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BMW 3 Series 320D Sport Plus 2Dr Step Auto Diesel Convertible

Overview:

Mileage: 57,878
Trans: Automatic
Body: Convertible
Year: 12/62
Colour: White
Fuel Type: Diesel

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Quote Reference Number: 007-509083

Specification

"WOW what an absolutely stunning car this is!!!! This car is one of the cleanest cars I have seen and if you are in the market for a sporty cabriolet then look no further because you won't find a better example. This came to us as a part exchange from a couple who were going down to 1 car and this was he's pride and joy. Call us today because this car won't be around long"

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Paul Walton, General Manager

Hyundai Peterlee

Key Features
  • Climate Control
  • Metallic Paint
  • Cruise Control
  • Satellite Navigation
  • Alloy Wheels
  • Leather Seats
  • Heated Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Parking Sensors
  • Full Service History
Specification
Body Glass
Heat insulating tinted glass
Heated rear window
Variable intermittent front wash/wipe
Front and rear electric windows
Heated windscreen washer jets
Fingertip control / anti-trap function on electric window
Windscreen with grey shadeband
Brakes
ABS
Electronic brake force distribution
Automatic Stability Control (ASC)
Cornering brake control
Dynamic brake control
Motor Slip Regulation - Engine Drag Torque Control
Dynamic Traction Control - DTC
Chassis/Suspension
Dynamic stability control
Driver Aids
Cruise control
Driver Convenience
Stop/start button
Driver Information
Check control system
On board computer
Outside temperature gauge
Service interval indicator
Run flat indicator
Brake pad wear indicator warning light
Driving Mirrors
Black electric adjustable heated door mirrors
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Engine
Diesel particulate filter
Entertainment
BMW professional radio/CD/MP3
Auxiliary point for auxiliary devices
Exterior Body Features
Rear spoiler
Soft close bootlid
Body colour door handles
Body colour bumpers
Integral rear window aerial
M aerodynamic bodystyling
Chrome exhaust tailpipe
Chrome kidney grille with black vertical slats
Rear diffuser
Exterior Lights
Front fog lights
Xenon headlights
Headlight washer jets
Daytime running lights
Follow me home headlights
Dynamic brake lights
Heating/Cooling/Ventilation
Rear air con vents
Dual Zone automatic air conditioning
Hoods
Electric operated/remote opening retractable hardtop
Interior Features
Reach + rake adjustable steering column
Leather gearknob
Front centre armrest with storage compartment
Front cupholders x 2
Lockable/illuminated glovebox
4 boot load lashing points
3 spoke sports leather steering wheel/gear knob
Chrome door sill trims
Dakota leather upholstery
Multi function for steering wheel
Storage compartment in rear centre console
Gearshift paddles on steering wheel
Lidded storage compartment next to steering column
Folding storage compartment in door trim panels
Packs
Extended lights pack - 3 Series Convertible
Safety
Front side airbags
Warning triangle and first aid kit
Passenger airbag deactivation system
Driver/Front Passenger airbags
Front seatbelts+load limiter and pretensioner
Anti whiplash head restraints
Active pedestrian safety system
Seats
Electric front seats + driver memory
Front sports seats
Folding rear seat
2 rear head restraints
Electric adjust front headrests
Isofix system on outer rear seats
Electric height adjustable front seats
Front passenger isofix child seat attachment
Security
Alarm - category 1
Engine immobiliser
Remote central locking
Locking wheel bolts
Drive away door locking
Central locking button on dash
Vanity Mirrors
Sunvisors with illuminated vanity mirrors
Wheels
Run flat tyres
Wheels - Alloy
19" light double spoke alloy wheels - style 313M

The specification listed for this vehicle was standard when purchased new. The actual specification may vary, for confirmation, please contact our sales department.

Features

Ten Second Review

Convertibles are usually a compromise. You give-up some of the handling, performance and style associated with a hard-top car in order to enjoy the thrill of open-topped motoring. The BMW 3-Series Convertible's strength is the way it delivers that thrill with very few of the compromises.

Background

Engineering any folding hard top means putting a good deal of metalwork and motors in the rear of the car but BMW wanted to do it anyway for its 3 Series. That meant a few engineering headaches though. It was impossible, for example, to use this kind of roof, yet still achieve the kind of perfect 50:50 weight balance that BMW insists on for other models in its range. But does anyone really care if the 3 Series Convertible has a rearward weight bias? Porsche 911 owners rarely complain. By the same token, will anyone really care that the latest models have minor visual tweaks, that the 335i petrol model is more efficient and that the 320d and 325d diesels have a little more power and torque? Maybe not, but BMW have done it anyway.

