BMW 3 Series Saloon

320d MHT M Sport 4dr Step Auto

BMW 3 Series Saloon - 320d MHT M Sport 4dr Step Auto

Vehicle Information

List Price
£44,460.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
56.5 MPG
0-62 mph
6.9 secs
Engine Size
2.0 CC
No. of Doors
4
CO2
131 g/km
By Line

The seventh generation BMW 3 Series gets pricier but more appealing in this enhanced form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series has ruled the compact part of the mid-sized executive segment for more than forty years and the company's hopes are high for this improved version of the 'G20' seventh generation design. It's smarter and gets a much more sophisticated cabin. Plus the diesels now feature 48V mild hybrid tech and there's a big step forward in media connectivity. All the things you'd expect from a facelift really. Something else you'd expect from this model is rear wheel drive handling purity. It doesn't disappoint in that regard either.

Background

The BMW 3 Series has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality and supreme handling in the premium mid-size segment for more than 40 years. When this the seventh generation 'G20'-series model arrived back in 2018, it raised the bar even higher. But since then, we've had an all-new version of this car's arch-rival, the Mercedes C-Class, so BMW has had to further improve its '3': it has. This contender is regarded as the heartbeat of the brand and always has been since the first generation design was launched way back in 1975. Today, this model line accounts for 14% of BMW's global sales, so it could hardly be more important. These updates must sustain the car until it's replaced by an EV next-generation model in 2025 with the brand's forthcoming 'Neue Klasse' architecture.

Driving Experience

BMW has refined its engine selection as part of this facelift: the previous entry-level 318i (petrol) and 318d (diesel) units are no longer listed. So the range begins with the 184hp 320i petrol model or the 190hp 320d diesel, the latter gaining 48V mild hybrid tech. Eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission is now standard on all versions as before but is now upgraded to 'Sport' status which means that there's a gearshiftpaddle-activated 'Sprint' function for quick overtraking. If you can spend more with a mainstream powerplant, then the four cylinder 330e Plug-in variant with 292hp offers a tempting combination of speed and frugality. Across the line-up, rear wheel drive is still this 3 Series model's calling card of course; for mainstream models, xDrive 4WD is only now available (optionally) on the 330e. You have to have it on top M340i (374hp 48V petrol) and M340d (340hp 48V diesel) variants. The road-burning M3 Competition still tops the range of course, with its 510hp 3.0-litre twin turbo six cylinder engine and optional xDrive system. There's also a top M3 CS variant with an uprated 551hp version of the same engine. Otherwise, much is familiar here. All 3 Series models get the front engine, rear wheel drive formula with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution that has defined the 3 Series to date: this seventh generation model doesn't deviate too far from that script. Still notable are the standard 'lift-related' dampers. These clever shock absorbers incorporate structures that provide extra damping at the extremes of wheel travel, allowing quite a firm sporting set-up to be adopted, but also one able to deliver a fluent ride over tarmac imperfections. Thanks to that, this car's able to combine a set-up for Silverstone with something that works equally well on the North Circular.

Design and Build

This seventh generation 3 Series model has had a useful visual update here for both Saloon and Touring estate body styles. If you know this 'G20'-series seventh generation design, you'll notice the updated front end, which offers slimmer LED headlights, a resculpted grille and gloss black brake cooling vents. M Sport variants get a distinctive hexagonal lower air intake too. There are reshaped bumpers at the rear and colour-coded trim elements, plus M Sport models feature a chunky diffuser. The major changes though, have taken place inside, where this 3 Series gets the new-look curved instrument panel that we first saw on the iX luxury EV. this incorporates a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen with the brand's latest eighth generation iDrive interface. This all allows for a big step forward in media functionality, with things like real-time mapping, a parking space locator and wireless smartphone-mirroring. Other cabin updates include slimmer air vents, a redesigned gear shifter, standardised gear shift paddles and new touch-sensitive buttons for the centre console. Otherwise, things are much as before. There's reasonably comfortable space for a couple of adults on the rear bench - it'd be a bit of a squash for three. Out back, there's a 480-litre boot in the Saloon, which you can extend by folding the seat backs forward. If you're going to be doing that very regularly though, then you're really a candidate for the alternative Touring estate version, which offers a 500-litre boot, extendable with seat folding to 1,500-litres.

