We have a new set of spy pics showing the 2012 BMW 3-series as it is put through tests in the Arctic Circle. Details inside.

Spies in Scandinavia captured some photos of the 2012 BMW 3-Series.  The car has been undergoing testing in northern Scandinavia at a BMW facility near a frozen lake.

The F30 3er prototype appears to be a different model than the car that was caught on video in December.

Engine choices on the car could include a rumored petrol-fueled four-cylinder turbo in development as well as a hybrid unit.  Another rumored engine slated for the 2012 M3 is a smaller twin-turbo six-cylinder.

This BMW 3-series sedan shows the car's rear LED taillights, and a roofline that travels towards the backend of the car with a steeper slope than the current model.  Many are speculating that the car has a lengthened wheelbase and bigger body.

BMW will begin assembly of the 2012 BMW 3-Series next year.

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