Driving Experience

BMW has an annoying habit of continually tweaking its engine range, making the available units more powerful, more economical or more often, both. Well, it's annoying for rival car manufacturers. For the car buying public, it's great. Here's a case in point. For the revised 3 Series Convertible range we're looking at here, there's slightly more power for the 320d and 325d diesel versions that many customers choose, plus more efficiency for the potent 335i petrol turbo variant. These days, the 3-Series Convertible petrol line-up starts with the 170bhp 320i, then comes the 218bhp 325i model, which sits just below the 272bhp 330i derivative. At the top of the pile sits the convertible version of the legendary M3 but the turbocharged 335i variant offers much of what makes the M3 so great - for a lot less money. Ignore the badge on the back: this is no 3.5-litre unit. Instead it's a turbocharged 3.0-litre powerplant with Valvetronic variable valve management and direct injection technology that accelerates from rest to sixty in just 5.8s. A seven-speed double clutch transmission is also available for enhanced performance and economy. Although power and torque remain the same with the revised version of this engine (a hearty 306hp and 400Nm), consumption and emissions have been significantly reduced. This has been made possible by combining a single turbocharger with VALVETRONIC variable valve management and High Precision Direct Injection for the first time That leaves the diesels. These start with the 184bhp 320d and the 204bhp 325d, both with another 7bhp and 30Nm more of torque, good enough to shave around half a second from the rest to sixty sprint times. Then comes diesel flagship, the 242bhp 330d.

Design and Build

This is the facelifted version of the latest 3 Series Coupe, so there are a number of visual differences between this and the original folding hard-top version. Most noticeable is the single air-intake sliced in below the front bumper with matt aluminium fins mounted within it. Its effect is to visually lower and widen the car for a more planted and sporty stance. It appears to work. Other features include the revised headlights with LED corona rings and red LED rear lights. The folding metal roof itself remains unchanged. It's a three rather than a two-piece system. The advantage of this is that you don't need a distended rear end on the car to accommodate the larger sections of a two-piece roof. The downside of stacking three pieces atop each other instead of two in the boot is that when they're folded, there's not a great deal of luggage space left. With the roof in place, you'll get 350 litres of load space. Fold it down and 140 litres is instantly pared from that figure. The operation of the roof takes a so-so 22 seconds but there are some real practicality benefits offered. Because of the larger glass rear screen and side windows, visibility has improved by 38 per cent when compared to this car's soft-top predecessor. Not only does this mean that rear seat occupants will feel less claustrophobic, it's also an important safety feature, with cars and bikes less able to sit in your blind spot on motorways. The designers have also factored in some key practicality benefits too. The rear seat backrests can be folded flat to provide additional luggage space if the boot isn't cutting it. As an option, customers can also specify a through loading facility for bigger items that can still be used with full folding hard top functionality.

Market and Model

The standard 3 Series Convertible comes in SE trim and that gets buyers 17" alloy wheels, cruise control, xenon headlights with built-in daytime running lights, Dakota leather upholstery and dual-zone air-conditioning. It's fairly comprehensive but then, you'd expect that at the prices BMW is asking. The M Sport trim level comes at a hefty premium of around £2,500 but it does much to enliven the look of the car. The M aerodynamic bodykit is added, as are 18" alloy wheels, while various M-Sport accessories pop-up inside. There are plenty of other convertible models out there on the market but it's the fabric-topped Audi A5 Cabriolet that stands out as the biggest direct rival to the 3-Series Convertible. Otherwise, buyers without the need for four seats might be attracted to the crop of modern roadsters which include BMW's own Z4, a car that followed this 3 Series in fitting a folding hard-top roof.

Cost of Ownership

The economy figures that BMW is able to squeeze from its engines really do put its products on a different level to most rivals and the 3 Series Convertible is no exception. The improved diesels shine particularly brightly with the revised 320d now returning an outstanding combined cycle 55.4mpg and 135g/km emissions, while the respective figures for the enhanced 325d are 49.6mpg and 151g/km. Even the powerful 330d can manage 46mpg and 162g/km, while the petrol options are hardly profligate either. The 43mpg 320i has 159g/km emissions and the automatic-only 335i is now significantly more affordable to own, returning 32mpg with 205g/km emissions. The automatic transmission option has only a small negative impact of around 2mpg on the fuel economy of most engines and it's likely to continue to prove a popular choice.

Carpet mats with blue stitching, Heat insulating tinted glass, ABS, Dynamic stability control, Cruise control, Stop/start button, Check control system, Black electric adjustable heated door mirrors, Diesel particulate filter...

Performance

Performance
Performance
0 to 60 mph (secs)
0 to 62 mph (secs)8.4
Engine Power - BHP184
Engine Power - KW135
Engine Power - PS
Engine Power - RPM4000
Engine Torque - LBS.FT280
Engine Torque - MKG39
Engine Torque - NM380
Engine Torque - RPM1900
Top Speed140

Go Green

Green Stats
Emissions - ICE
CO0.184
CO2 (g/km)149 (g/km)
HCN
HC+NOx0.189
Noise Level dB(A)66
NOx0.171
Particles0
Standard Euro EmissionsEURO 5
Fuel Consumption - ICE
EC Combined (mpg)50.4
EC Directive 1999/100/EC Applies
EC Extra Urban (mpg)60.1
EC Urban (mpg)39.8
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