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The launch of a new BMW 3 Series is always a highly anticipated affair and, as BMW South Africa prepares to introduce the sixth generation of its top-selling compact saloon, it’s not only fans of the brand who will be looking forward experiencing the next evolution (codenamed F30) of the 3 but indeed South Africans as a whole should be excited about the happenings behind the scenes of bringing this new model to market.
BMW has been building vehicles in South Africa since the early ’70s. BMW Plant Rosslyn was the first BMW manufacturing facility that was established outside of Germany. In 2009, BMW further showed its faith in South Africa when it committed to invest R2,2-billion in Plant Rosslyn to successfully secure the production of the F30 BMW 3 Series. Production on the new 3 Series has now officially started.
BMW has released local pricing of its already highly rated new 3 Series. All models are available in either Standard, Sport, Modern or Luxury lines, while the current four engine options will be expanded later in the year.
BMW has launched its eagerly awaited sixth-generation 3 Series. Be sure to read a driving impression by CAR’s deputy editor, Mike Fourie, in the February 2012 issue.
While the new 3 Series mimics the low-slung lines and broad stance of the 5 Series, its gizmo-packed packaging is 1 Series in execution – and cheek
The new F30 series BMW 3 Series offers many of the technologies that were once the preserve of executive and grand saloons…