2019 BMW 3 Series (G20)

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Black grille, special wheels etc. judging by the picture. It is also lighter than the standard 330i (because it drains your wallet more - a weight saving feature).
 

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New BMW M3 manual variant will be rear-drive only, confirms M boss

The head of the BMW M division has confirmed that manual versions of the new M3 will be offered in rear-wheel-drive configuration only.

Speaking to Road & Track, BMW M CEO Markus Flasch suggested the already confirmed manual gearbox would not be offered in conjunction with all-wheel drive. All-paw variants would instead employ a torque-converter automatic transmission (rather than dual-clutch item) as standard.

“The next M3 will be a challenge because we have more variation in the powertrain than we used to have,” Flasch told the publication.

“We will offer all-wheel drive and rear-wheel drive. We will offer both manual and auto,” he confirmed.

 

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I'm thinking a nicely specc'd pre-owned G20 in 3 years when the LCI comes out.
looking at F30 prices, some poor person is likely to have lost 50% of the purchase value. A good pre-owned example may be the way to go down the line.
The bundled options saga is a scam in my opinion. Let people have the options they want. Stop forcing upgrades that the customer does not want or cannot afford.
My thinking on this though is considering how many vehicles are 'bought' on finance and rarely paid off in full, they load the options as the monthly repayment increase isn't too massive vs lesser specc'd cars.
Regardless my preferred G20 spec would be M-sport, adaptive dampers, HK, sports auto and laser lights only. Pretty much everything else I'd want is standard. Good luck trying to only spec those options.
Well, I purchased my 2013 320i F30 in 2017 for R250 000, and the best trade-in I can get now in 2019 is R150 000 ... R100K loss in 2.5 years. That is ouch. Mileage was 70000 and is now 115 000, so under 20 000km/year.

I don't think the G20 coming out helped my resale value at all, but I think I've learned my lesson for the time being. The next BMW I buy will be when I don't need to look at the pricetag.
 

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Well, I purchased my 2013 320i F30 in 2017 for R250 000, and the best trade-in I can get now in 2019 is R150 000 ... R100K loss in 2.5 years. That is ouch. Mileage was 70000 and is now 115 000, so under 20 000km/year.

I don't think the G20 coming out helped my resale value at all, but I think I've learned my lesson for the time being. The next BMW I buy will be when I don't need to look at the pricetag.
When BMW offer their trade assist deals, that’s when you might get a decent price on your car.
 

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When BMW offer their trade assist deals, that’s when you might get a decent price on your car.
Yeah but the trade assist deals are actually discounts on the new car. So if you don't get the discount there, that's where you really suffer because the market adjusts for those discounts and it effectively accelerates depreciation.

So yeah, the VW dealership said they tried BMW for a straight sale and BMW's offer was worse than an independent dealership they found. *shrugs*
 

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Well, I purchased my 2013 320i F30 in 2017 for R250 000, and the best trade-in I can get now in 2019 is R150 000 ... R100K loss in 2.5 years. That is ouch. Mileage was 70000 and is now 115 000, so under 20 000km/year.

I don't think the G20 coming out helped my resale value at all, but I think I've learned my lesson for the time being. The next BMW I buy will be when I don't need to look at the pricetag.
They ripping you badly :(

Bought my 2012 320d for 220k with 142k about the same time as you and sold it earlier in the year with almost 200k on the clock for 155k cash, with none run flat tyres etc.
 

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They ripping you badly :(

Bought my 2012 320d for 220k with 142k about the same time as you and sold it earlier in the year with almost 200k on the clock for 155k cash, with none run flat tyres etc.
320i doesn't really trade well... If I'm not mistaken, it's due to reliability concerns that dealers have.
 

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New (G80-generation) BMW M3 production date nailed down – report

A fresh report claims mass production of the new BMW M3 will commence in November 2020.

According to BMWBlog, the Munich-based firm will start full-scale production of the new G80-generation M3 in the eleventh month of 2020, with deliveries for initial markets likely starting only in the second quarter of 2021.

 

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New BMW M3 Production To Kick Off In November Next Year

According to a new report from BMWBlog, the G80 generation BMW M3 is scheduled to enter production in November 2020 with deliveries to follow early in 2021.

Even though the new M3 and M4 won’t arrive to market until 2021, we expect to see both cars, fully unveiled, sometimes in the second half of next year.

 

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10 most fuel-efficient vehicles CAR magazine tested in 2019

2. BMW 320d Steptronic: 5,10 L/100 km (claimed: 4,50 L/100 km)

Returning a consumption figure just above the 5,0 L/100 km mark, the Bavarian automaker’s entry-level diesel 3 Series is both dynamic and frugal.

 

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo ceases production, no successor due

The coupe-cum-hatchback version of the 3 Series is no more, with cost-cutting rather than lack of demand reportedly to blame

BMW has ceased production of its 3 Series Gran Turismo with no direct replacement on the cards, as the model is removed from price lists for 2020.

With bosses originally claiming demand for the model is still at the desired levels, the decision to ditch the model is instead part of a major cost-cutting efficiency drive.

The hatchback version of its best-selling executive saloon was launched in 2013, and sold alongside the saloon and Touring estate variants of the 3 Series. A revised version was launched in 2016.

BMW launched a new 3 Series saloon last year, with a Touring version following that, but BMW chairman Harold Krüger confirmed that "there won't be a successor" to the current 3 Series GT in a statement accompanying an interim financial report.


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