more powerful and efficient engines
The new BMW 3 Series will come to the US market with two engine options that combine a smooth, quiet operation, but also more power, acceleration and efficiency in gasoline consumption.
Both engines are mated to a new automatic gearbox eight changes, the first of its kind in a compact sedan, which offers completely new perspectives for this type of car and includes the Auto Start Stop system, which helps reduce fuel consumption when you turn off the engine when the car stops and starts again automatically when the driver lifts his foot off the brake.
With these combinations powertrain, the new BMW 3 Series consumes the same or less than gasoline models equipped with the manual gearbox six-speed standard.
In addition to the Auto Start Stop function, package BMW EfficientDynamics technology includes the recovery system of braking energy, indicating the optimum time to change gear and operation of ancillary units as needed, decoupling compressor climate control.
The new custom management selector that allows to choose between Comfort, Sport, Sport + and ECO PRO modes, can further reduce the efficiency of all models.
The BMW 321i marks the return of the first four-cylinder engine in the 3 Series since 1999, which now has 2.0 capacity and up to 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 260 pounds of torque at only 1,250 rpm, which is It remains constant up to 4,800.
This combination of the new TwinPower Turbo technology, which delivers virtually the same performance of a six-cylinder engine, allows the BMW 328i accelerate from 0-60 mph in just 5.7 seconds and reaches a top speed of 130 miles per hour the normal version and up to 155 miles per hour in the Sports Line.
Official estimates of the Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA, for its acronym in English), give the BMW 328i 2012 performance of 28 miles per gallon in the city and up to 36 highway with the automatic transmission of eight changes, something impressive taking into consideration the benefits mentioned above.
And for those seeking even more power, the BMW 335i accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds, .02 seconds faster than the previous model. Top speed remains at 130 mph and 155 mph, respectively between the regular version and Sport.
The efficiency of this engine six-cylinder is 23 miles per gallon in the city and up to 33 on the road, representing a saving of gasoline 16% compared to the previous version.
By the fall of 2012, BMW will add to the range of models ActiveHybrid 3 which combines the latest generation of hybrid technology of the firm, with the sporting character of the BMW 3 Series.
The new generation of technology BMW ConnectedDrive offers a combination of systems, driver assistance and mobility services, which include Head-Up Display, the first of its kind in the segment that provides all important information through images high resolution projected directly into the driver’s field of vision.
The new BMW 3 Series also includes the system Surround View and Top View Top View, with which the driver can see the car and its surroundings from the aerial perspective for parking maneuvers.
The system also includes active cruise control with Stop and Go, warning system lane change and lane departure warning that, in turn, includes the warning system dangerous approach to the vehicle ahead function.
The technology of high performance interfaces ensures optimal use of mobile phones and music players in the new sedan BMW 3 Series, including new features connecting via Bluetooth and office automation, it is now possible to see on the screen Control display of the iDrive or artificial voice heard through various information services offered by the Internet, such as weather forecasts and news, but also entries in the phonebook and text messages (SMS and emails).
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