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2015 (65) BMW 3 Series320i xDrive M Sport 5dr Step Auto

Inverness Volvo
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Standard specification

Driver Convenience

Automatic tailgate operationBMW emergency call
BMW TeleservicesBrake force display
Brake pad wear indicator warning lightCheck control system
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 starterService interval indicator
Traffic message channel (TMC) 

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 electric adjustable door mirrorsBody colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipeClear indicator lenses
Door sill finishersDynamic brake lights
Electric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close functionFront ornamental grille with black kidney bars and chrome bezel
Green tinted heat insulating glassHeated rear window with automatic switch off
Heated windscreen washer jetsHigh gloss shadow line
Independent opening for tailgate windowLED daytime running lights
M aerodynamic body stylingRain sensor + automatic driving lights control
Rear wash/wipeShark 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
4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook4 lashing points to secure luggage
40/20/40 split folding rear seatAmbient lighting
Automatic interior light soft on/soft off systemDriver and passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + slide cover
Dual zone automatic air conditioningFoldable boot floor with storage compartment
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
Individual anthracite headliningIsofix system on outer rear seats
Leather gear knobLeather gear selector lever handle
Leather handbrake gripLockable glovebox
Luggage compartment lightingLuggage strap
M sports leather steering wheelMulti-function controls for steering wheel
Reach + rake adjustable steering columnRear centre armrest
Rear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding coverRetractable luggage cover
Separation netStorage compartment in rear doors
Through load systemToolkit located in luggage compartment

Packs

Extended lighting package - 3 SeriesInterior lights pack - 3 Series Touring

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

Drive Performance ControlElectronic 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 - ICE

CO0.151CO2 (g/km)151
HC0.04Noise Level dB(A)66
NOx0.025Particles0.0003
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 6 

Engine and Drive Train

CamshaftDOHCCatalytic ConvertorTrue
CC1998Compression Ratio11.0:1
Cylinder LayoutIN-LINECylinders4
Cylinders - Bore (mm)82Cylinders - Stroke (mm)94.6
Engine CodeB48B20M0Engine LayoutNORTH SOUTH
Fuel DeliveryINJECTIONGears8 SPEED
Number of Valves16TransmissionSEMI-AUTO

Fuel Consumption - ICE

EC Combined (mpg)43.5EC Directive 1999/100/EC AppliesTrue
EC Extra Urban (mpg)53.3EC Urban (mpg)33.2

General

Badge Engine CC2.0Badge Power184
Coin Descriptioni xDriveCoin SeriesM Sport
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 0728EManufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years3Service Interval Frequency - Months24
Service Interval Mileage18000Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage999999
Standard manufacturers warranty - Years3Vehicle Homologation ClassM1

Performance

0 to 62 mph (secs)7.9Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135Engine Power - PSTrue
Engine Power - RPM5000Engine Torque - LBS.FT199
Engine Torque - MKG28Engine Torque - NM270
Engine Torque - RPM1350Top Speed139

Tyres

Alloys?TrueTyre Size Front225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear255/40 R18Tyre Size SpareRUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel StyleM STAR SPOKE STYLE 400MWheel Type18" ALLOY

Vehicle Dimensions

Height1434Length4633
Wheelbase2810Width1811
Width (including mirrors)2031 

Weight and Capacities

Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres)60Gross Vehicle Weight2185
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down)1500Luggage Capacity (Seats Up)495
Max. Loading Weight575Max. Roof Load75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked1800Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked750
Minimum Kerbweight1610No. of Seats5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb11.7
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 Touring is back for those who don't pack light. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The sophisticated sixth generation 'G20' generation version of BMW's 3 Series Touring holds no great surprises to those who understand the narrative of this model. It's not the most accomplished load lugger in its class but it's the best drive and offers the most efficiency. That'll be enough to clinch the deal for most who just hanker after a 3 Series with a bit more versatility.

Background

Conventional wisdom dictates that estate cars are designed for people who can't fit all the paraphernalia of modern life inside a conventional saloon or hatchback model. You'd certainly imagine that an estate would require a lot more space than the saloon on which it is based in order to justify its own existence but, particularly in the compact executive sector where BMW's 3 Series Touring competes, it isn't always that straightforward. It might be a surprise for some people to learn that many mid-sized executive estate cars are only fractionally roomier than their saloon equivalents - and some even have less space out back. Estate buyers in this sector are typically also asked to pay around £1,300 more for the privilege. That's extra money for extra space. How much extra space? With the rear seats in place just 20 litres over the saloon. You don't, in other words, buy this car for its luggage cramming talents. You buy it because you want the capability in hand and also because it's a little more 'lifestyle' and a little less 'field sales' than the standard 3 Series saloon.

