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2020 (70) BMW 3 Series M340d xDrive MHT 4dr Step Auto

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Featured specification

Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Active guard plusAttentiveness assist
BMW emergency callBMW Live Cockpit Professional Nav with 12.3" instrument display + 10.25" display, Intelligent Voice Assist, BMW OS 7, HDD, 2USB, 4G LTE connect
BMW service historyBMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rearCheck Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Condition based serviceiDrive controller on centre console
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gaugeIntegrated owners handbook
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control systemOn board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Optimum shift indicatorPersonal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Recovery systemServotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges
Variable sport steering 

Entertainment

DAB tunerElectronic service booklet

Exterior Features

2 x square exhaust tailpipesAcoustic glazing
Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squatBlack roof mouldings
Body colour door handlesBody colour fuel filler flap
Dynamic brake lightsElectric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzleFading support
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elementsFront black door sill finishers with BMW designation
Green tinted heat protection glazingHigh gloss shadow line exterior trim
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle functionLED daytime running lights
LED front fog lightsLightweight engineering
M designation on front side panels, left and rightM rear spoiler
Matt black exterior B pillarRain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Shark fin antennaSun protection glass
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
xDrive designation on left tailgate 

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 zone automatic air conditioning
4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment40:20:40 split folding rear seat with load through system
Ambient lighting with welcome light carpetAnthracite 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 exit lighting (left / right)
Front and rear door pocketsFront and rear reading lights
Front and rear velour floor matsFront head restraints
Heated driver and front passenger seatsHeight adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
Illuminated armrest storage compartmentIlluminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lightingM Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Make-up mirror lightsRear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grilleSunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

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

Safety

2 tone hornBrake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioningChild proof locking system in rear door
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seatsCoasting in idle in ECO PRO mode
Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clampDriver and front passenger side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variants
Driver/Front Passenger airbagsDry braking
Dynamic brake controlDynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCElectromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
Head airbags for all 4 outer seatsHill start assist
M SeatbeltsSeat belt security check for driver and front passenger
Side impact protectionThree 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategyVentilated 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 and panic modeStart/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Vehicle key with M specific designation 

Technical

48V Mild hybrid technologyAdaptive M suspension
Balanced 50/50 weight distributionBattery cut-out switch
Diesel particulate filterDrive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
Incorrect fuelling protectionLarger capacity fuel tank
M Sport differentialSport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
Stroke dependent dampers 

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

Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max163WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min148WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max137WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low265WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max266
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min265WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium151
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max156WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min151

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC2993Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders6
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeB57D30T2Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves24TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min6.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max5.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min5.1WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low10.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max10.2WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min10.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium5.8WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max5.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min5.8WLTP - MPG - Comb46.3
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max45.6WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High50.4WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max48.7
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min50.4WLTP - MPG - High55.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Max54.3WLTP - MPG - High - Min55.4
WLTP - MPG - Low28WLTP - MPG - Low - Max27.7
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min28WLTP - MPG - Medium48.7
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max47.9WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min48.7

General

AdBlueTrueAlternative Fuel QualifyingTrue
Badge Engine CC3.0Badge Power340
Coin Descriptiond MHT xDriveCoin SeriesM340
Generation Mark7Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0742E
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)4.6Engine Power - BHP340
Engine Power - KW250Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4400Engine Torque - LBS.FT516
Engine Torque - MKG71.4Engine Torque - NM700
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed155

Test Cycles

Emissions Test CycleWLTPRDE Certification LevelRDE 2

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/40 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/35 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 792MWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1440Length4713
Wheelbase2851Width1827
Width (including mirrors)2068 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)59Gross Vehicle Weight2325
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)480Max. Loading Weight505
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750Minimum Kerbweight1820
No. of Seats5Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb12
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 gets wide-ranging improvements in seventh generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series has ruled the compact part of the mid-sized executive segment for more than forty years and the company's hopes are high for this seventh generation version. It's smarter, slightly larger, more efficient and considerably high-tech. All the things you'd expect really. Something else you'd expect from this model is rear wheel drive handling purity. It doesn't disappoint in that regard either.

Background

The BMW 3 Series Saloon has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality, and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and this, the seventh generation, raises the bar even higher. When the first BMW 3 Series was launched in 1975, it revolutionised the segment and became the Munich maker's most successful car. Since then, over 15 million 3 Series models have been sold globally and this contender is regarded as the heartbeat of the brand. With revised styling, improved driving dynamics, better efficiency and innovative features, this seventh generation model aims to continue that success story. A stiffer more sophisticated platform with revised suspension, plus stronger safety standards, a more up-market cabin and wider-reaching media connectivity will all help in that regard.