Market and Model

When you pause to consider that one product line - the 3 Series saloon - accounts for fully a quarter of BMW's global sales, you begin to appreciate quite how much there is riding on this car. Pricing now starts at just under £41,000 for the 320i petrol; or around £45,000 for the 320d diesel. You'll need a budget of over £47,000 for the 330e PHEV petrol model, with a premium of around £1,550 more for the xDrive system. There are now just two trim levels, 'Sport' and 'M Sport' and all models now include the 'BMW Live Cockpit Plus' screen set-up, which includes cloud-based BMW Maps, over-the-air updates and an improved version of the brand's 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' voice control system. The company's 'Parking assistant' is now standard, steering you automatically into spaces. And you can upgrade it with Park View, Panorama View and 3D View functions. M Sport customers are being offered a choice of exterior upgrades, including a carbonfibre rear diffuser, a large rear spoiler for the saloon and individual wheel designs of up to 20-inches in size. As for safety, well as before, optional across the range is the brand's 'Driving Assistant Professional' pack, which includes Active Cruise Control with a Stop&Go function. There's also a 'Steering and Lane Control Assistant', which helps the driver maintain their position on motorways where the lane narrows. The 'Active Navigation' function detects when a lane change for a motorway exit is required and prepares to steer the car into that lane. The system also comprises a 'Lane Keeping Assistant' with active side collision protection and an 'Evasion Assistant'.

Cost of Ownership

The addition of mild hybrid 48V tech for the diesels has usefully improved efficiency. the 320d diesel many will want now manages up to 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 127g/km of CO2, readings which are difficult to better in this class. The M340d, which also gets the 48V technology, manages up to 48.7mpg and up to 153g/km. Otherwise, things are much as before. The 320i petrol variant manages up to 44.1mpg and up to 145g/km of CO2. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid which can deliver up to 217mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 return of as little as 30g/km.. What else? Well the Steptronic automatic transmission 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

With this enhanced version of the seventh generation 3 Series, we've got the kind of car that BMW is best at making. We understand why the company has to make SUVs, People Carriers and Electric Vehicles, but it'll lose its soul if it ever stops making models like this one. Prior to the original launch of this 'G20'-series design back in 2018, previous 3 Series generations had dabbled with conformity, but this MK7 version has reasserted this Bavarian maker's dynamic dominance in the mid-sized sports saloon segment. No other rival serves up as deliciously rich a driving experience as this. This improved model has become quite expensive, but thanks to the updated hi-tech cabin, at least you now feel you're getting a very complete benchmark-standard product for that not-inconsiderable outlay. You might rarely use the added dynamic dimension it has over its rivals, but it'll always be good to know you have it. Within its segment, it really is the 'Ultimate driving machine'. Over the years, the 3 Series has changed a lot about the way we buy cars in this class, continually forcing its rivals to play catch up. This one's no different. As you were, people.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Automatic Start/stop button
  • BMW iDrive
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Condition based service
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Driving experience switch
  • Live cockpit plus with Navigation + 12.3" instrument display + 14.9" display, Intelligent voice assist, 2 USB, 4G LTE connect
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • Preparation for driver assistance
  • Shifting point display
  • Variable sport steering
  • Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter (Available as no-cost option)
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • 48V Mild hybrid technology
  • Double joint spring strut front axle
  • Fuel tank breather system
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • M sport suspension
  • Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB tuner
  • Stereo speaker system with 6 loudspeakers (Available as no-cost option)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 3rd brake light
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • BMW emblem, engine compartment lid and tailgate
  • Body colour roof fin
  • Door sill strips
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front apron plastic in body colour
  • Fuel filler flap - right rear in body colour
  • Heated washer jets
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Illuminated bow type door handles in body colour drivers side with door lock
  • Interior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
  • LED rear lights
  • Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgate
  • Matt black B-pillar finsher
  • Matt black window recess cover
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • One piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Rear boot
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Reversing lights
  • Side frame decorative moulding black matt
  • Visible exhaust tailpipe finisher
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED turn indicator (Available as no-cost option)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in front storage compartment
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with loading system
  • Additionaly light carpet projects an ambient light design onto the left and right entering and exiting area
  • Ambient door handle light
  • Ambient lighting front and rear with 9 selectable colours
  • Ambient storage compartment lighting in the centre console
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrest
  • BMW ID
  • Contour lighting in instrument panel and door trim panel
  • Cruise control operation in steering wheel
  • Driver backrest width adjustment
  • Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Front and rear ambient footwell lighting
  • Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
  • Front and rear headrests
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Front and rear velour floor mats
  • Front sport seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • Illuminated armrest storage compartment
  • Illuminated glove compartment
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • M Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
  • Make-up mirror lights
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Sensatec alcantara upholstery (Available as no-cost option)
PACKS
  • Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Interior and exterior mirror pack - 3 Series Touring/Saloon
  • M Aerodynamics package - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • M sport exterior styling pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Storage compartment pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Parking assistant pack - 3 Series (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • BMW emergency call
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Driver and front passenger with seat occupancy detection for driver's and passenger side
  • Driver and passenger side airbags, body protection at side and airbags deploy from seat backrests
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
  • Head airbags in 1st and 2nd row, head protection at side, curtain airbags open from headliner above 1st and 2nd row
  • Plastic fuel tank
  • Side impact protection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SECURITY
  • Alarm system
  • Centre lock switch
  • Closing system with central locking
  • Electronic vehicle immobiliser
TRIM
  • Aluminium rhombicle anthracite interior trim (Available as no-cost option)
WHEELS
  • 18" M double spoke bicolour light alloy wheels - Style 848M with mixed tyres and BMW Mobility kit (Available as no-cost option)
Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
EMISSIONS - ICE
  • HC:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:131

