BMW Abu Dhabi Motors got their hands on one of the first G20 2019 BMW 3 Series painted by BMW Individual. The 330i model features the Dravit Grey Metallic which some of you might have seen before. The model shown here also comes with the M Sport Package which brings the sportiness to another level by incorporating some small but effective M design bits.
Inside, the cabin is adorned with the fine Merino leather in a cognac color, while the trim is made of fine wood as well. You’re also getting the M Sport pack specific bits, like the M Sport Steering wheel and aluminum pedals.
As-standard, the 3 Series comes with a Servotronic speed-sensitive power steering but getting the upgraded M Sport suspension (lift-related dampers) or Adaptive M Sport suspension (adjustable dampers) gets you a variable-ratio sport steering setup. The latter gets you a steering rack with a ratio that varies based on the steering angle.
If you get either the BMW 330i or 330d, a limited-slip rear differential is optional when combined with either M Sport suspension setups. The diff is an electronically-controlled unit, similar to what you’d find in an M3, and it allows for much sharper, more precise handling. The diff is as-standard on the BMW M340i.
An M Sport braking system is also fitted onto this 330i, for additional braking power.
The BMW 330i gets a 2.0 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine 255 hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. That will also be paired with an eight-speed automatic as-standard but will come in either rear or all-wheel drive. All combined, the BMW 330i can hit 60 mph in 5.6 seconds
Pricing for the new BMW 330i starts at $40,200, which is quite a bump from the standard BMW 320i at the moment. However, it comes with a lot more standard equipment and is right in line with competitors from Audi and Mercedes-Benz. A BMW 330i xDrive will cost you $42,250 before destination.
[Photos: BMW Abu Dhabi Motors]