BMW 3 Series prices increased by up to $10,000 with update
The BMW 3 Series midlife upgrade will go on sale in Australia from October with a number of improvements, along with strong price increases for model year 2023.
The price hikes come after another batch of hikes we reported in August of this year, which included the pre-LCI Series 3.
Highlighting the changes are subtle design updates, new lights, the latest BMW infotainment system with new screens and a handful of additional features.
But BMW’s entry-level 320i sedan now costs $ 5,400 more than the 2022 model at a starting price of $ 78,900 before road tolls.
The entry price for the current 320i when it was announced in June 2019 was $ 64,900, which means the opening price has gone up nearly 22% in about three years.
The 320i’s new opening move matches the starting price of its rival Mercedes-Benz C200, the cost of which also increased significantly with the launch of a new model earlier this year.
The BMW 330i Sedan and Touring, which sell by volume, are up $ 10,100 over their 2022 models, to $ 93,400 and $ 97,400 before road costs, respectively.
The BMW 330e PHEV is up $ 7,100 over the MY22 model, at RRP $ 97,400.
The top-of-the-range model of the BMW M340i xDrive (apart from the M3) is another matter: previously, BMW offered the “Pure” M340i xDrive and the better equipped M340i xDrive, while now it only offers one variant.
At $ 104,900, the latest M340i xDrive is reasonably $ 1,300 more than the older Pure grade and $ 8,700 less than the entire MY22 M340i xDrive.
BMW 3 Series 2023: What’s New?
The front apron and air intakes are redesigned, as are the LED headlights and kidney-shaped grille. There’s also a new signature daytime running lights and new tailpipes, as well as new color options called Skyscraper Gray metallic and M Brooklyn Gray metallic.
Inside is a standard BMW curved display, comprising a 12.3-inch dashboard and a 14.9-inch center touchscreen in one unit, running the new BMW 8 operating system software with a suite of voice commands wider.
BMW also installed a new gear selector and all grades except the base 320i get a seat upgrade.
Basic specifications on foot
New features in bold.
BMW 320i 2023
- Sports package M
- 18-inch M alloy wheels
- Alcantara / Sensatec upholstery
- Comfort access system incl. BMW digital key
- Electric seat adjustment
- Sports seats
- Galvanic beauticians
- Ambient lighting
- High beam assistant
- Driving assistant
- Cruise control active
- Parking assistance
- DAB + radio tuner
- HiFi speaker system
- Live cockpit professional with HUD
- Connected professional package
- Wireless charging pad
Additions to the BMW 330i from 2023
- 19-inch M alloy wheels
- Leather upholstery
- Dashboard in Sensatec
- Sport seats M
- Lumbar support, front
- M sports brakes, blue
- Adaptive suspension M
- Parking Assistant Plus
- Electric tailgate
Additions to the BMW 330e of 2023
- Mode 2 charging cable
- Mode 3 charging cable
- Acoustic protection for pedestrians
2023 BMW M340i xDrive added
- 19-inch alloy wheels with sports tires
- Tire repair kit
- Glass roof, electric
- Front seat heating
- Adaptive LED headlights
- Professional driving assistant
- harmon / kardon premium surround sound system
BMW 3 Series 2023 price
- BMW 320i: $ 78,900 (up to $ 5,400)
- BMW 330i: $ 93,400 ($ 10,100 increase)
- BMW 330i Touring: $ 97,400 ($ 10,100 increase)
- BMW 330e: $ 97,400 (up to $ 7,100)
- BMW M340i xDrive: $ 104,900 (up $ 1,300 from M340i Pure, down $ 8,700 from the regular M340i)
Before road tolls
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