BMW 3 Series 320d MHT xDrive M 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 £40,600What Car? Target Price£35,889
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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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, digital instruments and a bigger 10.3in infotainment screen being the main upgrades. The ride is firm on standard M Sport suspension, so think about adding optional adaptive M suspension – it's part of the expensive M Sport Plus package but it makes the ride a lot smoother.

Engine: 320d MHT xDrive

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.


Key information

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

56.5

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

480

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

131

g/km

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