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BMW 3 Series 2012

The 2012 BMW 3 Series range of configurations is currently priced from $14,888.

The 2012 BMW 3 Series carries a braked towing capacity of up to 1800 Kg, but check to ensure this applies to the configuration you're considering.

BMW 3 Series 2012 Price and Specs

The BMW 3 Series 2012 is currently available from $14,888 for the 3 Series 320d up to $31,990 for the 3 Series 320d.

Pricing guides

$23,884
Based on 100 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$14,888
Highest Price
$31,990
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Price from Price to
320d Convertible 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $18,000 $25,080
320d Convertible 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $17,400 $24,200
325i Convertible 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO $21,900 $29,700
325i Convertible 2.5L PULP 6 SP MAN $23,500 $31,900
320d Coupe 2.0L Diesel 6 SP AUTO $14,600 $20,570
320d Coupe 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $14,400 $20,240
325i Coupe 2.5L PULP 6 SP AUTO $14,900 $21,010
325i Coupe 2.5L PULP 6 SP MAN $17,700 $24,640
318d Sedan 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $14,000 $19,800
318d Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $15,300 $21,560
318d Luxury Line Sedan 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $14,500 $20,460
318d Luxury Line Sedan 2.0L Diesel 6 SP MAN $16,000 $22,330
318d Touring Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $14,100 $19,910
318d Touring Luxury Line Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $15,300 $21,560
318d Touring Modern Line Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $16,900 $23,540
318d Touring Sport Line Wagon 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO $15,300 $21,560
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BMW 3 Series 2012 Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 3 Series 2012 here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

  • Should I buy a second hand 2012 BMW 328i imported from Germany?

    That’s quite low mileage for a 2012 vehicle and, on the surface, suggests that it has led a pretty easy life. but you’d still only buy it if it is presented with a fully-stamped service book to prove that all the critical preventative maintenance has been carried out. These are complex, high performance cars and they won’t tolerate neglect in terms of skipped services.

    The major mechanical problems with these cars were found in the engine’s variable valve timing (VANOS) system. Any 'Engine Malfunction' message or 'Check Engine' light in the dashboard could quite easily be caused by a fault in this system. The VANOS arrangement was also the first system to show the effects of poor servicing, so make sure it checks out before you hand over the cash. Fundamentally, though, these cars are not low-maintenance units, so make sure you budget for the necessary ongoing servicing.

    Don’t forget, also, that this series of BMW was caught up in the Takata air-bag debacle. So make sure the car has been attended to as part of the global recall and don’t take a chance on any car with no proof of this air-bag replacement being carried out.

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  • Known issues with high-mileage BMW and Mercedes?

    Our experience is that older BMWs suffer problems with things like the plastic fittings on the engine, the plastic radiator tanks etc. that can add up to a sizeable sum of money when you have to replace them. One car, an older 3-Series that had done around 250,000km developed a problem with the power steering that had mechanics completely stumped. After four visits to the workshop, having replaced the steering rack, the power steering pump and many other steering parts, it was finally found that the fault was in the steering column. That was replaced and the problem fixed, but it cost more than $2000, and that's using second hand parts. That said the engines and gearboxes, etc., are bulletproof. We don't have the same feedback on the C-Class, but remember all cars have problems; no car is completely free of trouble.

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  • Font suspension trouble - dealer won't listen

    As the dealer has offered to recheck the car that is where you should start. It would seem that there is a fault with the strut or a bush in the suspension and the dealer can check those things. If that doesn't produce a resolution then you could approach BMW directly.

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BMW 3 Series 2012 Dimensions

Dimensions for the 2012 BMW 3 Series are dependent on which body type is chosen. The maximum width and height is 1817mm x 1429mm and can vary on the basis of model.

