The BMW 3 Series has been named to Car and Driver magazine’s 10Best Cars list for 2012. This marks the unprecedented 21st consecutive year that the BMW 3 Series has been named to the automotive magazine’s list.
This list, which has come out annually since 1983, is based on the best performing vehicles available for the year that are priced below $80,000.
The BMW 3 Series was first introduced in the United States in 1977 and is entering its sixth generation. The 2012 3 Series is available as a coupe, convertible, and sport wagon and also has two- and all-wheel drive variants.
Other BMW vehicles that have appeared on the 10Best List include the 5 Series and Z3 models.
In February 2012, the sixth generation of BMW 3 Series Sedan will launch the new BMW 328i and 335i Sedans which will feature an 8-speed automatic transmission and Auto Start/Stop technology that will make the vehicle more efficient.