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.
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.
No matter what type of performance, equipment or running costs you want, there’s a 3 Series for you. That means there’s a huge selection of engines, gearboxes and trim levels, but there’s little reason to look beyond the 320d Efficient Dynamics model.
It’s quick and flexible, and the running costs are seriously impressive. If you’re a company car driver, you’ll love the low company car tax bills it commands.
The standard manual gearbox is notchy, so we’d choose the slick automatic, especially because it hardly dents performance and actually makes the car more economical.
We’d also strongly advise adding the optional Adaptive M Sport Suspension. With it, the 3 Series is the best-driving car in the class; without it, the car’s dynamics are a little disappointing.
I bought nearly new with just over 1000 miles on clock. I have had BMWs stretching back over the last 25 years and all were an improvement on previous…
I bought my well equipped (professional nav, xenon adaptive lights, sports 8 speed auto gearbox, heated leather, privacy glass, comfort pack) 320D…
My first BMW and it certainly lives up to the hype. I have the optional adaptive suspension and auto gearbox which results in a creamy smooth drive…
I have had the car since April and Having had the previous 3 for a while I must say overall it is a much better car. Space & economy have been…
If you’re a company car driver, then the BMW 320d Efficient Dynamics is the perfect 3 Series for you, but private buyers should stick with the standard 320d and enjoy the 3 Series at its brilliant best.