Asian Carmakers Corporation, the official importer of BMW vehicles in the Philippines, has finally brought in the sixth generation of the world's best-selling premium sedan: the F30 BMW 3-Series.
"If there is such a thing as a quintessential BMW, it is without a doubt the 3-Series,” said ACC president Maricar Parco. "The 3-Series is everything a sports sedan should be, and for years it has stood undisputed at the summit of the premium midsize segment. Since it made its debut in 1975, more than 12 million customers around the world have taken ownership of a 3-Series. Backed up by the car's impressive heritage, innovations, aesthetics and driving dynamics, we are confident that the Filipino market will greatly welcome the all-new 3-Series just like its predecessors."
The all-new model is available in two variants: the 2.0-liter 328i with its TwinPower Turbo-equipped engine that puts out 242hp and 350Nm of torque, and the 2.0-liter 320d, which produces 181hp and 380Nm of torque and is billed as "one of the world’s cleanest and most economical diesel engines." To further broaden the lineup, the 320d comes in three different trim lines: the Sport Line, the Luxury Line and the Modern Line. The range-topping 328i is only available in Sport Line trim.
The 328i and the 320d Sport Line come with an abundance of black trim starting with the eight black kidney-grille slats. Black inserts in the front apron enhance the appearance of the air intakes and the muscular wheel arches, while high-gloss, black-painted exterior mirrors, B-pillar and window guide add an extra sporting flavor to the flanks. A black trim strip on the lower crease underlines the width-enhancing effect of the rear styling, while the black tailpipe embellisher rounds out the exterior.
For the 320d Luxury Line, its elegant and exclusive appeal starts with the 11 chrome kidney-grille slats and continues with the two chrome trim strips in the front apron air intakes and the high-gloss chrome trim strip running horizontally above the air scoop, giving the car's front end a striking appearance. Similar to the Sport Line, the Luxury Line's B-pillar and window guide come in high-gloss black, while serving as accents are the chrome finish to the window frame and weather strip. From the rear, the Luxury Line is easily identified by its chrome trim strip that extends across the full width of the rear apron and its chrome tailpipe embellisher.
Finally, there's the 320d Modern Line that makes wide use of satinated aluminum, starting with the 11 kidney-grille slats and double trim strips for the air intakes to give the car a contemporary and classy touch. The high-gloss, black B-pillar and window guide blend smoothly with the satinated aluminum trim elements at the front and rear. Seventeen-inch turbine-style light-alloy wheels complete the car’s trim package.
The BMW 328i is now available at P4.290 million, while the BMW 320d is being offered at P3.490 million for either the Sport, the Luxury or the Modern Line.