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BMW launches entry-level 3

24.04.2013

FROM May 2013, BMW South Africa will offer customers easier access to the 3-Series sedan model range. The petrol line-up now starts with an all-new 316i sedan, priced at a highly attractive R341 000.

This entry-level model is powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder powerplant with BMW’s famous TwinPower Turbo technology. It develops 100kW and 220Nm of torque. The 316i is mated to a six-speed manual gearbox, but an eight-speed automatic can be ordered as an option.

The 316i will accelerate to 100km/h in 8.9 seconds and BWM claims an impressive fuel consumption figure of just 5.8 litres/100km on the combined cycle, while Co2 emissions come in at 134g/km, depending on the tyre format.

BMW still offers a choice of design lines such as Luxury, Modern, Sport and the M Sport packages. This allows customers to personalise their transport, which will be necessary as BMW will be selling boatloads of this entry-level model.

The interior is still finished in the same high-quality materials as you’ll find on its bigger brothers. The list of standard features should be enough for most, but an options list with endless possibilities is available as well.

Article written by Autodealer
24.04.2013
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