Driving Experience

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 156hp 318i and 184hp 320i. The 320i's same 2.0-litre 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. At the top of the range, the road burning M3 Competition saloon also has a 3.0-litre twin turbo six cylinder petrol engine, this one developing 503hp. 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 7.1s (or just 6.8s for the auto). Next in the diesel line-up is the 265hp 330d and at the top of the diesel range is the 347hp M340d. The brand's xDrive 4WD system is optional on the 320i, the 320d and the 330d. And you have to have it on the M340i and the M340d. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is available - though only on the base 318d diesel variant. Otherwise, your 3 Series will come with 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 optional M Sport differential for the rear axle which helps to enhance traction, agility and cornering. This is standard on the M340i ad the M3 Competition.

Design and Build

This seventh generation 3 Series model has had its proportions radically revised. The MK7 design is 85mm longer than its predecessor and 16mm wider, but just 1mm taller. Added to that, its wheelbase has been extended by 41mm and its track widths are wider too. As usual, there'll be saloon and Touring estate body styles. At the front, the large BMW kidney grille elements are framed by a single surround and split up by wide bars and link to the headlight units. The Munich brand's customary twin headlights feature the familiar two-way split that is further emphasised by an eye-catching notch in the front apron that rises into the headlight contour. The bonnet has four contour lines leading to the BMW kidney grille. A pair of character lines rise to the rear of the car at door-handle level and a contour line near the side skirts guides the eye to the sculpted rear wheel arches. There's the usual 'Hofmeister kink' near the rear C- pillar. And at the rear, slim, darkened light units house L-shaped taillights. Inside, the instrument panel has a modern, light look with horizontal lines, high quality electroplated trim strips and contours that extend into the doors. The newly-designed instrument cluster and Control Display form a large surfaced screen grouping, while the controls not included in these units are arranged into clearly structured function panels. Your dealer will also be keen to tell you about this MK7 model's clever 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', a voice-activated infotainment system that responds to the prompt "Hey BMW".

Market and Model

When you pause to consider that one product line - the 3 Series saloon - accounts for fully a quarter of BMW's global sales, you begin to appreciate quite how much there is riding on this car. Pricing starts at around £31,000 for the 318i petrol; or around £33,000 for the 318d diesel - with a premium of around £2,800 more for the xDrive system. You'll need a budget of nearly £40,000 for the 330e PHEV petrol model. Across the range, for the prices being asked, you now get quite a lot, with even base 'SE' trim now featuring kit like Extended LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, interior Ambient Lighting with up to 11 colour settings, a reversing camera, three-zone air conditioning and enhanced acoustic glazing. All 3 Series models benefit from 40:20:40 split folding rear seats and folding rear headrests as standard. The entry model features a leather Sport steering wheel and BMW Live Cockpit plus, with its 8.8-inch central instrument cluster. There's a slightly more dynamic-looking mid-range 'Sport' model but if budget permits, you'll probably want to stretch up to top 'M Sport' trim. This gives you a body kit, sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and the new 'BMW Live Cockpit Professional' dash package, which gives you a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch central instrument cluster and BMWs brand new ID7 operating system.

Cost of Ownership

BMW has concentrated on improving the efficiency of the 3 Series and there are benefits right across the board. The 320d variant's improved 2.0-litre powerplant now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at up to 60.1mpg for the 2WD 320d. The 320d's CO2 emissions are up to 122g/km. The 320i petrol variant manages up to 44.1mpg and up to 145g/km of CO2. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is up to 40.9mpg and the CO2 reading is up to 156g/km. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid which can deliver up to 217mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 return of as little as 30g/km.. 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

'More where you need more and less where you want less - otherwise leave well alone' seems to be the mantra of this seventh generation BMW 3 Series. If BMW wanted to build a model that would convert those who didn't previously fancy a 3 Series, then this MK7 design probably isn't that car. Its appeal is largely the same. If, on the other hand, you're crunching hard numbers, then it's hard to see this Munich maker's much improved mid-sized executive model coming off second best to anything in its division. The class-leading rear-wheel drive driving dynamics are merely the icing on the cake. Beneath the styling changes and interior upgrades are some serious engineering updates. A new family of petrol engines and big changes to the diesel powerplants come winging in, delivering unprecedented performance/economy combinations. 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. As you were, people.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
80%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
80%
Equipment
80%
Economy
90%
Depreciation
90%
Insurance
80%

** Depending on the age of the vehicle, MPG and CO2 may be quoted using either NEDC or WLTP testing standards.  Find out more

Figures are provided for comparison purposes. Fuel consumption under real world driving conditions and the CO2 produced will depend upon a number of factors, including any accessories fitted after registration, variations in driving styles, weather conditions and vehicle load.

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Personal contract purchase

Monthly payment£644.80
Deposit£249
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£38,898
Credit amount£38,649
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£18,257.40
Total amount payable£48,813
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge8.0p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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