2012 BMW M3 Overview

2012 BMW M3

2012 BMW M3 Review

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The BMW 3-Series is offered in more body styles than any other vehicle in its class, and with coupe, sedan, wagon or convertible variants, every buyer will be able to pick the one that fits them best. Across any of these models, the 3-Series has a refined, sophisticated feel combined with excellent steering and handling and smooth, responsive powertrains. Particularly of note are the 335is coupe, which combines the 300-hp turbocharged six and DCT transmission for the first time, and the 335d sedan, which can accelerate about as quickly and also returns a stunning 36 mpg highway. At the top of the range is the renowned M3, available in coupe, sedan and convertible form. A performance legend, the M3 represents one of the best performance values on the market today.
2dr Cpe
MSRP: $62,295
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  • Double Spoke (Style 219M) Bright Silver finish M light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.5 front, 18 x 9.5 rear -inc: 245/40 front and 265/40 rear performance tires
  • Aluminum hood with powerdome
  • Flat-paneled underbody
  • Carbon-fiber roof (not available with moonroof, which requires a steel roof)
  • Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front, steel impact absorbers at the rear, and front-compressible elements
  • Front and rear spoiler (M3 Convertible does not have a rear spoiler)
  • Flared front and rear fenders including wheel arches, vent gills in front fenders with integrated indicator and M3 logo
  • M rear apron with diffuser
  • Shadowline trim
  • Xenon Adaptive low- and high-beam headlights with auto-leveling and Cornering Lights function
  • Adaptive light control
  • White turn-signal indicators
  • Adaptive brakelights
  • Heated side-view mirrors, windshield washer jets and door locks
  • M exterior side-view mirrors in body color with double bridge in black
  • Automatic tilt-down of passenger's side-view mirror when vehicle is shifted into reverse gear
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with Automatic headlight control

  • AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, MP3 capability and 3-channel FM diversity antenna system
  • Hi-fi sound system
  • HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
  • iPod and USB adapter
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth compatible mobile phone, if so equipped), phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities (please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services)

  • High-performance-tuned anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control
  • All season traction with variable M differential lock
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode (MDM)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Head Protection System (HPS), front and rear
  • Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW Assist w/enhanced BT & USB
  • BMW Ultimate Service (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
  • BMW Assist Safety Plan includes four years of Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations, TeleService; Mobile Office features; MyInfo lets you send business locations and street addresses directly to your BMW and Navigation system (for complete details, visit bmwassist.com)
  • M Mobility System (includes lifetime BMW Roadside Assistance for tire assistance)
  • BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt assistant
  • Automatic front safety-belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat automatic safety-belt locking device in rear seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Emergency trunk release

  • Anthracite and black cloth/leather upholstery
  • Manually-adjustable front M sport seats including manually adjustable thigh support, power-adjustable backrest side bolsters and 4-way power lumbar support
  • Adjustable seat width/lumbar
  • Split fold-down rear seats (M3 Convertible fold-down rear seats include two convenience hooks)
  • Folding rear-seat headrests
  • Adjustable front armrest
  • Door sills with BMW M3 logo
  • Floor mats
  • 3-spoke, leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone; M color stitching and tilt/telescopic adjustment
  • M-design instrument cluster with titanium-finish-ringed instrument dials and red needles
  • Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service display
  • Check Control vehicle monitoring system
  • Tachometer with variable warning zones and oil temperature display
  • On-board computer with detailed vehicle information, including travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature (including freezing temperature warning)
  • Multi-function remote control
  • Cruise control with column-mounted stalk
  • Power front/rear windows with "one-touch" up/down operation (in M3 Coupe, rear windows are stationary and do not include up/down operation)
  • Electric interior trunk release
  • Central locking system (leaves gas filler door unlocked) and double-lock feature
  • Keyless entry -inc: remote trunk release
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key, with constantly changing electronic code, is not used)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation and interior motion detector
  • M Drive
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
  • Rear window defogger
  • Console valet and cupholders
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Smoker's pkg -inc: cigarette lighter, ash tray
  • Titanium Shadow interior trim
  • Automatic-dimming inside rear-view mirror
  • Anthracite headliner
  • BMW ambiance lighting front and rear
  • Courtesy lights include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front seatback storage nets
  • Fully finished trunk

