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New BMW 3 Series: Pricing, info

2005-04-28 07:49

New 3 Series almost here

BMW will launch the fifth generation 3 Series next week in South Africa and Wheels24 managing editor John Oxley will be there.

The new model is larger both outside and inside than before. Overall length is 4 520 mm (49 mm more than before), width measures 1 817 mm (+78 mm), and height is 1 421 mm (+6 mm). It's wheelbase length is 2 760 mm (+ 35 mm).

All models come as standard with a six-speed manual gearbox or, as an option, six-speed automatic transmission.

Range and Pricing

BMW 330i (Petrol)

  • Engine size: 3-litre
  • Power: 190 kW
  • Torque: 300 Nm between 2500 and 4000 r/min.
  • Top speed: 250 km/h
  • Fuel consumption (EU combined cycle): 8.7 litres/100km
  • Price: (Manual) R346 500 / (Auto) R359 500

    BMW 325i (Petrol)

  • Engine size: 2.5-litre
  • Power: 160 kW at 6 500 r/min
  • Torque: 250 Nm between 2 750 and 4 250 r/min
  • Top speed: 245 km/h
  • Fuel consumption (EU combined cycle): 8.3 litres/100km
  • Price: (Manual) R285 000 / (Auto) R298 000

    BMW 320i (Petrol)

  • Engine size: 2-litre
  • Power: 110 kW at 6 200 r/min
  • Torque: 200 Nm at 3 600 r/min
  • Top speed: 220 km/h
  • Fuel consumption (EU combined cycle): 7.4 litres/100km
  • Price: (Manual) R243 500 / (Auto) R256 500

    BMW 320d (diesel)

  • Engine size: 2-litre
  • Power: 120 kW
  • Torque: 340 Nm at 2 000 r/min
  • Top speed: 225 km/h
  • Fuel consumption (EU combined cycle): 5.7 litres/100km
  • Price: (Manual) R269 000 / (Auto) R282 000

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