Next-generation 3-Series will feature exclusively turbocharged units in the range.
German car magazine Auto Bild has the scoop on the upcoming (F30) next-generation BMW 3-Series.
The 2012 3-Series will be making its debut quite soon, on October 14 in Munich, according to the report.
And what will we see?
On the petrol/gasoline side BMW will be going exclusively with turbocharged four-cylinder engines (and one six-cylinder unit) for the new 3-Series.
That will include the entry-level 316i with 136 PS (100 kW / 134 hp) which will be priced at €29,000 in Germany. Next will be the 320i with 184 PS (135 kW / 181 hp) and then the 328i with 245 PS (180 kW / 242 hp). Topping out the petrol range will be the 3.0 liter inline six-cylinder twin-turbo unit with 306 PS (225 kW / 302 hp) in the 335i.
On the diesel side will be a range of 2.0 liter units (all turbocharged, of course) starting with the 316d with 115 PS (85 kW / 113 hp) and topping out the range (for the time being) with the 323d which replaces the 3.0 liter 325d. We expect a 3.0 liter diesel unit to come later in higher output iterations of the 3-Series.
An Active Hybrid 3 is also coming with the 3.0 liter petrol coupled to an electric motor for a total system output of around 340 PS (250 kW / 335 hp).
The next-generation 2012 BMW 3-Series will go on sale in Europe next spring.