Over 20 Years Experience
Geniune Impartial Advice
Excellent Customer Service
Finance Options For Buyers

BMW 3 SERIES DIESEL TOURING 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
Stock Offer BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
*images for illustrative purposes only.
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto
BMW 3 SERIES 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto

Key Info Compare

  • FuelDiesel
  • TransmissionAutomatic
  • MPG62.80
  • 0-62mph7.1 secs
  • Top Speed143 mph
  • C02118 g/km
  • BHP190
  • Torque295 lbs/f
  • P11D30%

Review

The sophisticated sixth generation 'G20' generation version of BMW's 3 Series Touring holds no great surprises to those who understand the narrative of this model. It's not the most accomplished load lugger in its class but it's the best drive and offers the most efficiency. That'll be enough to clinch the deal for most who just hanker after a 3 Series with a bit more versatility.

Read Full Review

The BMW 3 Series Touring is back for those who don't pack light. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Background

Conventional wisdom dictates that estate cars are designed for people who can't fit all the paraphernalia of modern life inside a conventional saloon or hatchback model. You'd certainly imagine that an estate would require a lot more space than the saloon on which it is based in order to justify its own existence but, particularly in the compact executive sector where BMW's 3 Series Touring competes, it isn't always that straightforward. It might be a surprise for some people to learn that many mid-sized executive estate cars are only fractionally roomier than their saloon equivalents - and some even have less space out back. Estate buyers in this sector are typically also asked to pay around £1,300 more for the privilege. That's extra money for extra space. How much extra space? With the rear seats in place just 20 litres over the saloon. You don't, in other words, buy this car for its luggage cramming talents. You buy it because you want the capability in hand and also because it's a little more 'lifestyle' and a little less 'field sales' than the standard 3 Series saloon.

Driving Experience

The well-versed themes of the 3 Series are present and correct in this sixth generation Touring model. It's still rear wheel drive of course - though xDrive 4WD is, as before, as option. Upgraded four-cylinder engines from BMW's Efficient Dynamics family are used across the powerplant range, which kicks off with the 184hp 320i. The same engine's also used in the 330e plug-in hybrid model. The other mainstream petrol engine available is the 258hp unit in the 330i. If you want six cylinders, you'll need the 374hp engine of the rare M340i. Diesel drivers can start their perusals with the 150hp 318d, before going on to consider the 190hp 320d derivative that most choose. This mid-range diesel model generates 400Nm of torque which enables a 0-62mph sprint time of 7.5s (or just 7.1s for the auto). Next in the diesel line-up is the 265hp 330d and at the top of the diesel range is the 347hp M340d. The brand's xDrive 4WD system is optional on the 320i, the 320d and the 330d. And you have to have it on the M340i and the M340d. A new generation six-speed manual gearbox is available - though only on the base 318d diesel variant. Otherwise, your 3 Series will come with eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission. The handling promises to be even sharper thanks to a wider track, and a chassis that's up to 50% stiffer in some areas and which features special lift-related dampers. A 55kg weight reduction this time round also helps. Adaptive M suspension can be specified on 'M Sport' models. And 330i and 330d buyers will be offered an M Sport differential for the rear axle which helps to enhance traction, agility and cornering.

Design and Build

It won't surprise you to learn that from the front bumper to the B-pillar, the 3 Series Touring is identical to the saloon model. This version of this estate variant has larger exterior dimensions than its predecessor. It has grown by 76mm to 4,709mm in length, by 16mm to 1,827mm in width and by 11mm to 1,440mm in height. The wheelbase has also been extended by 41mm to 2,851mm, plus 43mm has been added to the front track (1,587 mm) and 21mm to the rear track (1,604mm). You'll want to know about the boot, accessed via a standard powered tailgate. It's 500-litres inside (5-litres bigger than the previous generation Touring model and 20-litres bigger than the boot of a current 'G20'-generation 3 Series saloon model. BMW reckons those stats don't tell the whole story, pointing out that the boot is up to 112mm wider than the predecessor design and its loading aperture is 30mm higher and up to 125mm wider in its upper section. The loading sill is slightly lower (at 616mm) and the step between it and the boot floor has been reduced in height from 35mm to 8mm - all of which makes it much easier to load large, heavy items of luggage. Fold the seats flat and there's a maximum capacity of 1,500-litres.

