BMW has confirmed that they will be showcasing their new BMW 3 Series long wheelbase at the 2012 Beijing Motor Show as it opens its doors on April 23rd, 2012. The 3 Series long wheelbase developed in company headquarters in Germany will be produced at the BMW Shenyang production plant.
It will have 4.3 inch longer wheelbase and will be offered on three power trains, a 184 hp turbocharged 2.0 liter four cylinder, a 240 hp 2.8 liter and a 300 hp turbo 3.0 liter six cylinder. All three will have the Li suffix as seen in the 7 Series long wheelbase so you will see the new 3 Series being named as 320Li, 328Li and 335Li while all models will be fitted with a powerful and highly efficient engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology.
All three models will have an extended wheelbase by 11 cms and will offer comfortable seating specially in its rear passenger area thus meeting the demands of their Chinese customers. BMW will also be displaying the 3 Series sedan with a normal wheelbase and full hybrid model ActiveHybrid 3 at the Beijing Auto Show.
BMW at Auto China 2012 in Beijing
World premiere – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version.
Developed at BMW head office in Germany, it will be rolling off the production line in the new Shenyang production plant and celebrating its world premiere at Auto China 2012 in Beijing – the new BMW 3 Series sedan in the long wheelbase version. With its wheelbase extended by 11 cm, a conspicuously elegant design, and the best rear seat travel comfort among the competition, this new model fulfils precisely the expectations of Chinese automobile customers. They can choose from the BMW 335Li, the BMW 328Li, or the BMW 320Li, each fitted with a powerful and efficient engine featuring BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology. Also presented at Auto China will be the new BMW 3 Series sedan with the normal wheelbase and the full hybrid model BMW ActiveHybrid 3.