Some may feel like the brand new F30 BMW 3 Series is already nothing more than old news but that’s simply not the case. A leaked ordering guide for the U.S. tells us plenty of stuff about it that we didn’t previously know.
While the F30 versions of the BMW 328i and the BMW 335i are going to be making the trip over the Atlantic pretty much untouched there’s nothing in the info about the upcoming diesel versions.
Up until recently, most Americans couldn’t care less about a diesel engine but over the last few years this started to seriously matter as an alternative in terms of fuel saving solutions.
Getting back to the petrol powered versions of the F30 BMW 3 Series, they will come as standard with ZF’s eight speed automatic transmission, with the enthusiast friendly BMW six speed manual being still available as a no cost option.
In terms of U.S. market specific options, the entire lineup of F30 BMW 3 Series will come with automatic start/stop systems and 17 inch alloys regardless of the model.
Speaking of standard equipment, the new infotainment system features a 6.5″ screen color screen, iPod and Bluetooth connectivity, together with the infamous iDrive system.
So far apart from the diesel, everything the Americans are getting to know about the F30 BMW 3 Series sounds good but there’s some proper bad news coming up for fans of the M badge.
They won’t be able to get their fix for an M Sport package until the summer of 2012, July to be precise.