BMW 3-Series Coupe Review (2004)

BMW 320Cd SE Coupe
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BMW 3 Series Review

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The rear has undergone similar subtle styling tweaks including a restyled rear bumper housing body-coloured PDC Park Distance Control sensors, a wider boot handle and new Light-Emitting Diode two-stage brake lighting in the newly styled rear clusters.

The rear has undergone similar subtle styling tweaks including a restyled rear bumper housing body-coloured PDC Park Distance Control sensors, a wider boot handle and new Light-Emitting Diode two-stage brake lighting in the newly styled rear clusters.

The BMW coupe is 1.7 cm shorter and 1.8 cm wider than the saloon. It is also 3.1 cm lower because of its flatter roof and lower sports suspension. Our test car was equipped with optional Star Spoke 119, 8J x 17 alloy wheels (£560) which significantly enhanced the looks of the BMW 320Cd SE Coupe.

How It Looks - Interior

The BMW 320Cd SE Coupe's interior is a minimalist's dream, simple, uncluttered and functional. The cabin is well crafted and the black and silk grey interior trim exudes an elegant cool ambiance. The standard black Tex 2000 cloth upholstery and velour carpeting was of a good quality and should prove durable in the long term.

Infotainment
  • Our test car was fitted with BMW Business radio with cassette player and optional BMW 6 Disc CD Changer (£250)
  • The stereo controls are steering wheel mounted keeping your hands on the wheel for maximum safety
Rivals
  • Audi A4, Honda Accord, Jaguar X-TYPE, Mazda6, Lexus IS200 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class
What We Liked
  • The handling
  • The exterior / interior styling
  • The Kudos
  • Build quality
  • Performance
  • Fuel consumption
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BMW 3 Series Road Test Data
Model ReviewedBMW 320Cd SE Coupe
  
Body Type3-Door Coupe
ColourBlack Sapphire Metallic
  
Performance (manufacturers data) 
  
0 - 62 mph8.8 Seconds
Top Speed 137 mph
  
Transmission6-Speed Manual
  
Fuel TypeDiesel
  
CO2 Emissions (NEDC Figures) g/km
  
Economy (NEDC Figures) 
  
Urban35.8 mpg
Extra Urban62.8 mpg
Combined49.6 mpg
  
Insurance Group14
Euro NCAP Rating4
Warranty3-year/Unlimited Mileage
6-year/Unlimited Mileage Anti-Corrosion Guarantee
3-year BMW Emergency Service
Price (when tested on the 07/06/04)OTR £24,310

Car tested £27,005

Includes the following options:

Metallic Paint £495
BMW 6 Disc CD Changer £250
Electric Drivers Seat With Memory Function £1100
BMW Business CD £100
Electric Folding Mirrors £190
Star Spoke 119, 8J x 17
Alloy Wheels £560

The information contained within this BMW 3 Series review may have changed since publication on the 7 June 2004. The actual model road tested may feature options and functionality specific to that model, which may not be available as on option or be fitted to other models in the range. Options may not be available on UK specification cars. You may wish to check with your local BMW dealer, before making a purchasing decision. E.&.O.E. You may NOT reproduce this car review in full or part, in any format without our written permission. carpages.co.uk © 2017