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2013 (13) BMW 3 Series 316i SE 4dr

Harry Fairbairn BMW (Irvine)
Only £12,995
£1300 deposit
£235.46 per month

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Cruise control with brake functionDigital clock
Door/boot open warning lightLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
On board diagnosticsOperation warning of all exterior lights
Outside temperature displayPush button starter
Run flat tyre indicatorService interval indicator


Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
CD Changer preparationDAB Digital radio

Exterior Features

'Guide me home' headlamps2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe function
Auto dimming rear view mirrorAutomatic headlight beam throw control
Body colour bumpersBody colour door handles
Body colour electric adjustable door mirrorsBody colour roof mouldings
Brake force displayChrome exhaust tailpipe
Clear indicator lensesDaytime running lights
Door sill finishersDynamic brake lights
Electric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close functionFront fog lights
Front ornamental grille with black kidney bars and chrome bezelGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear window with automatic switch offHeated windscreen washer jets
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights controlShark fin roof aerial

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell2 x folding cupholders in instrument panel above glovebox
3 rear seat head restraints4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook
4 lashing points to secure luggageAutomatic interior light soft on/soft off system
Driver and passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + slide coverDual 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
Glovebox lightHeight adjustable front headrests
Indirect front interior illumination - soft-light functionIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobLeather gear selector lever handle
Leather handbrake gripLockable glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding cover
Storage compartment in rear doorsToolkit located in luggage compartment


3 point inertia reel seatbelts + pre-tensioners on outer rear seatsABS
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Crash sensorDriver and passenger airbags
DSC+Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTCFront and rear head airbags
Front passenger airbag deactivationFront seat side impact airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limitersHill start assist
Rear child proof door locksSeatbelt warning
Three 3 point rear seatbeltsTwin horns
Warning triangle and first aid kit 


Automatic drive away locking facilityCentral locking fuel filler cap
Centre lock switchElectronic immobiliser
Key integrated remote control central lockingRemote control alarm


Drive Performance ControlElectronic differential lock


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

Technical specification


CO2 (g/km)137Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1598Compression Ratio10.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)77Cylinders - Stroke (mm)85.5
Engine CodeN13B16U0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)47.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)58.9EC Urban (mpg)36.7


Badge Engine CC1.6Badge Power136
Coin DescriptioniCoin SeriesSE
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0723AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %95
NCAP Child Occupant Protection %84NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 095
NCAP Pedestrian Protection %78NCAP Safety Assist %86
Service Interval Frequency - Months24Service Interval Mileage30000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 


0 to 62 mph (secs)8.9Engine Power - BHP136
Engine Power - KW100Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4350Engine Torque - LBS.FT162
Engine Torque - MKG22Engine Torque - NM220
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed130


Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/50 R17Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleSTAR SPOKE STYLE 393Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight1935
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)480Max. Loading Weight550
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1500
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked695Minimum Kerbweight1385
No. of Seats5Turning 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 Touring



Although Touring designations have long been a part of BMW's history, it's been the 3 Series Touring that really established the concept of the lifestyle estate. Here was a market sector that emphasised performance, fun and youthfulness, neatly sidestepping all the connotations estates used to be saddled with. The E36 3 Series, produced from 1995 right through to 1999, was enormously successful and spawned an ever-wider array of Touring variants. One of them may well have your name on it. Here's how to make sure it's not a duffer.


Although the swoopy E36 third generation BMW 3 Series arrived on these shores in the early spring of 1991, British customers were forced to wait until as recently as March 1995 for the first of the Touring models. Two cars were initially launched, the 320i and the 328i, followed later in the year by the 318tds diesel. January 1996 saw the addition of a 318i model and it wasn't long before this was joined by the Touring version of the 143bhp 325tds. January 1997 saw the 320i model discontinued, replaced by the 170bhp 323i whilst the entry-level 316i arrived in April 1997, January 1998 was pivotal for the Touring range with SE trim designations added across the board, indeed it was the only trim level the 325tds and 328i could then be purchased with. Most of the E36-series Touring models were discontinued in November 1999 to make way for the next generation car, known amongst BMW enthusiasts as the E46 cars. The 328i Touring, however, soldiered on alone until withdrawn from sale in July 2000. A wider selection of value added ES and Sport versions were added in early 2003.

