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      09-07-2011, 12:23 PM   #1
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BMW: What's new for 2012

Nice little overview of what's to come for BMW.

Originally Posted by InsideLine
2012 BMW 1 Series: There are no changes to the 2012 BMW 1 Series, though Bluetooth is now standard along with iPod/USB. Floor mats are also standard. The 1 Series M Coupe will not continue into 2012.

2012 BMW 3 Series: There are no significant changes to the 2012 BMW 3 Series while we wait for the all-new 3 Series due out in 2013. The 2013 3 Series will get a turbocharged four-cylinder.

2012 BMW 5 Series: Big news on the 5 Series front as the 528i drops its inline-6 for a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 developing 240 horsepower and 260 pound-feet of torque. So it's down two cylinders, but up 30 lb-ft of torque. Fair trade. That new motor is hooked to an eight-speed automatic.

BMW xDrive all-wheel drive will also be available for the base 528i; it is currently only offered on the 535i and 550i.

2012 BMW 6 Series: All-new for 2012, the BMW 6 Series brings some serious firepower in the form of a twin-turbocharged 4.4-liter V8 making 400 hp. It needs the additional power, as the BMW 6 Series has gotten bigger and fatter for 2012.

What was one of the ugliest cars on the road has been replaced by a sharply tailored full-size luxury coupe that just happens to have big power and BMW driving dynamics.

2012 BMW 7 Series: It's only minor changes for BMW's big dog, as the 2012 7 Series gets new 19-inch wheels, a rearview camera, premium stereo and a USB/iPod adapter as standard equipment.

2012 BMW M3: The ultimate family car, the 2012 BMW M3 Sedan gets the axe for 2012 for being too good at too many things. Also, poor sales.

The remaining coupes get a standard anti-theft alarm, floor mats, iPod/USB, Bluetooth and BMW Assist. And, in BMW's words, "Convenience package is replaced by Convenience package 2 and now requires Premium package 3. Package prices are unchanged." That's a deal-breaker.

2012 BMW M5: The M5 returns in early 2012 with a twin-turbo 552-hp V8 twisting out 502 lb-ft of torque. The all-new M Car is scheduled to get a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic, but we've seen BMW testing a 2012 M5 with a manual transmission. Expect that to be announced shortly after the car's introduction.

2012 BMW X3: After a complete overhaul in 2011, there are only minor changes to the X3 for 2012. These include black high-gloss standard interior trim, standard floor mats, optional premium sound and an Anthracite headliner on the Sports Activity package.

The x3 xDrive35i gets a standard panorama sunroof and the Sports Activity package (which, you've just read, gets an Anthracite headliner!) and comes with double-spoke 19-inch wheels.

2012 BMW X5: After some new engines and some new exterior bits last year, there's little new for BMW's big SUV for 2012. A power tailgate finally graces the standard features list, as do a USB port and roof rails. It's still expensive, but now you get slightly more.

2012 BMW X5 M: Standard USB. Standard power tailgate. Standard 555-hp twin-turbo 4.4-liter V8.

2012 BMW X6: There are no major changes to the 2012 BMW X6. Interior options through BMW Individual will be available starting in October and will feature a range of higher-end treatments like Merino leather dash and upholstery, exclusive paints like Citrin Black and Ruby Black and trims like carbon woven leather, eucalyptus red brown wood and piano black.

Further refinements include standard Bluetooth, USB and an optional split-folding rear bench that seats three.

2012 BMW X6 M: Combine the additional stuff for the X5 M and the X6 and you get the 2012 BMW X6 M. USB, power tailgate, five seats, 555 hp.

2012 BMW Z4: The 2012 BMW Z4 sDrive28i is set to be the first BMW in the U.S. with a four-cylinder when it comes to market with the same turbocharged 2.0-liter that the 2012 528i will use.

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      09-07-2011, 01:22 PM   #2
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seems that this is way outdates, and what does edmunds know anyway?

there will certainly be a new 3er available in 2012 in the f30 guise as we've all seen and heard, there will not be a year without a sedan offered as the story notes

we have also seen on this board that there is supposed to be a 640i offered

there are no details on the Gran Coupe which has been rumored to be available perhaps by end of year

..oh and they no nothing about car design either ie, regarding the e63 6 series which is still the best design to come out of bmw in the past decade "What was one of the ugliest cars on the road has been replaced by a sharply tailored full-size luxury coupe that just happens to have big power and BMW driving dynamics.:" sorry, not the case, its ok looking, but not great, and its gotten bigger so it lost some of its driving dynamics
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