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BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
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BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]
BMW 3 SERIES 320d [190] SE 5dr [Business Media]

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  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionManual
  • MPG56.50
  • 0-62mph7.9 secs
  • Top Speed143 mph
  • C02130 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D30%


In Gran Turismo form, BMW's 3 Series offers five-door hatchback versatility and much more rear seat space along with a more unique look and a slightly raised Crossover-style feel. The extra height and weight these changes bring create a different kind of drive but families probably won't mind. This, after all, is the most practical compact model the Munich maker has ever brought us. Let's check out this lightly improved version.

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The improved BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo is a niche operator that aims to extend 3 Series appeal to families. Jonathan Crouch looks at the changes


So, let me make sure I've understood this correctly. You like the idea of a BMW 3 Series saloon, but it's not big enough in the boot. You like the idea of a 3 Series Touring estate, but it isn't roomy enough for those in the rear. And you like the idea of the 3 Series-based X1 crossover model, but it's not sharp enough to drive. At least we've established you want a 3 Series - possibly this one, the 3 Series Gran Turismo. A 3 Series with a hatchback then, and an example of the breed that was first launched here back in the Summer of 2013 as a variant of this model line aiming to be fine for families, provided they can afford it. A BMW with the higher stance and commanding driving position of a small crossover - but one you can still enjoy driving. And a compact car that doesn't feel like one when you stretch out inside it. Such is the rationale behind this, Munich's smallest Gran Turismo model. A bit of a niche product? Yes, but one you could see appealing to plenty of people. Packaged up neatly here are attributes that BMW claim to have carefully pitched to suit the Qashqai crowd, the station wagon set and people for whom perfection is a compact executive saloon. A car for all seasons and all reasons then? Or a compromise best forgotten? Let's check out the subtly improved version of this car and find out.

Driving Experience

So. Just how will this GT drive? It's hard to think of any car ever sold whose driving dynamics were improved by making it longer, higher and heavier. So there's reasonable scope to fear that the traditionally magnificent 3 Series driving dynamics may have been irrevocably corrupted here by a higher centre of gravity - you sit as high up as you would in BMW's X1 SUV - and a 145kg weight penalty over the saloon model. In the event, we don't think the men from Munich have done too badly. Crucially, at the wheel of this thing, you know still know you're driving a 3 Series: just a rather different one. On to engines, which as expected are exactly the same as those offered on conventional 3 Series models. Most customers will want the 2.0-litre diesel engine, offered in 150 and 190bhp states of tune in the respective 318d and 320d models on offer. Go for the 320d and you get an xDrive 4WD option. There's also a TwinPower Turbo six cylinder diesel engine, offered first in the 258bhp 330d, which also comes with the option of xDrive 4WD. There's also a 313bhp 335d xDrive variant at the top of the diesel range. If you're looking at petrol power, you'll find that again, the emphasis is on a single 2.0-litre engine offered in different guises. The 184bhp 320i manages 62mph from rest in 7.9s, while the new 252bhp 330i improves that to 6.1s and has to be artificially restrained at 155mph. I can't really see why you'd want to go faster than that in this car, but for those likely to be seduced by six cylinder power, there's a thirsty twin turbo 3.0-litre 340i model at the top of the range. With 326bhp on tap, this delivers the 62mph sprint in 5.1s. All these figures are based on setting up your car in its fastest form, selectable through the 'Sport' and 'Sport+' modes on the standard Drive Performance Control system you operate via this centre console button. This is able to tweak steering feel, throttle response, stability control intervention and, if you've an auto gearbox, gearshift changes based on your preference.

