BMW has announced the first special edition model based on the all-new 3 Series G20 for Britain, the M Sport Plus Edition.
Available for both the 3 Series Saloon and 3 Series Touring, the M Sport Plus edition brings more kit compared to regular M Sport variants, including unique exterior colors and trims. On the outside, the 3 Series M Sport Plus Edition brings 19-inch RFT Jet Black alloys and the choice of three unique exterior colors: Dravit Grey, Tanzanite Blue, and Oxide Grey.
Inside, the special edition 3 Series comes with Individual trim Aluminum fabric high-gloss and M Seatbelts. The hardware is also upgraded with goodies such as the M Sport Differential and Adaptive M Suspension, M Sport Braking, and Variable Sport Steering.
All these features are in addition to what the well-equipped M Sport trim level already offers in the UK. Notable features include the M aero kit, high-gloss Shadowline exterior trim, M designation on the sides, Vernasca leather upholstery, heated Sport seats, M leather steering wheel, Anthracite headliner, BMW Live Cockpit Professional, and Connected Package Professional.
In the UK, the M Sport trim is available with five powertrains. Diesel fans can opt for the 190 PS (187 hp) 2.0-liter four-cylinder unit in the 320d and 320d xDrive or the 265 PS (261 hp) 3.0-liter straight-six engine in the 330d and 330d xDrive. Petrol choices include a 184 PS (181 hp) 2.0-liter four-cylinder in the 320i and 320i xDrive or a 258 PS (254 hp) 3.0-liter straight-six in the 330i. There’s also a 330e plug-in hybrid model available with a combined output of 292 PS (288 hp).
The BMW 3 Series Saloon M Sport Plus Edition is available from October 2019 for an OTR price of £39,965 (approximately $48,940). The BMW 3 Series Touring M Sport Plus Edition has become available in July 2019 with a starting price of £42,635 ($52,210) OTR.