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2009 (09/59) BMW 3 Series320d M Sport Highline 2dr

Edinburgh Fiat / Kia / Abarth

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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
Cruise controlDoor/boot open warning
IDriveLights on warning
Oil temperature gaugeOn board computer
Outside temperature displayRun flat indicator
Service interval indicatorStop/start button

Entertainment

Auxiliary point for auxiliary devicesBMW professional radio/CD/MP3

Exterior Features

2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe functionAuto dimming rear view mirror
Body colour aspheric/tinted/electrically adjustable door mirrorsBody colour bumpers
Body colour door handlesChrome exhaust finish
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slatsDynamic brake lights
Electric front windows/one touch facilityElectric heated door mirrors
Fogging sensor for front windscreenFollow me home headlights
Front foglights with chrome ringsHeadlight washers
Heat insulating tinted glassHeated rear window with automatic switch off
Heated windscreen washer jetsIntegral rear window aerial
Windscreen shadebandXenon headlights + automatic beam throw control

Interior Features

12V socket in glovebox2 x folding cupholders in instrument panel above glovebox
3 point inertia reel belts at rear3 spoke leather M multi-function steering wheel
60/40 split folding rear seatAdditional open storage compartment in rear
Anthracite Velour floor matsAutomatic air conditioning + active carbon filter
Door sills with M logoFolding grab handles with rear coat hooks
Folding storage compartment with glasses holder + coin trayFront sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Fully adjustable front head restraintsHeight adjustable rear head restraints
Individual anthracite headliningISOFIX child seat preparation+airbag deactivation
Isofix rear child seat fasteningsLashing eyelets in boot
Leather gear shift knob with matt chrome Pearl Grey insertsLidded storage compartment next to steering column
Locking illuminated glove compartmentReach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear seat easy accessRear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding cover
Storage compartments in doorsSunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Toolkit located in luggage compartment 

Packs

Extended lights package - 3 Series Coupe 

Safety

ABS/EBDAnti whiplash head restraints
CBC - (Cornering brake control)Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Driver/pass seat mounted side airbagsDSC-Dynamic Stability Control
Dynamic brake controlDynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electrically height adjustable front seatbeltsFront seatbelt force limiters
Front seatbelt pretensionerITS head airbags for front/rear
Motor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque ControlOccupancy sensor for passenger seat
Warning triangle and first aid kit 

Security

Anti-theft wheel boltsDrive away door locking
Freewheeling lock cylindersImmobiliser
Remote central lockingRemote control Thatcham category 1 alarm

Technical

Diesel particulate filter 

Wheels

19" light alloy double spoke wheels - style 225 MRun 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)128Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1995Compression Ratio16.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)84Cylinders - Stroke (mm)90
Engine CodeN47D20O0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryCOMMON RAILGears6 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionMANUAL

Fuel Consumption

EC Combined (mpg)58.9EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)68.9EC Urban (mpg)47.1

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power177
Coin DescriptiondCoin SeriesM Sport Highline
Insurance Group 116Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0732E
Insurance Group 2EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3EURO NCAP Front and Side Impact test - Star Rating.9
EURO NCAP Pedestrian test - Star Rating.9Service Interval Mileage36000
Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3
Vehicle Homologation ClassM1 

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP177
Engine Power - KW130Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM4000Engine Torque - LBS.FT258
Engine Torque - MKG36Engine Torque - NM350
Engine Torque - RPM1750Top Speed144

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/35 R19
Tyre Size Rear255/30 R19Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRE
Wheel StyleM DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 225 MWheel Type19" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1395Length4580
Wheelbase2760Width1782

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)61Gross Vehicle Weight1910
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)440Max. Loading Weight480
Max. Roof Load75Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked745Minimum Kerbweight1430
No. of Seats4Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11
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

BY STEVE WALKER

Introduction

As the preferred option for compact executive car buyers who like an engaging drive to go with their brushed aluminium and brand equity, the BMW 3 Series always looked likely to go down a storm in coupe form. With the saloon's athleticism and unerring engineering packaged within a more graceful amalgamation of body panels, it was hard to see how the coupe could fail on the occasion of its 2006 launch. Fail it didn't and as a used buy, there's no reason why a two-door version of BMW's most bountiful cash cow shouldn't be a similar success.

History

BMW had ruffled a few feathers amongst its loyal customer base with the Chris Bangle-devised styling of its 2002 7 Series and 2003 5 Series. In conservative market sectors like these, where a rough approximation of the status quo tends to be the best target for new product development programmes, the sharp creases and concave surfaces had proven too challenging for some. BMW had shown conviction that Bangle was right and that everyone would eventually come to realise his genius (what else was it to do with his workmanship filling its showrooms?) but a lot was riding E90 3 Series and it was no great surprise when it adopted a more measured approach. Stylish, well proportioned and notably non-controversial, the E90 Three was BMW back doing what it has always done best. The E92 Coupe model arrived a year after the saloon. It was the first BMW in a while with which you didn't need to hunt around for faint praise adjectives like dramatic and charismatic. This car was genuinely pretty with its sleek silhouette and clean lines. With the styling nail firmly bashed into the timber, BMW's prowess in the engineering department could shine through. The Coupe featured a truncated version of the saloon engine range with the different units arriving in stages over the six months from Autumn 2006. The more affordable small petrol and diesel engines that the 3 Series saloon tempts tax battered company car users with were not offered, so things kicked off with the 320i and 320d, both featuring 2.0-litre four-cylinder engines. From there, despite what the nomenclature might lead you to believe, all the mainstream engines were 3.0-litre six-cylinder ones. The 325i and 330i petrol cars are normally-aspirated but the 335i has twin turbochargers. The diesels are all common-rail turbo units, with the 325d and 330d using a single turbo and the 335d having two. The M3 Coupe went on sale in April 2007 packing a 420bhp V8 and more attitude than a teenager with a trust fund. In the Autumn of 2007, BMW included its EfficientDynamics package across the 3-Series range with impressive results. The technology used varies according to the engine and model but significant fuel economy savings were made to most Coupe models from the 57-plate onwards. A facelift early in 2010 brought styling upgrades designed to produce a more sporty look. LED lights were included and a single wide air-intake was introduced beneath the bumper. Small improvements were made to the economy and emissions of various engines and the 320d model was upgraded to 184bhp. Leather trim became standard on all models at this stage but prices took a jump too.