Design and Build

As usual with any niche product, there are plenty of people who don't get the point - and most of them have come out of the woodwork and said so in the reviews you may have read of this car so far. Personally, we can't see that the concept behind it is so very difficult to understand. Personally, I've got a family with three children and I'd like the idea of compact, rear-driven BMW if I could find one that was spacious and versatile enough. Here, at last, is that car. Here too is a Gran Turismo BMW model you could actually call stylish. The arcing silhouette and elongated tail see it sitting 81mm taller than an ordinary 3 Series model and of course it's longer, even than the Touring estate. Changes to the outside of this improved version are subtle; smarter adaptive LED headlamps feature with an altered grille surround, the air intakes are revised and there's a new full LED rear light design. Inside, extra chrome and glossy materials for the air vents and dash aim to lift the ambience. BMW's improved Professional Navigation system is also available, with a redesigned menu and Bluetooth as standard. Otherwise, it's much as before, so once raised, the hatch reveals a commodious 520-litre space. So much for the packages. What about provision for people? Well this is where the critics who simply dismiss this as 3 Series with a hatch have failed to do their homework. BMW has done more than just shove in a slanting tailgate here, redesigning the floorplan of this car around a wheelbase 110mm longer than that of the saloon. And nearly all of it benefits rear seat occupants. I'll make no bones about this: I feel cramped in the back of an ordinary 3 Series. Here it's very different, with proper space for three and leg and headroom to spare.

Market and Model

You'll pay a £1,650 premium over the cost of a 3 Series Touring estate if you want to own this 3 Series Gran Turismo model - which means asking prices that largely lie in the £30,000 to £40,000 bracket. At the foot of the line-up, there's a £1,400 premium to graduate from the petrol 320i to the 318d. Personally, though, I'd want to find another couple of thousand or so to graduate to mid-range level where the diesel 320d is priced from around £33,000. You seem to get more performance by selecting the petrol option but you get less torque - less pulling power - so in the real world, you'll probably get places quicker in the diesel versions. It'll be hard to justify stretching to the only six cylinder petrol Gran Turismo model, the twin turbo petrol 340i: for a £5,000 premium over an equivalently-specced 330i variant, it gets you to 62mph less than half a second quicker. The other models all have something to be said for them and whichever you go for, it's worth finding another £1,500 to add the 8-speed automatic gearbox: it suits the character of the car. If you want the extra peace of mind of xDrive 4WD, you'll need the 320i petrol variant: here there's also a £1,500 premium to add if you want the extra grip. For this improved nodel, fresh tech such as wireless smartphone charging, a WiFi hotspot and BMW's Connected Drive services has been added, plus the Apple CarPlay system.

Cost of Ownership

Once you've swallowed the upfront asking price, you should find this 3 Series Gran Turismo very cost effective to run. Thanks for this can be given to BMW's suite of EfficientDynamics tweaks, which includes all the usual features: Brake energy Regeneration, low rolling resistance tyres, efficient Servotronic electric power steering and a stop/start system to cut the engine when you don't need it, stuck at the lights or waiting in traffic. Plus this GT model's active rear spoiler also plays its part, as does the efficiency-orientated 'ECO PRO' setting in the Drive Performance Control system. This car is even clever enough to use sat nav data to operate the car's ancillaries as efficiently as possible. As a result, the diesel models in particular can return some exemplary figures. The 318d for example manages 61.4mpg on the combined cycle and a CO2 reading of 121g/km. Go for the pokier 320d variant and those figures fall only marginally to 60.1mpg and 125g/km, not bad for a car that gets in 62mph in 7.8 seconds on the way to 143mph. Petrol people of course will need to set their sights a little lower but both 320i and 330i variants still manage around 47mpg and a CO2 reading of around 140g/km in auto form. You'll need deeper pockets to run the twin turbo six cylinder 340i petrol model though: here the figures fall to 40.4mpg and 161g/km.


You can see why BMW had to build this car. With Audi proving the need for a five-door bodyshape in the compact executive segment and key markets like China and the USA proving distinctly lukewarm to estates, a hatchback 3 Series seemed the obvious answer. In contrast to its Ingolstadt rival though, BMW has gone further than simply adding a rear hatch to its existing saloon model. It's tried to do something a bit cleverer than that. Raising the ride height and giving the car a more commanding Crossover-type feel has given this car wider appeal without too many dynamic downsides. Those who object to the slightly vaguer feel probably shouldn't be buying this model anyway. It is, after all, supposed to be the 3 Series for families. Ultimately, it all depends what you want. I wasn't totally sold on BMW's 'Gran Turismo' concept in 5 Series form but I'm rather more convinced this time round. It may not be the 'ultimate driving machine' but then it doesn't have to be. In terms of versatility, it's the ultimate 3 Series. For many, that'll be all that matters.

