2014 (14) BMW 3 Series318d Luxury 5dr

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW teleservicesBrake pad wear indicator warning light
Check control systemCruise control with brake function + speed limiter
Digital clockDoor/boot open warning light
Lights on warningOil temperature gauge
On board computerOn board diagnostics
Operation warning of all exterior lightsOutside temperature display
Push button starterRun flat tyre indicator
Service interval indicator 

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional radio/CD/MP3
DAB 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 door mirrorsBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipeDaytime running lights
Door sill finishersElectric adjustable door mirrors
Electric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close functionFront fog lights
Front ornamental grille with chrome plated kidney bars and chrome bezelGreen tinted heat insulating glass
Heated rear window with automatic switch offHeated windscreen washer jets
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights controlRear wash/wipe
Shark fin roof aerial 

Interior Features

12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
2 x folding cupholders in instrument panel above glovebox3 rear seat head restraints
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook
4 lashing points to secure luggage40/20/40 split folding rear seat
Automatic interior light soft on/soft off systemDakota leather upholstery
Driver and passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + slide coverDual zone automatic air conditioning
Foldable boot floor with storage compartmentFolding rear seat head rests
Front and rear door armrestsFront and rear velour floor mats
Front door storage bins with bottle holderHeight 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 lightingLuggage strap
Multi-function controls for steering wheelReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholdersRear door pockets with bottle holders
Rear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding coverStorage compartment in rear doors
Through load systemToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

Interior lights pack - 3 Series GT 

Safety

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
Tyre pressure monitorWarning triangle and first aid kit

Security

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

Technical

Diesel particulate filterDrive Performance Control
Electronic differential lock 

Wheels

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

Emissions

CO2 (g/km)119Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.5:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN47D20U1Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)62.8EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)70.6EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power143
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesLuxury
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724AManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9.7Engine Power - BHP143
Engine Power - KW105Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed130

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear225/50 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleMULTI SPOKE STYLE 416Wheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1508Length4824
Wheelbase2920Width1828
Width (including mirrors)2047 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight2110
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1600Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)520
Max. Loading Weight570Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745
Minimum Kerbweight1540No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.8
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 Gran Turismo

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a niche operator that might well have its work cut out. Jonathan Crouch looks at the improved entry-level 318d diesel version.

Ten Second Review

Although it's a useful size, the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is likely to remain a rare sight on British roads. Both looks and handling divide opinion but it might be an interesting choice of you need more versatility than is offered by the saloon but don't want to get yourself an estate. Arguably, it makes most sense in base 318d diesel form. Here, we check out the recently improved 150bhp version.

Background

Let's get one thing straight from the outset. Most right-thinking people love the BMW 3 Series and you can see why. It drives brilliantly, it's well packaged, seems to extract unfeasible economy figures for the performance it delivers and whole life running costs are smaller than the upmarket badge on the bonnet would suggest. That's why it's a routine fixture in the top ten UK best sellers on a regular basis in saloon and 'Touring' estate bodystyles. Now there's another way. The five-door 3 Series Gran Turismo is a Three that's been supersized. It runs on a long wheelbase chassis to help alleviate that persistent 3 Series grumble, namely that there's not enough room in the back, especially if you're travelling five-up. But is there really a space in the market for this? Won't an X3 or a 5 Series fit that particular bill already? BMW seems to think there is, although it's a fairly safe bet that this car wasn't delivered with a particular eye to the UK market. Let's try it in volume 318d diesel form.

Driving Experience

This facelifted 318d 3 Series GT gets a minor power upgrade - from 143 to 150bhp - but otherwise, things are much as before. We can't really think of any car that's ever been sold whose driving dynamics were improved by making it longer, higher and heavier, so if you're after the sharpest BMW 3 Series steer, the GT isn't it. Still, there are any number of 3 Series buyers who aren't wholly interested in how a car handles in extremis and for them, the 3 Series GT might well be just the ticket. Most customers will want the 318d's 2.0-litre diesel engine. Even in this, it's entry-level state of tune, it offers very respectable performance, getting to 62mph in 9.3s on the way to 130mph The GT bodystyle's additional height and weight (at 1.61 tons, it's 165lb heavier than the equivalent Touring estate bodyshape) required more of BMW's chassis engineers and their answer has been to dial in plenty of roll stiffness, which means that the car absorbs road imperfections in a less supple fashion than a 3 Series saloon. This is exacerbated by choosing a larger alloy wheel option or going for the optional M-Sport suspension pack.

