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BMW 3 Series 320D Sport 4Dr Diesel Saloon

5 Years 0% No Deposit Event

£13,000

12/62 Reg | 46,053 miles | Diesel | White | Manual

Hyundai Exeter

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MPG

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Insurance Group

BHP rates the engine performance of vehicles and stands for the brake horsepower.

Performance (BHP)

CO2 is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the vehicle in grams per kilometre travelled, the lower the CO2 emissions the cleaner the vehicle is for the environment.

CO2 (g/km)

The total number of seats in the vehicle.

Number Of Seats

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"Stunning looking car finished in white with dark graphite wheels, the red stitching throughout the car finishes it off nicely, with some great features and onboard dynamic system. Low Mileage , two keys and great service history this makes this a great purchase for its next new adventure"

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Darren Goble, General Manager
Hyundai Exeter

Specification
Body Glass
Heated windscreen washer jets
Green tinted heat insulating glass
Rain sensor + automatic driving lights control
Electric front and rear windows with one touch/convenient open/close function
2 speed adjustable intermittent wipers with wash/wipe function
Heated rear window with automatic switch off
Brakes
ABS
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
CBC - (Cornering brake control)
Dynamic brake control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Hill start assist
DSC+
Chassis/Suspension
Drive Performance Control
Driver Aids
Cruise control with brake function
Driver Convenience
Push button starter
Driver Information
Check control system
On board computer
Lights on warning
Service interval indicator
Digital clock
Oil temperature gauge
Door/boot open warning light
On board diagnostics
Outside temperature display
Run flat tyre indicator
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Operation warning of all exterior lights
Driving Mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Electric adjustable door mirrors
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
CD Changer preparation
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices
Exterior Body Features
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Body colour roof mouldings
Front ornamental grille with black kidney bars and chrome bezel
Shark fin roof aerial
Door sill finishers
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Clear indicator lenses
'Guide me home' headlamps
Brake force display
Daytime running lights
Automatic headlight beam throw control
Dynamic brake lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Interior Features
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Front door storage bins with bottle holder
Leather handbrake grip
Lockable glovebox
Leather gear knob
4 lashing points to secure luggage
Folding front centre armrest + storage
Leather gear selector lever handle
Multi-function controls for steering wheel
2 x folding cupholders in instrument panel above glovebox
4 foldable grab handles - rear with clothes hook
Toolkit located in luggage compartment
Front and rear door armrests
Rear storage compartment in multifunction centre console with sliding cover
12V socket in rear centre console
Storage compartment in rear doors
12V socket in front passenger footwell
12V sockets in front centre console and passenger footwell
Interior Lights
Luggage compartment lighting
Glovebox light
Automatic interior light soft on/soft off system
Indirect front interior illumination - soft-light function
Packs
Interior lights pack - 3 Series Saloon
Safety
Driver and passenger airbags
Front seat side impact airbags
Three 3 point rear seatbelts
Seatbelt warning
Twin horns
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Rear child proof door locks
Front and rear head airbags
Front seatbelt pretensioners + load limiters
Front passenger airbag deactivation
Crash sensor
3 point inertia reel seatbelts + pre-tensioners on outer rear seats
Seats
3 rear seat head restraints
Height adjustable front headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Front sports seats with electric side bolster adjustment
Security
Central locking fuel filler cap
Remote control alarm
Key integrated remote control central locking
Centre lock switch
Electronic immobiliser
Automatic drive away locking facility
Transmission
Electronic differential lock
Vanity Mirrors
Driver and passenger sunvisors with vanity mirrors + slide cover
Wheels
Run-flat tyres
Low rolling resistance tyres

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Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series enters its sixth iteration and grows bigger but markedly more efficient. Improved build quality and a more adventurous interior are just some of the highlights with a super-clean diesel variant plus an exciting 328i. The 320d Sport combines a 0-62mph time of 7.5s with 62.8mpg. It also gets bigger wheels, sharper looks and a 'Sport+' mode on the Drive Performance Control.

