BMW 3 Series Saloon | 330i Sport 4dr Step Auto


BMW 3 SERIES SALOON 330i Sport 4dr Step Auto
PersonalLease
£390.06Per month inc VAT
BusinessLease
£325.05Per month ex VAT
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I would like all maintenance and service costs included

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Deal Summary

Initial Rental (Personal)

£3,510.54 inc VAT

Initial Rental (Business)

£2,925.45 ex VAT

Contract Length

47 Months

Maintenance

No

Processing fee

£199.99 ex VAT

Key Information

Leather Seats
Leather Seats
Alloy Wheels
18" Alloy Wheels
Bluetooth
Bluetooth
Cruise Control
Cruise Control
Air Con
Air Con

Standard Options

BODY GLASS
  • Acoustic glazing
  • Front and rear electric windows with open and close fingertip control, anti trap facility and comfort closing
  • Green tinted heat protection glazing
  • Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
  • Windscreen wipers with integrated washing jets
BRAKES
  • ABS
  • Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
  • Brake assist
  • Brake drying
  • Brake energy regeneration
  • Braking pre-tensioning
  • CBC - (Cornering brake control)
  • DSC
  • Dynamic brake control
  • Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
  • Electromechanical parking brake with automatic drive away release and auto hold function
  • Hill start assist
  • Variable torque distribution
  • Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
CARPETS/RUGS
  • Front and rear velour floor mats
CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
  • Drive performance control with ECO PRO comfort and Sport mode
COMMUNICATION
  • Bluetooth hands free facility with USB audio interface
DRIVER AIDS
  • Active guard plus
  • Attentiveness assist
  • Cruise control with brake function speed limiter
  • Electric Power steering with Servotronic
  • Front/rear park distance control
DRIVER CONVENIENCE
  • Auto start-stop
  • Start/stop button with Comfort Go keyless engine start and auto Start/stop deactivation button
DRIVER INFORMATION
  • BMW emergency call
  • BMW live cockpit plus
  • BMW Online services
  • BMW Teleservices
  • Brake pad wear indicator, 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
  • Oil sensor for level and grade
  • On board computer - average speed fuel consumption, service interval, clock/date, odometer/trip meter, outside temperature display and ice warning
  • Optimum shift indicator
  • Pesonal profile
DRIVING MIRRORS
  • Exterior mirrors - electrically folding with anti-dazzle
  • Interior rear view mirror with automatic anti dazzle function
EMBELLISHMENT TRIMS
  • High gloss black interior trim
  • High gloss black interior with pearl chrome finish
ENGINE
  • Battery cut-out switch
  • Larger capacity fuel tank
  • Lightweight engineering
ENTERTAINMENT
  • DAB tuner
  • 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
EXTERIOR BODY FEATURES
  • Active airstream chrome frame kidney grille with 8 high gloss black vertical slats
  • Body colour - fuel filler flap, front and rear bumpers, door handles and mirror caps with integrated turn indicator bottom segment in matt black
  • Body colour roof mouldings
  • Brushed aluminium inserts in the front door sill finishers with BMW designation
  • Front and rear bumper system with replaceable deformation elements
  • High gloss black front bumper with specific design elements
  • High gloss black rear bumper with specific design elements
  • High gloss shadow line exterior trim
  • Left and right split exhaust tailpipes
  • Matt black exterior B pillar
  • Model designation on right side of tailgate
  • Shark fin antenna
  • Solid paint
  • T-shaped design element right and left in black high gloss
  • Visible VIN plate
EXTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Adaptive LED Headlights
  • Automatic headlight beam throw control with load dependent regulating reaction, dynamic compensation of braking dive and acceleration squat
  • Dynamic brake lights
  • Extended LED headlights
  • LED front fog lights
  • Two part LED tailights in L-shape with components in smoked glass, brake light, LED turn indicator and rear fog light
  • Welcome lights in interior and door handle area
HEATING/COOLING/VENTILATION
  • Three zone automatic air conditioning
INTERIOR FEATURES
  • 12V power socket in front storage compartment
  • 2 front cupholder in centre console with clamping elements and matt black inlay
  • 4 pieces lashing eyelets in luggage compartment
  • Armrest integrated in front and rear door trim front centre console armrest
  • Four grab handles integrated in roof lining
  • Front and rear door pockets
  • Height adjustable mechanically and infinitely variable steering column
  • Illuminated glove compartment with separate small compartment
  • Rear centre armrest with 2 cupholders
  • Rear centre console with storage compartment and ventilation grille
  • Steering column length adjustment lever
  • Three spoke multifunction sport leather steering wheel
  • Through load system with 40/20/40 folding rear seat
  • Toolkit located in luggage compartment
  • Vernasca leather upholstery
INTERIOR LIGHTS
  • Ambient lighting
  • Centred top Luggage compartment lights
  • Interior lighting - front centre over interior mirror with soft light, rear centre and front and rear footwell lighting
PACKS
  • Connected pack plus - 3 Series Saloon
  • Parking assistant pack - 3 Series
SAFETY
  • 2 tone horn
  • Child proof locking system in rear door
  • Child seat ISOFIX attachment rear outer seats
  • Crash sensor activating central locking release, hazard warning lights, fuel cut off, interior lighting activation of safety battery terminal clamp
  • Driver and front passenger front and side airbags with passenger deactivation and ITS front and rear head airbags
  • 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
  • Warning triangle and first aid kit
SEATS
  • 3 rear seats with non folding headrests with 3 point seat belts
  • 40/20/40 split folding rear seat
  • Front sport seats
  • Heated driver and front passenger seats
  • Standard seat for driver and passenger with manual adjustment
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
  • Selectable automatic lock when driving away
TRANSMISSION
  • Electronic differential lock
  • Sport automatic transmission with steering-wheel mounted gearshift paddles and launch control
VANITY MIRRORS
  • Sunvisors with vanity mirrors and ticket pocket
WHEELS
  • Reduced rolling resistance tyres
WHEELS - ALLOY
  • 18" V spoke light bicolour orbit grey alloy wheels - Style 780 with run flat tyres

