The all-new sedan starts with the 330i trim, with pricing beginning at $41,245 (all prices include the $995 destination charge), and the 330i xDrive, with the upgrade to all-wheel drive adding $2,000 to bring the price up to $43,245.
Opt for the sedan and three Designs are presented. The 330i Sport Line Design starts $41,245 and is differentiated by gloss-black exterior trim. The 330i Luxury Design costs an additional $1,950 ($43,195 starting price) and has a leather interior and chrome exterior trim. The M Sport Design includes 19-inch M wheels, chassis upgrades, more aggressive fascias, and an M-design steering wheel. However, this Design also requires purchasing the $900 Parking Assist Package that includes active parking assist and blind-spot monitoring. The total after destination is $47,145 for a 330i M Sport Design.
Each design comes with the same level of standard features. LED lights, power-folding and heated mirrors, 14-way power seats, a seven-speaker audio system with HD radio, an 8.8-inch screen using BMW's iDrive software, adaptive cruise control, and three-zone climate control are among them. There's also forward collision warning, city collision mitigation, lane departure warning, and automatic collision notification in the case of an accident.
Tiers, thankfully, have been dropped in lieu of option packages. The nomenclature for these packages are the same as the old tiers (Convenience, Premium, and Executive), and, like last year, each succeeding package is more extravagantly optioned than the last.
Convenience costs $2,150 and includes blind-spot monitoring, four-way lumbar support, SiriusXM radio, and keyless entry. The $2,800 Premium Package brings along heated seats and steering wheel, Apple CarPlay, real-time connectivity, a head-up display, a 12.3-inch digital cluster, and a 10.25-inch center screen housing navigation and the most advanced iDrive software. The Executive Package is $2,100 and bundles automatic parking assist, laser headlights, gesture control, audible parking sensors, and a surround-view camera.
Other packages are available as well. These include the $2,450 Track Handling Package with M Sport brakes and differential, a $500 Driving Assistance Package with blind-spot monitoring, a $900 Parking Assistance Package, and a $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional Package with autopilot functionality up to 37 mph.
All the above is pertaining to the 330i and 330i xDrive, both of which come exclusively with the 255-hp four-cylinder. The $56,995 M340i, due out this summer, is offered with similar equipment levels and option packages. Its raft of performance features that justify the price bump include the 382-hp six-cylinder engine, M Sport brakes and chassis tuning, M Sport differential, variable sport steering, and standard all-wheel drive.