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68/19 BMW 3 Series 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic start/stop systemAutomatic tailgate operation
Average speed gaugeBMW emergency call
BMW Online servicesBMW remote services
BMW TeleservicesBrake force display
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rearCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Controller and Control Display+6.5" monitorDigital clock
Door/boot open warning lightiDrive controller on centre console
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gaugeLights on warning
M Sport instrument clusterOdometer
Oil sensor for level and gradeOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOperation warning of all exterior lights
Optimum shift indicatorOutside temperature display
Pesonal profileReal time traffic information
Service interval indicatorTrip computer

Entertainment

BMW professional radio/CD/MP3CD player
DAB Digital radio 

Exterior Features

2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionActive air flap radiator grille
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight beam throw control
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour roof mouldingsChrome kidney grille with extra wide black, high gloss black vertical slats
Chromed finished twin exhaustClear indicator lenses
Direction indicator, side repeaters, integrated in exterior mirrorsDoor sill finisher with M designation
Dynamic brake lightsElectric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close function
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear window with automatic switch offHeated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black air inletsHigh gloss black finish B pillar
High gloss black rear bumper insertHigh gloss shadow line
High level third brake lightIndependent opening for tailgate window
LED fog lightsLED rear lights
LED welcome home lightsM aerodynamic body styling
Matt black exterior trimPearl chrome door mirrors
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights controlRear wash/wipe
Shark fin roof aerialVisible VIN plate

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell3 rear seat head restraints
4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook4 lashing points on luggage floor
40/20/40 split folding rear seatAnthracite headlining
Automatic interior light soft on/soft off systemDual zone automatic air conditioning
Folding front centre armrest + storageFront and rear door armrests
Front and rear velour floor matsFront door storage bins with bottle holder
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlovebox light
Glovebox opener with chrome spiderHeight adjustable front headrests
Indirect front interior illumination - soft-light functionLeather gear knob
Leather gear selector lever handleLeather handbrake lever
Luggage compartment lightingReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear child seat isofix attachment with passenger airbag deactivation
Retractable luggage coverSeparation net
Storage compartment in rear centre console, front and rear door trims and under luggage compartmentSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Through load systemToolkit located in luggage compartment
Two front cup holders with a sliding lid 

Packs

Extended lighting package - 3 SeriesInterior lights pack - 3 Series Touring
Luggage compartment storage pack - 3 Series Touring 

Safety

3 point seatbelts on all seats (2 front, 3 rear), front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters, rear coded belt bucklesABS
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)Brake drying
Brake energy regenerationBraking pre-tensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Crash sensor
Driver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbagsDSC+
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Hill start assistRear child proof door locks
Seatbelt security check for driver seatSide impact protection
Twin hornsTyre pressure monitor
Ventilated front and rear disc brakesWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliserAutomatic drive away locking facility
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartmentRemote control including integrated key with blue insert
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button 

Technical

Battery cut-out switchDiesel particulate filter
Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock
Incorrect fuelling protectionMulti-link rear suspension
Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control 

Trim

Air-conditioning and radio control panel with Chrome highlight 

Wheels

Low 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

CO0.128CO2 (g/km)135
HC+NOx0.029Noise Level dB(A)73
NOx0.023Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max166
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min160WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max170
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min164WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max147
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min142WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max202
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min196WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max164
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min158 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB47D20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)55.4EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)56.5EC Urban (mpg)51.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.4WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max6.5WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.6WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.4
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max7.7WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min7.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max6.3WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max44.1WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max43.5WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max50.4WLTP - MPG - High - Min52.3
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max36.7WLTP - MPG - Low - Min37.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max44.8WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min47.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power190
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0729EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage15500Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5Engine Power - BHP190
Engine Power - KW140Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT295
Engine Torque - MKG40.8Engine Torque - NM400
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed140

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleNEDC Correlated 

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM STAR SPOKE STYLE 400MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1429Length4633
Wheelbase2810Width1811
Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight2175
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1500Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)495
Max. Loading Weight595Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745
Minimum Kerbweight1580No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.3
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 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series Touring is back for those who don't pack light. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The sophisticated sixth generation 'G20' generation version of BMW's 3 Series Touring holds no great surprises to those who understand the narrative of this model. It's not the most accomplished load lugger in its class but it's the best drive and offers the most efficiency. That'll be enough to clinch the deal for most who just hanker after a 3 Series with a bit more versatility.

Background

Conventional wisdom dictates that estate cars are designed for people who can't fit all the paraphernalia of modern life inside a conventional saloon or hatchback model. You'd certainly imagine that an estate would require a lot more space than the saloon on which it is based in order to justify its own existence but, particularly in the compact executive sector where BMW's 3 Series Touring competes, it isn't always that straightforward. It might be a surprise for some people to learn that many mid-sized executive estate cars are only fractionally roomier than their saloon equivalents - and some even have less space out back. Estate buyers in this sector are typically also asked to pay around £1,300 more for the privilege. That's extra money for extra space. How much extra space? With the rear seats in place just 20 litres over the saloon. You don't, in other words, buy this car for its luggage cramming talents. You buy it because you want the capability in hand and also because it's a little more 'lifestyle' and a little less 'field sales' than the standard 3 Series saloon.

