The new generation of the BMW 3-Series Touring F31 has been recently launched in Australia, where the 318d can now be ordered from 58,900 AUD.
According to the German based automaker, the BMW 318d Touring and the 320i Touring will be the very first versions to arrive in Australia, while the more powerful 328i Touring will be launched there in mid-2013. Fans of the 335i Touring will be disappointed by BMW’s decision because the company has no plans to offer the model there. The cheapest version of the BMW 3-Series Touring F31 in Australia is the 318d, which is priced from 58,900 AUD.
The Audi A4 Avant is 400 AUD cheaper than the entry-level version of the BMW 3-Series Touring, while the other rival of the model, the Mercedes-Benz C200 Estate, is 1,700 AUD more expensive. The BMW 318d is coming with a 2.0 liter four-cylinder turbocharged engine under its hood, producing a total output of 105 kW and 320 Nm of torque, while the 320i is getting a 2.0 liter petrol four-cylinder turbocharged unit, producing 135kW and 270 Nm of torque. The 318d can sprint from 0 to 100 km/h in 9.2 seconds, while burning 4.7L of fuel every 100 km, while the 320i Touring can accelerate in 7.5s, with an average fuel consumption of 6.2L /100 km.