New engines for BMW 3 Series

* 320d Efficient Dynamics Touring added * Two new petrol and diesel engines * 3 Series Touring gets AWD for first time in UK...

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Pete Barden
16 January 2013

New engines for BMW 3 Series

The 2013 BMW 3 Series Touring will get four new engines, and four-wheel-drive variants for the first time in the UK, BMW has revealed.

The 320d Efficient Dynamics Touring heads the new models. As with the existing saloon version, it gets a range of features to improve fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions, and has a 161bhp four-cylinder diesel that's available with either a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic gearbox. Both versions average 65.7mpg and emit 112g/km of CO2. It goes on sale in March and manual versions cost 29,710.

BMW has also added 325d models to the 3 Series saloon and Touring ranges. This 215bhp four-cylinder variant produces 332 lb ft of torque and, in Touring form, averages 55.4mpg. The 325d Touring costs 31,630.

A new petrol engine gives the 3 Series Touring range a new entry-level model. The 316i Touring costs 26,495 and has a 134bhp 1.6-litre petrol engine. Average fuel economy is 45.6mpg.

BMW has also added a sporty 335i Touring to the line-up. It's powered by a turbocharged six-cylinder petrol engine that develops 302bhp and can accelerate from 0-62mph in just 5.5 seconds. The BMW 335i Touring costs 37,170.

As well as the new engines, the BMW 3 Series Touring will also be available with 'xDrive' four-wheel drive for the first time in the UK.

The petrol-powered 320i xDrive saloon is already on sale; in March BMW will introduce a Touring version, and add new 320d xDrive and 330d xDrive diesel models to the saloon and Touring ranges.

New BMW 3 Series model prices
BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics Touring 29,710
BMW 325d Touring 31,630
BMW 316i Touring 26,495
BMW 335i Touring 37,170

BMW 320i xDrive Touring 29,030
BMW 320d xDrive saloon 29,910
BMW 320d xDrive Touring 31,330
BMW 330d xDrive saloon 35,230
BMW 330d xDrive Touring 36,545

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By Pete Barden