2021 BMW 3 Series price and specs

The BMW 3 Series is slightly more expensive than last year, with prices up by as much as $2000. The range now opens at $70,900 before on-road costs.

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The 2021 BMW 3 Series is slightly more expensive than last year, with the range now starting at $70,900 before on-road costs.

It’s available in sedan and wagon, petrol and plug-in hybrid, and rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive variants.

Prices are up between $1000 and $2000 across the board.

The 2021 3 Series range is offered in four different trim levels and starts at $70,900 before on-road costs for the base rear-wheel drive 320i and goes to $111,900 before on-roads for the all-wheel drive M340i XDrive.

Pricing

  • 2021 BMW 320i Luxury Line sedan: $70,900 (+$1000)
  • 2021 BMW 320i M Sport sedan: $70,900 (+$1000)
  • 2021 BMW 330i Luxury Line sedan: $77,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW 330i M Sport sedan: $77,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW 330i Luxury Line wagon: $81,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW 330i M Sport wagon: $81,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW 330e Luxury Line sedan: $84,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW 330e M Sport sedan: $84,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW M340i xDrive Pure sedan: $101,900 (+$2000)
  • 2021 BMW M340i xDrive sedan: $111,900 (+$2000)

If you’re looking to get a more accurate idea of pricing, you can use the official BMW 3 Series configurator to build and price one in your own specifications. It’s also worth keeping an eye on the offers page for any deals BMW may have on at the moment.

Engines

The 2021 BMW 320i uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder engine that produces 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque.

The 330i also uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder, albeit with 190kW of power and 400Nm of torque.

The 330e uses a turbocharged 2.0-litre four-cylinder that incorporates a plug-in hybrid system with a total output of 215kW of power and 420Nm of torque.

The M340i XDrive Pure and M340i XDrive both use a 3.0-litre inline-six that produces 285kW of power and 500Nm of torque.

An eight-speed ZF-sourced torque-converter automatic transmission is standard across the range.

If you’re looking for more details on the engine specifications, you can find more information within the official BMW 3 Series brochure.

Fuel Economy

The 2021 BMW 320i uses 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle, while the 330i sedan and wagon use 6.4L/100km and 7L/100km, respectively.

The 2021 BMW 330e uses 2.1L/100km, while both the M340i xDrive Pure and M340i xDrive use 7.7L/100km.

The whole 2021 BMW 3 Series range requires 95RON unleaded fuel, apart from the M340i xDrive Pure and M340i xDrive which require 98RON unleaded fuel.

Dimensions

The 2021 BMW 320i, 330i sedan and 330e measure 4709mm long, 1827mm wide and 1435mm tall.

The 330i wagon measures 4709mm long, 1827mm wide and 1440mm tall, while the M340i xDrive Pure and M340i xDrive measure 4713mm long, 1827mm wide and 1440mm tall.

With the seats up, total luggage capacity is 480L in all 3 Series sedan models except the 330e, which has a total luggage capacity of 375L.

With the seats up on the 330i wagon there’s a total luggage capacity of 500L, expanding to 1510L with the second row folded.

If you want to see a visual representation of the dimensions, download the official BMW 3 series brochure. Or visit the official website.

Servicing and Warranty

The 2021 BMW 3 Series range is covered by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with three years of roadside assist.

BMW offer two servicing packages of either three years/40,000km or five years/80,000km, priced at $1,450 and $1,750, respectively.

Safety

The BMW 3 Series was crash tested by ANCAP back in 2019 and received a five-star safety rating. This rating does not apply to the M340i xDrive Pure and M340i xDrive as they remain untested by ANCAP.

Standard safety features across the 3 Series includes:

  • Autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection
  • Lane-departure warning
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Driver attention monitoring
  • Rear cross-traffic alert
  • Reversing camera with front and rear parking sensors
  • Eight airbags

BMW offer a $2900 Drivers Assistant package for the 320i to bring it in line with the rest of the range. This adds:

  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Surround-view camera

BMW have further information regarding the safety features available in the 3 Series which can be found in the official brochure.

Standard Equipment

The 320i comes standard with the following features:

  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touch screen infotainment system
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • Head-up display
  • Automatic LED headlights with LED daytime running lights
  • Automatic high-beam
  • Rain-sensing wipers
  • Keyless entry and start
  • Front and rear parking sensors with a reversing camera
  • Heated and folding exterior mirrors
  • Wireless phone charging
  • Vernasca leather upholstery (Luxury Line) or Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery (M Sport)
  • Wood trim
  • 10-speaker sound system
  • 18-inch alloy wheels

The 330i and 330e add:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Semi-autonomous parking assist
  • Vernasca leather upholstery
  • Adaptive cruise control with stop/go
  • Surround-view camera
  • Front cross-traffic alert
  • Lane-keeping assist
  • BMW Digital Key
  • Keyless entry

M Sport models add:

  • Sports suspension
  • M Sport exterior appearance package
  • Aluminium Tetragon interior trim

An optional Visibility Package available across all 320i, 330i and 330e models adds:

  • Sunroof
  • Laser headlights
  • Ambient lighting

Stepping up to the M340i xDrive Pure adds on to the former:

  • Unique 19-inch alloy wheels
  • Electronically controlled limited-slip differential
  • xDrive all-wheel drive system
  • Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery

The top of the range M340i xDrive additionally includes:

  • Laser headlights
  • Vernasca leather upholstery
  • Heated front seats
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • 16-speaker harman/kardon sound system
  • Ambient interior lighting
  • Leather upholstery
  • Power boot lid

Download the brochure to see a side by side comparison of what is offered across the BMW 3 Series variants. You can also find official pictures and commentary on the official BMW 3 Series website.

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