Dimensions for the BMW 3 Series 2012 Dimensions  include 1395mm height, 1782mm width, 4612mm length.
BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
320d Convertible 1395x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
325i Convertible 1395x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
330d Convertible 1375x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
335i M Sport Convertible 1375x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
320d Coupe 1395x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
325i Coupe 1395x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
330d Coupe 1375x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
335i M Sport Coupe 1375x1782x4612 mm 107 mm
320i Lifestyle Sedan 1421x1817x4520 mm 144 mm
318d Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
318d Modern Line Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
320i Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
318d Touring Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
320i Touring Lifestyle Wagon 1418x1817x4520 mm 145 mm
320i Touring Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
320d Touring Lifestyle Wagon 1418x1817x4520 mm 145 mm
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BMW 3 Series 2012 Wheel size

Wheel size for the 2012 BMW 3 Series will vary depending on model chosen, although keep in mind that many manufacturers offer alternate wheel sizes as options on many models.The wheel size available will alter the range of tyres available to be fitted. Standard wheel sizes on the BMW 3 Series vary from 16x7.5 inches to 19x8 inches.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
320d Convertible 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
320d Convertible 225x45 R17 17x8.5 inches 255x40 R17 17x8.5 inches
325i Convertible 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
325i Convertible 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 255x35 R18 18x8.5 inches
320d Coupe 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
320d Coupe 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 255x40 R17 17x8.5 inches
325i Coupe 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
325i Coupe 225x40 R18 18x8 inches 255x35 R18 18x8.5 inches
320i Lifestyle Sedan 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
318d Sedan 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches
318d Modern Line Sedan 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches
320i Sedan 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
318d Touring Wagon 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches 225x55 R16 16x7.5 inches
320i Touring Lifestyle Wagon 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
320i Touring Wagon 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches 225x50 R17 17x7.5 inches
320d Touring Lifestyle Wagon 225x45 R17 17x8 inches 225x45 R17 17x8 inches
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BMW 3 Series 2012 Fuel consumption

Fuel consumption for the 2012 BMW 3 Series is dependent on the type of engine, transmission, or model chosen. The BMW 3 Series currently offers fuel consumption from 4.5 to 9.5L/100km. The BMW 3 Series is available with the following fuel types: Diesel, PULP and Hyb/PULP.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Fuel Consumption
320d Convertible 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 5.1L/100km
325i Convertible 2.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 9.2L/100km
320d Coupe 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 4.7L/100km
325i Coupe 2.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 8.7L/100km
318d Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 4.5L/100km
ActiveHybrid 3 Sedan 3.0L,Hyb/PULP,8 SP AUTO 5.9L/100km
320i Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 6L/100km
318d Touring Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 4.7L/100km
320i Touring Wagon 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 6.2L/100km
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BMW 3 Series 2012 Towing capacity

The BMW 3 Series’s towing capacity ranges from 1500kg to 1800kg. Some models also offer heavy-duty or towing option packs which can increase towing capacity, as well as options which can hamper towing capacity. Towing capacities can vary wildly on a large number of factors. These include engine, transmission, model, and options chosen. Always check with the manufacturer or in your vehicles handbook before attempting to tow anything.

BMW 3 Series Model Body Type Specs Braked Capacity
320d Convertible 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 1600kg
320d Convertible 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 1600kg
325i Convertible 2.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1600kg
325i Convertible 2.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1600kg
320d Coupe 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 1600kg
320d Coupe 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 1600kg
325i Coupe 2.5L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1600kg
325i Coupe 2.5L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1600kg
320i Lifestyle Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP MAN 1500kg
320i Lifestyle Sedan 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1500kg
318d Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 1600kg
318d Sedan 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP MAN 1600kg
318d Touring Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,8 SP AUTO 1600kg
320i Touring Lifestyle Wagon 2.0L,PULP,6 SP AUTO 1700kg
320i Touring Wagon 2.0L,PULP,8 SP AUTO 1600kg
320d Touring Lifestyle Wagon 2.0L,Diesel,6 SP AUTO 1700kg
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