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Used 2012 BMW 3 Series Specs & Features

Starting MSRP

Engine TypeGas
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive TypeRear wheel drive
CylindersInline 4
Total Seating5
Basic Warranty4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
Fuel & MPG
Fuel & MPG
Fuel typePremium unleaded (required)
EPA city/highway MPG23/34 MPG
EPA combined MPG27 MPG
Range in miles (city/hwy)363.4/537.2 mi.
Fuel tank capacity15.8 gal.
Base engine size2.0 L
CylindersInline 4
Base engine typeGas
Horsepower240 hp @ 5,000 rpm
Torque255 lb-ft @ 1,250 rpm
Cam typeDouble overhead cam (DOHC)
Valve timingVariable
Direct injectionyes
Transmission6-speed manual
Drive typeRear wheel drive
Four-wheel independent suspensionyes
MacPherson strut front suspensionyes
Front and rear stabilizer baryes
Multi-link rear suspensionyes
Length182.5 in.
Overall width without mirrors71.3 in.
Height56.3 in.
Wheelbase110.6 in.
Front track60.3 in.
Rear track61.9 in.
Turning circle37.0 ft.
Curb weight3,406 lbs.
Gross weight4,409 lbs.
Exterior Colors
  • Liquid Blue Metallic
  • Alpine White
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Jet Black
  • Mineral Grey Metallic
  • Mojave Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Imperial Blue Metallic
  • Sparkling Bronze Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
Interior Colors
  • Black Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight, premium leather
  • Venetian Beige, leatherette
  • Black Dakota, premium leather
  • Black, leatherette
  • Coral Red w/Black Highlight, premium leather
  • Black Dakota w/Red Highlight, premium leather
  • Venetian Beige Dakota, premium leather
  • Venetian Dakota, premium leather
  • Saddle Brown, premium leather
  • Everest Gray Dakota w/Black Highlight, premium leather
  • Black w/Red Highlight, leatherette
  • Oyster Dakota w/Dark Oyster Highlight, premium leather
Front Seat Dimensions
Front Seat Dimensions
Front head room40.3 in.
Bucket front seatsyes
8-way manual driver seat adjustmentsyes
Height adjustable driver seatyes
8-way manual passenger seat adjustmentyes
Height adjustable passenger seatyes
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear Seat Dimensions
Rear head room37.3 in.
Folding with storage center armrestyes
Post-collision safety systemyes
Dual front side-mounted airbagsyes
Front and rear head airbagsyes
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivationyes
Stability controlyes
Traction controlyes
Child seat anchorsyes
Rear door child safety locksyes
4-wheel ABSyes
Brake dryingyes
Front and rear ventilated disc brakesyes
Emergency braking preparationyes
Emergency braking assistyes
Electronic brakeforce distributionyes
Tire pressure monitoringyes
Dusk sensing headlampsyes
Auto delay off headlampsyes
Daytime running lightsyes
Front fog/driving lightsyes
Turn signal mirrorsyes
2 front headrestsyes
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection systemyes
3 rear headrestsyes
Rear height adjustable headrestsyes
Rear center 3-point beltyes
Front seatbelt pretensionersyes
Emergency interior trunk releaseyes
Engine immobilizeryes
In-Car Entertainment
In-Car Entertainment
AM/FM stereoyes
USB connectionyes
Auxiliary audio input and USB with external media controlyes
Radio data systemyes
Diversity antennayes
Power Feature
Power Feature
4 one-touch power windowsyes
Remote keyless power door locksyes
Power mirrorsyes
Heated mirrorsyes
Comfort & Convenience
Comfort & Convenience
Tilt and telescopic steering wheelyes
Audio and cruise controls on steering wheelyes
Speed-proportional power steeringyes
12V rear power outlet(s)yes
Cruise controlyes
Front and rear cupholdersyes
Front and rear door pocketsyes
Front seatback storageyes
Remote trunk releaseyes
Retained accessory poweryes
Leather and alloy steering wheelyes
Dual zone front climate controlyes
Rear ventilation ductsyes
Interior active charcoal air filteryes
Extended cabin heatingyes
Sun sensoryes
Dual illuminating vanity mirrorsyes
Turn signal in mirrorsyes
Cooled storage compartmentyes
Rear floor matsyes
Alloy trim on dashyes
Alloy trim on center consoleyes
Alloy trim on doorsyes
Front and rear reading lightsyes
Trip computeryes
External temperature displayyes
Low fuel level warningyes
Tires & Wheels
Tires & Wheels
Alloy wheelsyes
17 x 7.5 in. wheelsyes
225/50R17 tiresyes
Run flat tiresyes
Emergency Serviceyes
Airbag Deployment Notificationyes
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistanceyes
Hands-Free Callingyes
Roadside Assistanceyes
Concierge Serviceyes
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)yes
Destination Downloadyes
Mobile Internet (Browser)yes
Basic4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
Drivetrain4 yr./ 50,000 mi.
Rust12 yr./ unlimited mi.
Roadside4 yr./ unlimited mi.
Mechanical Options
Mechanical Options
Adaptive M Suspension +$900
Sport Automatic Transmission w/Paddle Shifters +$500
Variable Sport Steering +$300
8-Speed STEPTRONIC Automatic Transmission +$0
Luxury Line +$2,100
Modern Line +$2,100
Cold Weather Package +$1,350
Sport Line +$2,500
Premium Sound Package +$950
Premium Package +$3,600
Parking Package +$1,550
Driver Assistance Package +$1,100
Technology Package +$2,550
Safety & Security Options
Safety & Security Options
Park Distance Control (Front and Rear) +$750
Anti-Theft Alarm +$400
Parking Assistant +$500
Rearview Camera +$400
Interior Options
Interior Options
Heated Steering Wheel +$190
Satellite Radio w/1 Year Subscription +$350
BMW Apps +$250
Speed Limit Information +$100
BMW Assist w/Enhanced BT & USB +$650
Split Fold-Down Rear Seat +$475
Rear Manual Side Window Shades +$575
Heated Front Seats +$500
Power Front Seats w/Driver Seat Memory +$995
Exterior Options
Exterior Options
Xenon Headlights +$900
Moonroof +$1,050