"The M Sport brand is an icon in the world of sports sedans, coupes and convertibles and with the supreme performance and dynamic driving characteristics of the 335i already established, it was fitting to build upon that with the new 3 Series Coupe and Convertible and give the cars their own distinctive performance personality," said BMW Group Australia Managing Director, Stavros Yallouridis.
The top of the range 3 Series available in Australia will be the 335i M Sport and M3. The 335i M packs a 3.0l TwinPower Turbo engine (225kW and 400Nm of torque), paired with a standard six-speed manual gearbox (optional seven-speed Sports Automatic Double-Clutch Transmission with new gearshift paddles), while the M3 adds Auto Stop/Start for the first time.
The M Sport body kit comprises 19-inch double spoke light alloy wheels, M Sport door sills, a Sports multi-function steering wheel, aluminum trim highlights and BMW Individual anthracite headliner.
In all, the new 3 Series will comprise five different models, two diesel (320d and 330d) and three petrol (325i, 335i M Sport and M3).
"A broad range of upgraded and more efficient engines, increased standard luxury equipment and innovative technology will ensure the new BMW 3 Series Coupe and folding hard-top Convertible remain the benchmark cars in their class," adds Yallouridis.