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Driver Convenience
Electric power steering
Rear park distance control
6.5" colour display screen
Auto start-stop
Automatic tailgate operation
Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface
BMW apps interface
BMW emergency call
BMW remote services
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter
Digital clock
Door/boot open warning light
Fuel gauge
iDrive Controller with 8 favourite buttons
Instrument cluster
Lights on warning by audio warning signal when ignition is switched off
Navigation system Business advanced
Odometer/trip meter
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
Oil temperature gauge
On-Board Computer (OBC) comprising: average speed, average and current fuel consumption, and range, outside temperature display with acoustic warning
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Push button starter
Real time traffic information
Service interval indicator
Speedometer with mph readout
Trip meter
BMW Professional radio with Single CD player + two-way six speakers + 4x25W loudspeaker system + MP3 playback capability
Auxiliary input socket in centre console
DAB tuner
Exterior Features
Green tinted heat protection glazing
LED Headlights
Matt black exterior trim
Solid paint
Active rear spoiler
Automatically dimming electrochromatic rear view mirror
Black finish on B pillars
Body colour bumpers
Body colour door handles
Body colour door mirrors
Body colour roof mouldings
Chrome exhaust tailpipes in dual, round and left
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
Clear lenses direction indicator lights
Direction indicator side lights integrated exterior mirrors
Dynamic brake lights
Electric front and rear windows with fingertip open/close + anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors glass aspheric on driver's side and convex on passenger side
Front and rear bumper system
Heated rear window with automatic switch off
Heated windscreen washer jets
High gloss black front door sill finishers with BMW designation
High level third brake light
LED daytime running lights
LED front and rear fog lights
LED Indicators
LED tail lights
LED welcome home lights
Model designation
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear wash/wipe
Shark fin roof aerial
Two speed adjustable intervals windscreen wipers
Visible VIN plate
Interior Features
3 spoke multi-function leather steering wheel
Four lashing eyes in luggage compartment
Front armrest with storage compartment
Move cloth upholstery
Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
12V socket in centre console, luggage area and passenger footwell
2 bag hooks in luggage compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear seat with load through system
Automatic interior light soft on/soft off system
Bottle holders integrated into door
Driver/passenger sunvisors with ticket holders + vanity mirrors
Foldable boot floor with storage compartment
Folding rear seat head rests
Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear side armrest integrated into door trim
Front and rear velour floor mats
Glove box opener with chrome spider
Height adjustable front headrests
Indirect front interior illumination - soft-light function
Leather gearknob and handbrake lever
Luggage compartment lighting
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear parcel shelf - 2 stage removable
Reclining rear seats
Slope adjustable rear seats
Storage compartment in rear centre console and front/rear door trims
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Two front cupholders with removable oddments tray/lid
Two zone automatic air conditioning
Satin silver interior trim
18" V spoke alloy wheels - style 658
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Run-flat tyres
Non Smokers pack
Airbag - Driver, front passenger, front and side with manual deactivation of front passenger airbag, front and rear ITS head airbags
Anti-lock braking system (ABS) with brake assist
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Brake drying
Brake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioning
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Child proof locking system in rear door
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Crash sensor activating central locking release with hazard warning lights and interior lighting + battery safety cut-off
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Front and rear ventilated brake disc
Front pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiter, rear coaded belt buckles
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Hill start assist
Seatbelt security check for driver and front passenger
Seatbelt warning
Side impact protection
Twin horns
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
Automatic drive away locking facility
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Key integrated remote control central locking
Start/stop button with comfort go keyless engine start and auto start stop deactivation button
Aluminium front suspension
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
Electronic differential lock
Five link rear suspension
Incorrect fuelling protection
Lightweight engineering
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 135
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 163
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 159
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 169
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 165
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 145
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 182
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 162
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 158
Engine and Drive Train
Camshaft DOHC
Catalytic Convertor Yes
CC 1995
Compression Ratio 16.5:1
Cylinder Layout IN-LINE
Cylinders 4
Cylinders - Bore (mm) 84
Cylinders - Stroke (mm) 90
Engine Code B47D20O0
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 6 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission MANUAL
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 56.5
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 58.9
EC Urban (mpg) 52.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 6.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 6.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 6.3
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.8
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 6.2
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 46.3
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 43.5
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 44.8
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 41.5
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 45.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 47.1
AdBlue Yes
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d [190]
Coin Series SE [Bus Media]
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 28E
Manufacturers Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years 6
Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years 3
Did at least one aspect of this vehicle's safety give cause for concern? No
Service Interval Frequency - Months 24
Service Interval Mileage 15500
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.9
Engine Power - BHP 190
Engine Power - KW 140
Engine Power - RPM 4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT 295
Engine Torque - MKG 40.8
Engine Torque - NM 400
Engine Torque - RPM 1750
Top Speed 143
Test Cycles
Emissions Test Cycle NEDC Correlated
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Rear 225/50 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style V SPOKE STYLE 658
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1508
Length 4824
Wheelbase 2920
Width 1828
Width (including mirrors) 2047
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 57
Gross Vehicle Weight 2200
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1600
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 520
Max. Loading Weight 570
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 745
Minimum Kerbweight 1630
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 11.8


