2023 BMW 3 Series: Variants explained

2023 BMW 3 Series: Variants explained

The 3 Series is one of BMW's best-selling models that offers a great balance of technology, performance, and comfort to customers. The latest iteration of this popular compact sedan made its way to Malaysia earlier this month in three variants - BMW 320i M Sport, BMW 330e M Sport, and BMW 330i M Sport. In this story, we will be discussing the prices, features and engine specifications of all these variants. So, without further delay, let’s get started with the variant-wise price list.

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • How many variants of the 2023 BMW 3 Series are offered?

    BMW Malaysia offers the all-new 2023 BMW 3 Series in three variants - BMW 320i M Sport, BMW 330e M Sport, and BMW 330i Sport.
  • How much does the 2023 BMW 3 Series cost?

    The 2023 BMW 3 Series price in Malaysia starts at RM 263,600 and goes all the way up to RM 317,800.
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    2023 BMW 3 Series variant-wise price

    Variants

    Price (with a 2-year standard warranty) 

    Price (with a five-year unlimited mileage warranty and free scheduled service programme)

    BMW 320i M Sport

    RM 263,600

    RM 283,800

    BMW 330e M Sport

    RM 278,600

    RM 298,800

    BMW 330i Sport

    RM 297,600

    RM 317,800

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    2023 BMW 3 Series variant-wise features

    The three variants of the new 3 Series sedan are almost identical in terms of features with a couple of advancements offered with the ’30’ models, including the advanced HiFi Loudspeaker system and Mocha upholstery option. What further differentiates the trims is the suspension setup. With the petrol versions, the customers get the M Sport Suspension while the plug-in hybrid 3 Series comes equipped with Adaptive M suspension. Here's the detailed list of features.

    Features

    BMW 320i 

    BMW 330e (over 320i)

    BMW 330i  (over 320i)

    Exterior

    • LED Headlights
    • 18-inch M Light alloy wheels double-spoke style 848 M Bicolour
    • M Sport package
    • M High-gloss Shadowline
    • LED tail lights
    • Same as the 320i
    • Same as the 320i

    Interior

    • 12.3-inch instrument cluster
    • BMW heads-up display
    • Leather 'Vernasca' upholstery
    • Aluminium 'Rhombicle' anthracite M Interior trim
    • M Leather steering wheel
    • Sport seats for driver and front passenger
    • M Headliner anthracite
    • 6-speaker standard audio system
    • HiFi Loudspeaker system with 4 additional speakers 
    • Mocha upholstery option
    • HiFi Loudspeaker system with 4 additional speakers 
    • Mocha upholstery option

    Comfort & Convenience

    • Three-zone automatic air-conditioning system
    • Comfort access system
    • Ambient light
    • Through-loading system
    • Storage Compartment Package
    • Wireless charging tray
    • Electric seat adjustment, with memory function for driver
    • Interior rear-view mirror with automatic anti-dazzle function
    • High-beam assistant
    • M Sport Suspension
    • Adaptive M suspension
    • Same as the 320i

    Infotainment

    • 14.9-inch touchscreen, paired with BMW Operating System 8
    • BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant
    • Remote Software Update
    • BMW ID. Connected Package Professional with wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
    • Same as the 320i
    • Same as the 320i

    Safety 

    • Lane Departure Warning
    • Lane Change Warning
    • Front Collision Warning with brake intervention
    • Rear Crossing Traffic Warning
    • Rear Collision Warning
    • Speed Limit Info 
    • Manual Speed Limit Assist
    • Park Assist
    • Active Park Distance Control
    • Lateral Parking Aid
    • Reversing Assist Camera
    • Same as the 320i 
    • Same as the 320i 

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    2023 BMW 3 Series variant-wise engine specifications

    Coming to the engine specifications which majorly create a distinction among the 3 Series variants. Check the complete specifications in the following table -

    Specs

    BMW 320i M Sport

    BMW 330e M Sport

    BMW 330i M Sport

    Engine

    2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four 

    2.0-litre turbocharged inline-four

    2.0-litre turbocharged hybrid engine paired with an electric motor

    Max power

    184 hp 

    258 hp 

    292 hp 

    Max torque

    300 Nm 

    400 Nm 

    420 Nm

    Transmission

    Eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic 

    Eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic

    Eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic

    0-100 kmph acceleration

    7.4 seconds

    5.8 seconds

    5.8 seconds

    Top speed

    235 kmph

    250 kmph

    230 kmph

    140 kmph (all-electric mode)

    Fuel consumption

    7.2 ­- 6.4 litres per 100 km

    7.4 ­- 6.6 litres per 100 km

    1.8 ­- 1.3  litres per 100 km

    CO2 emissions 

    162 ­- 145 grams per km

    166 ­- 148 grams per km

    40-30 grams per km

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    The hybrid 3-Series also houses a 12-kWh lithium-ion battery which offers an all-electric range of  62 km (on the WLTP cycle) on a single charge. The latter takes 2 hours and 36 minutes for 0 to 80% SoC when using a 3.7-kW AC charger.

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    Which 2023 BMW 3 Series variant should you buy?

    All the variants of the BMW 3 Series are equally hi-tech and offer a comfy and luxurious feel to the occupants. You can go for the plug-in hybrid 3 Series if you want to reduce your carbon emissions, which may cost a bit higher initially but will eventually compensate via its exceptional fuel efficiency. However, as a typical car enthusiast, you can pick any of the petrol models depending on the level of performance you desire.

    Also read: 2023 BMW M2 arrives in Malaysia, here’s all you need to know

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