Driving Experience

The well-versed themes of the 3 Series are present and correct in this sixth generation Touring model. It's still rear wheel drive of course - though xDrive 4WD is, as before, as option. Upgraded four-cylinder engines from BMW's Efficient Dynamics family are used across the powerplant range, which kicks off with the 184hp 320i. The same engine's also used in the 330e plug-in hybrid model. The other mainstream petrol engine available is the 258hp unit in the 330i. If you want six cylinders, you'll need the 374hp engine of the rare M340i. Diesel drivers can start their perusals with the 150hp 318d, before going on to consider the 190hp 320d derivative that most choose. This mid-range diesel model generates 400Nm of torque which enables a 0-62mph sprint time of 7.5s (or just 7.1s for the auto). At the top of the diesel line-up is the 265hp 330d. Both 320d and 330d models can be had with that xDrive 4WD option; in the 330d, you have to have xDrive. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the range, or there's the option of eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission. The handling promises to be even sharper thanks to a wider track, and a chassis that's up to 50% stiffer in some areas and which features special lift-related dampers. A 55kg weight reduction this time round also helps. Adaptive M suspension can be specified on 'M Sport' models. And 330i and 330d buyers will be offered an M Sport differential for the rear axle which helps to enhance traction, agility and cornering.

Design and Build

It won't surprise you to learn that from the front bumper to the B-pillar, the 3 Series Touring is identical to the saloon model. This version of this estate variant has larger exterior dimensions than its predecessor. It has grown by 76mm to 4,709mm in length, by 16mm to 1,827mm in width and by 11mm to 1,440mm in height. The wheelbase has also been extended by 41mm to 2,851mm, plus 43mm has been added to the front track (1,587 mm) and 21mm to the rear track (1,604mm). You'll want to know about the boot, accessed via a standard powered tailgate. It's 500-litres inside (5-litres bigger than the previous generation Touring model and 20-litres bigger than the boot of a current 'G20'-generation 3 Series saloon model. BMW reckons those stats don't tell the whole story, pointing out that the boot is up to 112mm wider than the predecessor design and its loading aperture is 30mm higher and up to 125mm wider in its upper section. The loading sill is slightly lower (at 616mm) and the step between it and the boot floor has been reduced in height from 35mm to 8mm - all of which makes it much easier to load large, heavy items of luggage. Fold the seats flat and there's a maximum capacity of 1,500-litres.

Market and Model

The 3 Series Touring range mainly occupies the £35,000 to £45,000 bracket and comes in three trim levels: 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport'. As well as a line-specific front and rear bumper design, the 'SE' comes with light- alloy wheels in 17-inch or optional 18-inch formats, aluminium door sill strips and LED front fog lamps. Plus the 'SE' model gets a smart leather sport steering wheel with multifunction buttons and thumb rests. Mid-range 'Sport' trim includes 'High-gloss Shadow Line' trim, plus special kidney grille bars and trim elements for the air intakes and rear apron in High-gloss Black. The sporty exterior is enhanced with exclusive 18" V spoke light alloy wheels. Inside the 'Sport' gets trim strips in High-gloss Black and heated sports seats in Vernasca leather. Ideally though, you'd want the 'M Sport' model, which features large air intakes at the front end to combine with an equally distinctive design for the side skirts and rear apron. These elements are joined by BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, kidney grille bars in High-gloss Black, air intake trim in High-gloss Black and a rear diffuser in Dark Shadow. Heated sports seats with Vernasca leather, an M leather steering wheel, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner and interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon are standard at this level.

Cost of Ownership

Although the upfront price might be a bit of a hurdle for some, the 3 Series Touring looks as if it will prove a fairly cost-effective car to own. They're no longer the cast iron financial prospect they used to be - the laws of supply and demand have seen to that - but if residuals have softened a bit, then the improved efficiency of the latest cars make up for it. The 320d variant's improved 2.0-litre powerplant now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. Combined cycle WLTP-rated fuel consumption is rated at up to 64.2mpg for the 2WD 320d (the automatic version registers 67.3mpg) - or 61.4mpg for the 320d xDrive. The 320d's NEDC-rated CO2 emissions are up to 119g/km (or up to 121g/km for the 320d xDrive). The 320i petrol variant manages up to 48.7mpg and up to 133g/km of CO2. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is up to 47.1mpg and the CO2 reading is up to 136g/km. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e iPerformance petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid. The Steptronic automatic transmission option features a coasting mode so that when the driver lifts off the throttle at higher speeds, for example on a gentle downhill grade on the motorway, the engine is automatically decoupled from the powertrain. It then simply ticks over in neutral, which saves fuel and ensures there is no unwanted engine braking at high speed. An additional fuel-saving feature, which also improves driving comfort, is the Proactive Driving Assistant, which uses information from the navigation system to "anticipate" upcoming roundabouts, corners and junctions and select exactly the right time to change gear.

Summary

Since its launch in 1987, more than 1.7 million examples of the 3 Series Touring have hit the roads, with this sixth generation model's immediate predecessor alone accounting for more than 500,000 of these. In other words, this 3 Series station wagon has long been one of the quiet achievers in BMW's model range. There's a reason for that. Look behind the low-key styling and you find a car that does so much so well. True, it's not vastly practical, but the changes BMW has made to the cargo area have had more of a real word impact than the stats suggest. And pragmatic estate buyers will appreciate the fact that this car is the most efficient choice you can make in the premium part of the mid-sized estate sector. A lot to like them, which is just as well given the premium prices being asked. Still, if you're shopping in this sector, we think you'll find this contender even more difficult to ignore.

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

* 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.

Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£309
Deposit£309
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4%
Cash price£20,498
Credit amount£20,189
Guaranteed future value£10,044.67
Total amount payable£25,274.99
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge6.58p per mile
Representative APR7.9%
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