Originally Posted by Boo34
First off, just to say what a great forum !
After five years of frustration, the company I work for has seen the light and put BMW's on the car list.
I was the butt of 'old man' jokes in a Rover 75 for 3 years and then an Audi A4 for the last two but finally, the time has come - I can order a 3 series !!
I've got a P11D value of 26K and I'm ordering tomorrow - my current thoughts are as follows.....
318i M Sport. Sapphire Black. Black Leather. Style 193 18" Alloys. Sun Protection Glass. No model inscription. Sliding Front Armrest.
I was going to have the folding door mirrors but I'm being told that the spec has changed slightly and that they are now included - hence the armrest!
Does anyone have any other suggestions? I love the M Sport look and the interior. The A4 I've had for a couple of years is a Sport model so I'm used to a relatively hard ride and don't mind it.
I do around 750 miles per week.
All opinions welcome !
Not sure about the folding door mirrors being included. I just picked up my 330i on Friday and I'm pretty sure mine don't fold. I think this is still an option.
Personally I would go with the m-sport for definite - the m-kit is lovely and it makes the car IMO.
1. The anthracite headliner is classy and different - more like an audi interior
2. The msport steering wheel and short shifter are fantastic.
3. The body kit spices things up and the sill finishers are a nice touch.
4. The wheels kick butt
5. The sports suspension improves the dynamics.
My suggestion would be a straightforward 320i msport + plus metallic paint, which will be valued at £25,950
You really don't 'need' leather when you have the alcantara sports seats - they are nice enough as is. Ditto the sun protection glass and sliding armrest.
I would drop those things in a flash for 150bhp (which is about right for the car).
Personally I think 129 bhp is a bit weak for a 3 series. My old e46 318 touring had 143 bhp.