BMW Australia has confirmed three new variants for the new-generation 3 Series line-up, with the 320i, 330e iPerformance and M340i xDrive all headed to local showrooms later this year.
The announcement adds a new entry point, a new flagship, and a new electrified option to the 3er family, with pricing to start at $64,900 for the 320i and climbing to $99,900 for the M340i xDrive. All prices exclude on-road costs.
The BMW 225xe iPerformance Active Tourer will not be joining the local line-up anytime soon, the company has confirmed.
Speaking with CarAdvice, BMW Australia's product communications manager, Adam Davis, said the luxury marque will soldier on with just one engine variant in the facelifted 2 Series Active Tourer range – the 220i.
"We’re sticking with the single model strategy on 2 Active Tourer for the facelift," Davis said.
2017 BMW 530e iPerformance in Australia from second quarter
The 2017 BMW 530e iPerformance plug-in hybrid (PHEV) has been detailed in European form ahead of its expected launch in Australia in the second quarter of 2017.
Joining the core range in Europe just weeks after the March launch, the 530e is the latest model in BMW's iPerformance PHEV range, which already includes the 330e, 740e and 740Le, X5 xDrive40e, along with the China-only X1 xDrive25Le.
CarAdvice Podcast episode 16: New CX-5 spied, NSX reviewed, Winton FoS, and much more
Welcome to episode 16 of the CarAdvice.com podcast! If you missed last week's episode, or you'd like to know more about the show, catch our earlier articles here.
Yes, Paul Maric is back! After two weeks holidaying in Hawaii (slacker), he joins regular co-host Mandy Turner and professional sidekick Mike Stevens to discuss the latest CarAdvice news and reviews from across the automotive landscape and Australia's new-car market.
As always, expect shenanigans.