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by Matt Campbell

The BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions have arrived in Australia just weeks ahead of the all-new Mercedes-Benz C-Class hitting showrooms.

BMW Australia claims the new High-Line models offer “unrivalled standard specifications” across the 3 Series sedan and Touring wagon ranges, with the inclusion of any of the BMW Line packages (Sport, Modern or Luxury) that alter the exterior appearance of the car, and the Innovations Package which adds new safety equipment.

As such the 3 Series range now sees the inclusion of a head-up display system, a surround-view camera system with top-down view, an automated parking system that works at speeds up to 35km/h (known as Parking Assistant), and camera-based lane departure warning and forward collision warning systems (known as Driving Assistant).

Other new standard equipment items for all 3 Series models includes the Comfort Access System, a keyless entry system with hands-free tailgate operation. Front parking sensors are now standard (added to 316i and 318d), anti-dazzle side mirrors and an updated instrument cluster (added to 316i, 318d, 320i and 320d). The dearer 328i High-Line model also gets bi-xenon headlights.

BMW is offering discounts on the M Sport package for all models, while the 335i an ActiveHybrid 3 see the packs adopted at no cost (previously a $5000 option).

The company claims the extra gear equates to $6000 of extra value, but prices for the 3 Series range remain unchanged. Click here to see how it stacks up against the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

BMW 3 Series High-Line pricing (plus on-road costs):

Sedan

316i sedan – $52,800
320i sedan – $60,500
320d sedan – $62,800
328i sedan – $69,400
335i sedan – $93,430
ActiveHybrid 3 sedan – $100,200

Wagon

318d Touring wagon – $60,800
320i Touring wagon – $64,500
328i Touring wagon – $73,400

 

BMW 3 Series Highline Special Edition tourer

 




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