What You Get

Though Audi, Honda and Rover all tried to emulate the original Touring's profitable success, none managed to create quite the same blend of speed and style. Arguably, their alternatives were too practical in contrast to the original BMW's very limited loadspace. Hence the Bavarians' elaborate care when they designed the E36 series Touring. Though the 370-litre luggage bay is 12% larger and 13.5 inches wider than that of the original Touring model, this 3 series variant still remains not so much an estate as a hatchback with a backpack. That said, those with active lifestyles should find the car a more useful tool than before. BMW's argument was that you shouldn't judge a boot merely by its dimensions but by the kind of leisure equipment that can be shoehorned into it. Consider the car with this criterion in mind and it actually scores quite well. The importers boasted that its velour-carpeted boot could easily swallow either a full-sized bicycle or four sets of golf clubs. Skis meanwhile, can be poked through a hatch in the split rear seat. Loading is easy, though the taillights do still encroach a little for wider items. Otherwise of course, the recipe is pure BMW 3 series - indeed, it's only by looking in the rear view mirror that you can tell you're not driving the saloon. Of course, you paid a little extra for the Touring's versatility - a premium of around £900 over the equivalent 4-door models - though BMW does point out that in return for that, you also got a slightly higher level of specification. These days the price differential is much reduced and Tourings are reasonably plentiful.

What You Pay

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What to Look For

The E36 series 3 series has established an impressive reputation in the trade - and not only because its digital odometer is nearly impossible to clock. High demand has meant that second and third-year depreciation levels are still considerably lower than more 'ordinary' models from mainstream makers. In other words, when resale time comes, you should get a lot more for your part exchange than you might expect. Watch for loose or ill-fitting interior trim and cold starting problems on earlier models and there have also been reports of water leaks through window seals, and coolant seepage from radiators. Watch for cars which have had many owners (this could be a sign of ongoing problems). Insist on a full service history, ideally with BMW dealer stamps. If you really want piece of mind, buy from a franchised dealer - but be prepared to pay a premium.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 318i Touring) A clutch assembly is around £130. Front brakepads are around £38, a full exhaust about £360, an alternator just under £225 and a tyre around £40. A starter motor is about £120. A headlamp is about £165.

On the Road

Settle behind the wheel and it will feel good to be at the helm of a Three series thanks to the solid, quality feel of the controls and the silky-smooth performance. One of the advantages of buying a well cared for example is that the engine should be nicely run-in, so you can enjoy all the performance right from the start. In the six-cylinder petrol-powered 328i Touring for example, there's plenty on offer. Rest to 60 takes just 7.1 seconds on the way to a maximum of over 143mph. Add a set of personalised plates and even the most eagle-eyed enthusiast would struggle to recognise the car from new. Handling is summed up in two words: predictably enthusiastic. BMW seem once again to have exercised their knack of providing taut, responsive handling without sacrificing the kind of comfortable ride that most executive buyers will expect.


If you place a higher priority on style and performance than payload you'll be hard pushed to find a more satisfying option in this price bracket. Should you need a diesel the 325tds is the best option but this is a car that begs for a spirited petrol engine and it's hard to put a foot wrong. As with all BMWs, the six-cylinder engines are the definitive articles so why not save for a 328i? You know you want to.


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Monthly payment£235.46
Term (months)60
Cash price£12,995
Credit amount£11,695
Completion fee£1
Total amount payable£15,428.60
Fixed interest rate4.1%
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Harry Fairbairn BMW (Irvine)

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