BMW 3 Series 318d M Sport 4dr [Pro Pack] Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

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BMW 3 Series 2022
  • BMW 3 Series 2022
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 front seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 front right static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 left static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 rear left static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 boot open RHD
  • BMW 3 Series 2022
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 rear cornering
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior dashboard
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior rear seats
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 interior infotainment
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 front seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 right tracking
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 front right static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 left static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 rear left static
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2022 boot open RHD
RRP £39,865What Car? Target Price£37,635
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
4 doors

The BMW 3 Series leads the charge in the premium executive class. Its primary appeal is in the way it drives, but its engines, standard equipment list and infotainment system are first rate as well. The firm ride on M Sport models is just about the only thing we can grumble about in this near-flawless executive car.

The wildly popular M Sport trim just also happens to be our favourite. Not only does it come with sportier exterior styling that includes 18in wheels, more aggressive bumpers, an M Sport leather steering wheel and black headlining, but it can also be had with the optional 'M Sport Pro' pack. This pack, while relatively expensive, introduces adaptive suspension (amongst a plethora of other goodies) and allows you to stiffen or soften the ride at the touch of the button. It gives the 3 Series a much plusher ride than any of the passive suspension set-ups and is well worth the money.

The entry-level diesel, the 148bhp 318d, has good mid-range flexibility so it never feels slow, but if your budget can cover it, we recommend going for our favourite 320d that adds performance without any penalties for either CO2 emissions or fuel consumption.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL

Available colours

MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

57.6

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

128

g/km