Used 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe Review & Ratings

Review & Ratings of the 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe

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BMW never disappoints with the quality of the vehicles it places on the market, and the 3 series is no different. This rear-wheel drive 3 Series Coupe comes in various colors, such as Orion Silver Metallic, Alpine White, Deep Sea Blue Metallic, and other shades of red, blue, and silver. What seems to be going for this turbo-charged coupe is the fact that it can achieve up to 18-mpg in the city and an astounding 28-mpg on highways.

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This BMW Coupe is no different from other 2012 BMWs in terms of standard features such as power windows, a sunroof with a power tilt, a rear defrost feature for doors and windows, chrome wheels, and a tire pressure monitoring system. BMWs are known for their suspension system, which maximizes friction between the tires and the road's surface, and is much needed on rugged surfaces, and even on highways or simply roads with imperfections. The 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe has a double pivot front suspension and 5-link rear end suspension. These ensure that the wheel position is always spot-on, and provides a comfortable ride for passengers and the driver. It is important to note that the turning diameter of the 2012 3 Series Coupe is 36.1, which gives drivers the ability to seamlessly slide into a parallel parking space.

In terms of comfort and convenience, the 2012 BMW 3 Series Coupe offers cruise control for those who wish to sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Of course, you won't be able to take your hand off the steering wheel, but you can maintain a steady rev at a speed you deem fit. The interior is fully leather-wrapped, including the steering wheel. From rain-sensing wipers, heated mirrors, and passenger and driver vanity mirrors, to a keyless entry, HID headlights, fog lamps, and an optional universal garage door opener, this 3 Series BMW Coupe truly offers comfort in style.

The 3 Series Coupe is available in five trims, namely the 335i, 335is, 335i xDrive, 328i, and the 328i xDrive. The differences between the trims are seen in the fuel economy and horsepower and, as such, in the prices. The 335i trim achieves 19-miles-per-gallon in the city and a whopping 28-miles-per-gallon on the highway, making it the most fuel-efficient trim of the 3 Series Coupe. Next in line is the 328i, which achieves 18-miles-per-gallon in the city and 28-miles-per-gallon on highways. The 328i xDrive is the least fuel efficient, with 17-miles-per-gallon in the city and 25-miles-per-gallon on highways.

With regards to horsepower, the 335i xDrive and the 335is come pretty close to one another, with the former achieving 300 horses at a rev of 5800 and the latter achieving 320 horses at a rev of 5900. Finally, all trims are manual with 6-speed and have a 3.0 liter I6 engine with 24 valves.

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