Technical Options

EMISSIONS - ICE
  • CO2: 134
  • HC: 32E
  • HC+NOx: N
  • Standard Euro Emissions: EURO 6
ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN
  • Bore: 82
  • Catalytic Convertor: True
  • CC: 1995
  • Compression Ratio: 10.2:1
  • Cylinder Layout: IN-LINE
  • Cylinders: 4
  • Engine Codes: B48B20O1
  • Engine Layout: NORTH SOUTH
  • Fuel Type: TURBO INJECTION
  • Gears: 8 SPEED
  • Number of Valves: 16
  • Stroke: 94.6
  • Valve gear: DOHC
FUEL CONSUMPTION - ICE
  • EC: True
  • EC Combined: 47.9
  • EC Extra Urban: 56.5
  • EC Urban: 38.2
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High: 9.4
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Max: 9.5
  • WLTP - MPG - Extra High - Min: 6.6
  • WLTP - MPG - High: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Max: 5.7
  • WLTP - MPG - High - Min: 5.9
  • WLTP - MPG - Low: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Max: 7
  • WLTP - MPG - Low - Min: 6.8
  • WLTP - MPG - Medium: 7
GENERAL
  • Any aspect of the vehicles safety cause concern?: Data Not Available
  • Based On ID: N
  • Coin Description: i
  • Coin Series: Sport
  • Ghost model for valuation purposes: N
  • Man Corrosion Perforation Guarantee - Years: 6
  • Manufacturers Paintwork Guarantee - Years: 3
  • NCAP Adult Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Child Occupant Protection %: N
  • NCAP Overall Rating - Effective February 09: 258
  • NCAP Pedestrian Protection %: 2.0
  • NCAP Safety Assist %: M1
  • Service Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Service Interval Mileage: N
  • Special Edition: Data Not Available
  • Special Order: Data Not Available
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Mileage: 999999
  • Standard manufacturers warranty - Years: 3
  • This vehicle is classed as a car for VED purposes: 24
  • Timing Belt Interval Frequency - Months: N
  • Timing Belt Interval Mileage: N
PERFORMANCE
  • 0 to 60: Data Not Available
  • 0 to 62: 5.8
  • BHP: 258
  • Engine Power KW: 190
  • Engine Power RPM: 5000
  • Engine Torque LBS.FT: 295
  • Engine Torque MKG: 40.8
  • Engine Torque NM: 400
  • Engine Torque RPM: 1550
  • PS: True
  • Top Speed: 155
TYRES
  • Alloys?: True
  • Space Saver?: Data Not Available
  • Tyre Size Front: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Rear: 225/45 R18
  • Tyre Size Spare: RUN FLAT TYRES
  • Wheel Style: V SPOKE STYLE 780
  • Wheel Type: 18" ALLOY
VEHICLE DIMENSIONS
  • Height: 1435
  • Height (including roof rails): N
  • Length: 4709
  • Turning Circle - Kerb to Kerb: 11.4
  • Wheelbase: 2851
  • Width (excluding mirrors): 1827
  • Width (including mirrors): 2068
WEIGHT AND CAPACITIES
  • Boot Capacity Saloons: 480
  • Fuel Tank Capacity (Litres): 59
  • Gross Vehicle Weight: 2060
  • Luggage Capacity (Seats Up): N
  • Max. Roof Load: 75
  • Max. Towing Weight - Braked: 1600
  • Max. Towing Weight - Unbraked: 750
  • Minimum Kerbweight: 1470
  • No. of Seats: 5
  • Payload: 590

Reviews

BMW 3 Series Saloon BREAKING 3 (83/100)

The BMW 3 Series gets wide-ranging improvements in seventh generation form. Jonathan Crouch takes a look.

Ten Second Review

The BMW 3 Series has ruled the compact part of the mid-sized executive segment for more than forty years and the company's hopes are high for this seventh generation version. It's smarter, slightly larger, more efficient and considerably high-tech. All the things you'd expect really. Something else you'd expect from this model is rear wheel drive handling purity. It doesn't disappoint in that regard either.

