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2019 (19) BMW 3 Series 320d M Sport 4dr

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Inverness)
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
Auto start-stopBMW emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice AssistantBMW Online services
BMW TeleservicesBrake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warningCondition based service
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiterFront/rear park distance control
iDrive controller on centre consoleInstrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Optimum shift indicatorPesonal profile
Variable sport steering 

Entertainment

DAB tuner 

Exterior Features

Acoustic glazingActive airstream chrome frame kidney grille with 8 high gloss black vertical slats
Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squatBlack roof mouldings
Body colour - fuel filler flap, front and rear bumpers, door handles and mirror caps with integrated turn indicator + bottom segment in matt blackDynamic brake lights
Extended LED headlightsExterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsFront and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing
Front black door sill finishers with BMW designationGreen tinted heat protection glazing
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle functionLED front fog lights
Left and right split exhaust tailpipesM aerodynamic body styling
M designation on left and right front side panelsM designation side badges
Matt black exterior B pillarModel designation on right side of tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activationShark fin antenna
Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog lightVisible VIN plate
Welcome lights in interior and door handle areaWindscreen wipers with integrated washing jets

Interior Features

12V power socket in front storage compartment2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
3 rear seats with non folding headrests with 3 point seat belts3 spoke M leather steering wheel
4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment40:20:40 split folding rear seat
Ambient lightingAnthracite headlining
Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrestCentred top Luggage compartment lights
Four grab handles integrated in roof liningFront and rear door pockets
Front and rear velour floor matsFront sport seats
Gear selection lever with M specific designationHeated driver and front passenger seats
Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering columnIlluminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lightingRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grilleSteering column length adjustment lever
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocketThree zone automatic air conditioning
Through load system with 40/20/40 split folding rear seatToolkit located in luggage compartment
Vernasca leather upholstery 

Packs

Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/TouringM Aerodynamics pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring

Safety

2 tone hornABS
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Brake assist function
Brake dryingBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningCBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child proof locking system in rear doorChild seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting + activation of safety battery terminal clampDriver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbags
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold functionHill start assist
Seat belt security check for driver and front passengerSide impact protection
Three 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limitersTyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Variable torque distributionVentilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserCentral locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid, panic mode and glass roofSelectable automatic lock when driving away
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation buttonVehicle key with M specific designation

Technical

Battery cut-out switchDiesel particulate filter
Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort + sport modeElectronic differential lock
Incorrect fuelling protectionLarger capacity fuel tank
Lightweight engineering 

Wheels

Reduced rolling resistance tyres
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Technical specification

Emissions - ICE

CO2 (g/km)117Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min136
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max144WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min138
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max125WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min120
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max177WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min171
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max140WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min135

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47D20O1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)72.4EC Urban (mpg)51.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max5.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max4.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min4.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max6.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.1
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max52.3WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min54.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max51.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min53.3
WLTP - MPG - High - Max58.9WLTP - MPG - High - Min61.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max41.5WLTP - MPG - Low - Min43.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max53.3WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min55.4

General

AdBlueTrueBadge Engine CC2.0
Badge Power190Coin Descriptiond
Coin SeriesM SportInsurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage15500
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.1Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed149

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 790MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1435Length4709
Wheelbase2851Width1827
Width (including mirrors)2068 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2075
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)480Max. Loading Weight625
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1600
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1450
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.4
The vehicle information above was correct at time of manufacture. Please speak to the dealership for full current specification.

Independent review

Review courtesy of Car and Driving

BMW 320d

The BMW 3 Series is at its most competitive in 320d guise. Jonathan Crouch takes a drive.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series is still the definitive mid-sized sports saloon and it sells most strongly in this 320d four cylinder diesel form. The powerplant on offer here now gets sequential twin turbocharging, plus the suspension has been much improved with the addition of clever 'lift-related' dampers. In short, this car's taken a useful step forward.

Background

Think of a really sharp handling relatively compact sports saloon and it's probable that you're thinking of this car, BMW's 3 Series. Over more than four decades, it's dominated the segment it first invented and upwards of 15 million of them have been sold. So of course the company's hopes are high for this seventh generation version. The Munich maker certainly needs this contender to be good. The Bavarian marque used to advertise every car it made as being 'the ultimate driving machine', but that hasn't been a slogan appropriate to many of the SUV-inspired or electrified models the company's brought us in more recent times. And it's also been a difficult mantra to meet as the 3 Series has become larger and heavier over the last few years. It was time for a re-set. The question is whether this 'G20'-series design is good enough to provide it. I tried a 320d variant to find out.

Driving Experience

Much is familiar here; a front engine, rear wheel drive formula with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution has defined the 3 Series to date and this seventh generation model doesn't deviate too far from that script, But also much is different. The company's xDrive 4WD system is more widely available across the line-up including on the 190hp 320d variant we're trying here. And BMW's engineers were given permission to add more of a sporting edge to this 'G20' design, being aided in that quest by this MK7 model line's adoption of the aluminium-rich 'cluster architecture' platform these days used by the brand's larger models. This has provided a platform that's 25% stiffer and it's been a major contributor to weight savings over the previous 'F30'-series model of up to 55kgs. From this optimum starting point, the development team then added in a whole range of handling updates, with the most significant addition being the special so-called 'lift-related' dampers. These clever shock absorbers incorporate structures that provide extra damping at the extremes of wheel travel and are standard on all models, allowing quite a firm sporting set-up to be adopted, but also one able to deliver a fluent ride over tarmac imperfections. Thanks to that, this car's able to combine a set-up for Silverstone with something that works equally well on the North Circular. Upgraded four-cylinder 2.0-litre engines from BMW's Efficient Dynamics family are used across the powerplant range. The diesel line-up kicks off with the 150hp 318d, but most buyers prefer the 190hp 320d derivative I sampled, which slots into the range just below the 265hp six cylinder 330d. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is available - though only on the 318d and 320d diesel variants. Most buyers of these models though will want to pay extra for the 8-speed auto gearbox that's mandatory with all the other engines.

