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2016 BMW 3 Series to arrive in Australia around October

The updated, 2016 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon will launch in Australia around October, tasked with narrowing the sales gap to the big-selling Mercedes-Benz C-Class. Revealed in Europe overnight — see more details here — the upgraded iteration of BMW’s most important model additionally premieres a few months before Audi stages the world debut of the new A4...

BMW 3 Series update revealed with new three-cylinder petrol and plug-in hybrid options

As the current-generation car heads into its mid-life phase, the BMW 3 Series has been given a light makeover and a selection of new engines and drivetrains. Visually, the 3 Series update features revised front and rear bumpers, which have been tweaked to emphasise the car's width. The company has played with the headlights' internals, and buyers can now opt for full LED lighting, if they so desire...

BMW 3 Series range sharpened to fight C-Class

The BMW 3 Series range has been given a series of specification upgrades as the company looks at ways to catch the new Mercedes-Benz C-Class in the sales race.  While BMW has increased pricing across a number of sedan and wagon variants by between $400 and $3100 (while reducing the Gran Turismo by up to $3000), it has added significantly more equipment than before, making its mid-sized staple greater value...

BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid prototype previews 2.0L/100km premium sedan

BMW has given the automotive world a sneak peek at its upcoming 3 Series plug-in hybrid sedan with an ultra-efficient prototype model that previews next year’s production car. The German luxury car maker’s mid-sized four-door plug-in prototype claims combined cycle fuel consumption of just 2...

BMW 3 Series High-Line Special Editions announced: More standard equipment added as new C-Class arrives

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...

BMW 3 Series: mid-life facelift spied

A lightly camouflaged BMW 3 Series prototype has been spied out in public for the first time, suggesting development of an upcoming facelift for the three-year-old sedan is well under way. Snapped on the road in Germany by CarAdvice’s spy photographers, the dark blue BMW 3 Series sedan had its front end disguised and all badging removed...

BMW 3 Series : plug-in hybrid sedan spied camouflage free

A prototype of the upcoming BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid has been spotted camouflage-free while undergoing winter testing ahead of its anticipated unveiling later this year. Sharing much of its exterior styling with the current conventionally-powered 3 Series, the BMW 3 Series plug-in hybrid is easily identifiable by the charging port flap clearly seen on the test car's front left quarter panel...

BMW 3 Series: Innovations Package adds up to 10 tech features

A new Innovations Package for BMW 3 Series sedan and Touring variants will bundle together up to 10 high-demand options, offering customers claimed added value of up to $4300. The Innovations Package brings at least five features to all 3 Series sedans and wagons, including head-up display, surround view camera system, auto parking assistant, driving assistant (combining lane departure and collision warning systems), and lane change warning system...

BMW 1, 3, 5 Series, X1, X3, Z4 recall: 2893 cars affected in Australia

BMW Australia is recalling 2893 vehicles across six model lines due to a fault that could affect the vehicles' braking performance. Part of a global recall of approximately 176,000 cars, the local recall affects 116 BMW 1 Series hatches; 1985 3 Series sedans, 91 Tourings and nine Gran Turismos; 105 5 Series sedans; 277 X1 models; 283 X3s; and 27 Z4s built between November 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013...

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...