2012 BMW 328i Sedan Review Hot
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The 2012 BMW 3-Series comes in four body styles: sedan, coupe, convertible and wagon. Each body style is offered in several different trim levels, except the wagon, which only has one trim. The coupe and convertible are mostly unchanged, while the sedan is redesigned for 2012. The wagon and high-performance M3 models are reviewed separately. See the full list of 2012 BMW 3-Series specs.
The 2012 BMW 3-Series ranks 11 out of 19 Upscale Midsize Cars. This ranking is based on our analysis of 9 published reviews and test drives of the BMW 3-Series, and our analysis of reliability and safety data. Auto reviewers say that a redesigned sedan helps the 2012 BMW 3-Series cement its place as one of the best-performing cars in its class. There are so many 2012 BMW 3-Series models and trim levels that it’s enough to make your head spin. But no matter the trim, the automotive press says the 3-Series is hard to beat thanks to its powerful turbocharged engines and sharp handling. Car and Driver, who named the 3-Series one of its 2012 10Best, says, “The competition should have figured out a way to beat the BMW 3-series by now. It’s not for lack of trying: Every so often, another carmaker will pitch a worthy competitor into the mix, but none has been able to knock the 3-series from its pedestal or even maintain its consistent brilliance.”