New BMW 3 Series
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)

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Published : 26/10/04 Author : Melanie Carter

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