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New BMW 3 Series 2020 pricing and specs detailed: Mercedes-Benz C-Class rivals jumps up in cost

The 3 Series has been hit price rises across the board.

BMW Australia has increased the pricing of the 3 Series mid-size car by up to $4000.

Five variants remain available, four of which have jumped $3000, while the flagship M340i sedan has risen $4000. As such, the 3 Series range now stretches from $68,900 to $108,900 plus on-road costs (see full pricing table below).

A BMW Australia spokesperson told CarsGuide no changes have been made to standard specification, as the company “constantly reviews its pricing structure, factoring in the exchange rate, inflation and changes to material costs”.

As such, four grades are still on offer: the entry-level 320i, mid-range 330i and 330e, and the aforementioned M340i. All are sedan only, excluding the 330i that can also be instead had as a Touring wagon.

The 320i is motivated by a 135kW/300Nm 2.0-litre turbo-petrol four-cylinder engine, while the 330i is powered by a 190kW/400Nm version of the unit.

Similarly, the 330e has the same engine, although it adds an electric motor to boost outputs up to 215kW/420Nm.

Conversely, the M340i muscles up with a 285kW/500Nm 3.0-litre turbo-petrol inline six-cylinder unit.

The 320i, 330i and 330e are all rear-wheel drive, while the M340i is all-wheel drive. Either way, the Mercedes-Benz C-Class rival is exclusively mated to an eight-speed torque-converter automatic transmission.

2020 BMW 3 Series pricing before on-road costs

320i sedanautomatic$68,900 (+$3000)
330i sedanautomatic$74,900 (+$3000)
330i Touringautomatic$78,900 (+$3000)
330e sedanautomatic$81,900 (+$3000)
M340i sedanautomatic$108,900 (+$4000)