This is a private sale, so tradein is not available
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2006 BMW 318 D
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE PHONE KIT,
BLUETOOTH HANDSFREE PHONE KIT
GOOD CONDITION INSIDE AND OUT|, ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloys, Colour Coded Bumpers, Remote Central Locking, CD Player, Diesel, Electric Mirrors, Electric Windows, Front Fog Lamps, Immobiliser, Cd/Radio, Cruise Control, Traction Control, Climate Control
All perform well
Perfect for drivers
The definitive sport saloon.
4 cylinder petrols
4 cylinder petrols
Tight in the back
Sparse base models
Room for more
Numb steering, tight rear space, expensive.
The saloon is aging fast with the basic model looking rather grim these days. A decent colour and a larger set of wheels can spice it up, though. The estate isn't really any more interesting but the Coupe and Convertible are exquisite looking cars, lithe, aggressive and perfectly surfaced.
None of the four-cylinder petrol engines have much in the way of go, so opt for the quick 320d, 323d or 325i instead. 330i, 330d, 335i and 335d all offer serious pace (for big money) while the M3 is proper fast though not as electrifying as Audi's all-wheel-drive RS4.
The 3-Series' chassis is balanced and it’s fun on a smooth road, but the ride is too firm (especially on M Sport models), the steering is numb and the gearbox is rubbery. The M3 is huge fun but not as delicate as we'd hoped.
The cabin boasts simply excellent ergonomics, a wonderful driving position, great dials and now eight programmable buttons so i-Drive (optional with Sat Nav) can be avoided. The basic driving environment is almost flawless, though the cabin is snug and the door openings small.
The 3-Series feels very solidly made with none of the issues that effect American-made models like the X5 or Z4. The ride is firm but comfortable and refined unless you plum for big wheels and a sport suspension.
The 5 star NCAP 3-Series has six airbags, ISOFIX child seat mounts, seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters, ESP and emergency brake lights as standard. Automatic lights and wipers and park aids are standard on most models also.
The 3-Series is no family car. Front space is only bearable while the low roofline restricts rear access and rear occupants are surprisingly cramped. The Touring is marginally roomier while the Coupe and convertible are actually pretty good compared to rivals. All have a decent boot.
The 3-Series isn't a cheap car by any means and you need to spend extra to make it feel special. Residuals are strong but suffering due to import influx while running cost vary wildly depending on the engine and model.
Basic models now have six airbags, electric windows, remote locks, a CD player, air conditioning and 16-inch alloy wheels which seems like plenty until you explore the options list - cupholders, an iPod jack, Bluetooth... careful, though, it adds up fast!
The best engine in the range include the stonking 177hp, 350Nm 2.0 diesel (320d); 204hp/400Nm (323d); 218hp, 250Nm 2.5 6-cylinder (325i); 286hp, 580Nm 3.0 6-cylinder twin-turbo diesel (335d) and the M3's delightful 420hp, 400Nm 4.0-litre V8.