  • 6-speed manual transmission with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
  • 4.0-liter 32-valve 414-hp V-8 engine with M Double-VANOS "steplessly" variable valve timing
  • 8 individual throttles, electronically controlled (drive-by-wire)
  • Distributorless electronic ignition system
  • Digital Motor Electronics (DME) with on-board diagnostics
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • Distributorless electronic ignition system
  • 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • M suspension with twin-joint spring-strut front axle, subframe, front axle tie-rod and stiffening plate in aluminum, rear axle subframe in steel, track control arm and spring strut in aluminum and lightweight steel construction
  • Gas-pressurized front struts and rear shock absorbers
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering (M Servotronic)
  • 4-wheel BMW M vacuum-assisted ventilated, cross-drilled compound disc brakes with floating brake rotors
  • M quad polished stainless steel exhaust tips
  • DYNAMIC DAMPER CONTROL
  • 7-SPEED M DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION -inc: Drivelogic
  • 19" X 8.5" FRONT & 19" X 9.5" REAR DOUBLE-SPOKE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 220M) -inc: P245/35R19 front & P265/35R19 rear run-flat performance tires (N/A w/ZCP Competition Pkg)
  • ALPINE WHITE
  • COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY
  • REAR SPOILER DELETE (Priority 1)
  • LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
  • MOONROOF *Replaces standard carbon-fiber roof with a steel roof*
  • REAR PWR SUNSHADE
  • FROZEN SILVER METALLIC (REQ: Frozen Silver Edition) *No Longer Factory Orderable, See Dealer for Current Availability*
  • HEATED FRONT SEATS
  • BLUE-GRAY BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM
  • CARBON LEATHER INTERIOR TRIM
  • SYCAMORE ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
  • REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
  • AUTO HIGH BEAMS (REQ: ZPP Premium Pkg)
  • NAVIGATION SYSTEM -inc: online information services, voice command, real time traffic information
  • SATELLITE RADIO -inc: (1) year subscription
  • JET BLACK
  • BMW APPS -inc: smartphone integration
  • ENHANCED PREMIUM SOUND (REQ: ZPP Premium Pkg)
  • SILVERSTONE METALLIC
  • INTERLAGOS BLUE METALLIC
  • SPACE GRAY METALLIC
  • JEREZ BLACK METALLIC
  • MELBOURNE RED METALLIC
  • MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
  • 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
  • TRAINING FEE
  • FROZEN SILVER EDITION -inc: black hood intakes, dark chrome kidney grilles, dark chrome M side gill elements, dark chrome exhaust tips, 19-inch black GTS wheels, black Novillo leather upholstery w/palladium silver accents, palladium silver stitching, Alcantara multi-function M steering wheel w/M3 checkered flag logo, carbon fiber interior trim, door sill finishers w/M3 checkered flag, handbrake lever w/M power logo *No Longer Factory Orderable, See Dealer for Current Availability*
  • ANTHRACITE/BLACK, CLOTH & LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • GAS GUZZLER TAX
  • SILVER, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • FOX RED, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • BAMBOO BEIGE, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • PALLADIUM SILVER/BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • FOX RED/BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • SILVER, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • FOX RED, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • BEIGE, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • BLACK, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • STANDARD PAINT
  • FROZEN SILVER, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: Frozen Silver Edition)
  • COMPETITION PKG -inc: dynamic damper control, competition pkg, 19" x 9.0" front & 19" x 10.0" rear Y-spoke light-alloy wheels (style 359M), P245/35R19 front & P265/35R19 rear run-flat performance tires, lowered suspension, sport mapping for electronic damping control (EDC) & dynamic stability control (DSC)
  • COLD WEATHER PKG -inc: heated front seats, ski bag, retractable headlight washers
  • PREMIUM PKG -inc: pwr folding exterior mirrors, universal garage door opener, comfort access keyless entry, pwr rear sunshade, pwr front seats w/driver seat memory, upgraded interior trim, compass mirror, rear park distance control, navigation, BMW Assist w/enhanced BT & USB, Online information services, voice-command, iPod & USB adapter, hands-free bluetooth, real time traffic information (N/A w/GEAT Anthracite/Black, Cloth & Leather Seat Trim) *When ordered w/ZTP Technology pkg includes online information services*
Price $62,295 MSRP
Body Style coupe
Engine Gas V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy 14 MPG city
20 MPG highway
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
2dr Conv
MSRP: $71,345
Search 1 used listings

  • Double Spoke (Style 219M) Bright Silver finish M light alloy wheels, 18 x 8.5 front, 18 x 9.5 rear -inc: 245/40 front and 265/40 rear performance tires
  • Aluminum hood with powerdome
  • Flat-paneled underbody
  • Power-folding retractable hardtop with integrated rear-window defroster
  • Bumper system with aluminum impact absorbers at the front, steel impact absorbers at the rear, and front-compressible elements
  • Front and rear spoiler (M3 Convertible does not have a rear spoiler)
  • Flared front and rear fenders including wheel arches, vent gills in front fenders with integrated indicator and M3 logo
  • M rear apron with diffuser
  • Aluminum Matte trim
  • Xenon Adaptive low- and high-beam headlights with auto-leveling and Cornering Lights function
  • Adaptive light control
  • White turn-signal indicators
  • Adaptive brakelights
  • Heated side-view mirrors, windshield washer jets and door locks
  • M exterior side-view mirrors in body color with double bridge in black
  • Automatic tilt-down of passenger's side-view mirror when vehicle is shifted into reverse gear
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers with Automatic headlight control

