BMW 320i Sedan is a Budget Bimmer at $33,445

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BMW 320i Sedan is a Budget Bimmer at $33,445
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BMW has added an entry-level model to its 3-Series lineup at the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, unveiling the 320i with a starting price of $33,445 including an $895 destination fee.

The 320i will be powered by a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbocharged engine with 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Priced at $3,405 less than the 328i, it also has 60-hp less and 55 lb-ft of torque less. Transmission options include an eight-speed automatic or a six-speed manual, available only on the non-xDrive models.

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Strangely enough, despite the smaller powerplant and less power output, the German automaker expects the 320i to get the same fuel economy as the 328i, which will be 23 mpg in the city, 33 mpg on the highway with the eight-speed automatic. The six-speed manual equipped model is expected to be rated at 22-mpg city and 34-mpg highway.

In true BMW fashion, options on the 320i will be plentiful including ConnectedDrive, Sport Package, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, Driver Assistance Package, and Lighting Package.

GALLERY: BMW 320i Sedan Official Photos

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  • Leonard Cheung

    A BMW 323i was already offered in Canada in the previous generation, using a 200 hp 2.5 I6 engine.