Market and Model

The 3 Series Touring range mainly occupies the £35,000 to £45,000 bracket and comes in three trim levels: 'SE', 'Sport' and 'M Sport'. As well as a line-specific front and rear bumper design, the 'SE' comes with light- alloy wheels in 17-inch or optional 18-inch formats, aluminium door sill strips and LED front fog lamps. Plus the 'SE' model gets a smart leather sport steering wheel with multifunction buttons and thumb rests. Mid-range 'Sport' trim includes 'High-gloss Shadow Line' trim, plus special kidney grille bars and trim elements for the air intakes and rear apron in High-gloss Black. The sporty exterior is enhanced with exclusive 18" V spoke light alloy wheels. Inside the 'Sport' gets trim strips in High-gloss Black and heated sports seats in Vernasca leather. Ideally though, you'd want the 'M Sport' model, which features large air intakes at the front end to combine with an equally distinctive design for the side skirts and rear apron. These elements are joined by BMW Individual High-gloss Shadow Line trim, kidney grille bars in High-gloss Black, air intake trim in High-gloss Black and a rear diffuser in Dark Shadow. Heated sports seats with Vernasca leather, an M leather steering wheel, an anthracite-coloured BMW Individual headliner and interior trim strips in Aluminium Tetragon are standard at this level.

Cost of Ownership

Although the upfront price might be a bit of a hurdle for some, the 3 Series Touring looks as if it will prove a fairly cost-effective car to own. They're no longer the cast iron financial prospect they used to be - the laws of supply and demand have seen to that - but if residuals have softened a bit, then the improved efficiency of the latest cars make up for it. The 320d variant's improved 2.0-litre powerplant now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. Let's get to the WLTP figures. Combined cycle fuel consumption is rated at up to 57.6mpg for the 2WD 320d. The 320d's CO2 emissions are up to 129g/km. The 320i petrol variant manages up to 42.2mpg and up to 152g/km of CO2. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is up to 40.9mpg and the CO2 reading is up to 156g/km. If you want to do better, you can ask about the 330e iPerformance petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid. The Steptronic automatic transmission option features a coasting mode so that when the driver lifts off the throttle at higher speeds, for example on a gentle downhill grade on the motorway, the engine is automatically decoupled from the powertrain. It then simply ticks over in neutral, which saves fuel and ensures there is no unwanted engine braking at high speed. An additional fuel-saving feature, which also improves driving comfort, is the Proactive Driving Assistant, which uses information from the navigation system to "anticipate" upcoming roundabouts, corners and junctions and select exactly the right time to change gear.

Summary

Since its launch in 1987, more than 1.7 million examples of the 3 Series Touring have hit the roads, with this sixth generation model's immediate predecessor alone accounting for more than 500,000 of these. In other words, this 3 Series station wagon has long been one of the quiet achievers in BMW's model range. There's a reason for that. Look behind the low-key styling and you find a car that does so much so well. True, it's not vastly practical, but the changes BMW has made to the cargo area have had more of a real word impact than the stats suggest. And pragmatic estate buyers will appreciate the fact that this car is the most efficient choice you can make in the premium part of the mid-sized estate sector. A lot to like them, which is just as well given the premium prices being asked. Still, if you're shopping in this sector, we think you'll find this contender even more difficult to ignore.

