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Specification

  • Mileage: 19732
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Size: 2.0
  • Interior Colour: Black Leather
  • Exterior Colour: Silver Metallic
  • Body Style: Saloon
  • Seats: 5
  • Service: FSH
  • Reg date: 2012/6

Optional extras

  • 17" Star spoke alloy wheels - style 393
  • Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices
  • BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
  • Bluetooth telephone preparation with USB audio interface
  • Dual zone automatic air conditioning
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Dynamic stability control plus
  • Electric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close function
  • Electric power steering
  • Electronic immobiliser
  • Key integrated remote control central locking
  • Manual adjustable height/backrest/length front seats
  • Multi-function controls for steering wheel
  • Rear park distance control
  • Remote control alarm
Description
  • Engine Power 184 bhp
  • Top Speed 143 mph
  • Acceleration (0-62mph) 7.4 seconds
  • CO2 Rating (g/km) 118 g/km

Description

What car says:

The BMW 3 Series 320d SE is great to drive, cheap to run and well specified, this is the pick of the 3 Series range. The engine gives a fine blend of efficiency and performance, with tremendous flexibility at low revs. The BMW 3 Series 320d SE gets dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers.

We prefer the diesel engines to the petrols. The 320d is quick and effortlessly flexible, and even the lower-powered 320d Efficient Dynamics offers vibrant performance. The turbocharged 2.0-litre petrol 320i is brisk and the 328i is rapid, but they sometimes feel rather stressed, while the 3.0 335i is sweet-revving and blisteringly fast.


Body movements aren’t as tightly controlled as they might be if you stick with the standard suspension, but the 3 Series is still good to drive, thanks to its precise steering. Specify the optional adaptive M Sport suspension and the 3 Series becomes the sweetest-driving car in the class. The handling is agile and responsive, yet the ride is comfortable. xDrive models offer more traction and even greater confidence in placing the front end.
Most of the engines rev smoothly, but the four-cylinder diesels are too audible at low revs. The four-cylinder petrol engines don’t sound particularly appealing either. You’re pretty well isolated from road and suspension noise, but there’s more wind noise than you get in other compact executive cars.

 

Auto Express says:

Priced identically to the 320d SE, the BMW 3 Series ED will be the pick of the range for those doing high mileages. If you want sporty alloys, you’ll have to go for the regular 320d, while the gains in efficiency over the standard model are marginal. But they add up to lower fuel and tax bills, plus there’s the bonus that the ED drives as well as any 3 Series. This is the most efficient BMW 3 Series yet. The new EfficientDynamics model builds on the success of its predecessor, which was the biggest-selling 3 Series. Like that car, it’s based on the 320d, but boasts even better fuel economy and CO2 emissions. It’s exactly the same price as the 320d SE, too. So is there a catch?

Road noise is low, yet the diesel engine is always vocal, which detracts from the luxury-car feel. As ever, the 3 Series loves a twisty road, and that doesn’t change in this eco special. It has great body control and superb agility. BMW’s familiar slick six-speed manual gearbox is standard, but the gearing has been tweaked to enhance economy. The ECO PRO driving mode increases the efficiency of the air-con system and dulls throttle response a little. The standard 320d is a perfectly economical and capable all-rounder that can be ordered in more desirable M Sport trim.

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