Driving Experience

The well-versed themes of the 3 Series are present and correct in this sixth generation Touring model. 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 184hp 320i. The same 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. 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 7.5s (or just 7.1s for the auto). At the top of the diesel line-up is the 265hp 330d. Both 320d and 330d models can be had with that xDrive 4WD option; in the 330d, you have to have xDrive. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the range, or there's the option of 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 M Sport differential for the rear axle which helps to enhance traction, agility and cornering.

Design and Build

It won't surprise you to learn that from the front bumper to the B-pillar, the 3 Series Touring is identical to the saloon model. This version of this estate variant has larger exterior dimensions than its predecessor. It has grown by 76mm to 4,709mm in length, by 16mm to 1,827mm in width and by 11mm to 1,440mm in height. The wheelbase has also been extended by 41mm to 2,851mm, plus 43mm has been added to the front track (1,587 mm) and 21mm to the rear track (1,604mm). You'll want to know about the boot, accessed via a standard powered tailgate. It's 500-litres inside (5-litres bigger than the previous generation Touring model and 20-litres bigger than the boot of a current 'G20'-generation 3 Series saloon model. BMW reckons those stats don't tell the whole story, pointing out that the boot is up to 112mm wider than the predecessor design and its loading aperture is 30mm higher and up to 125mm wider in its upper section. The loading sill is slightly lower (at 616mm) and the step between it and the boot floor has been reduced in height from 35mm to 8mm - all of which makes it much easier to load large, heavy items of luggage. Fold the seats flat and there's a maximum capacity of 1,500-litres.

Market and Model

The 3 Series Touring range mainly occupies the £35,000 to £45,000 bracket and comes in three trim levels: 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport'. As well as a line-specific front and rear bumper design, the 'SE' comes with light- alloy wheels in 17-inch or optional 18-inch formats, aluminium door sill strips and LED front fog lamps. Plus the 'SE' model gets a smart leather sport steering wheel with multifunction buttons and thumb rests. Mid-range 'Sport' trim includes 'High-gloss Shadow Line' trim, plus special kidney grille bars and trim elements for the air intakes and rear apron in High-gloss Black. The sporty exterior is enhanced with exclusive 18" V spoke light alloy wheels. Inside the 'Sport' gets trim strips in High-gloss Black and heated sports seats in Vernasca leather. Ideally though, you'd want the 'M Sport' model, which features large air intakes at the front end to combine with an equally distinctive design for the side skirts and rear apron. These elements are joined by BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, kidney grille bars in High-gloss Black, air intake trim in High-gloss Black and a rear diffuser in Dark Shadow. Heated sports seats with Vernasca leather, an M leather steering wheel, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner and interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon are standard at this level.

Cost of Ownership

Although the upfront price might be a bit of a hurdle for some, the 3 Series Touring looks as if it will prove a fairly cost-effective car to own. They're no longer the cast iron financial prospect they used to be - the laws of supply and demand have seen to that - but if residuals have softened a bit, then the improved efficiency of the latest cars make up for it. The 320d variant's improved 2.0-litre powerplant now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. Combined cycle WLTP-rated fuel consumption is rated at up to 64.2mpg for the 2WD 320d (the automatic version registers 67.3mpg) - or 61.4mpg for the 320d xDrive. The 320d's NEDC-rated CO2 emissions are up to 119g/km (or up to 121g/km for the 320d xDrive). The 320i petrol variant manages up to 48.7mpg and up to 133g/km of CO2. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is up to 47.1mpg and the CO2 reading is up to 136g/km. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e iPerformance petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid. 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

Since its launch in 1987, more than 1.7 million examples of the 3 Series Touring have hit the roads, with this sixth generation model's immediate predecessor alone accounting for more than 500,000 of these. In other words, this 3 Series station wagon has long been one of the quiet achievers in BMW's model range. There's a reason for that. Look behind the low-key styling and you find a car that does so much so well. True, it's not vastly practical, but the changes BMW has made to the cargo area have had more of a real word impact than the stats suggest. And pragmatic estate buyers will appreciate the fact that this car is the most efficient choice you can make in the premium part of the mid-sized estate sector. A lot to like them, which is just as well given the premium prices being asked. Still, if you're shopping in this sector, we think you'll find this contender even more difficult to ignore.

Performance
70%
Handling
80%
Comfort
70%
Space
60%
Styling
70%
Build
80%
Value
60%
Equipment
70%
Economy
80%
Depreciation
80%
Insurance
70%

** MPG figures are obtained in laboratory testing and intended for comparisons between vehicles. Please be aware they're not intended to represent real world efficiency.

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Monthly payment£274.07
Deposit£1950
Term (months)48
Fixed interest rate4.6%
Cash price£19,498
Credit amount£17,548
Completion fee£1
Guaranteed future value£9336
Total amount payable£24,168.29
Annual mileage8000
Contract mileage32,000
Excess mileage charge5.68p per mile
Representative APR8.9%
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