. A six-speed manual is standard, and a seven-speed automated dual-clutch manual known as DCT is optional. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 335is Coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds. Fuel economy with the manual is 18/26/21 and 17/24/19 with DCT.

Safety

Every 2012 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The sedan gets front knee airbags. The convertible lacks the side curtains, but the regular front side airbags extend up to head level and there are also pop-up rollover hoops. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. BMW Assist emergency communications is optional.

In Edmunds brake testing, a 328i with 18-inch summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 115 feet, an average distance for this type of car with summer tires.

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 3 Series sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests. The convertible received a "Good" in its frontal-offset crash test and the second-lowest "Marginal" score in the side-impact test.

Driving

With its new turbocharged four-cylinder base engine, electrically driven steering, multiple drive settings and all-new chassis, the 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan provides a slightly different driving experience than before. It still has sharp reflexes, but its steering doesn't offer quite as much feedback as the previous model. Driving enthusiasts will likely prefer the slightly crisper and more dynamic feel of the carry-over coupe and convertible. The new sedan does ride better and remains a wonderful long-distance cruiser, boasting both a supple ride and a hushed cabin. But in terms of being exceptionally fun to drive, the 3 Series is no longer a standout for the sport sedan class.

Still, we have no complaints about the 328i sedan's new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It provides quick acceleration and a healthy boost to fuel economy. Most shoppers will be pretty happy with this engine. But should you want the traditional inline-6 experience, the 335i adds a huge wallop of turbo torque that's always on tap, while the 335is goes a bit further and sounds especially delectable to boot.

Interior

The redesigned 3 Series sedan cabin gets a more contemporary update compared to the other body styles, especially around the dash, doors and center console. Sharper angles and bisecting trim pieces replace the former generation's more austere lines and bulges, while trim finishes range from cool aluminum to textured faux-wood.

But BMW hallmarks remain: classic analog gauges, sensible ergonomics and a restrained overall aesthetic. The new sedan comes with three choices of equipment lines -- Luxury, Sport and Modern -- that, among other things, change the color scheme and trim type in the cabin. It's a nice touch that allows a greater amount of customization.

The base seats are comfortable and supportive, while the Sport package's purpose-built seats are even more so. Materials and build quality are exceptional; even the standard leatherette (vinyl) upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. The convertible's available heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping occupants' posteriors cool. The intuitive iDrive electronics interface is one of the best of its kind, made better in the new sedan with a 6.5-inch widescreen display that looks like a large smartphone standing on its side. The monitor helps weave through BMW's dense menu structures, but really shines when paired with the optional navigation system.

The 3 Series' backseat is one of the more spacious in the entry-level luxury segment regardless of body style, and the new sedan's length adds a little legroom front and rear. Trunk space is average in the coupe, while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 61 cubic feet. The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but predictably shrinks considerably when the top is lowered. Still, it's possible to store a standard roller suitcase back there or two smaller bags.


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Features & Specs

MPG
17 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
230 hp @ 6500 rpm
MPG
19 city / 28 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
300 hp @ 5800 rpm
MPG
18 city / 26 hwy
Seats 4
6-speed manual
Gas
320 hp @ 5900 rpm
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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    DriverNot Rated
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.3%

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Building a new BMW 3 Series is likely one of the more nerve-wracking jobs in the automotive business. On one hand, you start with excellent raw material and a simple corporate mandate: Don't botch it. Yet a new 3 Series must also push the edges of performance, redefine the market segment and excite the BMW faithful. It also has to persuade skeptical shoppers and seduce the cautious. All this is required of the 2012 BMW 328i.

BMW can't afford to miss with the 2012 version of the 3 Series, the sixth generation of the model. The previous car accounted for more than a third of BMW's sales in North America last year. Any serious miscue risks sending buyers into rival showrooms, where the Audi A4, Infiniti G or Mercedes-Benz C-Class sedans all merit serious consideration.

The good news is that BMW hasn't missed. The new 3 Series has evolved in ways both subtle and significant. But it's not without risk. The new 3 Series has grown a little bigger. It now offers a four-cylinder engine in this base model, the 2012 BMW 328i. The steering of the 3 Series has gone electric, the digital equivalent of a once sacred act now controlled by the demons of electricity. We'd even say that the 3 Series has traded some sport for luxury.

But so far we'd say that we're OK with that.

Used 2012 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: 3 Series Sedan, 3 Series Coupe, 3 Series Convertible, 3 Series Wagon. Available styles include 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 328i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 328i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335i 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335i 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335is 2dr Convertible (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i xDrive 2dr Coupe AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), 335is 2dr Coupe (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 328i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 328i 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M).

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Save up to $350 on one of 21 Used 2012 BMW 3 Series for sale at dealerships within 25 miles of Ashburn, VA with prices as low as $11,697 as of11/19/2018, based on data from dealers and consumer-driven dealer ratings ranging from1 to 5 out of 5 stars.

Price comparisons for Used 2012 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i is priced between $11,697 and$21,995 with odometer readings between 51456 and93764 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive is priced between $12,777 and$16,998 with odometer readings between 47021 and94928 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 335i is priced between $13,990 and$19,454 with odometer readings between 48201 and73039 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 335is is priced between $17,995 and$20,995 with odometer readings between 68000 and93650 miles.

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Should I lease or buy a 2012 BMW 3 Series?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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