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:139

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:129

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High:133

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High:116

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low:168

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium:125

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1995

  • Compression Ratio:16.5:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):84

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):90

  • Engine Code:B47D20O1

  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH

  • Fuel Delivery:COMMON RAIL

  • Gears:8 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:5.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:5.1

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:4.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:6.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:4.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:56.5

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:53.3

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:56.5

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High:55.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High:64.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Low:44.1

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium:58.9

GENERAL
  • AdBlue:Yes

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:2.0

  • Badge Power:190

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:d MHT

  • Coin Series:M Sport

  • Generation Mark:7

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:31E

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:97

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:87

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:5

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:87

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:76

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):6.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:190

  • Engine Power - KW:140

  • Engine Power - RPM:4000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:295

  • Engine Torque - MKG:40.8

  • Engine Torque - NM:400

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1750

  • Top Speed:149

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:225/45 R18

  • Tyre Size Rear:255/40 R18

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 848M

  • Wheel Type:18" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1440

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4713

  • Wheelbase:2851

  • Width:1827

  • Width (including mirrors):2068

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):59

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2165

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):480

  • Max. Loading Weight:570

  • Max. Roof Load:75

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1600

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:750

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1595

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.4

By Line

The seventh generation BMW 3 Series gets pricier but more appealing in this enhanced form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series has ruled the compact part of the mid-sized executive segment for more than forty years and the company's hopes are high for this improved version of the 'G20' seventh generation design. It's smarter and gets a much more sophisticated cabin. Plus the diesels now feature 48V mild hybrid tech and there's a big step forward in media connectivity. All the things you'd expect from a facelift really. Something else you'd expect from this model is rear wheel drive handling purity. It doesn't disappoint in that regard either.

Background

The BMW 3 Series has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality and supreme handling in the premium mid-size segment for more than 40 years. When this the seventh generation 'G20'-series model arrived back in 2018, it raised the bar even higher. But since then, we've had an all-new version of this car's arch-rival, the Mercedes C-Class, so BMW has had to further improve its '3': it has. This contender is regarded as the heartbeat of the brand and always has been since the first generation design was launched way back in 1975. Today, this model line accounts for 14% of BMW's global sales, so it could hardly be more important. These updates must sustain the car until it's replaced by an EV next-generation model in 2025 with the brand's forthcoming 'Neue Klasse' architecture.

