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Pricing: BMW 3 Series Touring

2005-11-08 07:56

3 Series Touring to be launched in December

Two Touring models, the 320i and 325i, will be available here and it will rival cars such as the Audi A4 Avant and Volvo V50.

The Touring is largely identical to the sedan from the front to the A-pillars.

It is 42 mm longer, at 4 520 mm, than the previous model, 78 mm wider at 1 817 mm and 9 mm higher at 1 418 mm. The wheelbase is stretched a further 35 mm to 2 760 mm.

Furthermore the Touring's enlarged luggage area grows to 460-litres. By folding the rear 60/40 split fold backrest, up to 1 385-litres of luggage space is available on an almost totally flat loading floor.

According to BMW there are a number of innovative ideas for this model. The luggage compartment cover for example, automatically moves up together with the flip-up rear window in order to facilitate loading at the rear.

Thanks to run-flat tyres, overall weight is optimised and luggage space increases, with an additional storage box beneath the floor of the luggage compartment.

Prices

Standard Model

  • 320i 6-speed Manual: R265 000
  • 325i 6-speed Manual: R306 000
  • 320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R278 000
  • 325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R319 000

    Exclusive Model

  • 320i 6-speed Manual: R282 600
  • 325i 6-speed Manual: R324 200
  • 320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R295 600
  • 325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R337 200

    Sports Model

  • 320i 6-speed Manual: R284 900
  • 325i 6-speed Manual: R321 600
  • 320i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R297 900
  • 325i 6-speed Steptronic Automatic: R334 600
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