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<br /> MoToRTReNd<br /> ELECTRON CALLY<br /> REPR NTED FROM<br /> I<br /> I<br /> motortrend.Com FEBRUARY 28, 2012<br /> 2012 BMW 335i First Test<br /> It’s Just a Luxury Sedan<br /> By Carlos Lago<br /> E<br /> xpectations run high for<br /> any new 3 Series -- almost<br /> unfairly so. Our expectations<br /> were such that when we found out<br /> the new 2012 BMW 3 Series would<br /> be slightly bigger, and its power<br /> steering system would use a fuel-<br /> efficient electric motor, we grew<br /> skeptical. Cynical, maybe. And then<br /> a 2012 BMW 335i equipped with the<br /> optional sport eight-speed automat-<br /> ic ($500; the standard eight-speed<br /> automatic and six-speed manual<br /> are no-cost options) showed up at<br /> our test track. What did we learn?<br /> That there’s no reason for the roun-<br /> del faithful to fret.<br /> Benchmarks? Forget the last 335i. insistently at the behest of its 1<a title="88126_elite page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1b0b939?page=1"> MoToRTReNd ELECTRON CALLY REPR NTED FROM I I m</a> <a title="88126_elite page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e1b0b939?page=2"> the system deactivated itself while the car was s</a>