BMW has reduced the base price of its 3 Series range while adding extra equipment.

    The 2025 BMW 3 Series range will arrive in Australia at the end of this year, priced from $89,900 before on-road costs – a $4800 saving on the outgoing model.

    You’ll need to look closely to spot the differences with the updated 3 Series. There’s a new steering wheel design and new 19-inch alloy wheel designs.

    In addition to the new steering wheel design, there are new adjustment knobs for the air-conditioning vents plus ‘cascade’ lighting integrated into the trim around the central vent.

    The major change inside, however, is the 3 Series’ use of the new BMW Operating System 8.5 for the infotainment system.

    This features “optimised operation of the ventilation and climate control functions”, as well as a “flatter” menu structure, and customisable shortcut widgets on the driver’s side of the screen joining the anchored climate control bar at the bottom.

    Newly standard across the local range are features like a sunroof, heated steering wheel and heated front seats.

    Under the skin, BMW has retuned the 3 Series’ chassis for better ride and handling, with changes including stiffer mounting connecting the rear dampers to the body.

    BMW says there’s a “notable increase in comfort across all driving situations… without any loss of the customary 3 Series dynamic prowess”, with more precise and composed handling.

    The company will offer only three variants in Australia – sedan and wagon versions of the 330i, plus an M340i xDrive sedan – after it axed the base 320i and plug-in hybrid 330e earlier this year.

    While the 330i is cheaper than it was for 2024, the 3 Series’ base price is still almost $10,000 more expensive than in 2023 when the 320i opened the range.


    2025 BMW 330i Sedan$89,900 (-$4800)
    2025 BMW 330i Touring$92,900 (-$6000)
    2025 BMW M340i xDrive Sedan$114,900 (+$8700)

    All prices exclude on-road costs.


    330iM340i xDrive
    Engine2.0-litre turbo four-cylinder3.0-litre turbo six-cylinder
    Drive typeRear-wheel driveAll-wheel drive
    Transmission8-speed auto8-speed auto
    0-100km/h5.8 seconds (Sedan)
    6.1 seconds (Touring)
    4.4 seconds


    BMW Australia hasn’t confirmed any changes to fuel economy.

    Figures for current models are as follows:

    330iM340i xDrive
    Fuel economy (combined)6.5L/100km (Sedan)
    6.8L/100km (Touring)
    Fuel type95-octane premium unleaded98-octane premium unleaded
    Fuel tank59L59L


    Boot space480L500-1510L
    Kerb weight1600kg (330i)
    1800kg (M340i xDrive)

    Servicing and Warranty

    BMW Australia hasn’t announced service pricing, but it backs its vehicles with a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty.


    The BMW 3 Series has a five-star safety rating from ANCAP, though this applies only to the 330i.

    It received an adult occupant protection rating of 97 per cent, a child occupant protection rating of 87 per cent, a vulnerable road user protection rating of 87 per cent, and a safety assist rating of 77 per cent.

    BMW hasn’t published a full list of standard safety equipment, however the outgoing model comes standard with:

    • Autonomous emergency braking
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Lane-keep assist
    • Front and rear cross-traffic alert
    • Steering and Lane Control Assistant
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Front and rear parking sensors
    • Surround-view camera with 3D view

    Standard Equipment

    The local 3 Series range continues to consist of a 330i in Sedan and Touring body styles and a flagship, sedan-only M340i xDrive.

    Standard equipment on 330i models includes:

    • 19-inch M light alloy wheels
    • M Shadowline trim with ‘extended contents’ (NEW)
    • M Sport Brake, blue
    • M Sport package
    • Adaptive M suspension
    • Power boot lid/tailgate
    • Keyless entry and start
    • Power glass sunroof (NEW)
    • Connected Package Professional
      • Real-time traffic information
      • Remote services
    • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
    • 14.9-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • BMW Operating System 8.5 (NEW)
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Wireless phone charger
    • Vernasca leather upholstery
    • Heated front seats (NEW)
    • Choice of M Sport seats or Sport seats
    • ‘Luxury instrument panel’
    • M leather-wrapped steering wheel
    • Heated steering wheel (NEW)
    • Ambient lighting
    • Anthracite headliner
    • ‘Galvanic embellishers’ for controls
    • Luggage compartment package (Touring only)

    The M340i xDrive adds:

    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • CraftedClarity glass interior trim for gear selector, iDrive controller, start/stop button
    • Harman/Kardon sound system
    • M rear spoiler
    • Tyre pressure monitoring

    It also loses a spare wheel for a tyre repair kit.


    The Enhancement Package ($4500, 330i models only) adds:

    • Metallic paint
    • CraftedClarity glass trim
    • Tyre pressure monitoring
    • Adaptive LED headlights
    • Harman/Kardon sound system

    The M Sport Pro Package ($1900 on sedan models, $1500 on the 330i Touring) adds:

    • M Sport Brakes, red
    • M Lights, Shadowline
    • M seat belts
    • High-gloss black rear spoiler (sedans only)

    There are also different wheel designs available as no-cost options, while the following interior options also come at no cost unless otherwise specified:

    • Vernasca black leather upholstery with blue stitching (M Sport seats only)
    • Vernasca leather upholstery with ‘Oyster decor stitching’ (Sport seats only)
    • Fine-brushed aluminium inlays
    • Ash Grey Blue open-pore wood trim inlays
    • Carbon-fibre inlays ($1200 option)


    Alpine White is the standard finish.

    The following metallic finishes cost an extra $2000:

    • Mineral White
    • Black Sapphire
    • M Portimao Blue
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • Skyscraper Grey
    • Fire Red

    There’s also a range of BMW Individual finishes available, comprising:

    • Dravit Grey: $3850
    • Tanzanite Blue metallic: $3850
    • Frozen Pure Grey metallic: $9500
    • Frozen Portimao Blue: $9500
    • Frozen Tanzanite Blue metallic: $9500
    • Brilliant White metallic: $9500

    MORE: Everything BMW 3 Series

    William Stopford

    William Stopford is an automotive journalist based in Brisbane, Australia. William is a Business/Journalism graduate from the Queensland University of Technology who loves to travel, briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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