BMW announces new engine options and all wheel drive for 2012 3 series

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Popular German luxury car maker BMW recently announced its plans come up with some new engines for the 2012 version of its bread and butter 3 series sedan.

Of these, the first one to come to us should be a 184 PS 2.0-liter four-cylinder petrol engine in a new 320i. The motor will be mated to a six-speed manual transmission and the car should be capable of going from nothing to a ton in about 7.5 seconds. Also on offer will come two new 2.0 litre motors that will burn the dirtier fuel. The new 318d will have 143 PS and 320 Nm to play with and should hit the 100kmph figure on speedo in a reasonably quick 9.1 seconds and max out at 210 kmph. The younger sister of this car will be the 316d, This version of the 3 series will have 116 PS and 260 Nm of torque. The car should be as much as 1.5 seconds slower to the 318d and should top out at 200kmph. Expect this car to have a very pocket friendly fuel consumption figure.

In another news coming from the Munich based manufacturer and that is of its plans to offer an all-wheel drive system – xDrive – on the 320d, 320i, 328i and 335i.

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