2013 BMW 320i Sedan Arrives in Late Spring

2013 Detroit Auto Show


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    2013 BMW 320i Sedan Picture

    2013 BMW 320i Sedan. | January 14, 2013

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2013 Detroit Auto Show

Just the Facts:
  • The newest member of the BMW 3 Series family is the 2013 BMW 320i Sedan.
  • The 320i arrives at U.S. dealers in late spring.
  • It will be joined by the all-wheel-drive 320i xDrive Sedan.

DETROIT — The newest member of the BMW 3 Series family is the 2013 BMW 320i Sedan, which arrives at U.S. dealers in late spring. It is being unveiled at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, along with the all-wheel-drive 320i xDrive Sedan.

Slotted below the 328i, the new 320i will be priced from $33,445, including an $895 shipping charge, while the 320i xDrive will start at $35,445, including shipping. The 2013 328i is priced from $37,745.

The 320i gives BMW a lower entry point for the 3 Series, while still providing buyers with good performance and a wide range of options and upgrade packages.

Under the hood of both the 320i and 320i xDrive is a slightly less powerful version of BMW's TwinPower Turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine, making 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission is standard, while a six-speed manual gearbox can be ordered with the rear-drive 320i.

Projected EPA ratings are 22 mpg in the city and 34 on the highway for the 320i with six-speed manual and 23 city/33 highway with eight-speed automatic. The 320i xDrive with eight-speed is estimated at 22 city/33 highway.

BMW says 0-60 acceleration in the 320i takes 7.1 seconds with either transmission. Top speed is electronically limited to 130 mph, but can be bumped higher with the optional Sport package.

Available on either model, the Sport package increases wheel size from 17 to 18 inches and bundles sport seats, an M steering wheel and an anthracite headliner. In addition, the 320i with Sport package adds M sport suspension and summer tires, while all-season tires are standard with the Sport package on the 320i xDrive.

Among the available options are heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel, a rearview camera and adaptive xenon headlamps. Buyers also can choose a Cold Weather package, Premium package, Driver Assistance package and Lighting package.

Edmunds says: A lower starting price for the 3 Series sedan.

Comments

  • tysalpha tysalpha Posts:

    And presumably a better chance to meet the upcoming U.S. CAFE target.

  • wackford wackford Posts:

    I'm all for BMW offering levels that are more affordable to more people. Looks like a good idea to me, and might make me take a look at BMW again when I need my next car.

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