  • AM/FM stereo/CD audio system with Radio Data System (RDS), Auto-Store, MP3 capability and 3-channel FM diversity antenna system
  • Hi-fi sound system
  • HD Radio with "multicast" FM station reception
  • iPod and USB adapter
  • Bluetooth wireless technology for hands-free calling (with Bluetooth compatible mobile phone, if so equipped), phonebook downloading and speech recognition capabilities (please visit your authorized BMW center for details on standard and optional services)

  • High-performance-tuned anti-lock braking system (ABS) with Dynamic Brake Control
  • All season traction with variable M differential lock
  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) with M Dynamic Mode (MDM)
  • Interlocking door anchoring system to help protect against door intrusion in side impacts
  • Rollover Protection System
  • Driver's and passenger's front airbag supplemental restraint system (SRS) with advanced technology: dual-threshold, dual-stage deployment; and front-passenger seat sensors designed to prevent unnecessary airbag deployment
  • Front-seat-mounted side-impact airbags
  • Crash sensor that activates Battery Safety Terminal disconnect of alternator, fuel pump and starter from battery; automatically unlocks doors, and turns on hazard and interior lights
  • BMW Assist w/enhanced BT & USB
  • BMW Ultimate Service (for complete details on BMW Ultimate Service, visit bmwusa.com/ultimateservice)
  • BMW Assist Safety Plan includes four years of Automatic Collision Notification, Emergency Request, Enhanced Roadside Assistance, Door Unlock, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Customer Relations, TeleService; Mobile Office features; MyInfo lets you send business locations and street addresses directly to your BMW and Navigation system (for complete details, visit bmwassist.com)
  • M Mobility System (includes lifetime BMW Roadside Assistance for tire assistance)
  • BMW's Advanced Safety System for integrated deployment of passive and active safety features
  • Automatic safety-belt assistant
  • Automatic front safety-belt pretensioners
  • Child-seat automatic safety-belt locking device in rear seats
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Emergency trunk release

  • Novillo leather upholstery (in M3 Convertible includes Sun-Reflective Technology)
  • Power-adjustable front M sport seats including manually adjustable thigh support, power-adjustable backrest side bolsters, 4-way power lumbar support and memory system for driver's seat and outside mirrors
  • Adjustable seat width/lumbar
  • Seatback easy-entry feature with memory and 2x-speed power fore-aft control
  • Split fold-down rear seats (M3 Convertible fold-down rear seats include two convenience hooks)
  • Adjustable front armrest
  • Door sills with BMW M3 logo
  • Floor mats
  • 3-spoke, leather-wrapped multi-function M sport steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Bluetooth wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone; M color stitching and tilt/telescopic adjustment
  • M-design instrument cluster with titanium-finish-ringed instrument dials and red needles
  • Service Interval Indicator with miles-to-service display
  • Check Control vehicle monitoring system
  • Tachometer with variable warning zones and oil temperature display
  • On-board computer with detailed vehicle information, including travel range on remaining fuel, external temperature (including freezing temperature warning)
  • Multi-function remote control
  • Cruise control with column-mounted stalk
  • Power front/rear windows with "one-touch" up/down operation (in M3 Coupe, rear windows are stationary and do not include up/down operation)
  • Electric interior trunk release
  • Central locking system (leaves gas filler door unlocked) and double-lock feature
  • Keyless entry -inc: remote trunk release
  • Vehicle & key memory
  • Coded Driveaway Protection (prevents engine start when your key, with constantly changing electronic code, is not used)
  • Anti-theft alarm system with keyhead remote operation and interior motion detector
  • M Drive
  • Automatic climate control includes micro-filter, automatic air recirculation, left/right temperature control, temperature- and volume-controlled rear outlets, windshield misting sensor, MAX A/C, heat at rest, and recall of individual user settings
  • Console valet and cupholders
  • Auxiliary pwr outlet
  • Smoker's pkg -inc: cigarette lighter, ash tray
  • Titanium Shadow interior trim
  • Door storage pockets with covers
  • Automatic-dimming inside rear-view mirror
  • BMW ambiance lighting front and rear
  • Courtesy lights include fade in/fade out, actuation from remote, automatic switch-on when engine is turned off, separately controlled left/right front and rear reading lights, front footwell lighting, and illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Front seatback storage nets
  • Fully finished trunk

