BMW ActiveHybrid 3 prices announced

BMW have announced the prices for their upcoming ActiveHybrid 3 Series which will be launch in July.

The eagerly anticipated vehicle will cost £40,225 coming available with the trims of SE, Modern, Luxury and M Sport.

The BMW 3 Series uses a 3.0 litre TwinPower engine that contains six cylinders. This combines with a 55 BHP electric motor, the same as that on the ActiveHybrid 5. The car will hit a tremendous 340 BHP, that’s quite a bit for a vehicle that is designed to be wholly economical. From 0 – 62 MPH the car will record a time of 5.3 seconds, making it 0.6 quicker than the ActiveHybrid 5.

BMW have stated that car will be able to travel 2.4 miles on electric power alone and emit just 139g/km of C02. On a combined cycle the car hits a figure of 47.9 MPG.

Four wheel drive fans will be pleased to hear that the BMW 3 Series xDrive is also due out in July. It will make available as a BMW 320i, with the SE version costing £27,000. In just 7.4 seconds the car will hit 0 – 62 MPH and will mate to a manual gearbox. Official statistics from BMW read that the new xDrive will be able to achieve 41.5 MPG and achieve 159g/km of C02. There will be an option to select the eight speed automatic gearbox which will improve economy figures.

Diesel models have not yet been made available but many are expecting BMW to make an announcement in the near future.

The BMW 330d M Sport is also set to receive an eight speed automatic gearbox. Getting an M Sport upgrade is a lot costlier but you do get your money’s worth. The M Sport body kits are extremely stylish and look quite aggressive.

The BMW 5 Series GT now has a 2.0 litre variant named the 520d, with the same engine being used in the saloon 5 Series and the Touring version. It will be able to hit 53.3 MPG and 139g/km of C02 emissions. Start Stop technology has become a standard feature within the GT range.

BMW have already made a fantastic start in terms of sales with the new 3 Series since it was refreshed. The scary part is that they are only just getting started. With more and more variants expected to hit showrooms in the near future, BMW are giving close rivals something to really worry about.