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For The engine gives a fine blend of efficiency and performance, with tremendous flexibility at low revs. On top of dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors and automatic lights and wipers, Luxury models get leather seats and larger alloys.

Against When the SE-trimmed car is so well equipped, there seems little point in spending the extra on this higher trim.

BMW 3 Series Saloon

What Car? says

4 out of 5 stars

The BMW 3 Series 320d Luxury has one of the best engines in the range, but we can't see the point in buying anything dearer than SE trim.

What Car? readers say

Calculate equipment options
Electric steering adjust Not Available
Electric Sunroof £895
Manual sunroof Not Available
Air conditioning Not Available
Cruise control Standard
Electric mirrors Standard
Heated mirrors Standard
Electric windows front Standard
Electric windows rear Standard
Seat height adjustment Standard
Climate Control Standard
Power Steering Standard
Steering adjustment reach Standard
Steering adjustment rake Standard
Power Seats £945
Heated Seats £325
Panoramic sunroof Not Available
Electric Panoramic Sunroof Not Available
Power Folding Mirror £300
Engine & Transmission
Auto £1,550
CVT Not Available
Tiptronic Not Available
Particulate filter Standard
Radio/Cassette Not Available
RDS Radio/Cassette Not Available
CD Standard
Multi CD Not Available
MP3/iPod Connection Standard
DVD Player Not Available
MP3 CD Player Standard
RDS CD Standard
Hard Drive Not Available
Metallic paint £645
Alloy wheels Standard
Front Foglights Standard
Powered sliding doors Not Available
Hands Free Phone Kit Not Available
Satellite navigation Standard
Leather Seats Standard
Split/fold seats £255
Bluetooth Standard
7 seat pack Not Available
Passenger airbag Standard
Side airbags Standard
ABS Standard
3 Point centre belt Standard
Driver's airbag Standard
Belt pretensioners Standard
Isofix Standard
Side Impact Bars Standard
Traction control Standard
Curtain Airbag Standard
Rear Parking Sensor Standard
Electronic stability programme Standard
Driver's knee airbag Not Available
Reversing Camera £330
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Adaptive Cruise Control £620
Lane Departure Warning £370
Front Parking Sensor £395
Passenger Knee Airbag Not Available
Alarm Standard
Immobiliser Standard
Deadlocks Standard
Central locking Standard
Remote locking Standard
Unique fit stereo Standard
Marked Parts Standard
Etched Windows Not Available
Locking Wheel nuts Standard
Visible VIN Standard
Secure spare wheel Not Available
Satellite tracking £399
Laminated Glass Not Available
Options calculator Price
Electric Sunroof £895
Power Seats £945
Heated Seats £325
Power Folding Mirror £300
Auto £1,550
Metallic paint £645
Split/fold seats £255
Reversing Camera £330
Adaptive Cruise Control £620
Lane Departure Warning £370
Front Parking Sensor £395
Satellite tracking £399
Total Price: £31,975
Running costs
Town mpg 48.7
Out of town mpg 74.3
Average mpg 62.8
Tank capacity (litres) 57
CO2 Rating (g/km) 120
Carbon offset cost £17
Green rating
Insurance group 32
Typical insurance £849.00
% Value retained (3yrs/36000 miles) 40%
Typical contract hire £415.00
Pence per mile 59
Servicing costs - 3 years £998.00
Service intervals Variable
Warranty period 3yr/UL + 3yr Paint + 12yr Perforation + 3yr Breakdown
Three-year cost£20,070
Company car tax
Percentage charge 20
Benefit in kind £6,384.00
Tax payable 20% £1,277.00
Tax payable 40% £2,554.00

Performance and measurements

Body type Saloon
Number of doors 4
Number of seats 5
Engine (cc/type) 1995/4
Number of Valves 16
Fuel type Diesel
Max power (bhp/rpm) 181/4000
Pulling power (lb/ft) 280
Engine position F
Driven wheels Rear
Length (mm) 4624
Width (mm) 1811
Height (mm) 1429
Boot space (min ltr) 480
Manufacturers figures
0-60 mph (secs) 7.5
Max speed (mph) 146
Euro NCAP Test Scores
Adult protection Unavailable
Child protection Unavailable
Pedestrian protection Unavailable

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