The 325i Coupé, optionally equipped with a six-speed Steptronic Automatic transmission, specially adapted for the Coupé models and upgraded to deliver shift times around 40 percent faster than before, is priced at $84,100.
Further 325i Coupé options include Active Steering, Sport Suspension, 18 or 19-inch light alloy wheels, Comfort Access, Adaptive Headlights, Active Cruise Control, High Beam Assist, and LOGIC7 sound system.
Standard equipment for the 325i Coupé includes
- Bi-Xenon headlamps,
- LED tail lights,
- 17-inch light alloy wheels,
- premium Dakota leather upholstery,
- BMW Business navigation system with colour monitor,
- six-stacker CD player,
- rear Park Distance Control,
- sport seats with electric adjustment and two memory settings for the driver,
- automatic climate control,and extended lights package for interior illumination,
- cruise control with brake function,
- Bluetooth mobile phone preparation.
From a safety perspective the 325i Coupé covers all the bases with
- DTC Dynamic Traction Control,
- DSC+ Dynamic Stability Control,
- CBC Cornering Brake Control,
- DBC Dynamic Brake Control,
- dual front airbags,
- dual side airbags
- head airbags front and rear.
Very late in 2006, a further version of the 3 Series Coupé range will become available in Australia. The 323i will be priced from $69,900 in manual and $72,500 in automatic transmission guise.It will be equipped with the same free-revving magnesium aluminium 2.5-litre engine as fitted to the 323i Sedan and Touring models launched in Australia in June, albeit in a slightly sportier state of tune.
Compared with its closest rival, the 323i Coupé offers a manual option, more power for faster acceleration, lower fuel consumption and significantly less weight which enhances the driving experience considerably.
The new BMW 3 Series Coupé shares no exterior body panels with the very successful BMW 3 Series Sedan, voted World Car of the Year 2006.