BMW announces prices for the 3 Series Touring
BMW has revealed prices for the new 3 Series Touring – the answer to your prayers if you want BMW’s brilliant new saloon, but need just a little more space.
The BMW 3 Series Touring starts from £35,000 and is on sale now.
That money buys you a 320i petrol with 184hp and 300Nm of torque courtesy of its 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine. That’s enough to get the 3 Series Touring from 0-60mph in 7.6 seconds and on to a top speed of 143mph. Fuel economy is better than you might expect, though, BMW reckons you’ll get nearly 40mpg with a light right foot.
Next up is the £39,000 330i, which also gets a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, though this time it produces 258hp and 400Nm of torque. As a result, 0-60mph comes up in just 5.9 seconds and the top speed is limited to 155mph. It’s worth noting that BMW reckons it will still return almost 40mpg (so the same as the 320i) despites the performance hike.
Sitting at the top of the petrol range is the silky six-cylinder turbocharged 3.0-litre M340i petrol, which pumps out a far meatier 374hp and a thumping 500Nm of torque. It gets from 0-62mph in 4.5 seconds, a time that is as much to do with the car’s standard four-wheel-drive system as it is to do with the hike in performance. It’ll set you back from £50,000.
At the other end of the scale you have the entry-level diesel – the 318d – which retails from £36,000. It has 150hp, 320Nm of torque, hits 0-60mph in 8.8 seconds and does 133mph flat out.
Trouble is, the 320d is actually marginally better on fuel (BMW claims 51.4mpg for the 318d and 52.3mpg for the 320d) has 190hp and 400Nm of torque. As a result, it’s no slouch, getting from 0-62mph in 7.5 seconds (7.4 if you spec xDrive four-wheel drive) and gallops to a top speed of 142mph, which makes you wonder why you’d ever buy the 318d.
The lusty six-cylinder 330d is a whole different ball game. It knocks out 265hp and has a range-besting torque figure of 580Nm. Meaning it can get from 0-62mph in as little as 5.4 seconds and hit 155mph flat out, while also returning around 45mpg. Fitted with the optional xDrive four-wheel drive, it could just be the pick of the range.
Keep an eye out on the carwow reviews pages to read a full drive of the 3 Series Touring, soon.