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BMW 3 Series Touring Australian Pricing*:

BMW 318d Touring $58,900*
BMW 320i Touring $62,600*

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19th November, 2012

  • New generation 3 Series Touring is lighter and larger with a larger interior
  • More versatile with flexible 40/20/40 split fold rear seats
  • Four distinct 'design packages': Sport Line, Modern Line, Luxury Line and M Sport package
  • Eight-speed Automatic transmission with Auto Stop/Start fitted as standard
  • 318d and 320i arrivals from February 2013

The new BMW 3 Series Touring will offer outstanding value when it goes on sale in February 2013. The new model will have increased luggage space and versatility, more luxury features, fuel-efficient TwinPower Turbo engines and more advanced technology.

BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Phil Horton said that this latest 3 Series Touring sets a new benchmark in the premium mid-sized estate segment.

“The 3 Series was the model for which the claim “the ultimate driving machine” was created and this hasn’t been diluted with the new 3 Series Touring. It takes the best of the 3 Series driving dynamics and blends this with the elegance and versatility of a sports wagon.” Mr Horton said.

Both of the new BMW 3 Series Touring models available from launch demonstrate class leading efficiency and performance with the entry point 318d Touring boasting a BMW TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine producing 105 kW of power and 320 Nm of torque. Coupled with the standard 8–speed automatic transmission the 318d can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds. It boasts a low fuel consumption figure, on the 'combined cycle', of 4.7 l/100 km with emissions of just 123 grammes of CO2 per km.

The new BMW 320i Touring features BMW’s new TwinPower turbo four-cylinder direct injection engine producing 135 kW and 270 Nm of torque. The 320i comes standard with an 8-speed Sports Automatic Transmission (with steering wheel mounted paddle-shifters). The result is class-leading acceleration and efficiency with the 320i Touring sprinting to 100 km/h from standstill in 7.5 seconds. The combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at 6.2 l/100 km. Emissions are rated at 145 g/CO2 per km.

Nearly all dimensions have grown in the new BMW 3 Series Touring, compared to its predecessor. It offers more cabin space and a larger cargo area whilst rear passengers will appreciate the additional rear legroom and improved access.

Along with the extra room for passengers the cargo area has increased in size, now offering a best in class 495 litres loading which can be extended to 1,500 litres with the rear seats folded down. But it’s the innovative flexibility of the luggage area that stands out with these new models, with a 40:20:40 split/folding rear seats and large aperture for the electric opening two-part tailgate, the combinations for cargo carrying demonstrate the impressive versatility of the new BMW 3 Series Touring.

Following on from the 3 Series Sedan, BMW has introduced an eight-speed automatic transmission as standard for the range, the 320i with gearshift paddles. Combined with other BMW EfficientDynamics technologies including the standard Auto Stop/Start, Brake Energy Regeneration and ECO PRO mode for the new Driving Experience Control, this efficient transmission helps the new BMW 3 Series Touring achieve its efficiency including the low emissions.

Model for model the 3 Series Touring share similar standard specification with the Sedan variants. Comfort and luxury features for the 318d include dual-zone climate control, cruise control with brake function, power-operated windows and exterior mirrors, automatic lights and rain sensing windscreen wipers, rear Park Distance Control, Bluetooth connectivity for hands-free mobile phone use with compatible devices, and MP3 compatible CD audio systems with Auxiliary and USB inputs. Also included is automatic operation for the split tailgate as an additional Touring specific feature.

Additional to this the 320i also comes standard with electric seat adjustment including memory function, rear view camera, 17” Star-spoke alloy wheels, front Park Distance Control, Sports leather steering wheel  and the interior lights package that provides additional reading, vanity and ambience lighting throughout the car.

Safety is always a high priority in all BMW vehicles and for the new 3 Series Touring BMW includes the Active Protection system that initiates a range of protective measures if an accident is imminent. In addition to this, all models are fitted standard with six airbags, and Dynamic Stability Control that includes ABS, Brake Assistant, Cornering Brake Control and Dynamic Traction Control.

“The substantial increase in standard equipment and the latest technology evident in the new 3 Series Touring offers a huge improvement in value, both compared with its predecessor and its direct rivals in the market,” said Mr Horton.

BMW 3 Series Touring Australian Pricing*:

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BMW 318d Touring $58,900*
BMW 320i Touring $62,600*

Options for BMW 318d Touring

Luxury Line $3,768*
Modern Line $3,768*
Sport Line $3,768*

Options for BMW 320i Touring

Luxury Line $3,152*
Modern Line $3,152*
Sport Line $3,152*
M Sport Package $6,844*

NOTE: * Manufacturer's List Price (MLP) excludes dealer delivery fees and the numerous statutory charges (commonly known as on-road costs). Additionally, please note that all prices, fees and charges are subject to change without notice, as are the specifications. E&OE.


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