2013 BMW 3-Series Revealed

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
2013 bmw 3 series revealed

The 2013 BMW 3-Series, codenamed the F30, was revealed today by BMW, and the most noteworthy change is the first four-cylinder engine for North America since the 318i of the late 1990’s.

So far, we know that the 328i will pack a 4-cylinder turbo displacing 2.0L and putting out 245 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque. Peak torque will come at just 1,250 rpm, an astoundingly low figure that should translate into excellent real world acceleration. The 335i will put out 306 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. An 8-speed automatic or 6-speed manual will be available, and BMW even claims that the 335i is capable of 32.6 mpg on the highway.

The car is slightly larger (3.6″ longer overall, about 2 inches longer in wheelbase and slightly wider front and rear tracks) but sheds 88 pounds of weight, while a hybrid and M-Sport version will also be offered.

Gallery: BMW 3-Series

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  • Chuck Chuck on Oct 14, 2011

    That looks horrible. It looks like a Hyundai with a BMW Grill. That side profile is vomit inducing. I think Cadillac has a real opportunity now with the ATS. BMW has screwed the pooch with this design.

  • Danwat1234 Danwat1234 on Aug 04, 2012

    how much MPG for the hybrid model?