BMW 318 set to return in new 3-Series range

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BMW 318

set to return in new 3-Series range


New BMW 3-Series

The new BMW 3-Series is now by a turbocharged four-cylinder engine than the famous inline-six.

BMW is set to the 318 model name to its best-selling to offset a slight price on some models of its sixth-generation

In a major restructure of the four-door BMW has increased the price of some models and reduced the price of expensive variants.

While the is pointing to the addition of many new as standard on the bigger, more and more fuel efficient other big ticket items such as leather seats are now optional on some models.

The 3-Series will initially be in three engine variants off at $60,900 (plus on-road for the diesel-powered 320d, representing a increase over the model it Instead of seats trimmed in from a cow #8211; now a $2300 #8211; the 320d comes leather-look synthetic.

But BMW says has been a #8220;huge increase#8221; in equipment, including electric seats with driver#8217;s function, front parking and button-operated keyless start.

A petrol-powered 135kW/270Nm 320i join the range in June from around $58,000, is expected to account for the majority of sales.

Also arriving will be a new entry-level model will revive the 318 nameplate was previously abandoned in Australia, this time around it come with a diesel meaning it will be known as a not 318i, as BMW#8217;s single popular model was once

BMW says the 318d will be from #8220;less than and be powered by a detuned version of the 2.0-litre turbo diesel engine.

Claimed to be 15 per cent efficient, BMW says the 320d a class-leading 4.5 litres per 100 kilometres down from 5.3L/100km from its 135kW/380Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder unit.

All 3-Series are now mated to an eight-speed automatic (previously a six-speed unit) steering wheel-mounted gearshift stop-start technology that cuts the engine when and an #8220;Eco Pro#8221; transmission that dulls throttle and changes mapping of the transmission the aim of reducing fuel use.

The mid-level 328i is $5000 than the 325i it replaces, a price-tag of $66,900 #8211; it on track to tackle Mercedes-Benz#8217;s C250 CGI sedan (from Like the C250, it gets (the cow-made type).

The is powered by the company#8217;s all-new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, is now available in the X3 soft-roader and Z4 roadster. It the end of an era for BMW#8217;s trademark naturally six-cylinder engines in its mid-size

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The 328i#8217;s turbocharged four-cylinder 180kW of power and 350Nm of #8211; up from the 2.5-litre 160kW/250Nm outputs #8211; yet 30 per cent less fuel at BMW claims.

The 335i flagship is now priced $91,900 representing a saving of over the outgoing model, the M Sport. Powered by the same 3.0-litre turbocharged inline the range-topper sips 7.2L/100km, from 8.7 litres for a 17 per cent

In addition to the 320d#8217;s equipment, the adds leather trim, navigation and an upgraded nine-speaker system while the 335i a 16-speaker Harman Kardon system with a 12GB drive (previously a $1300 Bluetooth audio streaming, control, internet connectivity, headlights and 18-inch alloy

BMW says the removal of the M Sports makes up the majority share for the price reduction.

Prior to becoming standard on the E90 3-Series 335i M Sport, the M pack was a $5100 option original 330i cost when it was launched in 2005). It sports suspension, different 18-inch wheels, a sports and steering wheel, and M Sport appointments. BMW says a similar M pack featuring 19-inch will be available from

Other features off the standard include Comfort Access the doors to be unlocked without the key from your pocket) and headlights with high-beam which automatically dips the beam lights as required.

The new is lighter by up to 40 kilograms, larger in dimensions and rides on a 50mm wheelbase for more rear-seat

Standard safety equipment the range includes six airbags, control and a new #8220;Active Protection similar to Mercedes-Benz#8217;s PreSafe that prepares the car if it detects a is imminent. This includes the closure of all windows and the sunroof and the position of front seats to them for an impact.

Three #8220;Lines#8221; similar to the all-new hatch will be available various interior and exterior These include #8220;Modern#8221; #8220;Sport#8221; and #8220;Luxury#8221; ($4100 for the or a respective $1000 and $2000 for models.

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