The new BMW G20 3 Series celebrated its long-awaited market launch this past weekend, and soon all colors are likely to be on the road. Melbourne Red will be one of the more popular finishes, as the bring red has always been a customers’ favorite. New photos from South Africa show the G20 320d not only in the Melbourne Red color, but also with the Sport Like Package.
The red 3 Series carries the 18-inch light-alloy wheels V-spoke 780 Bicolor, which emphasize the elegant and dynamic appearance of the new 3 Series. We expect that red paint to be even more attractive with an M Sport Package.
Even though not offered in the US, the 320d will be one of the biggest sellers of the new 3 Series range. The 320d we drove late last year was the European model powered by a 2.0 liter turbo diesel engine making 190 hp and returning combined: 4.7–4.4 l/100 km. The drag coefficient (Cd) of the BMW 320d has been reduced from 0.26 to 0.23.
In Europe, the new G20 320d will get both the six-speed manual and the optional eight-speed automatic transmission.
In the US, the standard colors of the new G20 3 Series are Alpine White and Jet Black, while for $550, you get additional options – Black Sapphire Metallic, Melbourne Red Metallic, Glacier Silver Metallic, Mineral White Metallic, Mineral Grey Metallic ,Mediterranean Blue Metallic, Sunset Orange Metallic, Vermont Bronze Metallic, Portimao Blue Metallic and Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic.
For more views of the Melbourne Red 3 Series, click below for an extensive photo gallery: