2012 BMW 3 Series Australian pricing announced

December 21, 2011

BMW Australia has announced pricing for the all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan. The new model will be available in three trim levels – Sport Line, Modern Line and Luxury Line –  and, at least initially, in the following variants; 2012 BMW 320d, 2012 BMW 328i, and 2012 BMW 335i.

Making up the entry-level of the range will be the new 2012 BMW 320d. It comes with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine developing 135kW of power and 380Nm of torque. Average fuel consumption is rated at an almost hybrid-like 4.5L/100km. Along with being larger and more accommodating inside, like the rest of the 2012 BMW 3 Series range, the new 320d also gets electric front seats, parking distance control and automatic stop/start. Prices will start at $60,900 (up around $1000 on the current 320d price).

Next up is the 2012 BMW 328i. This comes with the new 2.0-litre TwinPower turbocharged four-cylinder engine, producing 180kW of power and 350Nm of torque. It’s able to sprint from 0-100km/h in just 5.9 seconds – much quicker than the current 325i (8.6 seconds) model it replaces. Fuel consumption is rated at a very respectful 6.3L/100km. Prices will start at $66,900 (around $5000 less than the current 325i).

Lastly in the initial lineup is the flagship (until the new M3 comes along) 2012 BMW 335i. This comes with the 3.0-litre TwinPower turbo straight-six engine producing 225kW of power and 400Nm of torque. It’s able to do the 0-100km/h dash in 5.5 seconds, while boasting an improved average fuel economy rating of 7.9L/100km over the current model’s 9.6L/100km rating. Prices will start at $91,900 (over $15,000 cheaper than the current 335i sedan).

The new 2012 BMW 3 Series will go on sale in Australia in February. Pricing on options are as follows:

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(Manufacturer’s List Price)

BMW 320d – $60,900
BMW 328i – $66,900
BMW 335i – $91,900

Trim and equipment options

BMW 320d – Modern Line: $3100, Sport and Luxury Line: $4100
BMW 328i and 335i – Modern Line: $1000, Sport and Luxury Line: $2000

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.