BMW Group Australia is proud to announce pricing and specification for the all new BMW 3 Series, which goes on-sale in March, 2019.

“The BMW 3 Series Sedan has been a stalwart of the brand since its 1975 introduction,” said BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah.

“It took the notion of a compact sports sedan and redefined it, particularly in the area of driving dynamics.

“Since the first-generation the 3 Series has truly embodied what ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ is all about: impressive performance, luxury feel and the latest in technologies.

“With the seventh generation 3 Series now imminent, we can assure you that these values have been even further enhanced. We cannot wait to see them on the road in 2019,” he said.

  • Seventh-generation of the iconic BMW 3 Series Sedan is introduced to Australia with 320d and 330i variants
  • 320d is powered by a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces 140kW and 400Nm, sent to the rear wheels via an eight-speed sports automatic gearbox
  • Latest version of best-selling 330i adopts the latest 2.0-litre turbocharged four- cylinder petrol engine that generates 190kW and 400Nm, driving the rear wheels via an eight-speed sports automatic gearbox
  • Evolutionary design with modernised, single-piece kidney grille and twin Adaptive LED headlights as standard
  • Reimagined interior with redesigned controls and high-quality materials
  • Cutting-edge infotainment with BMW’s Live Cockpit Professional, 12.3-inch digital display and 10.25-inch touchscreen Control Display
  • Newly engineered suspension system for class-leading dynamics
  • M Sport Package offered as standard equipment
  • In dealers from March 2019, priced from $67,900*

BMW 3 Series range pricing

BMW 320d $67,900*

BMW 330i $70,900*


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Dynamic focus delivers on traditional 3 Series promise

Dynamic engagement was at the forefront of BMW Group engineers when tasked with developing the all new BMW 3 Series platform.

With a BMW hallmark 50:50 weight distribution achieved, the latest 3 Series is up to 55kg lighter than the predecessor model, depending on specification.

Body rigidity has also increased an impressive 25 per cent up to 50 per cent in certain critical sections), allowing the suspension to be more effective in terms of body control and handling finesse.

Wider front and rear tracks combine to further aid stability and grip in all driving situations.

Making the most of the all new BMW 3 Series’ natural dynamic advantages are the newly- developed suspension systems.

The new geometry features increased front axle camber, while new damper technology deploys a ‘lift-related’ system that provides continuously variable damping in accordance with changes to spring travel.

This system has enabled 20 per cent stiffer spring rates to be deployed, and uses additional front-axle damping hydraulics in conjunction with a compression-limiting rear axle setup.

The Australian-specification BMW 330i uses the latest-generation Adaptive M Suspension, which combines the 10mm lower ride height and geometries of the M sport suspension standard in the 320d, but adds electronically-controlled dampers. This system offers comfort- and sport-focused modes that are changeable in-cockpit.

Standard on 330i are the M Sport brakes, identified by the blue calipers; four-piston at the front and floating single-piston at the rear.

Optionally available on the 330i variant is the M Sport limited-slip differential. This electronically-controlled system is variable in its torque distribution across the rear axle and further aids traction, particularly in dynamic driving situations.

Offered in rear-wheel drive from launch, with the xDrive all-wheel drive M340i M Performance model arriving later in 2019.


An athletically toned exterior that slices through the air

For the seventh generation of the iconic compact sports sedan, BMW’s design team has crafted a modern exterior that is unmistakably 3 Series, but with modern twists.

The vehicle is longer and wider than before, with wider front and rear tracks creating a highly dynamic stance.

A bold interpretation of the classic BMW kidney grille is formed out of a single piece, and melds into the latest-generation twin BMW Adaptive LED headlight arrays.

Moving to the side profile a sharpened