Background

The BMW 3 Series Saloon has had an unparalleled reputation both for its quality, and supreme handling in the premium midsize segment for more than 40 years and this, the seventh generation, raises the bar even higher. When the first BMW 3 Series was launched in 1975, it revolutionised the segment and became the Munich maker's most successful car. Since then, over 15 million 3 Series models have been sold globally and this contender is regarded as the heartbeat of the brand. With revised styling, improved driving dynamics, better efficiency and innovative features, this seventh generation model aims to continue that success story. A stiffer more sophisticated platform with revised suspension, plus stronger safety standards, a more up-market cabin and wider-reaching media connectivity will all help in that regard.

Driving Experience

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 in the 320d diesel (190hp) and 330i petrol (258hp) models that kick off sales of this seventh generation design in the UK. You can also ask about a six cylinder 330d diesel variant and a 330e iPerformance petrol/electric Plug-in hybrid. A new- generation six-speed manual gearbox is standard across the range, or there's the option of eight-speed Steptronic auto transmission. Systematic upgrades have been made to the TwinPower Turbo technology used in the 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engine featuring in the 320d which puts out 190hp and generates 400Nm of torque. This enables a 0-62mph sprint time of 7.1s (or just 6.8s for the auto). You can shave a couple of tenths off those figure with the xDrive system. 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

This seventh generation 3 Series model has had its proportions radically revised. The MK7 design is 85mm longer than its predecessor and 16mm wider, but just 1mm taller. Added to that, its wheelbase has been extended by 41mm and its track widths are wider too. As usual, there'll be saloon and Touring estate body styles. At the front, the large BMW kidney grille elements are framed by a single surround and split up by wide bars and link to the headlight units. The Munich brand's customary twin headlights feature the familiar two-way split that is further emphasised by an eye-catching notch in the front apron that rises into the headlight contour. The bonnet has four contour lines leading to the BMW kidney grille. A pair of character lines rise to the rear of the car at door-handle level and a contour line near the side skirts guides the eye to the sculpted rear wheel arches. There's the usual 'Hofmeister kink' near the rear C- pillar. And at the rear, slim, darkened light units house L-shaped taillights. Inside, the instrument panel has a modern, light look with horizontal lines, high quality electroplated trim strips and contours that extend into the doors. The newly-designed instrument cluster and Control Display form a large surfaced screen grouping, while the controls not included in these units are arranged into clearly structured function panels. Your dealer will also be keen to tell you about this MK7 model's clever 'Intelligent Personal Assistant', a voice-activated infotainment system that responds to the prompt "Hey BMW".

Market and Model

When you pause to consider that one product line - the 3 Series saloon - accounts for fully a quarter of BMW's global sales, you begin to appreciate quite how much there is riding on this car. Pricing starts at around £34,000 for the 320d diesel - with a premium of around £2,800 more for the xDrive system. You'll need a budget of around £38,000 for the 330i petrol model. For that though, you now get quite a lot, with even base 'SE' trim now featuring kit like Extended LED headlights, 17-inch alloy wheels, LED front fog lights, interior Ambient Lighting with up to 11 colour settings, a reversing camera, three-zone air conditioning and enhanced acoustic glazing. All 3 Series models benefit from 40:20:40 split folding rear seats and folding rear headrests as standard. The entry model features a leather Sport steering wheel and BMW Live Cockpit plus, with its 8.8-inch central instrument cluster. There's a slightly more dynamic-looking mid-range 'Sport' model but if budget permits, you'll probably want to stretch up to top 'M Sport' trim. This gives you a body kit, sports seats, an M leather steering wheel and the new 'BMW Live Cockpit Professional' dash package, which gives you a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, a 10.3-inch central instrument cluster and BMWs brand new ID7 operating system.

Cost of Ownership

BMW has concentrated on improving the efficiency of the 3 Series and there are benefits right across the board. The 320d variant's improved 2.0-litre powerplant now includes multi-stage turbocharging, which brings increased efficiency across all engine speeds. Average fuel consumption is rated at 64.2mpg for the 2WD 320d (the automatic version registers 67.3mpg) - or 62.8mpg for the 320d xDrive. The 320d's CO2 emissions are 115g/km (or 110g/km for the automatic), while the 320d xDrive's CO2 emissions are 118g/km. For the auto-only 330i petrol model, the combined cycle figure is 48.7mpg and the CO2 reading is 132g/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

'More where you need more and less where you want less - otherwise leave well alone' seems to be the mantra of this seventh generation BMW 3 Series. If BMW wanted to build a model that would convert those who didn't previously fancy a 3 Series, then this MK7 design probably isn't that car. Its appeal is largely the same. If, on the other hand, you're crunching hard numbers, then it's hard to see this Munich maker's much improved mid-sized executive model coming off second best to anything in its division. The class-leading rear-wheel drive driving dynamics are merely the icing on the cake. Beneath the styling changes and interior upgrades are some serious engineering updates. A new family of petrol engines and big changes to the diesel powerplants come winging in, delivering unprecedented performance/economy combinations. The 3 Series has changed a lot about the way we buy cars in this class, continually forcing its rivals to play catch up. This one's no different. As you were, people.

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