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BMW 3 Series, Sedan, Wagon
#11618 of 11917 Re: 2012 3 series 4 cylinder Modern Line [gnosis8]
Apr 28, 2012 (5:17 pm)
I wish it were that simple (328 vs. 335). The 2012 328s I've seen advertised at dealer after dealer are all 6 cylinder. It's as though the 4 cylinders don't exist. For the most part they don't! One dealer I talked to said they're expecting a load of 4 cylinder BMWs early in May, otherwise all they have are 1 or 2 demos.
But the other part of my inquiry really does have to do with the prerequisite pkgs that BMW says you have to buy. First comes the Modern Line at $2100, for example, but then when I looked at xenon lights, it did specify that the Zpp Premium package is required. I just haven't found an explanation of what the Zpp Premium package includes.
#11620 of 11917 Re: 2012 3 series 4 cylinder Modern Line [1socalgal]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 29, 2012 (10:58 am)
There are no 2012 328i six-cylinders... All of the 2012 model 328s are turbo-4 cylinders...
All the 328i six-cylinders that you are seeing are leftover 2011 models..
#11621 of 11917 Re: 2012 3 series 4 cylinder Modern Line [1socalgal]
Apr 29, 2012 (11:13 am)
1) There is no such thing as a 6-cyl. 2012 328i sedan. They are ALL 4-cyl.
The only "new" 328i 6 cyl's are the following:
a) The old model 2011 328i sedans that remain unsold.
b) The 2012 328i couple, convertible, and wagon. While these are technically "2012" models, they are based off of the old "E90" design.
There is NO 6-cyl 2012 328i Sedan, however. The sedans are now the new "F30" design, not the old "E90" design.
#11622 of 11917 Re: 2012 3 series 4 cylinder Modern Line [jetguy22]
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 29, 2012 (11:21 am)
Thanks for the clarification... only the sedans are new for 2012...
The coupes and convertibles are the old E90 body style, and still have 6-cylinders..
Apr 29, 2012 (11:35 am)
Yesterday my CA helped me find a 328i locally that met most of my wishlist. I had decided I really didn't want to go through the wait to order if I could help it, and after many hours scouring the internet and lots of e-mails back and forth we found "my car!"
I wanted a dark exterior and (preferably) a light interior, so that really limited my choices. I ruled out Mojave as being too bronze for me in the sunlight, and I didn't want Jet Black. That left Mineral Gray, Black Sapphire, and the Imperial Blue as possibilities and we went from there.
This is our negotiated price for the car I'm buying this week:
328i Modern Line
-Black Sapphire Metallic
-Oyster Dakota Leather
-Premium Sound Package
-Heated front seats
-BMW Assist w/ enhanced Bluetooth and USB
MSRP: $48,245 Invoice: $44,330
Our Price: $44,745 (Includes $1,000 Drive for Team U.S.A. Discount)
I also have a voucher I received for walking around the lot last Sunday looking at colors which will more or less cover the cost of window tinting. Of course, those numbers are without TT&L, which here in Houston is 6.5%.
Just have to decide if I'm trading my Lexus or selling it to CarMax. If the difference between the two offers is more than $1,100, then I'll sell the car instead of trading it. $1,100 is the additional sales tax I'll pay without the trade.
#11624 of 11917 Re: My 2012 328i [aggietexan]
Apr 29, 2012 (6:41 pm)
4k off list is very good. Only thing make sure your getting bluetooth
#11625 of 11917 Re: My 2012 328i [brucenyc]
Apr 29, 2012 (10:23 pm)
You should probably look at this as $3k off list, as the extra $1k for the "Drive For Team USA" is a special factory rebate.
This is about $1,500.00 over invoice sans the factory rebate. Based on what I've heard, you can probably get it for $500 to $1,000 less; if you care to make a fuss about it. Either way however, not bad at all.
#11626 of 11917 2011 328xi
Apr 30, 2012 (6:33 pm)
Got my car today - 30/10000, premium 2 package, heated seats/ steering wheel, value package, msrp $41235.
28 payments of 430. Very happy with the car and the deal.
#11627 of 11917 Re: 2011 328xi [am09]
May 01, 2012 (8:52 am)
What was the down payment and which state and dealership did you buy?