Design and Build

So what have we here? A 3 Series certainly, but one that's clearly evolved, both in style and size. This 'G20'-series seventh generation design is 85mm longer and 16mm wider than its predecessor and features a nose section dominated by a larger and much more imposing take on this car's familiar broad-framed kidney grille. As usual, there's a choice of saloon or Touring estate body styles. Take a seat up front and, for the first time in a 3 Series you're guaranteed the feel of a proper luxury car, even in the lower echelons of the range, surrounded as you are by widescreen, chrome-garnished expensively elegant cabin architecture. The media features will obviously be quite a talking point. The 'M Sport'-trimmed model gets the full 'Live Cockpit Professional' package which gives you a 12.3-inch virtual instrument binnacle screen and a 10.25-inch centre-dash iDrive monitor. There's some clever stuff incorporated into this pricier set-up, including gesture control and what BMW calls an 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', which works a bit like the 'Siri' or 'Google Assistant' systems you might use on your 'phone and is there to answer questions you can voice to the car as you drive it. Even the lesser 'Live Cockpit Plus' media package gives you quite a lot, including 'Apple CarPlay' smartphone-mirroring, though you only get that for a year before you have to pay for it. Many of the various 'ConnectedDrive' digital services are also life-limited before becoming chargeable. Finding the ideal driving position is easy, the redesigned seats are very comfortable and standard features like a rear view camera and a 'Park Assist' auto parking system make town driving easier too.

Market and Model

For this 190hp 320d diesel, pricing starts in saloon form from just under £34,000. That's for a manual model; the optional Sport automatic transmission, which costs £1,690 more. Go for that and you'll be offered the opportunity to spend £1,500 more on xDrive 4WD. And the Touring estate body style costs around £1,500. Add in a few options and your asking price is going to easily start stretching up to around £40,000. There's a choice of 'SE', 'Sport' or 'M Sport' trim. These days, even base 'SE' trim gets you plenty of kit that previously you'd have had to pay extra for on a 3 Series - things like Adaptive full-LED headlamps, a Parking Assistant that automatically steers you into spaces, a reversing camera, acoustic side glass and 3-Zone air conditioning that allows rear passengers to set their own climate. BMW has even standardised its lovely 'Welcome Light Carpet' that illuminates the ground around the front doors when you get into the car or step out of it at night.

Cost of Ownership

In rear-driven manual form, this 320d manages a combined reading of up to 56.5mpg and 115g/km of CO2. Or 55.4mpg and 110g/km as an auto. That equates to a Benefit-in-Kind rating of 31%. To give you some segment perspective, if you were to go for a directly comparable rival Audi A4 40 TDI or Mercedes C220d, you'd do fractionally better with your fuel return, but worse with your CO2 reading; the Audi manages 118g/km, while the Mercedes return is 121g/km. A small advantage certainly, but if it helps to justify the car you really want, it's worth having. Buyers of this 320d opting for the xDrive 4WD package we're trying here don't suffer too much of an efficiency downside either, the figures falling only to 52.3mpg and 119g/km. That's due to the revised xDrive set-up's use of lighter components and a clever electro-hydraulic multi-plate clutch that's cut torque losses by 30%. Whichever 320d variant you choose, a touring range of just over 800 miles should be possible. For completion, we'll also give you the figures for the six cylinder diesel variant, the 330d. This manages up to 47.9mpg and 133g/km in rear-driven form, or up to 45.6mpg and 136g/km in xDrive guise.

Summary

At last, we're back to the kind of car that BMW is best at making. We understand why the company has to make SUVs, People Carriers and Electric Vehicles, but it'll lose its soul if it ever stops making models like this one. The most recent previous generation 3 Series designs have dabbled with conformity, but this 'G20' version reasserts this Bavarian maker's dynamic dominance in the mid-sized sports saloon segment. No other rival serves up as deliciously rich a driving experience as this. There are a number of reasons why this seventh generation design has progressed once more in this regard - lighter weight, sequential turbocharging, a stiffer structure; all of it helps. But we reckon the 'lift-related' dampers are a crucial contributor, delivering a balance of ride and handling that no competitor can match. And segment-leading running cost efficiency adds the finishing touch to a classy package. Over the years, the 3 Series has changed a lot about the way we buy cars in this class, continually forcing its rivals to play catch up. This one's no different.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

This vehicle has previously been registered to a business or a vehicle rental company, or been used by a business, so it may have been driven by more than one driver.

* This vehicle is affected by the new 2017 road tax rules. Find out more

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£401.88
Deposit£2790
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£27,898
Credit amount£25,108
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£12,813
Total amount payable£34,492.36
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.6p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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