Video: 2012 BMW 3 Series review by Autocar

Even though the new 2012 BMW 3 Series has only just being unveiled, and not set to hit the market until next year, a complete drive impression review has already been posted up on Youtube.

The lucky guys from Autocar were able to get their hands on a 2012 BMW 328i Sport and give it the once over on some nice bits of twisty road in Europe. As expected, the new generation 3 Series seems like a winner of a car already.

Autocar gives pretty much every element of the new model lots of praise. The steering and handling seems to be top-notch, while the performance is also said to be very good, but perhaps the best part, according to the review, is the fuel consumption.

The car tested (BMW 328i) gets BMWโ€™s new 2.0-litre N20 TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine developing 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque. Itโ€™s able to do 0-100km/h in 5.9 seconds, but, it also offers an average fuel consumption of just 6.4L/100km.

Click play on the video below to see the full review, and head over to the original 2012 BMW 3 Series unveiled report for more details on the upcoming model variants.

The 2012 BMW 3 Series will go on sale in Australia during the start of the second quarter of 2012. Pricing is yet to be finalised.