Key Points

  • Due locally by end of 2022
  • Sedan and Touring bodies offered
  • Pricing from $78,900 (before on-roads) for 320i sedan

Local pricing and features have been revealed for the 2023 BMW 3 Series, with the facelifted model due to arrive by the end of this year.

After three years on the local market, BMW’s spearhead 3 Series is soon due for its midlife update, bringing fresh styling and significant new tech features, including a 12.3-inch curved driver display and the implementation of BMW’s latest iDrive 8 infotainment.

Both sedan and touring body configurations will be offered, powered by BMW’s flexible 2.0-litre turbocharged B48 four-cylinder – with or without hybrid plug-in hybrid assistance – or the 3.0-litre turbocharged B58, also found in the Toyota Supra/BMW Z4.

2023 BMW 3 Series Australian pricing

*Prices exclude on-road costs

BMW 3 Series sedan

320i $78,900
330i $93,400
330e $97,400
M340i xDrive $104,900

BMW 3 Series Touring

330i $97,400

2023 BMW 3 Series features

The updated 2023 3 Series is easily distinguished by its angular new front fascia with large air intakes, redesigned LED headlights and kidney grille. The rear apron also features a new integrated diffuser design.

All Australian-spec 3 Series cars are fitted with the M Sport package as standard, which includes a bolder front and rear apron and M light-alloy wheels in either 18- or 19-inches.

Changes inside the cabin are headlined by the new curved 12.3-inch digital driver display, which merges with the central 14.9-inch infotainment screen running BMW’s latest iDrive 8 operating system, until now seen exclusively in the iX and i4 electric vehicles.

See below for a full list of local model-by-model features, with an *asterisk denoting newly-added kit.

320i Sedan includes:

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 assist
Driving Assistant
*Active Cruise Control
Parking Assistant
DAB+ radio tuner
HiFi loudspeaker system
Live Cockpit Professional w/HUD
Connected Package Professional
Wireless Charging Tray

330i Sedan and Touring builds upon 320i and adds the following:

19-inch M alloy wheels
Leather upholstery
*Intrument panel in Sensatec
*M Sport seats
*Lumbar support, front
M Sport brakes, Blue
Adaptive M Suspension
Parking Assistant Plus
*Electric tailgate

330e builds upon 330i and adds the following:

Mode 2 charging cable
Mode 3 charging cable
Acoustic protection for pedestrians

M340i xDrive builds upon 330i and adds the following:

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 surround system

Options

Individual options include metallic paint ($2000), or two special BMW Individual paint finishes, dravit grey and tanzanite blue metallic, available for $3850 (or $1850 in combination with the below Visibility pack).

Leather ‘vernasca’ black with constrasting blue stiching is a no cost option for 330i and up, but a $4000 option in the 320i.

Fine open-pored oak wood trim or M aluminium anthracite trim is a no cost option for all models, while M ‘carbon fibre’ finishers cost $1200.

Available options packs for the 2023 BMW 3 Series include:

Visibility pack – $4800 for 320i, 330i and 330e, $5400 for 330i Touring

Metallic paintwork
Sunroof (standard on M340i xDrive)
Panorama sunroof (Touring)
Adaptive LED Headlights (standard on M340i xDrive)

Comfort pack – $3100 for 330i Sedan and Touring and 330e, $4000 for 320i

Automatic electric tailgate (standard on 330i and up)
Lumbar support, front (standard on 330i and up)
Seat heating, front (standard on M340i xDrive)
Steering wheel heating
Harmon/Kardon surround sound system (standard on M340i xDrive)

Executive pack – $1000 for 330e, $2400 for 320i, $1500 for 330i and $2000 for M340i xDrive

Remote engine start
Steering wheel heating (M340i xDrive)
Tyre pressure monitor
Acoustic glazing
Drive Recorder
Parking assistant plus (standard on 330i and up)

M Sport Pro pack – $4000 for 320i, $2800 for 330i Sedan, 330e and M340i xDrive and $2400 for 330i Touring

M Sport brakes, Blue or Red (standard on 330i and up)
M Lights Shadowline
M seat belts
M rear spoiler in black
M high-gloss Shadowline with extended contents

Engine, drivetrain and fuel economy

BMW 320i and 330i 3 Series’ employ BMW’s 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine breathing through a twin-scroll turbocharger and producing 135kW/300Nm or 190kW/400Nm, respectively.

The engine itself is sourced from BMW’s wonderful modular engine family, with its design derived from the lovely 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six found in the M340i – and Toyota Supra and BMW Z4.

The 330e augments that same 2.0-litre B48 four-cylinder with a 50kW electric motor, powered by a 10.3kWh battery delivering a claimed electric-only driving range of 60 kilometres.

BMW 320i, 330i and 330es all send their power to the rear wheels, while the M340i xDrive, as its name suggest, leverages BMW’s all-wheel drive system.

See table below for essential manufacturer claims.

320i 330i 330e M340i xDrive
Power 135kW 190kW 215kW 285kW
Torque 300Nm 400Nm 420Nm 500Nm
0-100km/h 7.4sec 5.9sec (6.1sec Touring) 5.8sec 4.4sec
Fuel consumption 6.3L/100km 6.4L/100km 2.2L/100km 7.7L/100km

Safety

The current-generation of BMW 3 Series was evaluated by ANCAP in 2019, achieving a five-star safety rating.

Standard safety items include:

Lane departure warning
Lane change warning
Front collision warning with brake intervention
Rear cross traffic warning
Rear collision prevention
Reversing camera
Reversing Assistant
Parking Assistant Plus
Park view
Parorama view
Remote 3D view functions
Eight airbags

Warranty and servicing

BMW remains one of the diminishing manufacturers in its class that persist with a three-year/unlimited-km vehicle warranty, while rivals at Audi and Mercedes-Benz both offer five-year/unlimited-km terms.

BMW’s PHEV battery warranty runs six-years/100,000km.

Available BMW pre-paid service packages range from three-years/40,000km to upwards of five-years/80,000kms.

Availability

BMW’s facelifted 3 Series is currently being advertised locally and is available for order. Customer deliveries are expected to commence towards the end of 2022.

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