CHOOSE YOUR WEAPON
320d: ALL THE ENGINE YOU’LL EVER NEED
The heartland diesel, evolved to meet the latest emissions regulations. There won’t be a standalone Eicient Dynamics model this time; all versions are as eicient as they can be. Also available in all-weather 320d xDrive form with an auto gearbox only. Go all-wheel drive and the 062mph drops (to 6.9sec) while top speed (145mph) and CO2 (118g/km) go
> 1995cc four-cylinder turbodiesel > 187bhp, 295lb ft > 6-speed manual or 8-speed auto > 7.1sec 062mph (6.8sec for the auto), 149mph, 115g/km CO2 (110g/km for the auto)
330i: SHOULD BE A STRAIGHTSIX, 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 062mph time testiies.
> 1998cc four-cylinder turbocharged petrol > 254bhp, 295lb ft > 8-speed auto > 5.8sec 062mph, 155mph (limited),
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: NEXTGEN 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 oicially rated at 37g/km. BMW says e-motor boosting will make the plug-in 3-series as much about fun as eiciency. There won’t be a pure EV 3-series – the closest thing will be the 4-series-based i4.4