What You Get

The 3 Series Coupe rides on the same front-engined, rear-wheel-drive platform as the saloon but there are differences aside from the two missing doors. The kidney grilles at the front of the 3-Series Coupe were restyled to give a simpler, cleaner look while the headlamps have a more piercing stare. Move round to the rear and you'll pick out the broad tail light clusters that incorporate horizontal LED rods. On the way, you'll spot the sculpted flanks and should you tap the front wings, you'll find that instead of the high-pitched ring of steel, you'll hear the duller thud of plastic. In a bid to cleave weight from the 3 Series Coupe, BMW used plastic as well as the more traditional method of 'tailored blanks' - panels that are thick where structural rigidity is needed and thin where it's not. With a fixed centre console dividing the rear seats, the 3 Series Coupe is a proper four seater with room in the back for two adults. The 440-litre boot and folding rear seats add a welcome dose of practicality but this is, above all, a coupe model. All models came with close-ratio six-speed manual gearboxes as standard but there was also a very decent automatic option that halves the shift times of a conventional auto thanks to a smart interface between software and torque converter. There is even a pair of paddle shifts behind the wheel for when the driver wants to have some fun. That three letter word figures large in the 3 Series vocabulary. One look at the aluminium suspension parts and the direct rack and pinion steering shows that BMW was serious about upholding its reputation for producing the Ultimate Driving Machine.

What to Look For

No major faults have been reported with this generation 3 Series, BMW learning their lessons from the old car's problems with sub-par South African cars and lingering Nikasil cylinder lining grumbles. Always go for metallic colours. Be suspicious of cars that have had many owners in a short time (this could be a sign of ongoing problems). If you really want peace of mind, buy from a BMW dealer - but be prepared to pay the premium.

Replacement Parts

(approx based on a 2006 320i Coupe) A clutch assembly is around £150. Front brake pads are around £60, a full exhaust about £500, an alternator around £150 and a tyre around £90. A starter motor is about £170.

On the Road

The 3-Series coupe's focus on shaving weight comes hand in hand with some seriously powerful engines and that will be enough to pique the interest of any keen driver. The petrol line-up starts with the 320i, then comes the 218bhp 325i model, which sits just below the 272bhp 330i derivative. At the top of the pile sits the legendary M3 but another version that gets everybody in the know excited is the 306bhp 335i. This was BMW's first turbocharged petrol unit offered in this country since the 2002 turbo, a car that was pensioned off in 1975. That leaves the diesels. These start with the 320d, then come the 325d and the 330d. The diesel flagship is the 286bhp 335d. Accelerating from zero to 60mph in just 5.5 seconds, the 335i is a car that's almost as fast as the previous generation M3 yet which is far less temperamental. As is the norm with high-end BMW models, the top speed is electronically limited to 155mph. Ignore the badge on the back, this is no 3.5-litre unit. Instead it's a twin-turbocharged 3.0-litre powerplant, each blower supplying compressed air to three cylinders each. Using smaller turbos helps to overcome the inertia of one big unit. In turn, this lack of turbo lag helps this forced induction engine to replicate the progressive power output of a big, normally-aspirated powerplant. Mind you, even the 325i petrol model is no sluggard, punting the Coupe to 60mph in 6.6 seconds and on to 155mph. The 3 Series Coupe is a wonderfully involving thing to drive, talented and communicative in the extreme. It steers, goes and stops with real athleticism regardless of the engines installed but it's only the really powerful units that let you get the most from the chassis. The ride is on the firm side and that is the one area where people regularly find fault with the car. It's not harsh but it's a sporty set-up in keeping with the character of the 3-Series and there are those who prefer more of a cushy ride. It's also worth noting the fuel economy that's obtainable from this highly capable sports coupe. BMW introduced its EfficientDynamics technology shortly after launch, so 57-plate cars and later gain a useful boost in economy of between 3 and 5 miles per gallon. The diesels shine particularly brightly with the 320d returning an outstanding 59mpg and 128g/km emissions. Even the 335d can still manage 42mpg and 177g/km, while the petrol options are hardly profligate either. The 44.8mpg 320i has 151g/km emissions and the 335i can return 31mpg with 218g/km emissions.

Overall

The BMW 3 Series Coupe offers four-seat practicality and a sparkling driving experience powered by a fine range of engines. The set-up might be a little too focused for some tastes, particularly in the firmly suspended M Sport models, but keen drivers will love the accurate steering, handling balance and performance. The engines also turn in first class economy figures completing a sensibly sporting package.

Performance
80%
Handling
90%
Comfort
80%
Space
70%
Styling
80%
Build
80%
Value
70%
Equipment
50%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

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