BMW 3 Series – Generation 5.2 (2010-2012)

BMW 3 SERIES (2010-2012)

An update for 2010 reduced the model line-up to two models which eliminated other engine options. The remaining powertrain options were upgraded while the 318i had a severe downgrade to steel wheels. It would be replaced by the F30 model in 2012.

OWNERSHIP DETAILS 320d Sport 318i
Years Available February 2010-May 2012 February 2010-May 2012
ENGINE SPECS
Engine N47D20 2.0 DOHC 16V I6 N43B20U0 2.0 DOHC 16V I6
Horsepower 177hp @ 4,000rpm 143hp @ 6,000rpm
Torque 350Nm @ 1,750-3,000rpm 190Nm @ 4,250rpm
Fuel Type Diesel Gasoline/95 Octane
Fuel System Common Rail Direct Injection Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission 6-Speed Automatic 6-Speed Manual/6-Speed Automatic
Fuel Tank Capacity 61 Liters 60 Liters
DIMENSIONS
Length 4,531mm 4,531mm
Width 1,817mm 1,817mm
Height 1,421mm 1,421mm
Wheelbase 2,760mm 2,760mm
Curb Weight 1,520kg 1,360kg
Body Style 4-Door Sedan 4-Door Sedan
Engine/Drive Type Front Engine/Rear Wheel Drive Front Engine/Rear Wheel Drive
Seating 5 5
SUSPENSION & TIRES
Front Suspension McPherson Strut McPherson Strut
Rear Suspension Multi Link Multi Link
Front Brakes Vented Disc Vented Disc
Rear Brakes Vented Disc Vented Disc
Tires 225/45 R17, Run Flat Tires 205/55 R16
Wheels 17 Inch Alloy 16 Inch Steel with Cover
SAFETY
Airbags 6 6
Anti-Lock Brakes Yes, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Brake Control Yes, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Brake Control
Traction/Stability Control Yes, Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control Yes, Dynamic Stability Control and Dynamic Traction Control
Other Safety Features Adds: Rear Parking Sensors None
EXTERIOR
Fog Lamps Front and Rear Rear
Other Exterior Features Adds: Automatic Headlamps, Rain Sensing Wipers, Chrome Tail Pipe Finisher LED Park Lamps, Front Signal Indicators, Brake Lamps and Side Mirror Signal Repeaters
INTERIOR
Steering Wheel Adjustment Tilt/Telescopic Tilt/Telescopic
Steering Wheel Material Leather Leather
Seating Adjustment Power, Driver Manual
Seating Material Leather Fabric/Leather
Other Interior Features Adds: Wood Accents. Deletes: Gear Shift Indicator, Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function Titanium Matte Accents, 60/40 Fold Rear Seat, Gear Shift Indicator, iDrive, On Board Computer, Automatic Engine Start/Stop Function
CONVENIENCE FEATURES
Power Amenities Steering (Electric), Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors Steering (Electric), Windows, Door Locks, Mirrors
Climate Control Automatic, Dual Manual
Audio System AM/FM/6 CD/MP3/AUX AM/FM/CD/MP3/AUX
Speakers 13 8
Steering Wheel Controls None None
Alarm Yes Yes
Keyless Entry Yes, Push Button Start/Stop Yes, Push Button Start/Stop
NOTES iDrive added sometime in 2011. iDrive added sometime in 2011. 6-speed automatic standard in 2011.
RIVALS Audi A4, Jaguar X Type, Lexus IS, Mercedes Benz C Class, Volvo S60