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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 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl 6M), and 328i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl 6M). Pre-owned BMW 3 Series models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 240 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series comes with rear wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 6-speed manual. The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ unlimited mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.

What's a good price on a Used 2012 BMW 3 Series?

Price comparisons for Used 2012 BMW 3 Series trim styles:

  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i is priced between $15,999 and$22,998 with odometer readings between 24000 and97654 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 335i is priced between $22,590 and$24,999 with odometer readings between 46824 and65993 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive is priced between $21,998 and$21,998 with odometer readings between 49737 and49737 miles.
  • The Used 2012 BMW 3 Series 335i xDrive is priced between $19,989 and$19,989 with odometer readings between 75776 and75776 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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