Design and Build

Changes made to the outside of this improved 3 Series Gran Turismo model are subtle; smarter adaptive LED headlamps feature with an altered grille surround, the air intakes are revised and there's a new full LED rear light design. Inside, extra chrome and glossy materials for the air vents and dash aim to lift the ambience. BMW's improved Professional Navigation system is also available, with a redesigned menu and Bluetooth as standard. Otherwise, things are much as before. The styling isn't perhaps, quite as cohesive as it is with the 3 Sries saloon and Touring bodystyles, but you have to say that the slightly larger dimensions on offer here have been put to extremely good use. The GT is significantly bigger in the back and the luggage bay is even bigger than the Touring estate at 520-litres, and becomes positively cavernous when the rear seats are folded to free up 1600-litres of stowage. This being BMW, you tend to expect extremely clever packaging, so it's a bit of a disappointment to find the seat backs don't tumble flat, and while each section of the split backrest descends with a pull of a handle, there's no slick system to pop it back up. That's down to you. Where BMW has boxed clever is in allowing the rear seat backrest to be adjusted into 15 different positions across 19 degrees, which means that you can find a decent compromise between luggage and passenger space. Three adults can quite easily sit in the back of the 3 Series GT - which is not something you'd enjoy in a normal 3 Series saloon, although there is a transmission tunnel to consider. All GTs get electric hatchbacks with one of those releases that works by waving your foot under the bumper.

Market and Model

Prices for this 150bhp 318d sit in the £32,000 to £34,000 bracket, depending on the spec you choose - there's a choice of 'SE', 'Luxury' and 'M Sport'. Essentially, you're looking at a model for model saving of around £1,100 over the 190bhp 320d, the next diesel variant up in the range. It's worth finding another £1,400 for the 8-speed auto gearbox as it suits the character of the car. The 3 Series GT range shares the same trim structure as the saloon models, although you may not be immediately familiar with some of the model designations. The trim walk up now goes SE, Sport, Luxury and M Sport, with the entry-level and range-topping variants expected to account for the lion's share of sales. Equipment levels are relatively good for a German car. The popular SE gets 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic air-conditioning, Bluetooth, a BMW Professional radio with 6.5-inch colour screen and iDrive, keyless starting, a USB port, a multi-function leather steering wheel, cruise control and automatic boot opening. Sport and M Sport variants are targeted at the more enthusiastic driver and the Luxury variant offers an elegant, plush feel inside. The asking price is around £1,700 more than an equivalent 318d Touring and around £3,000 more than a 318d saloon, so choosing a GT isn't going to be some showroom whim. We'd be tempted to go for the M Sport trim level, if only because it makes the car's styling look a bit less lugubrious.

Cost of Ownership

Although the upfront price might be a bit of a hurdle for some, the 3 Series GT looks as if it will prove a fairly cost-effective car to own. The 318d will be the model most Gran Turismo customers plump for and it's not hard to see why. Up to 61.4mpg is attainable, with emissions pinned down to 121g/km. All variants come as standard with an Auto Start-Stop system, Brake Energy Regeneration and the ECO PRO function to aid with economical driving. Advanced ancillary units, such as the on-demand coolant pump and the electronically controlled oil pump, further enhance intelligent energy management.

Summary

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo won't be a car that'll suit everyone in this market. Yes, it offers more space and that will appeal to countries such as China and the USA where estate cars aren't perceived as premium items, but the raised ride height and ride and handling changes won't suit those who love the sharp-handling saloon version. But these aren't the people targeted by this particular car. There is, after all, a lot to like about the 3 Series GT, especially in this lightly improved guise with its extra infotainment features and slightly smarter look. As before, there's acres of room in the back, the lovely ride and the versatility of that fifth door and huge luggage bay. And the 318d diesel engine we've looked at here suits the car perfectly with its easy, willing torque matched to impressive running cost efficiency. It's a 3 Series for families. On that basis, the GT is worth its place in the range.

Performance
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Handling
80%
Comfort
80%
Space
90%
Styling
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Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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Monthly payment£204.96
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Term (months)48
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Cash price£14,998
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Completion fee£1
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Total amount payable£18,641.12
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32000
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