BMW Debuts 3 Series, ActiveHybrid 3, ActiveHybrid 5
The 2012 BMW 3 Series made its United States debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, along with the 2012 ActiveHybrid 5 and the 2013 ActiveHybrid 3.
The ActiveHybrid 5 is based on the 535i sedan and is powered by a 3.0-liter turbo-charged I-6 engine and electric drive system that together develop a total of 335 hp, coupled to an eight-speed transmission.
The new 2012 3 Series sedan will be initially available in two variants, the BMW 328i and the BMW 335i. Standard features include a 6.5” display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, an iPod/USB interface, an eight-speed automatic transmission, auto start-stop, Dynamic Driving Control with Eco Pro, brake energy regeneration, and larger wheels.