Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,866 - $18,755
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
230-320
Seats
4-5
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$12,866 - $18,755
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
19 City / 28 HWY
Horsepower
230-320
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.2 Overall Score
Performance 4.5 Comfort 4.0 Styling 4.1 Value 4.2

Editor's Overview

Often set as the benchmark for sport sedans, the BMW 3 Series enters its sixth-generation with the power and nimbleness that make it a driver's favorite, all while providing the comfort...

2012 BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

4.37
75 Reviews
53% 33% 12% 2 star 0% 1%
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Fun and reliable vehicle for daily driving

2012 BMW 3 Series 328i

The vehicle was purchased used in 2016. Comfort - is great with the bucket seats in front and leather. The driver seat feels cozy like a cockpit, everything is within comfortable reaching distance. Features - has the sport package. The audio is great since it has the extra speakers. It has a backup sensor, but no rear camera. Reliability - so far this car has been reliable and should continue to be with regular maintenance. Performance - One thing I did notice is the engine never really purred like most BMWs, but had a very slight growl to it. With the 3 different drive settings to choose from, there is various performance. My daily driving is in Comfort mode. If I am on the highway or long stretches of road without traffic or lights, I'll put it in Eco to conserve fuel. Sport is great when you need that extra pickup, it feels like a turbo boost kicks in. Problems - recently the driver tail light has thrown an error and when inspected, the grounding wire had melted the plastic connecting harness, which after further research is a common problem with the vehicle. The other issue I do not like is the need for run flat tires to be used. This does not allow for a smooth, quiet ride.

- Jason N

Spacious comfort and style. Enjoy the details.

2012 BMW 3 Series

My car is extremely reliable. It took six years for a mishap. . We needed to get a new battery. It is a minor problem that after six years was unavoidable. Other than that the car performance is spot on. Engine runs smoothly no complaints to write about. Fuel economy is also a plus. Filling up the tank lasts much longer than our other cars, which makes driving the BMW always the first choice. We love the interior, roomy enough for four, even five on occasion. Trunk is spacious enough for a great shopping trip or even a weekend getaway. I greatly enjoy the ride. Give one a try!

- Janet G

The BMW is very fast and this survey is annoying

2012 BMW 3 Series 335i

Very comfortable, I love how the car drives and the speed of the car I like the features like the seat belt gets handed to you and how the cupholders come out of the dash. I like the seats and how comfortable they are. I don't like how heavy the doors are and how they come back at you when you open them and the Bluetooth doesn't work even though it is supposed to.

- Daniel S

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Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book
$12,866 - $15,315
$16,320 - $18,755

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
320 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0
3.0
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Optional
Optional

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Optional

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Optional

Power Windows

Power Windows

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Optional

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.5 - 41.8 in.
41.8 - 42 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38.4 - 38.5 in.
38 - 38.4 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
33.7 - 34.4 in.
32 - 33.7 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.8 - 38 in.
36.5 - 36.8 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
11.1 cu. ft.
9 - 11.1 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Optional
Optional

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Optional
Optional

CD Player

CD Player

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control

AC

AC

Dual Zone

Dual Zone

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Seats

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
225
Not Available

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 in.
108.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.7 ft.
36.1 ft.

Length

Length
178.6 - 181.9 in.
181.9 in.

Width

Width
70.2 - 71.5 in.
71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3583 - 3770 lbs.
3571 - 4034 lbs.

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
320 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
332 ft. lbs.

Maximum Tongue Weight

Maximum Tongue Weight
lbs.
lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Optional
Optional

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 gal.
16.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
21 mpg
21 - 22 mpg

City

City
17 mpg
17 - 18 mpg

Highway

Highway
25 - 26 mpg
24 - 26 mpg

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Safety Features

Features

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Stability Control

Stability Control

Traction Control

Traction Control

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Optional

Auto Leveling Headlights

Auto Leveling Headlights
Optional

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Front

  • Overall

  • Rollover

  • Side

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety