BMW 3 Series 320d MHT SE Pro 4dr Step Auto Review

Category: Executive car

Section: Version review

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BMW 3 Series 2022
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  • BMW 3 Series 2022
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  • 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
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RRP £38,705What Car? Target Price£36,541
Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
semi-auto
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.

SE Pro might be the entry-level trim but it still gets plenty of standard kit, including 17in alloy wheels, adaptive LED headlights, auto-dimming door mirrors, automatic air conditioning, cruise control, front and rear parking sensors, a rear-view camera, a 12.3in instrument display, a 10.3in touchscreen infotainment system, DAB radio, Bluetooth, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone mirroring and built-in sat-nav.

This is a 2.0-litre four-cylinder mild hybrid boasting 187bhp, and it’s just the ticket if you’re looking to balance economy with performance. You get plenty of poke from low to mid-range revs, so there’s no need to hoof it constantly to gain speed, making it relaxing to drive. When you do extend it to full chat it’s as pacey as a Mercedes C 220 d or Audi A4 40 TDI (0-62mph comes in just 6.8sec), but isn’t as quiet as the Audi. It's RDE2 compliment, which means it doesn't incur the 4% diesel surcharge for company car tax.


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Key information

Doors4
Seats5
0-62 MPH6.8 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxSEMI-AUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

61.4

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

119

g/km