BMW has always been known to produce the finest luxury performance oriented cars available on the market. The BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon is no different from any of its predecessors. The new wagon provides the same ultimate driving experience of other models by this name, while still providing ample cargo space and comfortable seating for passengers. The BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon is a luxury 4-door vehicle that is just as suitable for long family journeys as it is for running errands around town with the kids.
Deemed as a sports sedan in disguise, the BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon is available in two trims, the 328i xDrive and the 328i. This 2012 luxury sports wagon is not only comfortable, it offers more practicality than a sports sedan, without going overboard on the cost. In fact, with a base MSRP of $37,500, this is an affordable option for the average consumer. It is offered in either all-wheel or rear-wheel drive options, and even though there are two models, the engine stays the same, which may people find disappointing. Both the 328i and the 328i xDrive are powered by a 3.0-liter 6-cyclinder engine that produces 230 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. While that certainly is not bad, it is nothing to get excited about. This engine does come with a perk though as gas mileage is 17 mpg in the city and 26 mph on the highway. Also, a six-speed manual is standard; in a land of automatic transmissions, this is rather refreshing!
With the ability to fit five adult passengers, the 2012 BMW 3 Series Luxury Sports Wagon is very similar in design to that of the 2011 model. Since there have been only minor variations to speak of, it is classified as a carryover from 2011. Some of the changes include the addition of Bluetooth connectivity to BMW iDrive system. There were also other aesthetic changes made to the exterior of the car such as new LED tail lamps and a revised face-lift. The optional iDrive system was also updated with a higher-resolution screen, faster processor, and a new menu setup system. The user interface was also updated to provide a more user-friendly experience for those individuals who are not particularly technologically savvy. The only notable difference to the interior design was the start button, which is a new feature that is different from its predecessor.