Hide Full Review
Driver Convenience
Bluetooth telephone preparation with USB audio interface with audio streaming
Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter
Active guard plus
Attentiveness assist
Auto start-stop
BMW ConnectedDrive online services
BMW emergency call
BMW Live Cockpit Professional sat nav system including 10.25" high resolution display and Intelligent Voice Assistant
BMW service history
BMW Teleservices
Brake pad wear indicator in front and rear
Check Control warning system for monitoring of lights and door/luggage compartment open warning
Condition based service
iDrive controller on centre console
Instrument cluster with speedometer with mph readout, tachometer, fuel gauge and oil temperature gauge
Integrated owners handbook
Oil sensor for level and grade, warning by check control system
On board computer - average speed+fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
Optimum shift indicator
Personal Profile - automatic lock when driving away selectable
Servotronic steering optimised at all speed ranges
Variable sport steering
Entertainment
Stereo speaker system with 2 mid range speakers in the front door trims and rear parcel shelf + 2 central bass speakers underneath the front seats
DAB tuner
Electronic service booklet
Exterior Features
Adaptive LED Headlights
Solid paint
Acoustic glazing
Active airstream chrome frame kidney grille with 8 high gloss black vertical slats
Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
Black roof mouldings
BMW Individual high gloss shadow line roof rails
Body colour - fuel filler flap, front and rear bumpers, door handles and mirror caps with integrated turn indicator + bottom segment in matt black
Dynamic brake lights
Electric windows - front and rear, with open/close fingertip control, anti-trap facility and comfort closing
Exhaust tailpipe - split left and right
Extended LED headlights
Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
Fading support
Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
Front black door sill finishers with BMW designation
Green tinted heat protection glazing
High gloss shadow line exterior trim
Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
LED front fog lights
M designation on front side panels, left and right
Matt black exterior B pillar
Model designation on right side of tailgate
Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
Rear wiper
Shark fin antenna
Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog light
Visible VIN plate
Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets
Interior Features
Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
Vernasca leather upholstery with contrast stitching
12V power socket in front storage compartment
2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
3 rear seats with non folding headrests with 3 point seat belts
3 zone automatic air conditioning
4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
40:20:40 split folding rear seat with load through system
Ambient lighting with welcome light carpet
Anthracite headlining
Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim + front centre console armrest
Centred top Luggage compartment lights
Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
Front and rear door exit lighting (left / right)
Front and rear door pockets
Front and rear reading lights
Front and rear velour floor mats
Front head restraints
Front sport seats
Heated driver and front passenger seats
Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
Illuminated armrest storage compartment
Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lighting
M Sport multifunction leather steering wheel
Make-up mirror lights
Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
Rear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grille
Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Packs
Parking assistant pack - 3 Series
Connected pack professional - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
M Aerodynamics pack - 3 Series Saloon/Touring
Trim
Aluminium tetragon interior trim
Wheels
18" M double spoke bicolour orbit grey light alloy wheels - Style 790M with run flat tyres
Reduced rolling resistance tyres
Safety
2 tone horn
Brake energy regeneration
Braking pre-tensioning
Child proof locking system in rear door
Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
Coasting in idle in ECO PRO mode
Crash sensor activating of airbags,Unlocking doors,hazard warning lights,fuel cut off,interior lighting+activation of safety battery terminal clamp
Driver and front passenger side airbags, integrated in the door side seat backrest bolsters for all seat variants
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Dry braking
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic stability control + (DSC+) - Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) with brake assist and cornering brake control + Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Electromechanical parking brake including automatic hold function and automatic release of the parking brake when pulling away
Electronic differential lock control (EDLC)
Front passenger manual airbag deactivation
Head airbags for all 4 outer seats
Hill start assist
Seat belt security check for driver and front passenger
Side impact protection
Three 3 point seat belts on all seats including front belt stopper, pyrotechnic belt tensioners and belt force limiters
Tyre pressure monitoring with three level warning strategy
Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Security
Alarm system (Thatcham 1) with remote control and electronic engine immobiliser
Central locking switch for all doors, fuel filler cap and luggage compartment
Remote control with integrated key one button open/close vehicle and windows, sole opening of the luggage compartment lid, panic mode and glass roof
Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
Vehicle key with M specific designation
Technical
Balanced 50/50 weight distribution
Battery cut-out switch
Diesel particulate filter
Drive performance control - ECO PRO, comfort and sport modes
Incorrect fuelling protection
Larger capacity fuel tank
Lightweight engineering
M sport suspension
Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
Stroke dependent dampers
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km) 117
Standard Euro Emissions EURO 6
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Max 149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Comb - Min 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Max 149
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Extra High - Min 144
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Max 133
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - High - Min 129
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Max 185
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Low - Min 179
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Max 150
WLTP - CO2 (g/km) - Medium - Min 142
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 B47D20O1
Engine Layout NORTH SOUTH
Fuel Delivery COMMON RAIL
Gears 8 SPEED
Number of Valves 16
Transmission SEMI-AUTO
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg) 62.8
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies Yes
EC Extra Urban (mpg) 67.3
EC Urban (mpg) 57.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Comb - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High 5.6
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Extra High - Min 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Max 5.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - High - Min 4.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Max 7.1
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Low - Min 6.9
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium 5.5
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Max 5.7
WLTP - FC (l/100km) - Medium - Min 5.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Comb - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High 50.4
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min 51.4
WLTP - MPG - High 57.6
WLTP - MPG - High - Max 55.4
WLTP - MPG - High - Min 57.6
WLTP - MPG - Low - Max 39.8
WLTP - MPG - Low - Min 40.9
WLTP - MPG - Medium 51.4
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Max 49.6
WLTP - MPG - Medium - Min 52.3
General
AdBlue Yes
Alternative Fuel Qualifying No
Badge Engine CC 2.0
Badge Power 190
Coin Description d
Coin Series M Sport
Generation Mark 6
Insurance Group 1 - 50 Effective January 07 29E
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
Special Edition No
Special Order No
Vehicle Homologation Class M1
Performance
0 to 62 mph (secs) 7.1
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 Second Act
Tyres
Alloys? Yes
Space Saver? No
Tyre Size Front 225/45 R18
Tyre Size Rear 255/40 R18
Tyre Size Spare RUN FLAT TYRES
Wheel Style DOUBLE SPOKE STYLE 790M
Wheel Type 18" ALLOY
Vehicle Dimensions
Height 1445
Length 4709
Wheelbase 2851
Width 1827
Width (including mirrors) 2068
Weight and Capacities
Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres) 59
Gross Vehicle Weight 2255
Luggage Capacity (Seats Down) 1510
Luggage Capacity (Seats Up) 500
Max. Loading Weight 595
Max. Roof Load 75
Max. Towing Weight - Braked 1800
Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked 750
Minimum Kerbweight 1660
No. of Seats 5
Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb 12

Deals

Term Annual Mileage Monthly Payment Maintenance
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £327.29 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £338.52 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £363.49 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £314.71 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £324.64 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £349.64 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £313.53 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £321.51 p/m Call Us
48 months 15,000 miles p/a £341.63 p/m Call Us
24 months 8,000 miles p/a £392.74 p/m Call Us
24 months 10,000 miles p/a £406.22 p/m Call Us
24 months 15,000 miles p/a £436.19 p/m Call Us
36 months 8,000 miles p/a £377.66 p/m Call Us
36 months 10,000 miles p/a £389.55 p/m Call Us
36 months 15,000 miles p/a £419.56 p/m Call Us
48 months 8,000 miles p/a £376.23 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £409.96 p/m Call Us
48 months 10,000 miles p/a £385.81 p/m Call Us
* Prices shown based on 6 month initial payment.
+VAT
Lease Type
Contract Length
Initial Rental
Annual Mileage
Include Maintenance

An excess mileage charge will apply if you exceed the contracted mileage. The exact charge will be confirmed on the official quotation prior to your acceptance to proceed

Specification

* This is a stock offer and options shown have been pre-selected for this vehicle. Additional options cannot be added to this vehicle.