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BMW 3 Series: specification and pricing revisions announced

The BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring line-up has been revised with enhanced standard specification and reduced option pricing, accompanied by small rises in vehicle prices. The Business Navigation system is now standard in the 316i, 318d, 320i and 320d models, while the 328i upgrades to the Professional Navigation system with internet functionality...

BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo pricing and specifications

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo has landed in Australia, expanding the German manufacturer's popular premium mid-sized range with new a niche that blurs the line between sedan and wagon. BMW Australia's 3 Series GT range comprises three grades – 320i GT, 320d GT and 328i GT – each one commanding a premium of slightly more than $10,000 over its 3 Series sedan equivalent...

BMW 3 Series GT: premium pricing for prestige mid-sized hatch

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is now on sale in Australia, further diversifying the popular premium mid-sized range with a fifth body style. Mirroring the design of the 5 Series GT luxury hatchback, the BMW 3 Series GT offers buyers a new niche that blurs the line between sedan and wagon at a price that exceeds both...

Japanese car makers recall 3.4 million vehicles over Takata airbag defect

Toyota, Nissan, Honda and Mazda will recall approximately 3.4 million vehicles around the world to replace faulty airbags produced by Japanese parts supplier Takata Corp. The list of affected vehicles – which were all produced during the first half of last decade – includes roughly 1.73 million Toyota Motor Corp cars, 1...

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring launched: from $58,900

The all-new BMW 3 Series Touring range has launched in Australia with a range of turbocharged petrol and diesel variants priced from $58,900, before on-road costs. Based on the same platform as the rear-wheel drive 3 Series sedan, the latest 3 Series Touring comes to market lighter, yet bigger with a larger interior and increased carrying capacity...

BMW 3 Series GT: premium mid-sized hatch revealed

The BMW 3 Series GT has been officially revealed ahead of the premium mid-sized hatchback's Geneva motor show debut next month. Stylistically, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo follows the lead of the larger 5 Series GT, offering a midway point between the sedan and Touring wagon derivatives, although size-wise, the new third variant in the sixth-generation BMW 3 Series range is the largest so far...

2013 BMW 3 Series Touring pricing and specifications

Pricing and specifications of the 2013 BMW 3 Series Touring have been released ahead of the first two entry-level models' arrival here in February. The F31-generation BMW 318d Touring and 320i Touring will be the first load-lugging variants to join the existing 3 Series sedan line-up in Australia, with the more powerful 328i Touring expected to take place at the top of the premium mid-sized wagon range from mid-2013...

BMW 3 Series M Sport package on sale in Australia

BMW Australia has announced the BMW 3 Series sedan's optional M Sport Package is now available, bringing performance-themed styling and a sportier suspension tune to the premium mid-sized line-up. The M Sport Package is available on all models in the new 3 Series sedan line-up – excluding the entry-level 318d diesel – and adds $5460-$6844 to the price, depending on the variant...

Hyundai's BMW 3 Series rival progresses

Korean brand Hyundai is continuing its development of a new rear-wheel drive sports sedan intended to rival the BMW 3 Series from 2015. A source has revealed to US industry journal Automotive News that while the car is still a few years away, the 3 Series-sized Hyundai "RK" is to use the rear-wheel drive Hyundai Genesis platform as a base...

BMW ActiveHybrid 3 may start below $100,000

BMW Australia is hopeful of launching the BMW ActiveHybrid 3 for under $100,000 when the first examples of the 3-Series-based petrol-electric mid-sized sedan arrive in showrooms at the end of this year. BMW Australia’s Piers Scott says the local brand is targeting a five-figure sum for the ActiveHybrid 3, which pairs the 3...

2012 BMW 3 Series: Australian prices revealed

BMW Australia has revealed the pricing of the first three models in its all-new sixth-generation 3 Series range ahead of their arrival in local showrooms in February. The news is good for fans of high-end models, with prices falling by up 15 per cent, but will be a little harder to swallow for shoppers on a budget, with the entry price now above $60,000...