BMW 320d ED Sport Saloon & TouringJuly 27, 2015
The new BMW 320d ED Sport Saloon & Touring has fuel economy of up to 70.6mpg and emissions of just 104g/km CO2, as well as sitting in VED Band B and having a BIK tax of just 19 per cent.
BMW is now offering a sportier look and design to the EfficientDynamic models of the 3 Series. Based on the recently introduced ED Plus model, the ED Sport adds the sporting design characteristics of Sport trim to the efficiency of the 320d ED engine.
Powered by a new 2.0-litre engine and available in either a six-speed manual or the eight-speed automatic, the new model aims to combine performance with low emissions and fuel consumption.
Thanks to EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW 320d ED Sport emits just 104g/km of CO2 (manual: 108g/km), and has a combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient sports model in the 3 Series range. The 320d ED Sport Touring has fuel economy of 67.3mpg (with the eight-speed automatic).
The improved technologies include Active Air Flaps integrated into the kidney grill and a lowered suspension set-up, both working to improve aerodynamics and overall performance and efficiency. This allows the 320d ED Sport Saloon to occupy a VED Band B and the Touring model to occupy the VED Band C with a Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rate of only 19 and 20 per cent respectively (Automatic: 19 and 20 per cent).
The 2.0-litre diesel engine develops 163hp and has an acceleration time from zero to 62mph in 7.8 seconds, with a top speed of 143mph.
A £350 increase in the residual value of the BMW 320d ED Sport over the ED Plus allows customers to have the additional sporting styling and enhanced specification of the ED Sport for just £3 more per month than the cost of the ED Plus model.
With a price of £30,205, the 320 ED Sport comes with more standard equipment and an even greater scope for personalisation. With 17-inch light-alloy wheels as standard, as well as Business Navigation, a selection of Dakota leather upholsteries, Sports steering wheel, unique trim finishers and Heated Sports Front Seats, the ED Sport provides an additional £840 of standard equipment for only £500 more than the ED Plus model. There are a wide variety of options available including a range of 18-inch or 19-inch wheels as well as the extensive range of technologies available to the rest of the 3 Series range.
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