The BMW 3 Series mid-life update will go on sale in Australia from October with a raft of enhancements, matched by sharp worth hikes for the 2023 mannequin yr.
The worth will increase come after a unique batch of hikes we wrote about in August this yr, which included the pre-LCI 3 Series.
Headlining the adjustments are delicate design updates, new lights, the most recent BMW infotainment system with new screens, and a smattering of added options.
But BMW’s entry 320i sedan now prices $5400 greater than the 2022 mannequin at a beginning worth 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 worth has climbed almost 22 per cent in round three years.
The 320i’s new opening gambit matches the beginning worth of its rival Mercedes-Benz C200, the price of which also increased substantially with the launch of a brand new mannequin earlier this yr.
The volume-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 unique matter: beforehand BMW provided 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At $104,900, the most recent M340i xDrive is an affordable $1300 greater than the outdated Pure grade, and $8700 cheaper than the total MY22 M340i xDrive.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 mild signature and new tailpipes, plus new color choices known as Skyscraper Grey metallic and M Brooklyn Grey metallic.
Inside is an ordinary BMW Curved Display, comprising a 12.3-inch instrument cluster and 14.9-inch centre touchscreen in a single unit, working the brand new BMW Operating System 8 software program with a higher 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 Package
- 18-inch M alloy wheels
- Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery
- Comfort Access system incl. BMW Digital Key
- Electric seat adjustment
- ‘Sport’ seats
- Galvanic Embellishers
- Ambient Lighting
- High Beam Assistant
- Driving Assistant
- Active Cruise Control
- Parking Assistant
- DAB+ radio tuner
- HiFi loudspeaker system
- Live Cockpit Professional w/HUD
- Connected Package Professional
- Wireless Charging Tray
2023 BMW 330i provides:
- 19-inch M alloy wheels
- Leather Upholstery
- Instrument panel in Sensatec
- M Sport Seats
- Lumbar Support, entrance
- M Sport Brakes, blue
- Adaptive M Suspension
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Electric 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 Repair Kit
- Glass Roof, Electric
- Seat Heating, Front
- Adaptive LED Headlights
- Driving Assistant Professional
- 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)
Before on-road prices