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BMW 118i, 218i, 320i and 330e Sport editions priced

If you're happy with one colour and no options, BMW has some more affordable Sport models to offer you across its 1 Series, 2 Series and 3 Series lines.

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William Stopford
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BMW is rolling out more Sport variants of some of its most affordable cars.

The 118i, 218i Gran Coupe and 320i all receive a Sport variant with drive-away pricing.

The plug-in hybrid 330e also gets a Sport model. Though it doesn’t have a drive-away offer, BMW points out the 330e Sport falls under the threshold for electrified vehicle stamp duty exemption in New South Wales.

All models have an “optimised equipment offering” – in short, they’re cheaper than the existing 118i, 218i, 320i and 330e, but they don’t offer any options and feature minor specification differences.

For example, they all miss out on the M Sport package (or, in the case of the 3 Series models, the Luxury Line package), though they still include Sport Line styling and sport seats.

The 118i and 218i Sport also run on 17-inch alloy wheels, while the regular 118i and 218i are shod with 18-inch alloys.

In Ford Model T fashion, you can have any colour you want as long as it’s solid black.

The 118i Sport, priced at $48,900 drive-away, and the 218i Sport, priced at $53,900 drive-away, include the following:

  • Sport Line styling
  • Front sport seats
  • Cloth/Sensatec upholstery
  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Driving Assistant
    • AEB
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Traffic sign recognition)
  • Parking Assistant
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Reversing camera
    • Parking sensors
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster
  • Satellite navigation
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • Connected Package Professional
  • LED headlights
  • Ambient lighting
  • Six-speaker sound system

Both models use a 1.5-litre turbocharged three-cylinder producing 103kW of power and 220Nm of torque. This is mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic that powers the front wheels.

For reference, the ‘regular’ 118i and 218i are priced at $47,730 and $52,730 before on-roads.

The 320i Sport wears a price tag of $69,900 drive-away and packs the following features:

  • Sport Line styling
  • Sport seats
  • Partial leather upholstery
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system
  • DAB+ digital radio
  • Satellite navigation
  • Wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Ambient lighting
  • Parking Assistant
    • Semi-autonomous parking assist
    • Reversing camera
    • Parking sensors)
  • Driving Assistant
    • AEB
    • Blind-spot monitoring
    • Rear cross-traffic alert
    • Lane-departure warning
    • Traffic sign recognition)
  • Intelligent Personal Assistant
  • Connected Package Professional
  • LED headlights

Finally, the 330e Sport is priced at $77,900 before on-road costs, sliding just under the $78,000 threshold for stamp duty exemption for electrified vehicles in New South Wales.

It receives a head-up display atop the features listed above for the 320i Sport.

Both 3 Series Sport models do without the active cornering lights and automatic high-beam of the regular 320i and 330e models, and feature a six-speaker sound system instead of a 10-speaker unit.

That’s resulted in a fairly substantial saving over their Luxury Line and M Sport counterparts.

The 320i Luxury Line and M Sport are priced at $71,900 before on-road costs, while their 330e counterparts are $86,900 before on-road costs.

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

The 330e’s 2.0-litre turbo four is mated to an electric motor for a plug-in hybrid system with total outputs of 215kW of power and 420Nm of torque.

Pricing

  • 2022 BMW 118i Sport: $48,900 drive-away
  • 2022 BMW 218i Sport: $53,900 drive-away
  • 2022 BMW 320i Sport: $69,900 drive-away
  • 2022 BMW 330e Sport: $77,900 before on-roads

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William Stopford
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 (remember that?), briefly lived in the US, and has a particular interest in the American car industry.

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