2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package unveiled

October 16, 2011

BMW has unveiled the new 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package, after revealing the new model in Germany on Friday. Like the existing kits available with BMW models, the M Sport pack adds various performance and sport-inspired features.

Even though the 2012 BMW 3 Series isn’t set to go on sale until February next year, BMW has given us all a preview of what the new model will look like with an M Sport bodykit. From the front the new pack shows off a sharper and lower chin with aggressive corner wings and a new front bumper bar.

Side skirts are also part of the 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package, matching the sharper styling of the front end, with chrome exhaust pipe tips complimenting the new rear end styling. A set of 18-inch or optional 19-inch, alloy wheels then complete the picture.

As for the mechanical hardware, the 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package comes with a sports lowered suspension kit, with optional adaptive settings inside the cabin, lowering the new 3 Series by 10mm. The springs are also stiffer and some new, thicker sway bars are installed, providing more rigid handling characteristics.

Inside, the 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package comes with an Alcantara-accented interior decor and cool new sports seats. There’s also a new three-spoke M Sport steering wheel, blue highlighting and a smattering of ‘M’ logos throughout, including in the door sills, steering wheel, instrument cluster and gear lever.

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The 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport package will become available as an option for all 3 Series variants next year, and it will also come in an optional new M-exclusive exterior paint colour.

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.