The 3 Series is as much a part of BMW as any one of the letters that makes up its name. Providing high levels of sales for the brand and a fantastically performing machine for the rest of us, the industry would be unimaginable without it. The current 3 Series is quite a machine and so its replacement has a lot of work to do to defend its crown.
This is the 2012 BMW 3 Series, and first of all I would just like to say WOW! What a looker! The cars powerful stance is backed up by muscular bulges and hunches throughout the design. Engines range from a 2.0 litre four-cylinder turbo to a mighty 3.0 litre inline-six with 300BHP. The new interior looks very slick and rounds off a complete package that leaves us itching to get hold of the keys.
The car goes on sale with a wide range of engines in the UK this February.