About Leasing a BMW 3 Series
Improved driving dynamics impress
Well-built and practical family car
The BMW 3 Series is the firm's most popular creation and the latest seventh generation made its debut in 2019 to widespread acclaim. The new car is still a well-built and practical family offering and its wider track and longer wheelbase gives the car excellent driving dynamics. The 3 Series has always been a great car to drive and this new model is still a hard-to-beat offering.
Engines and performance for the BMW 3 Series
There are four upgraded four-cylinder engines for the BMW 3 Series and a new generation six-speed manual transmission. For those who like lots of power, then the 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel units featuring twin-powered turbo technology will impress with improved efficiency across the rev range, especially at the lower end. The average fuel consumption ranges from 49 mpg to 67 mpg with each engine delivering lots of torque and power. Even the entry-level BMW 318D produces 150 HP and will sprint from 0 to 62 mph in just over eight seconds. Its top speed is 140 mph with fuel economy of around 56 mpg. The top performer is the BMW 330e which has 252 HP and with 'XtraBoost' this rises to 293 HP with a sprint time of six seconds. There's also a new plug-in electric hybrid available with a combined output of 252 HP and useful 420Nm of torque and it has an all-electric range of more than 35 miles.
Equipment and handling
As mentioned, one of the big attractions for the BMW 3 Series is for its handling prowess and the chassis has been improved with the body stiffened and the suspension mountings improved. This means there is more balance and agility when the car is being put through its paces and it's also 55 kg lighter than its predecessor. The cabin has also been redesigned to deliver driver-focus with more space for the occupants. Indeed, it's easier for rear passengers to get in and out of the car since the door aperture has been heightened. Standard equipment for the BMW 3 Series includes Bluetooth connectivity, rain sensor, automatic climate control, automatic headlights activation and an acoustic windscreen to help deliver the quiet cabin. DAB radio is also standard with the options list being simplified. This means that there are 10 single options and six main packages that drivers can choose from when ordering the car and making personalisation a lot easier and simpler. As should be expected, the 3 Series has a wide range of safety systems fitted as standard including speed limit information, cruise control, lane departure warning and a pedestrian and collision warning system.
Essentially, the BMW 3 Series is still a great car to look at and drive and it ticks just about every box that drivers who want a good quality family car are looking for and, in addition, they get a high-performance car that delivers thrills and fun.