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BMW 3 Series 318i Sport 5dr Step Auto Petrol Estate

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Including:
  • 3 Years Insurance
  • 3 Years Servicing
  • 3 Years Tax
  • 3 Years Warranty
£3,449 Advance Payment

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Fuel: Petrol

Body: Estate
Trans: Automatic

Front and rear velour floor mats, Rear wiper, Ventilated front and rear disc brakes, Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes, Electric power steering, Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button...

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Insurance Group

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CO2 (g/km)

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Number Of Seats

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Road Tax

Road Tax is based upon the CO2 emissions of the vehicle and is split into 13 bands from A to M. The higher the letter the greater the cost of tax paid to drive the vehicle on public roads. In addition to the road tax detailed below, any vehicle that had a manufacturers retail price in excess of &321;40,000 when first sold, attracts a road tax supplement of an additional &321;320 per year. This is charged until the vehicle is 6 years old.

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 156hp 318i and the 184hp 320i. The 320i's same engine's is 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). Next in the diesel line-up is the 265hp 330d and at the top of the diesel range is the 347hp M340d. The brand's xDrive 4WD system is optional on the 320i, the 320d and the 330d. And you have to have it on the M340i and the M340d. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is available - though only on the base 318d diesel variant. Otherwise, your 3 Series will come with 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. The capacity falls a bit with the 330e PHEV variant due to the battery placement beneath the floor. 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. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at up to 57.6mpg for the 2WD 320d. The 320d's CO2 emissions are up to 129g/km. The 320i petrol variant manages up to 42.2mpg and up to 152g/km of CO2. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is up to 40.9mpg and the CO2 reading is up to 156g/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.

By Jonathan Crouch

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Key Standard Features*

  • Stereo speaker system with 2 mid range speakers in the front door trims and rear parcel shelf + 2 central bass speakers underneath the front seats
  • Run-flat tyres
  • Parking assistant pack - 3 Series
  • Luggage compartment pack - 3 Series Touring
  • Solid - Alpine white
  • Solid - Jet black
  • Comfort access system with smart opener
  • Electric seat adjustment with memory
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
  • BMW individual exterior line aluminium satinated
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Solid paint
  • Aluminium satinated Roof rails
  • BMW Individual high gloss shadow line roof rails
  • Wifi hotspot preparation
  • BMW Drive recorder
  • Bluetooth telephone preparation with USB audio interface with audio streaming
  • Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface with audio streaming
  • High beam assistant
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • BMW Laserlights
  • Preparation for high beam assistant
  • Vernasca leather - Black with grey stitching
  • Vernasca leather - Black with orange stitching
  • Vernasca leather - Mocha with night blue stitching
  • Vernasca leather - Cognac with mokka stitching
  • Vernasca leather - Oyster with grey stitching
  • High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish
  • 18" V spoke light bicolour orbit grey alloy wheels - Style 780 including BMW Mobility kit

Body Glass

  • Rear wiper
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets
  • Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing

Brakes

  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Hill start assist
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Dry braking
  • Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
  • Coasting in idle in ECO PRO mode
  • Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)

Chassis/Suspension

  • Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
  • Stroke dependent dampers

Driver Aids

  • Electric power steering
  • Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Active guard plus
  • Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges

Driver Convenience

  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
  • Auto start-stop

Driver Information

  • IDrive controller on centre console
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW teleservices
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
  • Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
  • Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
  • On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Condition based service
  • Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
  • Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
  • BMW service history
  • Integrated owners handbook
  • BMW Live Cockpit Plus with 8.8" central information display + 5.1" instrument display, Navigation, Intelligent voice control, 4G LTE connect

Driving Mirrors

  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
  • Body colour mirror caps

Engine

  • Battery cut-out switch
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • Petrol Particulate Filter
  • Lightweight engineering
  • Balanced 50/50 weight distribution

Entertainment

  • DAB tuner
  • Electronic service booklet

Exterior Body Features

  • Body colour roof mouldings
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Visible VIN plate
  • Active airstream chrome frame kidney grille with 8 high gloss black vertical slats
  • Brushed aluminium inserts in the front door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Matt black exterior B pillar
  • High gloss black front bumper with specific design elements
  • High gloss black rear bumper with specific design elements
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • Exhaust tailpipe - split left and right
  • T-shaped design element right and left in black high gloss
  • Fading support
  • Body colour door handles
  • Body colour fuel filler flap

Exterior Lights

  • Dynamic brake lights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog light
  • LED daytime running lights

Heating/Cooling/Ventilation

  • 3 zone automatic air conditioning

Interior Features

  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • 12V power socket in front storage compartment
  • Three spoke multifunction sport leather steering wheel
  • Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
  • Rear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grille
  • 4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrest
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • Vernasca leather upholstery

Interior Lights

  • Front and rear reading lights
  • Make-up mirror lights
  • Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lighting
  • Centred top Luggage compartment lights
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
  • Illuminated armrest storage compartment
  • Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
  • Ambient lighting with welcome light carpet

Packs

  • Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/Touring

Safety

  • Side impact protection
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
  • Driver/Front Passenger airbags
  • Braking pre-tensioning
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • 2 tone horn
  • Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
  • Three 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
  • Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
  • Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • 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 side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variants
  • Head airbags for all 4 outer seats

Seats

  • Front head restraints
  • Front sport seats
  • 40:20:40 split folding rear seat with load through system
  • 3 rear seats with non folding headrests with 3 point seat belts
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats

Security

  • Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
  • Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
  • Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid, panic mode and glass roof

Transmission

  • 8 speed automatic steptronic transmission

Vanity Mirrors

  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket

Wheels

  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres

Performance

  • 0 to 62 mph (secs) 8.7
  • Engine Power - BHP 156
  • Engine Power - KW 115
  • Engine Power - PS
  • Engine Power - RPM 4500
  • Engine Torque - LBS.FT 184
  • Engine Torque - NM 250
  • Engine Torque - RPM 1300
  • Top Speed 137

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