2019 BMW 3 Series Price, Specs and Release Date
The 2019 BMW 3 Series will be priced from $67,900+ORC when the two-model range arrives in Australia in March. Performance AWD variant coming later in the year.
BMW Australia has announced the 2019 BMW 3 Series will be priced from $67,900+ORC for the 320d and from $70,900+ORC for the 330i when it goes on-sale here in March. Practical Motoring has already driven the new 3 Series at its international launch and you can read our first drive HERE.
In announcing pricing and specifications, BMW Group Australia CEO, Vikram Pawah said, “The BMW 3 Series Sedan has been a stalwart of the brand since its 1975 introduction.
“It took the notion of a compact sports sedan and redefined it, particularly in the area of driving dynamics.
“Since the first-generation the 3 Series has truly embodied what ‘The Ultimate Driving Machine’ is all about: impressive performance, luxury feel and the latest in technologies.
“With the seventh generation 3 Series now imminent, we can assure you that these values have been even further enhanced. We cannot wait to see them on the road in 2019,” he said.
The new 3 Series is a little bigger than its predecessor with the interior benfitting the from the embiggening. The wheelbase has been stretched 41mm increase and 16mm increase in vehicle width. Luggage capacity is 480 litres, with a 40:20:40 split-fold back seat and powered boot lid.
Unlike in other markets, the Australian-specification 330i runs the “latest-generation Adaptive M Suspension, which combines the 10mm lower ride height and geometries of the M sport suspension standard in the 320d, but adds electronically-controlled dampers”. The driver is able to switch between driving modes.
The 330i also gets M Sport brakes and as a cost option an M Sport limited slip differential. The two-model range will be rear-drive only, with the all-wheel drive M340i M Performance variant arriving later this year.
A choice of BMW 18-inch light alloy wheels are standard for the 320d, with the 330i riding on 19-inch alloys as standar. Two non-metallic colours are available, along with nine metallic options and a single, sumptuous offer from the BMW Individual Metallic collection: Dravit Grey.
Once a cost-option, the M Sport Package is now standard with the Luxury Line a no-cost option.
The M Sport Package brings the following elements to the 3 Series:
- BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line, with black window frames and air breather surrounds
- M Aerodynamics Package with aerodynamic front and rear bumper sections and side sills
- BMW Individual interior Headliner in Anthracite
- M Leather steering wheel with multifunction buttons
- Interior trim finishers in Aluminium Tetragon
- 18-inch M light alloy wheels in bicolour, double-spoke design (320d)
- 19-inch M light alloy wheels in bicolour, double-spoke design (330i)
- M Sport Brakes (330i)
The alternate Luxury Line features:
- Leather Vernasca upholstery
- Interior trim finishers in fine-wood, high-gloss ash grey
- Sport leather steering wheel
- Instrument panel in sensatec
- Sport seat for driver and front passenger
- 18-inch light alloy wheels in bicolour, multi-spoke design (320d)
- 19-inch BMW Individual light alloy wheels in bicolour, double-spoke design (330i)
The 3 Series runs BMW’s latest-generation infotainment system, BMW Operating system 7.0. The driver faces a 12.3-inch high-resolution cluster that blends with the 10.25-inch central infotainment screen which offers Apple CarPlay connectivity. Head-up display is standard on 320d and 330i.
Under the bonnet of the 320d is a 2.0-litre twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine making 140kW at 4000rpm and 400Nm of torque from 1750-2500rpm. This is mated to an eight-speed sports automatic transmission. Fuel consumption is a claimed combined 4.5L/100km. The 330i runs a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine producing 190kW from 5000-6,500rpm and 400Nm from 1550-4400rpm. Fuel consumption is a claimed combined 6.4L/100km.
3 Series standard specification highlights:
– M Sport Package
– Driving Assistant, including:
- Lane Departure Warning
- Lane Change Warning
- Front collision warning with brake intervention
- Rear cross-traffic warning
- Rear collision prevention
- Speed Limit Information
– Parking Assistant with Reversing Assistant
– BMW Live Cockpit Professional including 12.3-inch instrument cluster, 10.25-inch central touchscreen and Intelligent Personal Assistant
– Connected Package Professional including Apple CarPlay and Wireless Charging
– M Sport Suspension (Adaptive M Suspension for 330i)
– Adaptive LED headlights with High Beam Assistant and LED fog lights
– 18-inch M double spoke light-alloy wheels
– Interior trim finishers in Aluminium Tetragon
Additional 330i standard specification
– M Sport Brakes
– 19-inch M light-allow wheels
– Leather Vernasca upholstery
– Driving Assistant Professional, including
- Steering and Lane Control Assistant
- Emergency Stop Assistant
- Automatic Speed Limit Assistant
- Lane Keeping Assistant with active side collision protection
- Front cross-traffic warning
- Evasion aid
- Crossroads Warning with City Braking function
- Wrong Way Warning
– Parking Assistant Plus with Surround View Camera and Remote 3D View
– Comfort Access
Cost-optional M Sport Plus Pack:
Available from $2990 on 320d and $2600 on 330i:
– M Sport Seatbelts, with M tricolour weave
– M Rear Spoiler
– M Sport Brakes (320d)
– 19-inch M light alloy wheels (320d)
– M Sport Differential (330i)
Additional cost-option packs:
Visibility Package ($5070)
– Metallic Paint
– BMW Laser headlights
– Glass Sunroof
– Ambient Light
Comfort Package (320d: $2600, 330i: $1820)
– Lumbar Support
– Automatic tailgate
– Seat Heating for driver and front passenger
– Comfort Access (320d)
Driver Assistance Package (320d: $3120)
– Parking Assistant Plus
– Driving Assistant Professional
– Tyre Pressure Monitor