BMW 320i Convertible

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BMW 320i Convertible

BMW 3 Series - Convertible - Rear (RWD) - 6 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Automatic - 1995 cc - Max Speed: 142 mph - 170 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: SE, M...

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Review of "BMW 320i Convertible"

published 01/06/2009 | banker1
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Pro Looks, alfresco motoring, build quality, sound, boot space
Cons Flappy windows, slow back/forward seat adjustment
Value for Money
Road Handling
Fuel consumption

"A great looking car with great handling and good build quality"

The 2.2 litre straight 6 normally aspirated engine with the standard BMW tuned exhaust sounds great. Heavier than its hard-top counterpart the power to weight ratio isn't staggering but better than your average automobile. With regards to looks I believe a cars wheels are one of the most important factors and I choose the M 5 double spoke alloys which I still believe was the best decision I made. Being a soft-top convertible, there is plenty of space in the boot even when the roof is down. The car comes with a number of air-bags and Thatcham category 1 alarm and immobiliser. Solid build bar the window design, great road holding and very responsive, it feels like the ultimate driving machine; it does what you tell it to. Driving it you feel safe cruising at speed down the motorways and confident throwing it into an interesting corner.
To temporarily move the seats forward to let people into the back takes a few seconds as the back/forward seat adjustment is electric. Although there is normally no noise while driving with the roof down when opening/closing the doors the windows feel a little flappy. Being a soft-top convertible it has a small rear window which impedes rear visibility but the rear sensors which come as standard are effective.
My vehicle uses a little more oil than average but I like to test the car and I use sport oil which burns off a little easier. Watch out when you get it serviced, I am very particular and asked them to look at some items and I got a rather impressive labour bill but note that older models get slightly discounted servicing. I occasionally look at the price of the car for insurance valuations and I am impressed at how it holds its value.

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  • 1st2thebar published 26/10/2009
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  • retireduser published 04/06/2009
    Nice review. ^_^
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Product Information : BMW 320i Convertible

Manufacturer's product description

BMW 3 Series - Convertible - Rear (RWD) - 6 Speed Manual, 6 Speed Automatic - 1995 cc - Max Speed: 142 mph - 170 bhp - Petrol - Available Trims: SE, M Sport

Product Details

Body Type: Convertible

Fuel Type: Petrol

Available Trims: SE; M Sport

Weight: 1670

Length: 4580

Width: 1782

Height: 1384

Avg Price: 31255

Power: 170

Cylinders: 4

Transmission type: 6 Speed Manual; 6 Speed Automatic

Insurance Group: 16

Range: BMW 3 Series

Driven Wheels: Rear (RWD)

Service Interval: Variable miles

Boot Capacity (litres): 210

Towing Limit (kg): 1400

Engine Size (cc): 1995

Combined Fuel Consumption (mpg): 42.8

Wheel Base (mm): 2760

Torque: 155@4250 lb/ft

Fuel Capacity (litres): 63

Warranty: 3 years / Unlimited miles

Maximum Speed (mph): 142

Acceleration (0 - 62 mph): 9.1 seconds - (Man); 9.8 seconds - (Auto)

Emissions Class: EU4

CO2 Emissions: 157 g/km - (Man)

Manufacturer: BMW


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