The redesigned-for-2012 BMW 3-Series has a wider track and is now 93 mm longer than the outgoing model, with the wheelbase stretched by 50 mm. That makes the 3-Series more spacious than before, but the new car is also 40 kg lighter. It is now also available in three trim variants the Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line. An optional M sport package consisting of sporty suspension, cabin trim and body kit is also offered. A choice of two “TwinPower” turbo engines are available. In addition to the 3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo engine powering the 335i, there is a new 240 hp 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine in the BMW 328i. A detuned 2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine in the base 320i model and a 1.6-litre 4-cylinder turbo engine in the base 316i model became available later. An 8-speed automatic gearbox with auto start-stop tech is offered for the first time, although there is also a 6-speed manual available that will likely never be shipped here by local dealers. In addition, all the tech features offered in the 5-Series seems to be offered in the 3-Series as well, including variable steering, dynamic damper control, brake energy regeneration, iDrive computer, heads-up display, surround-view cameras, parking assistant and more. Safety features include front, side and curtain airbags, ABS, stability control, seatbelt pretensioners, optional automatic braking and more.