The BMW 3-Series may be the German automaker’s resident mid-sized vehicle, but don’t tell that to the Chinese market.

In what can be attributed to the Chinese’s penchant for limousines, BMW has acquiesced that demand by unveiling the new 3-Series LWB that will be exclusively sold to the Chinese market.

The vehicle, which will make it’s debut at the 2012 Beijing Auto Show, features a longer wheelbase than the standard 3-Series. The extra 4.3" in length should bode well for all those high-rolling Chinese that prefer to ride in style with a chauffeur in tow.

On top of that, the 3-Series LWB comes in a number of trim models, including the 320Li, the 328Li, and the top-of-the-line 335Li. Powertrain options for the respective models include a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine for 320Li that produces 181 horsepower and 199 lb/ft of torque. Meanwhile, the 328Li gets a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder with 241 horsepower and 258 lb/ft of torque, while the top-end 335Li gets a 3.0-liter twin-turbo inline-six that develops 302 horsepower.

More details are expected to be revealed regarding the 3-Series LWB when the 2012 Beijing Auto Show arrives. For now, digest these photos and wonder how you can get this ride into your garage.

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  (248) posted on 08.22.2012

It’s elegant to me. I don’t see any problems with its style, and on its equipped engine.

  (474) posted on 08.22.2012

The exterior is flawless, but I don’t have any idea on its interior. When will they show us the interior and its features?

  (201) posted on 08.21.2012

I don’t consider this one as luxury car. It’s just a normal sedan car for me. Though it’s not that bad for this one.

  (453) posted on 05.7.2012

Its performance isn’t a joke; it’s not apparent on its look, but it actually is powerful enough. Furthermore, the styling is only fitted for what it’s capable of performing.

  (463) posted on 05.7.2012

Overall, I can’t see a flaw. However, it’s just not fitted to my liking. It should be, once it gets a facelift, if ever.

  (459) posted on 04.11.2012

In my own perception, everything seems plain, but it has undeniably improved from its old self. At least, it doesn’t look horrible.

  (300) posted on 04.10.2012

As I’ve said, I’m more on style than power. Even so, I cannot help but get captivated by its figure of performance.

  (409) posted on 04.10.2012

It’s simply elegant to me. I have no problems on its style and on its equipped engine.

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