2014 (14) BMW 3 Series318d Sport 4dr

Glasgow Vauxhall
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

BMW emergency callBMW teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiterDigital 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

Entertainment

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 roof mouldingsBrake force display
Chrome exhaust tailpipeClear indicator lenses
Daytime running lightsDoor sill finishers
Dynamic brake lightsElectric adjustable door mirrors
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
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustmentGlovebox light
Height adjustable front headrestsIndirect front interior illumination - soft-light function
Isofix system on outer rear seatsLeather gear knob
Leather gear selector lever handleLeather handbrake grip
Lockable gloveboxLuggage compartment lighting
Multi-function controls for steering wheelReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding coverStorage compartment in rear doors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Interior lights pack - 3 Series Saloon 

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)118Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5

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)72.4EC Urban (mpg)51.4

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power143
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesSport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0724AManufacturers 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 Mileage36000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)9Engine Power - BHP143
Engine Power - KW105Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT236
Engine Torque - MKG33Engine Torque - NM320
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed132

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/50 R17
Tyre Size Rear225/50 R17Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleDOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 392Wheel Type17" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1429Length4624
Wheelbase2810Width1811
Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)57Gross Vehicle Weight1960
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)480Max. Loading Weight550
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1700
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1410
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 318d

The much improved sixth generation BMW 3 Series makes frugal sense in 318d diesel form. Jonathan Crouch checks it out.

Ten Second Review

Now bigger but markedly more efficient, BMW's improved MK6 3 Series offers a tempting business-orientated package in 318d form. With 150bhp, it packs a performance punch, yet can still return nearly 70mpg and put out 111g/km of CO2. Add to these figures the many other virtues of this standard-setting compact executive model and you've a car that'll be hard to overlook for middle-ranking managers.

Background

The BMW 3 Series is a car that needs little in the way of introduction. It's the big volume seller of the range, acting as the cash cow that allows BMW to go racing, build exotic sports models and develop new technology to crush all before it. In order to shift huge numbers of 3 Series models, the customer proposition has to be just right and this is something that has been tweaked to perfection over a number of years. An all-new model is, therefore, something of a gamble for BMW. It has yet to get a 3 Series badly wrong but the latest car looks to be a bigger gamble than any 'Dreier' that has gone before it. It's also a car that marks a change in focus for the 3 Series. From now on, the 3 Series will always be a four-door saloon or a five-door estate. Coupe and cabriolet models will be badged 4 Series, in line with BMW's new naming nomenclature that gives sports and coupe models an even number and saloons and estates an odd number. This sixth generation car, dubbed 'F30' by BMW insiders and car nerds alike, is up against some stiff competition. But with engines like the 143bhp diesel unit of the 318d variant we're testing here, it can pack the right kind of firepower whatever the opposition.

Driving Experience

This improved sixth generation 3 Series model continues on with some well-established themes. Rear wheel drive, high efficiency, and a focus on driving dynamics are a given. BMW has worked hard to reduce weight in the 3 Series, further assisting agility and efficiency. All versions of the new 3 Series saloon feature Drive Performance Control as standard - a switch which allows the driver to swap between up to four driving modes, varying from sporty to extremely economical. The four modes are ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport +. Sport + is included only on Sport models or with selected optional equipment. We tried the standard 150bhp 318d variant with a 2.0-litre diesel that felt genuinely brisk, sixty coming up in 8.6s, though the power band is fairly narrow and it's done its best work by 3,000rpm. It never gets harsh and thrashy at any point in this midrange, and the manual gearbox is slick and wristy so changing gears to keep it on the boil is no great hardship. Most cars will see the majority of their miles plugged into sixth gear on a motorway, for which it's perfectly happy, with the engine nudging around 2,000rpm at typical British motorway cruising speeds. The steering feels slick and accurate, but not laden with detailed surface feedback. You'll emerge from the 318d full of admiration at how BMW's chassis engineers have managed the compromise between ride and handling. In other words, the bar's just been raised.

