Earlier this year, BMW South Africa announced the local introduction date for the fresh-faced 3 Series, with the local arm of the German marque confirming that the premium midsize sedan will be available from the third quarter of 2022. We’ve now unearthed pricing for the updated 3 Series. See pricing below…

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The local line-up comprises a quartet of petrol-powered models — the 318i, 320i, 330i and M340i — and one diesel derivative, the 320d. Each model, bar the range-topping M340i, is available with BMW’s M Sport package. 

Starting with the petrol variants, the 318i is equipped with a 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine producing 115 kW and 250 Nm. BMW claims this model sips an average of 6.3 L/100 km. The 320i and 330i also make do with 2.0-litre turbopetrol units, endowed with 135 kW/300 Nm and 190 kW/400 Nm, respectively. The 320i has a claimed fuel consumption figure similar to the 318i. The 330i sips 0.1 L/100 km more at 6.4 L/100 km. These three models direct power to their rear axles via eight-speed automatic transmissions. 

Sited at the top of the facelifted 3 Series line-up is the M340i xDrive. This derivative’s 3.0-litre turbocharged inline-six produces 285 kW and 500 Nm for a claimed 0-100 km/h sprint time of 4.4 seconds and a top speed of 250 km/h. This model has a claimed average fuel consumption figure of 7.7 L/100 km. 

The sole diesel model in the line-up, the 320d’s four-cylinder oil-burner produces 140 kW and 400 Nm, available from a lowly 1 750 r/min. This derivative’s diesel unit has a claimed fuel consumption figure of 4.6 L/100 km. 

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BMW 3 Series pricing: 

  • 318i: R767 893.60
  • 318i M Sport: R817 893.60
  • 320i: R832 893.60
  • 330i: R832 893.60
  • 320d: R880 768.40
  • 320i M Sport: R882 893.60
  • 320d M Sport: R930 768.40
  • 330i M Sport: R953 197.20
  • M340i xDrive: R1 341 706.60