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At $104,900, the most recent M340i xDrive is an affordable $1300 greater than the outdated Pure grade, and $8700 cheaper than the total MY22 M340i xDrive.

2023 BMW 3 Series: What’s new?

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.

(*3*)Basic spec stroll

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

2023 BMW 3 Series pricing

  • 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

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