Design and Build

One thing that hasn't changed all that much is BMW's low-key approach to mid-life styling updates. Blink and you'll miss them. Stand looking at the car for fifteen minutes and you might still miss them. The key design theme seems to be to make the car look wider and lower than before, so BMW has revised the front and rear bumper assemblies with broader horizontal elements. The headlights have also been tinkered with, LED indicators now acting as eyebrows across the top of the light units. At the rear, the tail lamps are full-LED units with more heavily curved light bars. There is also a revised range of wheels, with rims up to 19 inches in diameter available as an option - and 20-inch wheels can be selected from the BMW accessories range. The cabins have had a similarly light touch applied to them, with a splash of chrome here and a high-gloss surface there. Other updates include cup holders in the centre console with a sliding cover and an additional practical storage area for items such as a smartphone, positioned forward of the cup holders. There's a respectable amount of rear legroom for what remains a manageably-sized car. The saloon's luggage bay still measures 480-litres - or there's the Touring estate version with 495-litres.

Market and Model

You'll be spending somewhere in the £29,000 to £31,000 for a saloon version of this 318d, depending on the trim level chosen. Therre's a premium of around £1,500 for the Touring estate version. This 318d variant represents a useful £1,100 saving over the 190bhp 320d, the next model up on the ladder. This kind of pricing represents brave bargaining by BMW, edging up the price of its big-selling diesel models in a bid to find what the market will bear. Especially so when key rivals have announced cars that undercut it and offer very competitive emissions and economy figures. Brand loyalty being what it is, I expect the good burghers at BMW AG to be confident of success. Let's just say I wouldn't want to play any of them at poker. Equipment-wise, even the least expensive variant sets its stall out with 17-inch alloy wheels, satellite navigation, front foglamps, air-conditioning, Bluetooth compatibility for your mobile 'phone, a six-speaker BMW Professional radio with a 6.5-inch colour screen, USB compatibility and iDrive functionality, keyless starting, a trip computer, a leather three-spoke multi-function steering wheel, cruise control, an alarm and hill start assist to stop you drifting backwards on uphill junctions.

Cost of Ownership

For this improved MK6 model, the Munich brand has increased efficiency across the board, using measures like the adoption of efficient electromechanical power steering, Brake Energy Regeneration, on-demand control of engine ancillary components, tyres with less rolling resistance and an Auto Stop-Start system that cuts the engine when it's not needed when you're stuck in urban traffic or waiting at the lights. On top of that, weight has been pared back, and aerodynamics have been improved to a figure as low as 0.26 thanks to features like the Aero Curtain which wraps the front wheels in their own cocoon of air to reduce turbulence. And the results of all this are very impressive - especially in variants like this 318d diesel, in its most frugal guise able to return a combined cycle fuel figure of 67.3mpg plus a CO2 return of 111g/km. That's about the same as you'd get from the entry-level 316d but not quite as good as the stand-out eco version, the 320d Efficient Dynamics, which manages to wring 72.4 miles from a gallon of diesel and emits a mere 102g/km. That's about what Peugeot's diesel electric hybrid 508 RXH can deliver. It's just that the BMW isn't carrying any batteries about with it.

Summary

Although the styling has divided opinion, the latest 3 Series has most agreeing that it points the way forward for the compact executive saloon with a coherent and sensible template. Running costs are now the key criterion when it comes to choosing a car of this ilk and with this 318d, they set an impressive standard. 62mph in under nine seconds combined with fuel returns of nearly 70mpg and a 111g/km CO2 figure is always going to impress. The challenge BMW faces with this car though, is that the gap between itself and the chasing pack when it comes to efficiency is no longer the yawning gulf it once was. Fortunately the 3 Series can rely on what has now become Plan B, namely the way the car drives. Bolster that with improved interior quality and the case for this improved sixth generation car looks extremely solid.

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

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Monthly payment£219.79
Deposit£1400
Term (months)48
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Cash price£13,998
Credit amount£12,598
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£5412
Total amount payable£17,143.13
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32000
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