The updated 2023 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon range is set to go on sale locally from October with a number of changes inside and out, matched by price hikes of up to $10,100.

    The entry-level 320i sedan now costs $5400 more than the 2022 model at $78,900 before on-road costs, which is exactly the same price as its closest rival, the Mercedes-Benz C200.

    The volume-selling BMW 330i sedan and Touring are up by $10,100 over the 2022 model, whereas the 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV) is up $7100.

    The range-topping (M3 aside) BMW M340i xDrive model is a different matter: previously BMW offered the M340i xDrive Pure and the better-equipped M340i xDrive, whereas now it just offers the one variant.

    At $104,900 before on-road costs, the latest M340i xDrive is $1300 more than the old Pure grade, and $8700 cheaper than the full MY22 M340i xDrive.

    On the outside of the updated BMW 3 Series there’s a restyled front apron and new intakes, as well as different LED headlights and a tweaked kidney-shaped front grille. There are new exhaust pipes too.

    Inside is a standard BMW Curved Display, comprising a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster and 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system in a single housing, running the latest BMW Operating System 8 software with a greater suit of voice commands.

    BMW has also fitted a new-look gear selector, and all grades bar the base 320i get a seat upgrade.

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    • 2023 BMW 320i: $78,900
    • 2023 BMW 330i: $93,400
    • 2023 BMW 330i Touring: $94,400
    • 2023 BMW 330e: $97,400
    • 2023 M340i xDrive: $104,990

    All prices are before on-road costs.


    The BMW 320i is powered by a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine producing 135kW of power and 300Nm of torque.

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

    The 330e uses a 2.0-litre turbocharged four-cylinder engine mated to an electric motor for a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) system with a total system output of 215kW and 420Nm.

    The M340i xDrive uses a 3.0-litre turbocharged inline six-cylinder engine producing 285kW and 500Nm. It’s all-wheel drive, unlike the rest of the range which are rear-wheel drive.

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


    The BMW 320i uses 6.3L/100km on the combined cycle, while the 330i sedan and wagon use 6.4L/100km and 7.0L/100km, respectively.

    The BMW 330e uses 2.1L/100km and offers a 57km range claim, while the M340i xDrive uses 7.7L/100km.

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


    BMW hasn’t detailed exterior and interior dimensions for the updated 3 Series as of yet, but it’s naturally expected to be about the same as the pre-update model.

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

    The pre-update 330i wagon is slightly taller at 1440mm, whereas the M340i xDrive is longer at 4713mm long and taller at 1440mm. The range has a 2851mm wheelbase.

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

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

    Servicing and Warranty

    The 2023 BMW 3 Series range is covered by a three-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty with three years of roadside assist.

    BMW offers a five-year/80,000km Service Inclusive Basic warranty package priced at $1800.


    The pre-update BMW 3 Series was crash tested by ANCAP in 2019 and received a five-star safety rating. This rating doesn’t apply to the M340i xDrive, which remains unrated by ANCAP and Euro NCAP.

    Standard safety features across the 3 Series range includes:

    • Autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Driver attention monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Driving Assistant
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Reversing camera
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Eight airbags

    The 330i and above get Parking Assistant Plus which includes a park view, panorama view and Remote 3D view functions.

    Driving Assistant Professional, which includes Front cross-traffic alert and lane centring assist, is reserved exclusively for the M340i xDrive.

    Standard Equipment

    The 2023 BMW 320i comes standard with the following features:

    • 18-inch M alloy wheels
    • M Sport package
    • LED headlights
    • High-Beam Assistant
    • 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system (NEW)
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster (NEW)
    • Head-up display
    • DAB+ digital radio
    • Satellite navigation
    • HiFi loudspeaker system
    • Connected Package Professional
    • Wireless charging tray
    • Keyless entry with push-button start
    • BMW Digital Key (NEW)
    • Sport seats
    • Alcantara/Sensatec upholstery
    • Electric seat adjustment
    • Ambient interior lighting
    • Galvanic embellishers

    The 330i adds the following:

    • 19-inch M alloy wheels
    • Blue M Sport brakes
    • Adaptive M suspension
    • Electric tailgate (NEW)
    • Leather upholstery
    • M Sport seats (NEW)
    • Front lumbar support (NEW)
    • Sensatec instrument panel (NEW)

    The 330e adds:

    • Mode 2 charging cable
    • Mode 3 charging cable
    • Acoustic protection for pedestrians

    The M340i xDrive adds:

    • 19-inch alloy wheels with sport tyres
    • Tyre repair kit
    • Electric glass roof
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Harmon/Kardon premium surround sound system
    • Heated front seats

    Optional Equipment

    The Visibility package ($4800 on non-M sedan models and $5400 on the 330i Touring) adds the following:

    • Metallic paint
    • Sunroof
    • Panoramic sunroof (330i Touring only)
    • Adaptive LED headlights

    The Comfort package ($3100 on 330i and 330e models, and $4000 on 320i) adds:

    • Electric tailgate (320i only)
    • Driver lumbar support (320i only)
    • Heated front seats
    • Heated steering wheel
    • Harman/Kardon surround sound system

    The Executive package ($2400 for 320i, $1500 for 330i, $1000 for 330e, and $2000 for M340i xDrive) adds:

    • Remote engine start (not available on 330e)
    • Heated steering wheel (M340i xDrive only)
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Acoustic glazing
    • Drive Recorder
    • Parking Assistant Plus (320i only)

    The M Sport Pro package ($4000 for 320i; $2800 for 330i, 330e, and M340i xDrive; and $2400 for 330i Touring) adds:

    • M Sport brakes, blue or red (320i only)
    • M Lights Shadowline
    • M seat belts
    • Black M rear spoiler
    • M high-gloss Shadowline with extended contents

    The M Technology package ($800 for M340i xDrive) adds:

    • Upgraded powertrain cooling system
    • 18-inch brake rotors

    The following are some standalone optional extras:

    • M high-gloss Shadowline with extended contents: $500
    • Carbon Fibre M interior trim finishers: $1200

    There are also a range of upholstery, interior trim and alloy wheels that can be optioned too.


    The 2023 BMW 3 Series range is available in the following exterior paint colours

    • Alpine White
    • Black Sapphire metallic
    • Melbourne Red metallic
    • Mineral White metallic
    • M Portimao Blue metallic
    • M Brooklyn Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Skyscraper Grey metallic (NEW)
    • Dravit Grey BMW Individual metallic
    • Tanzanite Blue BMW Individual metallic

    Metallic paint costs an additional $2000, while BMW Individual metallic paints cost an additional $3850 unless they’re bought in combination with the Visibility package, making them an additional $1850.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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