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2012 BMW 3 Series
EXPERT RATING
7.8
/ 10
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2012 BMW 3 Series Pricing and Specs

Price Guide
$23,868*

The BMW 3 Series 2012 prices range from $17,500 for the basic trim level Sedan 3 Series 320i Luxury Line to $33,990 for the top of the range Convertible 3 Series 320d.

The BMW 3 Series 2012 comes in Convertible, Coupe, Sedan and Wagon.

The BMW 3 Series 2012 is available in Diesel, Premium Unleaded Petrol and Hybrid with Premium Unleaded. Engine sizes and transmissions vary from the Sedan 2.0L 8 SP Automatic to the Convertible 2.0L 6 SP Auto Steptronic.

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Convertible

BMW 3 Series Models SPECS PRICE
320d 2.0LDiesel6 speed automatic $15,400 – 21,670
320d 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $31,800 – 41,580
325i 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $17,600 – 24,530
325i 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $29,800 – 39,050
330d 3.0LDiesel7 speed automatic $31,300 – 41,030
335i M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $23,200 – 31,460
335i M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $31,300 – 41,030

Coupe

BMW 3 Series Models SPECS PRICE
320d 2.0LDiesel6 speed automatic $12,700 – 18,370
320d 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $26,500 – 35,090
325i 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $9,800 – 14,740
325i 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $25,200 – 33,440
330d 3.0LDiesel7 speed automatic $25,000 – 33,110
335i M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol7 speed automatic $20,700 – 28,160
335i M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $34,700 – 44,880

Sedan

BMW 3 Series Models SPECS PRICE
318d 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $14,000 – 19,800
318d 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $15,300 – 21,560
318d Luxury Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $14,500 – 20,460
318d Luxury Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $16,000 – 22,330
318d Modern Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $14,300 – 20,130
318d Modern Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $15,800 – 22,000
318d Sport Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $12,400 – 17,930
318d Sport Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $16,000 – 22,330
320d 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $15,100 – 21,340
320d 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $16,300 – 22,660
320d Lifestyle 2.0LDiesel6 speed automatic $12,500 – 18,150
320d Luxury Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $15,100 – 21,230
320d Luxury Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $17,900 – 24,860
320d Modern Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $14,800 – 20,900
320d Modern Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $17,600 – 24,530
320d Sport Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $15,100 – 21,230
320d Sport Line 2.0LDiesel6 speed manual $17,900 – 24,860
320i 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $14,600 – 20,570
320i 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $14,600 – 20,570
320i Lifestyle 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $9,300 – 14,080
320i Lifestyle 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $16,600 – 23,100
320i Luxury Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $15,100 – 21,230
320i Luxury Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $16,700 – 23,210
320i Modern Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $13,500 – 19,470
320i Modern Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $14,800 – 20,900
320i Sport Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $14,000 – 19,800
320i Sport Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $15,100 – 21,230
323i Lifestyle 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $10,000 – 15,070
323i Lifestyle 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $17,800 – 24,750
325i Exclusive 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $12,500 – 18,040
325i Exclusive 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $15,500 – 21,890
328i 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,500 – 22,990
328i 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $18,100 – 25,190
328i Luxury Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $15,900 – 22,110
328i Luxury Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $15,900 – 22,110
328i Modern Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,700 – 23,320
328i Modern Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $18,300 – 25,520
328i Sport Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $17,000 – 23,650
328i Sport Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $18,600 – 25,850
330d Exclusive 3.0LDiesel6 speed automatic $16,400 – 22,770
335i 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $23,700 – 32,230
335i 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $23,700 – 32,230
335i Luxury Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $24,200 – 32,890
335i Luxury Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $24,200 – 32,890
335i M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $19,500 – 27,170
335i Modern Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $24,000 – 32,560
335i Modern Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $24,000 – 32,560
335i Sport Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $24,200 – 32,890
335i Sport Line 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed manual $24,200 – 32,890
ActiveHybrid 3 3.0LHybrid with Premium Unleaded8 speed automatic $27,500 – 36,410

Wagon

BMW 3 Series Models SPECS PRICE
318d Touring 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $14,100 – 19,910
318d Touring Luxury Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $15,300 – 21,560
318d Touring Modern Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $16,900 – 23,540
318d Touring Sport Line 2.0LDiesel8 speed automatic $15,300 – 21,560
320d Touring Lifestyle 2.0LDiesel6 speed automatic $15,100 – 21,230
320i Touring 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,600 – 23,100
320i Touring Lifestyle 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $15,500 – 21,890
320i Touring Luxury Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,400 – 22,880
320i Touring Modern Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,400 – 22,880
320i Touring Sport Line 2.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol8 speed automatic $16,400 – 22,880
323i Touring Lifestyle 2.5LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $17,000 – 23,650
335i Touring M Sport 3.0LPremium Unleaded Petrol6 speed automatic $35,900 – 46,420

BMW 3 Series 2012 FAQs

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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