Driving Experience

BMW has refined its engine selection as part of this facelift: the previous entry-level 318i (petrol) and 318d (diesel) units are no longer listed. So the range begins with the 184hp 320i petrol model or the 190hp 320d diesel, the latter gaining 48V mild hybrid tech. Eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission is now standard on all versions as before but is now upgraded to 'Sport' status which means that there's a gearshiftpaddle-activated 'Sprint' function for quick overtraking. If you can spend more with a mainstream powerplant, then the four cylinder 330e Plug-in variant with 292hp offers a tempting combination of speed and frugality. Across the line-up, rear wheel drive is still this 3 Series model's calling card of course; for mainstream models, xDrive 4WD is only now available (optionally) on the 330e. You have to have it on top M340i (374hp 48V petrol) and M340d (340hp 48V diesel) variants. The road-burning M3 Competition still tops the range of course, with its 510hp 3.0-litre twin turbo six cylinder engine and optional xDrive system. There's also a top M3 CS variant with an uprated 551hp version of the same engine. Otherwise, much is familiar here. All 3 Series models get the front engine, rear wheel drive formula with near perfect 50:50 weight distribution that has defined the 3 Series to date: this seventh generation model doesn't deviate too far from that script. Still notable are the standard 'lift-related' dampers. These clever shock absorbers incorporate structures that provide extra damping at the extremes of wheel travel, allowing quite a firm sporting set-up to be adopted, but also one able to deliver a fluent ride over tarmac imperfections. Thanks to that, this car's able to combine a set-up for Silverstone with something that works equally well on the North Circular.

Design and Build

This seventh generation 3 Series model has had a useful visual update here for both Saloon and Touring estate body styles. If you know this 'G20'-series seventh generation design, you'll notice the updated front end, which offers slimmer LED headlights, a resculpted grille and gloss black brake cooling vents. M Sport variants get a distinctive hexagonal lower air intake too. There are reshaped bumpers at the rear and colour-coded trim elements, plus M Sport models feature a chunky diffuser. The major changes though, have taken place inside, where this 3 Series gets the new-look curved instrument panel that we first saw on the iX luxury EV. this incorporates a 12.3-inch digital gauge cluster and a 14.9-inch infotainment screen with the brand's latest eighth generation iDrive interface. This all allows for a big step forward in media functionality, with things like real-time mapping, a parking space locator and wireless smartphone-mirroring. Other cabin updates include slimmer air vents, a redesigned gear shifter, standardised gear shift paddles and new touch-sensitive buttons for the centre console. Otherwise, things are much as before. There's reasonably comfortable space for a couple of adults on the rear bench - it'd be a bit of a squash for three. Out back, there's a 480-litre boot in the Saloon, which you can extend by folding the seat backs forward. If you're going to be doing that very regularly though, then you're really a candidate for the alternative Touring estate version, which offers a 500-litre boot, extendable with seat folding to 1,500-litres.

Market and Model

When you pause to consider that one product line - the 3 Series saloon - accounts for fully a quarter of BMW's global sales, you begin to appreciate quite how much there is riding on this car. Pricing now starts at just under £41,000 for the 320i petrol; or around £45,000 for the 320d diesel. You'll need a budget of over £47,000 for the 330e PHEV petrol model, with a premium of around £1,550 more for the xDrive system. There are now just two trim levels, 'Sport' and 'M Sport' and all models now include the 'BMW Live Cockpit Plus' screen set-up, which includes cloud-based BMW Maps, over-the-air updates and an improved version of the brand's 'Intelligent Personal Assistant' voice control system. The company's 'Parking assistant' is now standard, steering you automatically into spaces. And you can upgrade it with Park View, Panorama View and 3D View functions. M Sport customers are being offered a choice of exterior upgrades, including a carbonfibre rear diffuser, a large rear spoiler for the saloon and individual wheel designs of up to 20-inches in size. As for safety, well as before, optional across the range is the brand's 'Driving Assistant Professional' pack, which includes Active Cruise Control with a Stop&Go function. There's also a 'Steering and Lane Control Assistant', which helps the driver maintain their position on motorways where the lane narrows. The 'Active Navigation' function detects when a lane change for a motorway exit is required and prepares to steer the car into that lane. The system also comprises a 'Lane Keeping Assistant' with active side collision protection and an 'Evasion Assistant'.

