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320d: ALL THE EN­GINE YOU’LL EVER NEED

The heart­land diesel, evolved to meet the lat­est emis­sions reg­u­la­tions. There won’t be a stand­alone Eicient Dy­nam­ics model this time; all ver­sions are as eicient as they can be. Also avail­able in all-weather 320d xDrive form with an auto gear­box only. Go all-wheel drive and the 0ˆ62mph drops (to 6.9sec) while top speed (145mph) and CO2 (118g/km) go

marginally back­wards.

> 1995cc four-cylin­der tur­bod­iesel > 187bhp, 295lb ft > 6-speed man­ual or 8-speed auto > 7.1sec 0Š62mph (6.8sec for the auto), 149mph, 115g/km CO2 (110g/km for the auto)

330i: SHOULD BE A STRAIGHT€SIX, ISN’T

A de­vel­op­ment of the pre­vi­ous-gen­er­a­tion four-cylin­der petrol, with a lit­tle more power and torque. 330i isn’t a six but it doesn’t re­ally need to be – per­for­mance is as­ton­ish­ingly

good, as a 5.8sec 0ˆ62mph time testi™ies.

> 1998cc four-cylin­der tur­bocharged petrol > 254bhp, 295lb ft > 8-speed auto > 5.8sec 0Š62mph, 155mph (lim­ited),

134g/km CO2

320i: LIKE A 330i BUT WITH LESS OF EV­ERY­THING

Same four-cylin­der turbo ar­chi­tec­ture as the 330i but with ev­ery­thing turned down (181bhp and 221lb ft) for slower lap

times and bet­ter CO2 and mpg num­bers.

330d: THE BIG ONE

‘One car to do it all’ diesel bruiser joins the UK range in Q3

2019. Packs 261bhp and a handy 428lb ft.

M340I & M340D: THE MINI M3S

The ones we’re all wait­ing for: 340i gets the M Per­for­mance treat­ment, and the power to make the new 3-se­ries’ chas­sis

dance. There’ll be an M340d, too.

330e: NEXT€GEN HY­BRID

The plug-in hy­brid 3-se­ries re­turns, once again pair­ing a 2.0-litre four-cylin­der petrol en­gine with a mod­est e-mo­tor. New bat­tery takes up the same amount of space as be­fore but o¢ers 50 per cent more range. EV-only range is a handy 37 miles, and CO2 is likely to be oicially rated at 37g/km. BMW says e-mo­tor boost­ing will make the plug-in 3-se­ries as much about fun as eiciency. There won’t be a pure EV 3-se­ries – the clos­est thing will be the 4-se­ries-based i4.4

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