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2005-10-10 08:21

The 323i and 330d are to join the 320i, 320d, 325i and 330i derivatives.

As with the other engine options the 323i and 330d are available with six-speed manual or six-speed Steptronic automatic transmissions.

Like all 3 Series models these versions also come with run flat tyres and a host of safety features.

Standard features include automatic air-conditioning and a multifunction steering wheel.

Of course there is an extensive list of optional extras and different trim levels to choose from.

Under the bonnet of the 323i model is BMW's 2.5-litre straight-six engine. This unit has a power output of 130 kW at 5 800 r/min, while torque is 230 Nm available between 3 500 and 5 000 r/min.

The 330d, which is the new range-topper in the 3 Series line-up, comes with a potent 3-litre turbodiesel engine. It develops 160 kW at 4 000 r/min and torque is a whopping 480 Nm available between 1 750 and 2750 r/min.

Pricing: (Standard Package)

323i6-speed Manual: R266 000

  • 6-speed Steptronic: R279 000


  • 6-speed Manual: R355 000
  • 6-speed Steptronic: R368 000

    Exclusive and Sport packages are also available on both models

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