The gasoline range comprises of the 328i and 335i, both equipped with the fuel-saving EfficientDynamics package. The 328i is powered by a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder with direct injection, twin-scroll turbocharging, double-Vanos variable camshaft timing and Valvetronic variable valve timing. It delivers 240hp and 350 Nm of torque from 1250 to 4800 rpm. As a result, the 328i accelerates from 0-100 km/h in 5.9 seconds and reaches an electronically-limited top speed of 250 km/h. Under the hood of the 335i lies a turbocharged inline-six with 306HP and 400 Nm of torque delivered from 1200 to 5000 rpm. It sprints from 0-100 km/h in 5.5 seconds and like the 328i, it tops out at 250 km/h due to the electronic speed limiter. Both models are available with two transmissions, a six-speed manual and an eight-speed automatic, the latter being a first in its class.
In spring of 2012, the 320i will be added to the gasoline lineup and it's powered by a 184hp, 270 Nm version of the 2.0 liter TwinPower Turbo. Hybrid version of the BMW 3 series can be expected in autumn next year and it is powered by the same hybrid powertrain as the new ActiveHybrid 5.