The new aero package gives the new 3 Series a more aggressive face, incorporating the dramatic flowing character lines that preview the upcoming M3.
The 2012 BMW 3 Series M Sport scores 18-inch light-alloy wheels, M Sport suspension and BMW Individual high-gloss Shadowline trim.
The theme continues inside with unique cloth/Alcantara sports seats, blue-accent trim inserts, and a number of ‘M’ themed highlights including leather steering wheel, manual gearstick, doorsill finishers and driver’s footrest.
Optional features on top of the M Sport package include 19-inch alloys, a new M paint shade and blue-finished brakes.
BMW Australia’s Michelle Lang said timing of the M Sport package was not yet confirmed for Australia, although she suggested it would be reasonable to expect it a few months after the launch of the 3 Series sedan range, which is scheduled to go on sale locally early in the second quarter of 2012.
Meanwhile, Ms Lang said BMW Australia “definitely” expects the all-new 3 Series Touring (wagon) models to arrive in local showrooms before the end of next year.