BMW has announced prices for the forthcoming new 3 Series Saloon models.

On the road pricing for all models is as follows:

320i£21,090
320iES£21,560
320iSE£22,590
320d£22,890
320dES£23,360
320dSE£24,390
325iSE£25,155
330iSE£28,455

Three engine variants will be available at launch. The four-cylinder 320i will initially be the entry-level model alongside the four-cylinder diesel 320d – the UK’s most popular 3 Series variant. The range will be topped by the 330i, the second car in BMW’s range to benefit from a lightweight magnesium-alloy engine (following the 630i, launched in early 2005). The range will be further strengthened with the arrival of the six-cylinder magnesium-alloy engined 325i in March 2005.

Standard specification on all cars includes an on-board computer, front centre armrest, rear electric windows and CD player. Owners opting for the ES model will additionally receive 16-inch alloy wheels, fog lamps and body coloured door handles. SE models will also be available from launch in the UK, equipped with automatic air conditioning, multi-function steering wheel, rear Park Distance Control, cruise control and an interior lighting package over and above the standard car.

Further information on optional equipment and technical specifications will be available nearer the launch.