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BMW has announced the pricing structure for the 2007 BMW 3 Series Convertible. The 3 Series convertible will be available from March 24 and the range starts with the 325i priced at $94,900 with a six-speed manual transmission.

The following is the full price listing for the models available on launch. There is still no word on the M3.

  • 325i 6-speed manual $94,900
  • 325i 6-speed automatic $97,500
  • 335i 6-speed manual $121,500
  • 335i 6-speed automatic $124,100

Standard equipment for the 325i Convertible includes

  • seat heating for driver and front passenger,
  • premium Dakota leather upholstery with SunReflective technology,
  • Bi-Xenon headlamps,
  • Brake Force Display two-stage brake lights,
  • 17-inch light alloy wheels,
  • BMW Business navigation system with colour monitor,
  • six-stacker CD player,
  • rear Park Distance Control,
  • automatic climate control,
  • extended lights package for interior illumination,
  • cruise control with brake function,
  • Bluetooth mobile phone preparation.
  • Sports seats for driver and front passenger,
  • Active Steering,
  • Sport Suspension,
  • 18 or 19-inch light alloy wheels,
  • Adaptive Headlights,
  • Active Cruise Control,
  • High Beam Assist
  • LOGIC7 sound system.

Being BMW, safety was top of the agenda, and the base model comes standard with safety systems including

  • Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) which incorporates DTC Dynamic Traction Control,
  • CBC Cornering Brake Control
  • DBC Dynamic Brake Control,
  • Dual front airbags and front seat integrated side airbags with combined head airbags complete the passive safety list.

For $100,000 on road, what exactly powers the base model BMW Convertible? A 2.5-litre magnesium aluminium straight-six engine, which produces 160 kW of power at 6,500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 2,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm. The 325i Convertible accelerates to 100 km/h in 7.8 seconds. Of course if you want the six-speed Steptronic Automatic transmission, add another $2,600 to bring the price up to $97,500.

Moving up to the 335i convertible, the vehicle will be available in both six-speed manual ($121,500) and six-speed automatic transmission $124,100. The 335i puts out around 225 kW at 5,800 rpm and 400 Nm of torque between 1,300 rpm and 5,000 rpm, the 335i enters the performance sports category with a 0-100 km/h time of just 5.8 seconds. And it does this with a fuel economy of just 9.9-litres per 100 km…eat your heart out Toyota!

So on top of all the features in the 325i, the 335i Convertible standard specification include:

  • larger front and rear brakes,
  • sports seats for driver and front passenger,
  • 18-inch light alloy wheels,
  • Park Distance Control PDC front and rear,
  • front seat lumbar adjustment,
  • BMW Professional Navigation with 8.8-inch colour monitor TV and Voice Recognition functions,
  • Hi-Fi loudspeaker system,
  • High Beam Assist and Adaptive Headlights.

BMW will officially launch its new 3 Series Convertible next month to the Australian public at the Brisbane International Motor Show. So all Brisbanites will be the first to see the car in Australia!




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