BMW has revealed the pricing structure for the seventh generation 3 Series, which is on sale now.
Starting from £32,220, the executive saloon is offered with seven powertrains and in three trim levels – SE, Sport and M Sport.
From the entry level SE, 3 Series models come with adaptive LED headlights with cornering lights, parking assistant with a reversing camera, electric folding mirrors, three-zone climate control, an 8.8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and 8.8-inch instrument display, 17-inch alloy wheels and split-folding rear seats.
Mid-spec Sport options come with gloss black detailing for the windows, kidney grille, air intakes and interior trim, with BMW also fitting heated sport seats for the front occupants. 18-inch alloy wheels and leather upholstery is also included.
BMW predicts the top-end M Sport to be the most popular, and with it models feature a specific body kit, gloss black detailing, heated leather sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and the Live Cockpit Professional setup that includes a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 10.3-inch central display – both running the new Operating System 7.0.
Engine-wise, customers have the choice of three diesels, three petrol units and one petrol-hybrid – with the 318d diesel and 320i petrol the entry options, though they won’t be offered until April.See Available 3 Series deals
The top-end option is the M Performance M340i xDrive, which employs a 3.0-litre straight-six turbocharged petrol that’s paired to an eight-speed transmission – although that will be available from July.
The 330e petrol-hybrid uses a four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor that together develop 248bhp. The PHEV is also capable of 35 miles on electric power alone, and will be offered from July.
The 320d, 320d xDrive and 330i are all available to buy now – with prices for those three starting from £33,610.