BMW’s top seller 3 Series sedan is being showcased at the 2013 New York Auto Show.
The new F30 BMW 3 Series went on sale in 2012 and it was first offered in the 328i and 335i configurations. The base price of the 2012 328i Sedan is $34,900 while the top-model, 335i, starts at $42,400. This represents a $300 and $350 base price increases versus the outgoing model. A BMW 320i model debuts this summer as well, along with a 328d sedan and touring.
The 3 Series now includes standards features such as 6.5” display with iDrive controller, Bluetooth connectivity, USB/iPod interface, 8-Speed Automatic Transmission, Automatic Start/Stop, Dynamic Driving Control with ECO PRO Mode, Brake Energy Regeneration, and a 1” standard wheel size increase.
BMW offers the 3 Series with the following lines: Modern, Luxury and Sport, as well as the M-Sport package. The Modern Line (ZML) and Luxury Line (ZLL) will sell for an additional $2,100 for the 328i and $1,400 for the 335i model. The Sport Line (ZSL) will make you spend $2,500 for the 328i and $1,700 for 335i.
BMW’s 328i model is powered by a a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine making 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque, compared with 230 horsepower and 200 lb-ft of torque found in the previous E90 328i.
The 335i packs under the hood the award-winning N55 3.0 liter straight-six outputing 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft (407 Nm) of torque.
BMW’s first four-cylinder diesel for the U.S. market, 328d, is powered by a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged diesel unit producing 180 horsepower and 280 lb-ft of torque. Early EPA estimates of fuel economy for the 2014 328d sedan are 45 MPG highway and mid-30s for the city!
Pricing should place it between the F30 328i and the 335i sedans.