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Three still counts in NZ — Motoringnz

ONCE the saleswoman, nowadays sold out in NZ for almost all of its sporting applications… er, ‘activity’.. models, the 3-series passenger car nevertheless remains an important model for BMW here, without even thinking of letting it go.

To mark the international unveiling of a mid-life facelift for the current sedan and Touring (Munich slang for “station wagon”), BMW New Zealand has been quick to ensure some of the upgraded cars get here, with availability from Dec.

Auckland HQ has also recalled that the Three accounted for 11.5 per cent of total registrations in 2021 and that there have been 6,833 registered locally since 2002. That sounds big, until you see that the X3 alone has surpassed the same total number in less than half the time.

Regardless, the new models are identified by subtle aesthetic changes – slimmer full LED headlamps now standard (with option to upgrade to Adaptive LED bulbs, denoted by blue highlights), a modest redesign of the same size (i.e. not oversized) grille, new front and rear bumpers, 17-inch alloy wheels or larger – and a significant new interior with the latest technology from BMW.

Those will be featured on an all-our-cylinder family, consisting of 320i, 330e plug-in hybrid and M340i xDrive sedans, plus a 320d xDrive Touring.

Three still counts in NZ — Motoringnz

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