The new BMW 3-series saloon will be unveiled to the UK public for the first time on Autocar's stand at the Performance Car Show: Powered by PistonHeads.com next month.
The highly-anticipated 3-series will go on sale here in March 2012, but visitors to the Performance Car Show at Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) on 14/15 January will be able to get up close and personal with Munich's new machine.
Seven variants of the BMW 3-series will go on sale, and the one at the show will be the 320d Sport model. Equipped with BMW’s new four-cylinder 2.0-litre diesel engine that generates 184bhp, the 320d Sport can do 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds and goes on to a top speed of 146mph.
It features Drive Performance Control as standard, allowing the driver to choose between four modes: Eco Pro, Comfort, Sport and even Sport+ on the Sport models, for those wanting the ultimate road experience.
The 3-series will share the spotlight on Autocar's stand with three other cars that have made an enormous impression on the automotive world during the past 12 months.