BMW 3 Series 318d MHT Sport 4dr Step Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
Doors:
4 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £36,330What Car? Target Price£32,598
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 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.

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Sport trim is our favourite, because as well as coming with sportier bumpers and larger 18in alloy wheels over everything you get on entry-level SE, you also get the sumptuousness of leather seats that are heated in the front.

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.


Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.2 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

62.8

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

118

g/km

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