2024 BMW 3 Sequence: Hybrid axed, base value soars by $14,000


The 2024 BMW 3 Sequence vary has misplaced its entry-level and plug-in hybrid choices, elevating the worth of entry to almost $95,000 for the Bavarian sports activities sedan.

CarExpert has confirmed with BMW Australia that the 320i and 330e variants of the favored 3 Sequence vary have been dropped for the 2024 mannequin 12 months, which means Australian consumers at the moment are pressured to pay over $100,000 drive-away for essentially the most reasonably priced rear-drive BMW sedan.

“The excessive quantity of latest BMW fashions launched to the native market prompts us to always assess our product portfolio according to buyer demand and our dedication to providing merchandise that swimsuit particular person wants,” a BMW Australia spokesperson instructed CarExpert.

“This has led us to restructure the BMW 3 Sequence variants for 2024. The three Sequence line-up will comprise the profitable 330i for each Sedan and Touring and the M340i xDrive Sedan.

“Within the electrified area, we are going to shift our focus from the 330e plug-in hybrid to the absolutely electrical i4 eDrive35. This newly launched providing is priced at $85,900, exempting it from each Luxurious Automobile Tax (LCT) for gasoline environment friendly autos and Fringe Advantages Tax (FBT) for fleet operators.”

The M3 and M3 Competitors go-fast flagships additionally stay, with an additional 5 variants in complete accounting for handbook and auto transmissions, in addition to Sedan and Touring physique kinds.

Pricing and specs for the remaining variations seems to be unchanged, with the 330i M Sport Sedan itemizing for $94,700 earlier than on-road prices; the 330i M Sport Touring $98,900 plus on-roads; and the M340i xDrive Sedan $106,200 earlier than on-roads.

That’s a near-$15,000 improve to the worth of entry into the three Sequence line-up, with the outgoing 320i priced from $80,200 in MY23 guise.

In 2023 the three Sequence retained gross sales chart management amongst its direct German luxurious rivals, notching up 3147 registrations (up 11.7 per cent) which put it forward of the Mercedes-Benz C-Class (2625 items) and Audi A4 (863 items).

Nevertheless, the star of the premium mid-size sedan phase was the Tesla Mannequin 3, of which 17,347 items (up 59.5 per cent) had been delivered within the calendar 12 months. The Tesla commanded over 62 per cent market share, which means it outsold all of its rivals mixed.

2024 BMW 3 Sequence pricing:

  • BMW 330i M Sport Sedan: $94,700
  • BMW 330i M Sport Touring: $98,900
  • BMW M340i xDrive Sedan: $106,200

Costs exclude on-road prices

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