BMW Australia has introduced a special High-Line feature to its 3 Series range, combining any of its ‘Line’ grades with the tech-loaded Innovations Package.
Previously appearing with two-door versions of the 1 and 3 Series, the High-Line name returns just weeks ahead of a local debut for Mercedes’ new C-Class.
The pack, essentially now standard fit, boosts feature levels by around $6000 across all models in the 3 Series sedan and wagon range at no extra cost.
Features in the Innovation Pack, which BMW says has been one of its top-selling options, include a head-up display, surround- and top-down view camera, Parking Assistant, lane departure warning and forward collision alert.
All 3 Series models now also feature Comfort Access keyless entry and hands-free boot, along with front parking sensors (new to 316i and 318d), anti-dazzle side mirrors and a revised instrument cluster display (new for 316i, 318d, 320i and 320d).
Going for the upper mid/top-shelf 328i models also adds Bi-Xenon headlights.
The 3 Series found itself the top-selling prestige midsizer in July, outselling the outgoing C-Class - which will now be in the final stages of local supply - with 320 sales to 121.
The push proved enough to put the 3 Series into the lead for year-to-date sales, now totalling 2533 to the C-Class range's 2522.
With the all-new C-Class now only weeks away from its Australian launch, the battle for top spot won't be over anytime soon.
PRICING (excludes on-road costs)
316i - $52,800
320i - $60,500
320d - $62,800
328i - $69,400
335i - $93,430
ActiveHybrid 3 - $100,200
318d Touring - $60,800
320i Touring - $64,500
328i Touring - $73,400