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Selected Options
Optional Extras
Driver Convenience
Front/rear park distance control £395.00
Head up Display £825.00
Lane change warning system with blind spot check £440.00
Park assist system FOC
Reversing assist camera £330.00
Servotronic PAS £85.00
Speed limit display £220.00
Surround view camera £500.00
Variable sport steering £290.00
Harman/Kardon loudspeaker system £675.00
Exterior Features
Electrically folding towbar £750.00
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle £300.00
Headlight wash system £215.00
High beam assistant £150.00
High gloss shadow line £230.00
Icon Adaptive LED headlights £580.00
Metallic paint £645.00
Panoramic opening glass sunroof £1,180.00
Sun protection glass £320.00
Xirallic paint £645.00
Interior Features
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel £110.00
Anthracite headlining £215.00
Dakota leather upholstery £1,295.00
Driver + passenger electric lumbar support £265.00
Driver and front passenger seat heating £325.00
Electric front seats with 2 position memory on drivers + drivers mirror memory + auto dip park function on passenger mirror £945.00
Front sliding armrest £45.00
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment £410.00
Full black panel display £140.00
Steering wheel heating £170.00
Active security pack - 3 Series £1,210.00
Advanced Parking pack - 3 Series GT £895.00
Comfort pack with Variable sport steering - 3 Series GT £890.00
Driving assistant pack - 3 Series/M3 £400.00
Extended lighting package - 3 Series £200.00
Extended storage pack - 3 Series GT £155.00
Interior Comfort Pack - 3 Series GT £680.00
Metallic - Black sapphire £645.00
Metallic - Glacier Silver £645.00
Metallic - Melbourne red £645.00
Metallic - Mineral grey £645.00
Metallic - Mineral white £645.00
Solid - Alpine white FOC
Xirallic - Imperial blue £645.00
Dynamic safety FOC
Comfort access system with smart opener £495.00
Adaptive M Sport suspension £750.00
Brushed aluminium trim finishers with black high gloss highlight £230.00
Dakota leather - Black £1,295.00
Dakota leather - Oyster £1,295.00
Fineline anthracite wood interior trim finishers with pearl chrome highlight £330.00
High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish £120.00
Move cloth - Anthracite FOC
19" Multi spoke light alloy wheels - style 674 with mixed tyres £800.00
* option prices shown are estimated