The fifth generation of the benchmark small executive car
BMW Great Britain has announced the first details of the new BMW 3 Series range to be launched in spring 2005.
"The new 3 Series faces the daunting task of upstaging what is the defining car of its generation and market sector. With engine technology and a focused design strategy at its core, the new 3 Series looks set to do just that. Once again, the new 3 Series sets a new benchmark for small executive cars and I am confident it will be a great success in both the corporate and retail markets," said Jim O’Donnell, managing director of BMW Great Britain.
The new BMW 3 Series delivers an even more dynamic driving experience than its predecessor, accelerates faster and achieves a higher top speed but not to the detriment of economy, with the new 330i delivering improvements in fuel consumption while the 320i and 320d match their predecessors.
|Model||Power - BHP||Torque - Nm||Acceleration||Top Speed||Economy|
|New BMW 320i||150||200||9.0||137||38.2|
|Current BMW 318i||143||200||9.3||135||38.2|
|New BMW 320d||163||340||8.3||140||49.6|
|Current BMW 320d||150||330||8.8||137||49.6|
|New BMW 330i||258||300||6.3||155*||33.5|
|Current BMW 330i||231||300||6.5||155*||31.0|
(* Electronically limited to 155mph)