2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 4 × 400 metres relay
* Runners who participated only in the heats and received medals.
|Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships|
|World record||United States (USA)||3:02.83||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1999|
|Championship record||United States (USA)||3:02.83||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1999|
|World Leading||University of Arkansas||3:03.76||Fayetteville, United States||11 February 2012|
|African record||Nigeria (NGR)||3:09.76||Lisbon, Portugal||10 March 2001|
|Asian record||Japan (JPN)||3:05.90||Maebashi, Japan||6 March 1999|
|European record||Poland (POL)||3:03.01||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1999|
|North and Central American
and Caribbean record
|United States (USA)||3:02.83||Maebashi, Japan||7 March 1999|
|Oceanian Record||Australia (AUS)||3:08.49||Seville, Spain||10 March 1991|
|South American record||Brazil (BRA)||3:10.50||Paris, France||8 March 1997|
Qualification: First 2 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) advance to the final.
11 teams from 11 countries participated. One country did not start the competition. With two heats competing, the qualification round started at 11:20 and 11:33.
Started at 17:40.
|United States||Frankie Wright, Calvin Smith Jr., Manteo Mitchell, Gil Roberts||3:03.94||SB|
|Great Britain||Conrad Williams, Nigel Levine, Michael Bingham, Richard Buck||3:04.72||SB|
|Trinidad and Tobago||Lalonde Gordon, Renny Quow, Jereem Richards, Jarrin Solomon||3:06.85||NR|
|4||Russia||Sergey Petukhov, Valentin Kruglyakov, Semen Golubev, Vladislav Frolov||3:07.35||SB|
|5||Spain||Mark Ujakpor, David Testa, Samuel García, Xavier Carrión||3:10.01||SB|
|6||Poland||Jakub Krzewina, Marcin Marciniszyn, Grzegorz Sobiński, Łukasz Krawczuk||3:11.86|
- "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 4×400 metres relay (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-17. Retrieved 2012-03-10.
- "2012 World Indoor Championships – Men's 4×400 metres relay (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-15.