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BMW says M135i will get a Geneva Auto Show Debut

The M135i will rival the Audi RS3 and goes on sale in Europe before the end of this year.

And Autoweek has learned that BMW will offer the M135i in rear-drive and all-wheel-drive versions.

Look for a 0-to-62-mph time of about 4.9 seconds.


2012 BMW 3-Series Photos Here

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BMW  has revealed its sixth-generation 3-series  sedan. The new model is the first in an unprecedented six-car lineup that will  include a five-door GT and a four-door GranCoupe for the first time. BMW plans  to put the car on sale across North America in February as a 2012 model. BMW  officials suggest the price will rise an average 3 percent over the hugely  popular fifth-generation 3-series sedan, on sale here since 2005.

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BMW i3 & i8 Coming Soon?

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While the overtly sporting i8 is set to act as the performance figurehead for BMW’s  initial range of purpose-built alternative-drive vehicles, it is the less  expensive and the more practical i3 that offers the choice of either standard  plug-in electric or optional range-extended electric drive. This feature will  provide BMW’s “i” brand with broad appeal at a base price that executives suggest will be  comparable to more powerful versions of today’s 1-series when sales begin in  2013.

Conceived primarily for urban driving, the compact zero-emissions hatchback  eschews the traditional low-slung lines of contemporary BMW small cars for a  distinctly more upright stance that offers the i3 excellent all-round visibility  for ease of maneuverability in city traffic, along with room for up to four  adults and a nominal 7.1 cubic feet of luggage space behind the rear seats. In  BMW’s words, “It’s been designed for maximum practicality but without any  compromise in overall driving dynamics.”

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Leading BMW’s bold  alternative-drive charge is the striking i8, an advanced all-wheel-drive  plug-in hybrid revealed here prior to its public debut at the Frankfurt motor  show in September.

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