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New BMW 3 Series makes its UK debutBack

The all new BMW 3 Series is set to make its UK debut at the Performance Car Show this January.

The latest BMW 3 Series saloon will be located at the Autocar stand where a BMW 320d Sport model will be on show, powered by a phenomenal 2.0-litre diesel engine which is capable of generating 184bhp, hitting 0-62mph in just 7.5 seconds and reaching a top speed of 146mph.

The Performance Car Show is powered by PistonHeads.com and is part of Autosport International, the world’s greatest motorsport show. The 2012 show will run from the 12th to the 15th January and is being held at the NEC in Birmingham.

If you’re looking for the ultimate family car which delivers excellent performance coupled with highly competitive fuel economy and low CO2 emissions, then the new BMW 3 Series is definitely the car for you. It is one of the most popular types of car sold in the UK, and although it sports a higher price tag than rivals, it is not hard to see why.

The BMW 3 Series offers everything you could look for in a medium sized executive car. It’s perfect for business and pleasure and never fails to deliver. The new model is no exception and has been revered by car enthusiasts for months prior to its launch.

Autocar editor Jim Holder said: “We’ve driven the all new BMW 3 Series saloon and we are hugely impressed. It thoroughly deserves pride of place on the Autocar stand at the show – it’s going to be a ‘must see’ car for visitors.”

Tim Abbott, Managing Director of BMW UK, said: “We are delighted that the all new BMW 3 Series saloon, our biggest selling model in the UK, will take pride of place on the Autocar stand. The latest 3 Series has already proven popular with the Autocar team, retaining its crown as the class-leading executive car and we know that the magazine’s readers rate BMW as one of their most desirable marques. With the new car on the stand, visitors will be able to see for themselves why the new 3 Series saloon is a sector defining model.”

The new model features Drive Performance Control as standard which enables drivers to chose between four drive modes – ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport and even Sport+ on the Sport models, providing them with an ultimate and unique road experience.

The BMW 3 Series will be modelled alongside Autocar’s Handling Day Car of the Year, the Porsche Cayman R, as well as the Range Rover Evoque and the Ginetta G60.

Posted by Leana Kell on 05/01/2012