The recently unveiled 2012 BMW 3 Series is a very important car on a global level and to some extend to just about all petrolheads but it’s far more important to us and the Bavarians.
According to their press release, the F30 BMW 3 Series is better in every way, which means, better engines, better looks, better efficiency and a better interior.
The latter is what I’d like to focus on for now. Much like the F10 BMW 5 Series “borrowed” technology from the bigger brother, the same has happened with the equipment on the 2012 3 Series.
The interior of this new 3 Series now offers up some of that with as well as some new things to the market entirely. By that I’m referring to the new full-color, high-resolution Heads-Up Dispay system.
Going along the line of electron flooding, the F30 BMW 3 Series comes with loads of cameras to help the driver with all the information they may need.
This is where systems like Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Collision Warning systems. Each of these is pretty self explanatory.
Where things inside the new BMW 3 Series get a little weird is with the new Surround View system with Top View and Side View. These, together with the rear view camera takes out all the fun of parking as it makes it a lot easier.
Getting past all of the garnish, the new BMW 3 Series still offers up plenty of things to love inside. Apart from the extra space you get inside, particularly in the back and boot, the new F30 still has three trim levels for you to pick from.
There’s the Sport Line, the most likely to get selected and the one with the simplest appearance, mostly black trim, with some red accents such as stitching and small bits of the upholstery.
Going one up we find the 2012 BMW 3 Series in Luxury Line, where we find chrome and some of the finest high gloss wood available in any of these small sports saloons.
The final interior option is the Modern Line, a profile above the Luxury Line that serves up finer materials, better color choice and mixing options and something of a special feel to every surface you touch.
What is particularly interesting is that BMW’s F30 3 Series seems to have a new spin on what’s best available in this segment of the market yet there’s still a few details we’re not aware of.