BMW 3 Series Li

23 Apr, 2012 1:08pm Tim Watson

Long-wheelbase version of the new BMW 3 Series has made its debut at the Beijing Motor Show

Making its debut at the Beijing Motor Show this week is a stretched version of the new BMW 3 Series.

Built specifically for the Chinese market, the BMW 3 Series Li is 11cm longer than the standard car and will be produced at BMW's new plant in Shenyang.

It will be offered with a choice of three petrol engines. This includes a 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine with 181bhp and 270Nm of torque, and a twin-turbocharged version of the same engine producing 241bhp and 350Nm.

Top-of-the-range 335Li gets a 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six, which produces 302bhp and 406Nm of torque. This version will be able to go from 0-62mph in less than six seconds. 

The BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe, M6 Coupe, X3 xDrive28i and X6 will also be making their Asian debut next week, and will join the standard 3 Series and i3 Concept on BMW's stand.