BMW 325i 323i Coupé

BMW Australia stated today that come October, the alluring BMW 3 Series Coupé line-up will start with the 325i priced at $81,500 with a six-speed manual transmission. The 2.5-litre magnesium aluminium straight-six engine produces 160 kW of power at 6,500 rpm and 250 Nm of torque between 2,750 rpm and 4,000 rpm. The 325i Coupé accelerates to 100 km/h in 6.9 seconds.
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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.