BMW 3 Series 318d M Sport 4dr Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
manual
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £36,165What Car? Target Price£32,273
Review

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 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.

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Trim: M Sport

Brings an even more aggressive look, although you’re not getting a whole lot more than added style for your money with 18in wheels and digital instruments being the main equipment upgrades. The ride is firm on standard M Sport suspension, so think about deselecting this (it’s a no-cost option) or adding optional adaptive M Sport suspension, which should make things smoother.

Engine: 318d

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.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.4 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxMANUAL
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

132

g/km

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