WATCH: Here's more about BMW's SA-bound 'bread and butter' 3 Series

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<i>Image: Deutsche Welle</i>
<i>Image: Deutsche Welle</i>

Towards the end of last year, BMW rolled out the 7th generation of its popular 3 Series executive sedan at its official launch in Portugal.

The model was first launched in 1975 and has since gone on to sell more than 15-million units, responsible for some 20% of the brand's sales.

Seventh heaven

The 140kW 320d, 190kW 330i and the 276kW M-inspired M340i will be making its way to South Africa in March.

READ: We drive the next-gen 3 Series: Why BMW's bread-and-butter best seller makes for a great driver's car

Pricing starts from R649 253 with models set to officially go on sale later in March 2019.

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