3 SERIES 2.0 SE ** FULL M SPORT LEATHER INTERIOR ** IRISH CAR ** FULL HISTORY ** 12 MONTH WARRANTY INCLUDED ** IMMACULATE **
** 12 MIONTH NATIONWIDE WARRANTY INCLUDED **This car has just arrived into stock, is in excellent condition and was well taken care of by the previous owner, we are an S. I. M. I approved dealer est. 1998 and trading from the same premises in Dublin 22 for the last 15 years, all of our cars are NCT'd, history checked and are sold with a full service and full valet, up to 24 month extended warranty packages available on most cars, details on request, **FINANCE ARRANGED IN 2 HOURS**credit card/cheque/cash or bank draft secures deposit, OPENING HOURS MON-FRI 9-6 SAT 10-4 for more information on any of our cars or to arrange a test drive contact a member of our sales team on 01 4123696 / 0871038713 / 0877180791 or info@ascars. ie, Air Conditioning, Central Locking, CD Player, Full Service History, Immaculate condition, Perfect working order, Electric Windows, ABS Brakes, Airbag, Alarm, Alloy Wheels, Cruise Control, Electric Mirrors, Fog Lamps, Immobiliser, Leather Upholstery, Power Steering, Full Leather, Sports Seats, Rain Sensors, Light Sensors, Centre Armrest, Multi-function steering wheel, Phone Kit, Climate Control, Traction Control, Metallic Paint, Multiple Air Bags, Side Impact Protection, Anti-Theft System, Parking Sensors, 12 month warranty, Bluetooth, Remote Central Locking, EBD, Electronic handbrake, Folding rear seats, Six speed transmission, Isofix, Hill holder
The BMW 3 Series has been around since 1975 and since then it has been an extremely popular machine. Available as a Saloon, an Estate and in Gran Turismo form, the 3 Series line-up accounts for a massive amount of BMW’s overall annual sales.
The 3 Series family runs on a selection of 3, 4 and 6-cylinder engines. The TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder petrol engines throw up some very attractive statistics that should keep most drivers happy. These 3.0 litre engines offer a maximum output of 326hp at between 5,500 and 6,500rpm. The claimed 0-100km in the 340i is that it will achieve this speed in just 5.2 seconds. The 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engines can produce an output of 252hp and BMW reckons it’ll give you 0-100km/h in just 5.9 seconds in the 330i. The 3-cylinder petrol engine returns 136hp from its 1.5 litre engine. The 6-cylinder 3.0 litre diesel engine offers 313hp in the 335d xDrive saloon and can generate an impressive 630Nm of torque. In the extremely popular 320d the 2.0 litre TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder engine offers a very plausible 190hp.
M Sport suspension is optional with this vehicle and when you opt for it there is a noticeable improvement in body control. In saying that, the standard suspension isn’t terrible, it just has room for improvement. The M3 offers an amazing drive and the technology in the vehicle truly kicks-in to ensure maximum body control. The xDrive model also handles very well with better traction than standard models.
Both the petrol and diesel models can get a bit loud, especially the 4-cylinder options. The 3 Series is well insulated and journeying in this vehicle is very refined. Of course, you should expect extra noise from the M3!
The iDrive infotainment system is easy to use and is very intuitive. The plastics are of high quality and the front cabin is a comfortable place to be. As standard you will find alloy wheels as well as a selection of upholstery cloth. A choice of interior finishes is also available. Of course, as you go through the available options in the “Sport” and “Luxury” trims you will find that the selection available goes up market, but entry level equipment is impressive when compared to some of BMW’s competitors.
There is a myriad of safety systems available when you go down the 3 series route. Systems include the “Driving Assistant” package. This is a mix of lane departure warning technology along with approach control and pedestrian warning systems. Also available is adaptive cruise control, or as BMW calls it, “Active cruise control”. This is different in that it’s very handy in traffic jams. When there’s lots of traffic the driver can set the system to take over and it maintains a safe distance between you and the driver in front.
The 3 Series is a practical saloon. The space is not what one would call vast, but to be fair there’s enough room for the larger of us to the front and rear. The opening of the boot is slightly narrow and it can be difficult to get bulky items like buggies or larger suitcases in.