BMW has revealed detailed prices and specs for the new 3 Series which is on sale now – read on to see which version’s right for you.
For more information, read our full BMW 3 Series review.
BMW 3 Series
Standard kit includes
three-zone climate control and auto-park
Prices start from
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The 2019 BMW 3 Series launches with three base versions. The cheapest is the rear-wheel-drive 190hp 320d, which has a 2.0-litre diesel engine and starts from £33,610. Adding xDrive all-wheel-drive increases the price to£36,800. Finally, there’s the £37,660 top-of-the-range 258hp 2.0-litre petrol 330i.
The £32,220 184hp 320i, £32,450 150hp 318d and £39,630 265hp 330d diesels join the range in April, while the 330e hybrid and six-cylinder M340i xDrive go on sale in July. Prices for those have yet to be confirmed.
To those engines you can choose from three trim levels.
SE kickstarts the range. Standard kit includes a lane-departure warning system, road-sign recognition and automatic emergency braking. Convenience kit includes cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, three-zone climate control, automatic parallel parking and a reversing camera. In terms of infotainment, you get an 8.8-inch touchscreen with built-in sat-nav and Apple CarPlay so you can use the apps on your iPhone on the car’s big screen. Android phone owners are out of luck, though – Android Auto won’t even be available as an option.
Self evidently, Sport models look a bit sportier inside and out. They get larger 18-inch alloy wheels (in place of SE version’s 17-inch items) and also glossy black exterior trim. You get more glossy black plastics on the inside too, while the SE’s seats are swapped for figure-hugging leather sports seats which are also heated.
M Sport models look even more aggressive. They get suspension that’s 10mm lower, a ground-hugging, sculpted front bumper with huge air scoops, side skirts and a rear diffuser.
Specify the M Sport Plus pack (standard on the 330i M Sport) and you get adjustable suspension with Sports and Comfort settings, uprated brakes with blue calipers and an M Sport differential for more grip when powering out of corners.
Inside, M Sport models get a unique steering wheel, aluminium trim pieces and a dark black headlining. M Sport models also get BMW’s uprated infotainment as standard – so you get a huge 12-inch screen behind the steering wheel and a 10-inch centre touchscreen. It also includes BMW’s latest operating system that can understand spoken-word requests. So, saying ‘Hey BMW, I’m cold’ will have the car turn up the heater.
There are a variety of packs available on all models. The Technology Pack adds a heads-up display and allows wireless phone charging, while the Comfort Package adds an electrically powered boot lid and lets you unlock the car remotely with your phone for car sharing.
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