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!