The BMW 3 Series LCI 2023 arrives in Chile with slight aesthetic changes and more equipment (+ Images and characteristics)

The BMW 3 Series LCI 2023 arrives in Chile with slight aesthetic changes and more equipment (+ Images and characteristics)

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New BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile
New BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile


It already reaches Chili the BMW 3 Series LCI 2023 with aesthetic touches on the outside and changes on the inside. Today, the German brand structures the range of the Series 3 in six versions, including turbodiesel, plug-in hybrid and four-wheel drive options. In addition, the arrival of the Touring Wagon variant (330i with M package) is expected in January 2023.

The G20/G21 generation of the 3 Series debuted in Chile in April 2019 and had only two versions.

Dimensions and design of the BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile

The new one Series 3 LCI It measures 4,713mm (4,714mm for the M340i) long, 1,827mm wide, 1,440mm high and has a 2,851mm wheelbase. It also has a trunk with a capacity of 480 liters (375 liters for the 330e) and weighs between 1,515 kilos and 1,770 kilos, depending on the version chosen.

This is a heavier car than the previous model in all its versions, going from 1,500 kilos to 1,770 kilos in the plug-in hybrid version. Of course, it’s also because the car has more equipment.

BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile
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Aesthetic improvements include spotlights Slimmer front ends with a new inverted L-shaped light signature and a modified grille surround incorporating double bars. In addition, the front bumper that has a larger air intake and two L-shaped sides sporting a bolder and more angular style. There will also be a new range of colors and wheels (between 17 and 19 inches), among other improvements.

Equipment and safety of the BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile

There are three important changes inside that differentiate the LCI version of the original: It has a new panoramic panel integrated (BMW Live Cockpit Professional)the central aerators do not have an integrated air conditioning system, since this is operated digitally and has a switch as a transmission selector.

BMW offers six versionsalthough the equipment packages are shared in some cases, this is structured in: Urban (320i and 330e), Dynamic (320i and 320d), 330i M Sport and M340i xDrive.

Urban equipment (320i and 330e)

The Urban It has sports seats upholstered in Sensatec leather with electric adjustment and memory (front seats), multifunction leather steering wheel and adjustable on two axes, black package, electric folding and photosensitive mirrors, and electric parking brake.

Also has Parking Assistant Package (parallel park assist), front and rear parking sensors, BMW Welcome Light Carpet, LED front lighting, 17-inch alloy wheels, backup camera, dynamic ambient lighting and piano black accents.

It also has a BMW Live Cockpit Professional system which has 3D Browser, wireless support for Apple Car Playaudio system with six speakers and 100 watts of power, iDrive Remote, Bluetooth and USB.

Interior BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile
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In safety, it comes as standard with six airbags, ABS brakestire failure indicator, brake drying function, ISOFIX, and some functions such as dynamic stability control, dynamic traction control, corner braking control and cruise control with slope braking function.

Dynamic equipment (320i and 320d)

The Dynamic adds in both, multifunction and adjustable sports leather steering wheel on two axes, 18-inch alloy wheels, Advanced Parking Assistant Package (parallel parking assistant), “Mesh Effect” aluminum accents, Runflat tires, sunroof, head-up and Display. In addition, the BMW Live Cockpit Professional system adds “Hello BMW” personal assistant and iDrive Touch control.


And in security, add some assists from the package DrivingAssistant such as lane departure warning with steering wheel vibrations, cross-traffic warning and rear-end collision prevention, forward collision warning with brake intervention, and lane departure warning with blind-spot monitor.

Equipment of the 330i M Sport

The 330iM Sport For its part, it adds Sensatec/Alcantara leather upholstery, 19-inch M alloy wheels, “Rhombicle Anthracite” aluminum accents, 40:20:40 folding rear seats, adaptive LED lighting system with road assistant, M Sport aerodynamic packagekeyless access system (Comfort Access) with proximity opening and closing, and a HiFi audio system with 10 speakers and a 205-watt amplifier.

Interior of the BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile
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Equipment of the M340i xDrive

Finally, the M340i xDrive adds Vernasca leather upholstery, heated front seats, multifunction M sports steering wheel with adjustment on two axes, M alloy wheels, 19-inch and specific design, backup camera with Surround View, Top View, Panorama View and 3D View function, and system Harman Kardon audio system with 16 speakers, amplifier with 9 channels and 464 watts of power.


In security add the package Driving Assistant Professionalwhich adds: Line Control Assist, Wrong Direction Warning, Avoidance Assist, and Intersection Warning.


Powertrain of the BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile

The range proposed by the German manufacturer covers all the tastes and needs of customers. First the 320i It is powered by a 2.0-liter TwinPower Turbo inline four-cylinder engine. generates 184 hp and 300Nm. It can go from 0 to 100 km/h in 7.4 seconds. It has a mixed consumption of 15.8 km/l.

While the 320dsports a Turbodiesel 2.0 (four in line) that generates 190 hp and 400 Nm, it can go from 0 to 100 km/h in just 7 seconds and has a combined consumption of 21.27 km/l. The 330i M Sportsports the same engine as the 320i, a TwinPower Turbo 2.0 (four in line), but in this produces 258 hp and 400 Nm, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.8 s and has a mixed consumption of 15.1 km/l.

For his part, the 330e also sports a TwinPower Turbo 2.0 (four in line) with 184 hp and 300 Nm, but adds a synchronous electric motor of 109hpachieving a combined power of 292 Hp and 420 Nm of torque. It accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h also in 5.8 s, has a mixed consumption of 58.8 km/l, and also has a autonomy in 100% electric mode of up to 60 km.

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Finally, the M340i xDrivewhich has a 3.0 Turbo TwinScroll (six in line), which generates 387 hp and 500 Nm, it can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in just 4.3 s and has a mixed consumption of 13.3 km/l. It also features M brakes with blue calipers, M adaptive suspension and an M sport differential on the rear axle.

All engines are associated with a automatic box 8-speed Steptronic Sport.

Prices of the BMW 3 Series LCI in Chile

Alejandro Richard, general manager of BMW Chilestated that: “With this new launch, we continue to captivate our customers, betting on continuing to bring the latest from our brand and showing them all the possible updates to our vehicles.”

In case you want to buy a new Series 3 LCIwe tell you that the prices have risen, so here is a table so that you know the costs of each one:

Version Prices
320i Urban $42,990,000
320i Dynamic $46,990,000
320d Dynamic $47,990,000
330i M Sport $51,990,000
330e Urban $59,990,000
M340i xDrive $67,990,000
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