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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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24 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Coupe.
  • 320Cd M Sport 2dr

    neil humphries Date: 26/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    After owning a Golf R32, I decided to lower the amount of time spent on petrol forecourts! As I do a lot of motorway driving, the sensible choice was to opt for the 320Cd and I love it!

    The car is exellent in every way. The ride is positive due to the rear-wheel drive, the sport-equipment level is extensive with the 18-inch alloy wheels, subtle rear spoiler, side skirts, front bumper and gloss black window surround to make it look different enough from the SE model.

    Sports suspension gives a good firm but not too firm a ride, making things sharper around corners. Diesels aren't the quickest of cars but the 2.0 150bhp lump does the trick when the turbo kicks in, the power delivery is smooth and purposeful.

    In my opinion, if you want the prestige and you need to drive a diesel that doesn't take 10 weeks to get you to the national speed limit, then go for one of these. The only thing I would change is only to upgrade to the 330Cd Sport, um maybe next year!

  • 330Ci M Sport 2dr

    rupert smith Date: 27/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A rocketship, who needs to spend the big bucks on the M3? I used to have a 635, this is better fun, especially when you turn the traction control off.

  • 320Cd M Sport 2dr

    peter neal Date: 03/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The dealer reminded me of Arthur Daily. I won't go back there.

    My mpg is not as good as the BMW claim. I hope it gets better.

  • 330Cd M Sport 2dr

    Rick Russell Date: 22/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have always wanted a BMW 3-series coupe... in DIESEL!

    I have owned two 325 tds' and my last car was a 330d sport, so boy did I get excited when I heard that they were going to bring out a 330cd.

    At first, the pictures of the non-sport facelifted coupe really disappointed me and I could not bring myself round to the 'slobbering bulldog' sad face, but once I saw the sport I was sold.

    When i first drove it I was surprised at how much better it was to drive than my old 2000 330d, as the steering and suspension seemed to be much better. The steering was much heavier and the soft, thick sport M wheel - very comfortable.

    The LED lights at the back make the car look very special indeed - never mind the added safety of instant-on brakelights.

    I have got a Sebring back box to replace those horrible turned down diesel tailpipes, and am waiting to go for a tuning chip upgrade, which takes power up to 257bhp and sub 6 secs 0-60. This should make it an unbeatable diesel car.

    I choose leather interior, bi-xenons, HK speakers, sunroof, and bluetooth - all of which seem to have been good choices.

    The bi-xenons are truly magical compared to halogens and their ability to light the left side of the road can go beyond the car in front of you.

    All in all - a great handling/performance car - which i hope to enjoy for the next few years.

BMW 3 Series Coupe

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