New 'Sport' and Compact ES Models Boost 3 Series Appeal | Part Three

BMW 3 Series Convertible

 

  316ti Compact 320td Compact
316ti / 320td Model OTR £16,540.00 £19,750.00
Additional Equipment on ES Models
Sports Suspension £310.00 £310.00
16" Alloy Wheels £1,100.00 £1,100.00
No Model Inscription £0.00 £0.00
Door handles in body colour £95.00 £95.00
Storage Compartment Package £200.00 £200.00
Manual Air Conditioning £655.00 £655.00
Single CD Player £100.00 £100.00
M Leather Steering Wheel £235.00 £235.00
Anthracite Roof Lining £150.00 £150.00
Option Total £2,845.00 £2,845.00
Standard car with options fitted £19,385.00 £22,595.00
ES Compact OTR Price £15,995.00 £18,995.00
Total Customer Saving £3,390.00 £3,600.00
Sales of 3 Series Compact models remain strong with lead-times stretching to August for customer specified vehicles and buoyant residual values of 80 per cent after 12 months and 14,000 miles that compare favourably with its competitors.

The new Compact ES additions join a growing line-up of highly specified ES models across both 3 and 5 Series ranges. Following the January launch of 318i ES and 320d ES models, BMW Great Britain introduced 5 Series variants in May 2003, including the 520iES, 525iES and 525dES.

Compact Prices Re-Aligned

All Compact models, other than new ES and Sport models, are subject to a nominal price increase of £70. Equivalent to less than 0.5 per cent of the OTR price of base models, the modest rise comes into effect immediately.

Model Basic Price VAT @ 17.5% Retail Price OTR Price
316ti ES £13,493.62 £2,361.38 £15,855.00 £15,995.00*
316ti £13,531.91 £2,368.09 £15,900.00 £16,540.00
316ti SE £14,817.02 £2,592.98 £17,410.00 £18,050.00
318ti £14,868.09 £2,601.91 £17,470.00 £18,110.00
316ti Sport Compact £15,680.85 £2,744.15 £18,425.00 £19,065.00*
318ti SE £16,153.19 £2,826.81 £18,980.00 £19,620.00
318ti Sport Compact £17,017.02 £2,977.98 £19,995.00 £20,635.00*
320td ES £16,480.85 £2,884.15 £19,365.00 £18,995.00*
320td £16,272.34 £2,847.66 £19,120.00 £19,750.00
320td SE £17,557.45 £3,072.55 £20,630.00 £21,260.00
320td Sport Compact £18,421.28 £3,223.72 £21,645.00 £22,275.00*
325ti SE £18,919.15 £3,310.85 £22,230.00 £22,885.00
325ti Sport £19,693.62 £3,446.38 £23,140.00 £23,795.00

* new models - no price increase

Published 1 June 2003 Melanie Carter

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