Cost of Ownership

The addition of mild hybrid 48V tech for the diesels has usefully improved efficiency. the 320d diesel many will want now manages up to 58.9mpg on the combined cycle and up to 127g/km of CO2, readings which are difficult to better in this class. The M340d, which also gets the 48V technology, manages up to 48.7mpg and up to 153g/km. Otherwise, things are much as before. The 320i petrol variant manages up to 44.1mpg and up to 145g/km of CO2. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid which can deliver up to 217mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 return of as little as 30g/km.. What else? Well the Steptronic automatic transmission 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

With this enhanced version of the seventh generation 3 Series, we've got the kind of car that BMW is best at making. We understand why the company has to make SUVs, People Carriers and Electric Vehicles, but it'll lose its soul if it ever stops making models like this one. Prior to the original launch of this 'G20'-series design back in 2018, previous 3 Series generations had dabbled with conformity, but this MK7 version has reasserted this Bavarian maker's dynamic dominance in the mid-sized sports saloon segment. No other rival serves up as deliciously rich a driving experience as this. This improved model has become quite expensive, but thanks to the updated hi-tech cabin, at least you now feel you're getting a very complete benchmark-standard product for that not-inconsiderable outlay. You might rarely use the added dynamic dimension it has over its rivals, but it'll always be good to know you have it. Within its segment, it really is the 'Ultimate driving machine'. Over the years, the 3 Series has changed a lot about the way we buy cars in this class, continually forcing its rivals to play catch up. This one's no different. As you were, people.

Displayed below is the vehicle and technical data which is provided by a third party. Please check manufacturer's website prior to any order you place. If any specific feature is required that isn't listed, please make this clear to your account manager at your earliest convenience.
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Automatic Start/stop button
  • BMW iDrive
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Condition based service
  • ConnectedDrive Services
  • Driving experience switch
  • Live cockpit plus with Navigation + 12.3" instrument display + 14.9" display, Intelligent voice assist, 2 USB, 4G LTE connect
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • Preparation for driver assistance
  • Shifting point display
  • Variable sport steering
  • Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
ENGINE/DRIVETRAIN/SUSPENSION
  • 48V Mild hybrid technology
  • Double joint spring strut front axle
  • Fuel tank breather system
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • M sport suspension
  • Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB tuner
  • Stereo speaker system with 6 loudspeakers (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
EXTERIOR FEATURES
  • 3rd brake light
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • BMW emblem, engine compartment lid and tailgate
  • Body colour roof fin
  • Door sill strips
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
  • Follow me home headlight function
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • Front apron plastic in body colour
  • Fuel filler flap - right rear in body colour
  • Heated washer jets
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Illuminated bow type door handles in body colour drivers side with door lock
  • Interior rear view electrochromatic mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
  • LED rear lights
  • Licence plate panel integrated into front bumper and tailgate
  • Matt black B-pillar finsher
  • Matt black window recess cover
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • One piece front bumper cover including towing eye cover in body colour
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Rear boot
  • Rear side wing doors
  • Reversing lights
  • Side frame decorative moulding black matt
  • Visible exhaust tailpipe finisher
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
  • LED headlights with LED daytime running lights and LED turn indicator (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in front storage compartment
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • 3 seat bench in 2nd row
  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with loading system
  • Additionaly light carpet projects an ambient light design onto the left and right entering and exiting area
  • Ambient door handle light
  • Ambient lighting front and rear with 9 selectable colours
  • Ambient storage compartment lighting in the centre console
  • Anthracite headlining
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrest
  • BMW ID
  • Contour lighting in instrument panel and door trim panel
  • Cruise control operation in steering wheel
  • Driver backrest width adjustment
  • Folding rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Front and rear ambient footwell lighting
  • Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
  • Front and rear headrests
  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Front and rear velour floor mats
  • Front sport seats
  • Heated front seats
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • Illuminated armrest storage compartment
  • Illuminated glove compartment
  • Illuminated luggage compartment
  • Lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • M Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
  • Make-up mirror lights
  • Single front passenger seat
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Sensatec alcantara upholstery (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
PACKS
  • Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Interior and exterior mirror pack - 3 Series Touring/Saloon
  • M Aerodynamics package - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • M sport exterior styling pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Storage compartment pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
  • Parking assistant pack - 3 Series (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option) Pack contents
PASSIVE SAFETY
  • 3x3 point rear seatbelts
  • BMW emergency call
  • Child locks on rear doors
  • Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Driver and front passenger with seat occupancy detection for driver's and passenger side
  • Driver and passenger side airbags, body protection at side and airbags deploy from seat backrests
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
  • Head airbags in 1st and 2nd row, head protection at side, curtain airbags open from headliner above 1st and 2nd row
  • Plastic fuel tank
  • Side impact protection
  • Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SECURITY
  • Alarm system
  • Centre lock switch
  • Closing system with central locking
  • Electronic vehicle immobiliser
TRIM
  • Aluminium rhombicle anthracite interior trim (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
WHEELS
  • 18" M double spoke bicolour light alloy wheels - Style 848M with mixed tyres and BMW Mobility kit (Available as no-cost option) (Available as no-cost option)
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EMISSIONS - ICE
  • HC:Not Available

