We previously provided info on 2012 BMW model updates/changes/pricing for most 2012 models (links inside), but for reference again, here is a summary of the major changes across the entire range of 2012 model year BMWs for the US market.
BMW Apps is available as a stand-alone option on all models for $250. With this addition, the Smartphone Integration will be removed as a stand-alone option and now included in BMW Apps.
2012 1 Series
The 2012 Model Year for 128i and 135i models began in March 2011. At that time the following changes occurred:
Standard Equipment Changes
iPod/USB Adapter added to all 1 Series
Power Seats and Lumbar Support added to 135i Coupe and Convertibles.
Through-Load added to 128i/135i Convertibles.
New 17-inch Star-spoke wheel replaced standard 16-inch wheel on 128i Convertible.
17-inch Star-spoke wheel now standard on 128i Coupe
New 18-inch V-spoke wheel with mixed-sized performance tires replaced the 17-inch wheels with all-season tires on the 135i Convertible.
Automatic Transmission now a no-charge option on 128i Coupe and Convertible.
Double Clutch Transmission price lowered on 135i Coupes and Convertibles
Vermillion Red Metallic and Marrakesh Brown Metallic exterior colors available for all models
Oyster Boston Leather replaced Lemon Boston Leather
Alpine White Trim added for all models as a no-charge option.
New 17-inch Star-spoke wheel available with all-season tires as a no-cost alternative to the standard 18-inch wheel with performance tires on the 135i models.
Sport Package has been eliminated for the 135i Coupes and Convertibles.
Value Package eliminated on all models (included leather and iPod/USB)
Premium Package now includes leather on all models. Power Seats and Lumbar Support have been eliminated from Package for 135i Coupes and Convertibles as they are now standard.
Cold weather package no longer includes Through Load for the Convertibles (now standard) and Ski Bag for the Coupes.
As of September 2011 production, the following changes took place:
Standard Equipment Changes
Hands-free Bluetooth connection added for all models
BMW Assist, iPod/USB Adaptor, and Smartphone Integration have been bundled into a single option with a retail price of $750. The optional Navigation system will be combined with iPod/USB, BMW Assist and is priced at $2,150 on the M3 Sedan.
M3 Coupe & M3 Convertible (MY12)
Standard Equipment Changes:
For model year 2012, the M3 Coupe & Convertible gain standard anti-theft alarm system, floor mats, as well as iPod/USB Adaptor, Bluetooth, and BMW Assist.
Optional Equipment Changes:
Stand Alone Options for the 2012 M3 Coupe and Convertible have been adjusted to reflect the new standard equipment and the new Navigation package, which is priced at $1,350 to adjust for standard BMW Assist, Bluetooth, and iPod/USB Adaptor.
The former Convenience Package and Premium Package 2 are now combined into a single Premium Package. This change bundles the most-common M3 options and packages together, and the power rear sunshade has been added to a package on the M3 Coupe for the first time.
The 2012 M3 Convertible will offer a new BMW Individual Composition Package for the first time. The package is priced at $5,000 and includes the buyer’s choice of three unique metallic exterior colors (Ruby Black, Azurite Black, and Moonstone), three unique leather colors with additional leather surface area (Champagne, Platinum, and Rust Brown), as well as Individual Piano Finish Black interior trim.
BMW Apps will be available as a stand-alone option
Smartphone Integration now included in BMW Apps.
The 528i introduces the first ever 4 cylinder engine in a 5 Series in the US – The new TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with high precision direct injection, turbocharging according to the Twin Scroll principle, double VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve control.
Auto Start/Stop is standard on the 2012 528i and 535i.
xDrive all-wheel drive available for the 528i Sedan.
2012 6 Series
The all-new 6 Series
The 650i Coupe, featuring BMW’s 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8 joined the 650i Convertible as of July production. It introduced a number of new options to the 6 Series line-up including:
M Sport Package
Full LED Headlights
New Bang & Olufsen sound system
Beginning with September production, these options are now also available for the 650i Convertible.
xDrive all-wheel drive available for both the 650i Coupe and Convertible. The 0-60 time for the 650i xDrive Coupe is 4.7 seconds, 0.2-seconds quicker than the RWD model. The 0-60 time for the 650i xDrive Convertible is 4.8 seconds. 0.1 seconds quicker than the RWD model.
640i Coupe and Convertible
A six-cylinder BMW 6 Series will be offered in the US for the first-time since 1989. The new 640i Coupe and Convertible will feature a higher performance version of BMW’s N55 TwinPower Turbo 3.0-liter inline six. In 640i models this engine produces 315 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The 0-60 times for both models is 5.5 seconds. EPA fuel economy numbers are not yet available. Auto Start/stop will be standard.
2012 7 Series
The 2012 Model Year for the 740i/Li, 750i/Li (including xDrive models) and ALPINA B7 models began with March 2011 production. At that time the following changes took place:
Standard Equipment Changes
iPod/USB Adapter, Sport Steering Wheel and Rear-view Camera added to all models.
19-inch wheels with all-season tires and Premium Hi-Fi added to the V-8 models.
Driver Assistance Package now includes Side and top-view camera for all models. On the 740i/Li and 750i/Li and xDrive models, the package also includes Head-Up Display.
The M Sport Package no longer includes Active Roll Stabilization (ARS) for all models. On the 750i/Li and xDrive models, the package price was further reduced due to the addition of 19-inch wheels as standard.
Remained a 2011 model but received the following changes as of March 2011 production:
Standard Equipment Changes
New 19-inch wheels replace 19-inch Aero wheel as standard
Add iPod/USB Adapter
A number of features were removed from the standard equipment list and made optional:
Active Front Seats and Ventilated Front Seats
Due to the removal of active and ventilated front seats as standard equipment, the ActiveHybrid 7 will have the same Luxury Seating package as offered as an option on the 740i/Li and 750i/Li.
6-disc DVD changer added to Rear Seat Entertainment Package
The ActiveHybrid 7 models as well as the 760Li became 2012 models beginning with September 2011 production.
The Z4 sDrive28i featuring the new BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine with high precision direct injection, turbocharging according to the Twin Scroll principle, double VANOS variable camshaft timing and VALVETRONIC variable valve control replaces the Z4 sDrive30i as the base model.
Options Automatic Transmission will be offered as a no-charge option on the 30i.
Double Clutch Transmission price has been lowered on the 35i.
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bluetooth and ipod/usb is standard on the 1er but not the 3er? whats that about
If this is the case, BMW ought to be kicked in the butt. Bluetooth now standard on many lesser cars. Hands-free cell phone use while driving is now the law in many states with more to follow. This is a safety issue and costs practically nothing to provide. It should be standard and this should be a no-brainer for BMW. They look foolish and cheap if not provided as standard equipment.
No, I traded in my 08 e90 right before warranty was up. in the last 3 months of warranty I had HPFP, 3 injectors, DVD, interior trim and 1 headlight replaced. It adds up pretty quick. Make sure you get a CPO at very least. Love the cars bur they are costly to repair.