Background

The BMW 3 Series is a car that needs little in the way of introduction. It's the big volume seller of the range, acting as the cash cow that allows BMW to go racing, build exotic sports models and develop new technology to crush all before it. In order to shift huge numbers of 3 Series models, the customer proposition has to be just right and this is something that has been tweaked to perfection over a number of years. An all-new model is, therefore, something of a gamble for BMW. It has yet to get a 3 Series badly wrong but the latest car looks to be a bigger gamble than any 'Dreier' that has gone before it. It's also a car that marks a change in focus for the 3 Series. From now on, the 3 Series will always be a four-door saloon or a five-door estate. Coupe and cabriolet models will be badged 4 Series, in line with BMW's new naming nomenclature that gives sports and coupe models an even number and saloons and estates an odd number. This sixth generation car, dubbed 'F30' by BMW insiders and car nerds alike, is up against some stiff competition.

Driving Experience

There are no huge surprises under the bonnet as the twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine has been continued from the E90 3 Series but has been tweaked for better economy and efficiency. The two-litre 181bhp unit still sounds the same at idle and you'll need to carry a few more revs than you'd at first expect to get the car up on its toes. As the needle approaches 2,000rpm, the 320d feels genuinely brisk, but the power band is fairly narrow and it's done its best work by 3,000rpm. It never gets harsh and thrashy at any point in this midrange, and the manual gearbox is slick and wristy so changing gears to keep it on the boil is no great hardship. Most cars will see the majority of their miles plugged into sixth gear on a motorway, for which it's perfectly happy, with the engine nudging around 2,000rpm at typical British motorway cruising speeds. It's worth noting at this point that there's also a 163bhp 320d EfficientDynamics model, which is quite different, with lower power and an eco focus. The driving position is excellent and it's good to see car manufacturers starting to get windscreen pillar widths under control again. The 320d gets the Drive Performance Control function as standard, allowing the driver to switch between up to four driving modes, varying from sporty to extremely economical. The four modes are ECO PRO, Comfort, Sport, and Sport + (Sport + is included only on Sport models or with selected optional equipment). Straight away you notice how well the car rides, even on run-flat tyres, although I will add the caveat that the demonstrator car I drove was fitted with the optional BMW M Suspension pack. I'd need to try a standard car on passive dampers to report on how the cooking 320d will feel. Nevertheless, even when hustled along in Comfort mode it resists flat and wallow admirably. The steering feels slick and accurate, but not laden with detailed surface feedback. You'll emerge from the 320d full of admiration at how BMW's chassis engineers have managed the compromise between ride and handling. In other words, the bar's just been raised.

Design and Build

You certainly can't accuse BMW of undue conservatism with this design. Whereas in the past the Munich company has played fast and loose with its niche models while keeping the 3 Series styling very conservative, this time round the 3 Series is a little more challenging. Some haven't been quite so kind, but like most new BMWs, we'll probably become accustomed to it far more quickly than we imagine. What's not up for debate is that there is significantly more space inside the car. The 3 Series saloon gets a far stiffer body and a chassis with no carry over parts based on a longer wheelbase (now 2,810mm, an increase of 50mm on the previous model) and wider tracks (by 37mm at the front and 47mm at the rear). If you increase overall length by 93mm, with the wheelbase growing by 50mm, you have, in effect, lengthened the overhangs, but the sleight of hand of BMW's designers suggests otherwise. The give away is that luggage space has increased by 20 litres to 480 litres. In a nod to the 3 Series models of the past, this car gets a very driver-focused dashboard. The complex moulding for the dash with merging surfaces and multiple layers is a departure from the simpler architecture in the E90 3 Series and the centre console is now angled at seven degrees towards the driver. The iDrive controller and the 6.5" display monitor which accompanies it are arranged centrally, within equal reach and view of both front occupants. What is immediately apparent to all who enter the 3 Series saloon is that materials quality and attention to aesthetics has been given a good deal more attention. Here is a car that looks like it's been to stylists rather than had the cabin signed off by an engineer.

