The new BMW 330Cd SE Coupé is powered by the second-generation, six-cylinder common-rail diesel engine that was introduced in the BMW 3 Series, 5 Series and X5 models in 2003. The 3 Series engine develops 204 bhp at 4,000 rpm and 410 Nm of torque at 1,500 rpm and completes the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 7.2 seconds on its way to achieving a top speed of 151 mph. It will cost £29,400.00 on-the-road when it goes on sale in March 2004.
Performance is matched by economy, with the 330Cd SE capable of 42.8 mpg on the combined cycle. The new diesel Coupé will appeal in particular to the company car driver with its EU4 compliant engine emitting just 177 g/km CO2, placing it in the 19 per cent bracket for company car tax. The package is topped by BMW’s Service Inclusive package, covering the servicing and maintenance requirements for all diesel-engined 3 Series models for three years or 60,000 miles, free of charge.
The BMW 330Cd Sport, priced at £31,325.00, will appeal to drivers wanting the performance and economy of the 330Cd SE Coupé, but with styling, interior and handling enhancements. These include:
- M Aerodynamic body styling including rear lip spoiler
- 18" M Sport light alloy wheels
- Sports suspension
- Sports seats with anthracite cloth / leather interior
- Anthracite headlining and M Sport multi-function steering wheel