  • Standard Euro Emissions:EURO 6

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb:131

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEH:139

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - TEL:129

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High:133

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High:116

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low:168

  • WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium:125

ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Camshaft:DOHC

  • Catalytic Convertor:Yes

  • CC:1995

  • Compression Ratio:16.5:1

  • Cylinder Layout:IN-LINE

  • Cylinders:4

  • Cylinders - Bore (mm):84

  • Cylinders - Stroke (mm):90

  • Engine Code:B47D20O1

  • Engine Layout:NORTH SOUTH

  • Fuel Delivery:COMMON RAIL

  • Gears:8 SPEED

  • Number of Valves:16

  • Transmission:SEMI-AUTO

FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies:No

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb:5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEH:5.3

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - TEL:5

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High:5.1

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High:4.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low:6.4

  • WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium:4.8

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb:56.5

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEH:53.3

  • WLTP - MPG - Comb - TEL:56.5

  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High:55.4

  • WLTP - MPG - High:64.2

  • WLTP - MPG - Low:44.1

  • WLTP - MPG - Medium:58.9

GENERAL
  • AdBlue:Yes

  • Alternative Fuel Qualifying:Yes

  • Badge Engine CC:2.0

  • Badge Power:190

  • Based On ID:Not Available

  • Coin Description:d MHT

  • Coin Series:M Sport

  • Generation Mark:7

  • Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07:31E

  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %:97

  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %:87

  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09:5

  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %:87

  • NCAP Safety Assist %:76

  • Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern?:No

  • Special Edition:No

  • Special Order:No

  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months:Not Available

  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage:Not Available

  • Vehicle Homologation Class:M1

PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 62 mph (secs):6.9

  • Engine Power - BHP:190

  • Engine Power - KW:140

  • Engine Power - RPM:4000

  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT:295

  • Engine Torque - MKG:40.8

  • Engine Torque - NM:400

  • Engine Torque - RPM:1750

  • Top Speed:149

TEST CYCLES
  • Emissions Test Cycle:WLTP

  • RDE Certification Level:RDE 2

TYRES
  • Alloys?:Yes

  • Space Saver?:No

  • Tyre Size Front:225/45 R18

  • Tyre Size Rear:255/40 R18

  • Tyre Size Spare:TYRE REPAIR KIT

  • Wheel Style:DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 848M

  • Wheel Type:18" ALLOY

VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height:1440

  • Height (including roof rails):Not Available

  • Length:4713

  • Wheelbase:2851

  • Width:1827

  • Width (including mirrors):2068

WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres):59

  • Gross Vehicle Weight:2165

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Down):Not Available

  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up):480

  • Max. Loading Weight:570

  • Max. Roof Load:75

  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked:1600

  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked:750

  • Minimum Kerbweight:1595

  • No. of Seats:5

  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb:11.4

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Inc VAT
£565.08
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£5,085.72 inc VAT
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Ex VAT
£440.97
Initial Rental (9 mths)
£3,968.73 Ex VAT
Contract Term
48 mths
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5000 miles
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Vehicle Information
List Price
£44,460.00
Transmission
Automatic
Fuel Type
Diesel
Fuel Consumption
0-62 mph
Engine Size
2.0 CC
No. of Doors
4
CO2
131 g/km
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