Market and Model

You'll need £28,080 if you fancy a 320d and another £1000 if you'd like it with the Sport pack as tested which re-specs to 18-inch alloy wheels, a high-gloss black finish for the air intakes, differently-shaped bumpers, sports seats with red stitching, red illumination for the instrument panel and an additional 'Sport+' mode on the DPC. But where the 320d is more expensive than the outgoing model, prices for the 335i have fallen quite significantly. This is some ballsy bargaining by BMW, edging up the price of the big-selling diesel model in a bid to find what the market will bear and especially so when key rivals have announced cars that undercut it and offer very competitive emissions and economy figures. Brand loyalty being what it is, I expect the good burghers at BMW AG to be confident of success. Let's just say I wouldn't want to play any of them at poker. Equipment levels have been beefed up and needed to be and the model line up changes quite markedly. The popular ES and SE will be again available from launch, while Sport and M Sport are targeted at the more enthusiastic driver and Modern and Luxury are different takes on the sophisticated compact premium saloon. Even the base ES (which is only available on 316d), gets 17-inch light alloy wheels, automatic air-conditioning, Bluetooth, BMW Professional radio with 6.5-inch colour screen and iDrive, keyless starting, USB, a multi-function leather steering wheel, cruise control and automatic boot opening.

Cost of Ownership

BMW has always seemed to be able to pull a rabbit out of its hat when it comes to cost of 3 Series ownership, trouncing its rivals just when they think they've gained an edge. The latest car looks a very strong contender with ultra-competitive economy and emissions figures right across the board. While the figures look good, they're no longer significantly better than the best of its rivals as was once the case. The gap has narrowed and in some cases disappeared but it's still hard to be unimpressed by the 62.8mpg and 120g/km of the 320d given its headline performance stats and wonderfully usable real world overtaking ability. The real standout performer in the range at present, though, is the 320d Efficient Dynamics, which manages to wring 68.9 miles from a gallon of diesel and emits a mere 109g/km. That's about what Peugeot's diesel electric hybrid 508 RXH can deliver. It's just that the BMW isn't carrying any batteries about with it. Expect strong residuals which will continue to give mainstream car manufacturers something to fret over. Insurance ratings are also said to have been driven down by better repairability and improved security.

Front and rear velour floor mats, Heated windscreen washer jets, ABS, Drive Performance Control, Cruise control with brake function + speed limiter, Push button starter, Check control system, Auto dimming rear view mirror...

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)7.5
Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG39
Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1750
Top Speed146
Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO2 (g/km)120 (g/km)
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)61.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)74.3
EC Urban (mpg)48.7

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You choose the car, the deposit, how long you want the contract to run for and the mileage you intend to do. You will then receive a quote for fixed cost motoring for the length of the contract. At the end of the contract you have a choice to either buy the car outright for an agreed lump sum (the GFV or final balloon payment), or hand the vehicle back to the lender.

HP

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This is one of the most popular methods to buy a new vehicle. You pay an initial deposit, then pay off the balance in monthly payments over an agreed period of time, when the payments are complete the car is yours.

One of the main benefits with Hire Purchase is the ability to buy a high value vehicle on monthly payments.
Hire Purchase allows you to tailor your finance package as deposit, length of time and monthly payments are all flexible.

Lease

Personal contract hire is very similar to normal contract hire, but is exclusively for private individuals. This is one of the most common form of leasing.
With a personal contract hire agreement you take control of a car for a contractual period – usually referred to as the ‘lease period’. You will make fixed monthly payments for the duration of the contract – when the contract expires you will simply return the car and take out a new personal contract hire lease. PCH means you never have to worry about resale values of your car.

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