  • 6-speed manual transmission with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
  • 4.0-liter 32-valve 414-hp V-8 engine with M Double-VANOS "steplessly" variable valve timing
  • 8 individual throttles, electronically controlled (drive-by-wire)
  • Distributorless electronic ignition system
  • Digital Motor Electronics (DME) with on-board diagnostics
  • Engine start/stop button
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • Distributorless electronic ignition system
  • 3-way catalytic converter with heated oxygen sensor
  • Rear wheel drive
  • Oil coolant heat exchanger
  • M suspension with twin-joint spring-strut front axle, subframe, front axle tie-rod and stiffening plate in aluminum, rear axle subframe in steel, track control arm and spring strut in aluminum and lightweight steel construction
  • Gas-pressurized front struts and rear shock absorbers
  • Vehicle-speed-sensitive variable-assist power steering (M Servotronic)
  • 4-wheel BMW M vacuum-assisted ventilated, cross-drilled compound disc brakes with floating brake rotors
  • M quad polished stainless steel exhaust tips
  • DYNAMIC DAMPER CONTROL
  • 7-SPEED M DOUBLE CLUTCH TRANSMISSION -inc: Drivelogic
  • 19" X 8.5" FRONT & 19" X 9.5" REAR DOUBLE-SPOKE LIGHT ALLOY WHEELS (STYLE 220M) -inc: P245/35R19 front & P265/35R19 rear run-flat performance tires (N/A w/ZCP Competition Pkg)
  • ALPINE WHITE
  • COMFORT ACCESS KEYLESS ENTRY
  • LE MANS BLUE METALLIC
  • HEATED FRONT SEATS
  • BLUE-GRAY BRUSHED ALUMINUM TRIM
  • CARBON LEATHER INTERIOR TRIM
  • SYCAMORE ANTHRACITE WOOD TRIM
  • THROUGH LOADING SYSTEM W/CARGO BAG
  • REAR PARK DISTANCE CONTROL
  • AUTO HIGH BEAMS (REQ: ZPP Premium Pkg)
  • NAVIGATION SYSTEM -inc: online information services, voice command, real time traffic information
  • SATELLITE RADIO -inc: (1) year subscription
  • JET BLACK
  • BMW APPS -inc: smartphone integration
  • ENHANCED PREMIUM SOUND (REQ: ZPP Premium Pkg)
  • SILVERSTONE METALLIC
  • INTERLAGOS BLUE METALLIC
  • SPACE GRAY METALLIC
  • JEREZ BLACK METALLIC
  • MELBOURNE RED METALLIC
  • MINERAL WHITE METALLIC
  • 6-SPEED MANUAL TRANSMISSION with additional oil cooler and heavy-duty dual-disc clutch
  • TRAINING FEE
  • GAS GUZZLER TAX
  • SILVER, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • FOX RED, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • BAMBOO BEIGE, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • PALLADIUM SILVER/BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • FOX RED/BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • BLACK, NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM
  • SILVER, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • FOX RED, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • BEIGE, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • BLACK, EXTENDED NOVILLO LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: 609 Navigation System)
  • STANDARD PAINT
  • AZURITE BLACK METALLIC (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • RUBY BLACK METALLIC (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • MOONSTONE METALLIC (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • BMW INDIVIDUAL COMPOSITION -inc: piano finish black trim (REQ: X03 Ruby Black Metallic, S34 Azurite Black Metallic or X04 Moonstone Metallic) (REQ: ZAC8 Platinum, Extended Individual Leather Seat Trim, ZACM Champagne, Extended Individual Leather Seat Trim or ZAP2 Rust Brown, Extended Individual Leather Seat Trim) (REQ: ZPP Premium Pkg)
  • PLATINUM, EXTENDED INDIVIDUAL LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • CHAMPAGNE, EXTENDED INDIVIDUAL LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • RUST BROWN, EXTENDED INDIVIDUAL LEATHER SEAT TRIM (REQ: XC4 BMW Individual Composition)
  • COLD WEATHER PKG -inc: heated front seats, through loading system w/cargo bag, retractable headlight washers
  • PREMIUM PKG -inc: pwr folding exterior mirrors, universal garage door opener, comfort access keyless entry, upgraded interior trim, compass mirror, rear park distance control, navigation, BMW Assist w/enhanced BT & USB, online information services, voice-command, iPod & USB adapter, hands-free Bluetooth, real time traffic information *When ordered w/ZTP Technology pkg includes online information services*
Price $71,345 MSRP
Body Style convertible
Engine Gas V8
Seating 4
Fuel Economy 13 MPG city
20 MPG highway
Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive