Friday, June 21, 2013

Picture update: BMW 318d Touring F31

BMW introduced the sixth generation of the BMW 3-series (F30) in 2012, as the succesor to the 3-series E90. The F30 is produced at BMW-plants in Munich, Regensburg, Tiexi (Shenyang / China) and Rosslyn (South Africa). Its official introduction was in Munich on the 14th of october 2011, and the first customers received their F30 on the 11th of february 2012.

Apart from the sedan, BMW introduced the Touring (F31) in may 2012, while it has been delivered to the first customers in august 2012. A change from the previous system is that the coupe and convertible will not be in the 3-series range anymore, but will be placed in the 4-series range, available this year. 

This specific car is a BMW 318d Touring Sport Line. It features BMWs N47D20 TwinPower Turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. Equipped with a turbocharger including variable turbine geometry, BMW calls this the TwinPower-Turbo technology, where the turbocharger serves both the lower and higher rev ranges.

Model (Code / Model Year): BMW 318d Touring (F31 / 2013)
Engine: four-cylinder TwinPower-Turbo diesel engine (1995cm³)  
Transmission: 6-speed manual transmission
Performance: 143hp / 320nm
0 to 100km/h: 9,2sec
Top speed: 210km/h (131mp/h)
Weight: 1555kg
Fuel tank (US gallons): 57 liter (15,1 US gallons)

€34.650,00 BMW 318d Touring F31

€0,00 Alpine white
€0,00 Wing mirror caps black
€0,00 18-inch light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 397*
€0,00 Anthracite / Red Track cloth upholstery*
€0,00 Black trim, high-gloss*
€0,00 Matt Coral Red interior trim finisher*

€1.900,00 Sport Line:

€0,00 18-inch light alloy wheels Double-spoke style 397
€0,00 Black trim, high-gloss
€0,00 Anthracite / Red Track cloth upholstery
€100,00 M Steering wheel
€0,00 Sport seats

€650,00 Automatic Air Conditioning
€250,00 Servotronic Steering
€-,-- Floor mats, velour
€30,00 Smokers package
€130,00 Rain sensor with automatic headlight activation
€0,00 Model designation deletion
€230,00 Roof rails black
€390,00 Sun protection glass
€-,-- Split-folding rear seats
€370,00 Seat heating, front
€-,-- Multi-function controls for steering wheel
€1.490,00 Navigation System Business
€-,-- Bluetooth hands-free with USB audio interface
€270,00 Headlight wash
€710,00 Xenon headlights
€490,00 Park Distance Control (PDC), rear
€-,-- Foglights, front

Total price in Germany: €42.460,-*

*Prices are the German prices in June 2013

Some pro's and con's on the BMW 318d Touring Sport Line:

  • The engine is very economical
  • Good sport seats
  • Easy bluetooth connection for both phone and music of the phone
  • Nice M-sport steering wheel and stick
  • Plastic interior finish does convey the "premium" feeling
  • Steep price
  • Small storage space in the center console
  • Modern, Sport and Luxury line limit the choice of options / color combinations

More pictures of this BMW 318d Touring Sport Line can be found here, please click and scroll down.

Other BMW 3-series F30 / F31 media:

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