The BMW 3 Sequence mid-life replace will go on sale in Australia from October with a raft of enhancements, matched by sharp value hikes for the 2023 mannequin yr.
The worth will increase come after a distinct batch of hikes we wrote about in August this yr, which included the pre-LCI 3 Sequence.
Headlining the adjustments are refined design updates, new lights, the most recent BMW infotainment system with new screens, and a smattering of added options.
However BMW’s entry 320i sedan now prices $5400 greater than the 2022 mannequin at a beginning value of $78,900 earlier than on-road prices.
The worth of entry into the current-shape 320i when it was introduced in June 2019 was $64,900 – that means the opening value has climbed almost 22 per cent in round three years.
The 320i’s new opening gambit matches the beginning value of its rival Mercedes-Benz C200, the price of which additionally elevated considerably with the launch of a brand new mannequin earlier this yr.
The quantity-selling BMW 330i sedan and Touring are up by $10,100 over the 2022 fashions, at $93,400 and $97,400 earlier than on-road prices respectively.
The BMW 330e PHEV is up $7100 over the MY22 mannequin, at $97,400 RRP.
The range-topping (M3 apart) BMW M340i xDrive mannequin is a distinct matter: beforehand BMW supplied the M340i xDrive Pure and the better-equipped M340i xDrive, whereas now it simply affords the one variant.
At $104,900, the most recent M340i xDrive is an affordable $1300 greater than the previous Pure grade, and $8700 cheaper than the total MY22 M340i xDrive.
The entrance apron and intakes are restyled, so too are the LED headlights and kidney-shaped entrance grille. There’s additionally a brand new daytime working gentle signature and new tailpipes, plus new color choices known as Skyscraper Gray metallic and M Brooklyn Gray metallic.
Inside is a regular BMW Curved Show, comprising a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch centre touchscreen in a single unit, working the brand new BMW Working System 8 software program with a larger suite of voice instructions.
BMW has additionally fitted a new-look gear selector, and all grades bar the bottom 320i get a seat improve.
New options bolded.
2023 BMW 320i options:
- M Sport Bundle
- 18-inch M alloy wheels
- Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery
- Consolation Entry system incl. BMW Digital Key
- Electrical seat adjustment
- ‘Sport’ seats
- Galvanic Embellishers
- Ambient Lighting
- Excessive Beam Assistant
- Driving Assistant
- Energetic Cruise Management
- Parking Assistant
- DAB+ radio tuner
- HiFi loudspeaker system
- Stay Cockpit Skilled w/HUD
- Related Bundle Skilled
- Wi-fi Charging Tray
2023 BMW 330i provides:
- 19-inch M alloy wheels
- Leather-based Upholstery
- Instrument panel in Sensatec
- M Sport Seats
- Lumbar Help, entrance
- M Sport Brakes, blue
- Adaptive M Suspension
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Electrical tailgate
2023 BMW 330e provides:
- Mode 2 charging cable
- Mode 3 charging cable
- Acoustic safety for pedestrians
2023 BMW M340i xDrive provides:
- 19-inch alloy wheels with sport tyres
- Tyre Restore Equipment
- Glass Roof, Electrical
- Seat Heating, Entrance
- Adaptive LED Headlights
- Driving Assistant Skilled
- harmon/kardon premium encompass sound system
- BMW 320i: $78,900 (up $5400)
- BMW 330i: $93,400 (up $10,100)
- BMW 330i Touring: $97,400 (up $10,100)
- BMW 330e: $97,400 (up $7100)
- BMW M340i xDrive: $104,900 (up $1300 over M340i Pure, down $8700 over common M340i)
Earlier than on-road prices