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Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW 330d - 6th Report

Date: 17 June 2009   |   Author:

Wheel
Category: Upper medium
P11D price: £33,555
Key rival: Audi A4

One of the tyres on my little Mazda MX-5 had a split in the sidewall a couple of weeks back, so I lobbed the offending wheel into the 330d's boot to get it fixed.

While at the tyre fitting place, the technician I was chatting to took one look at the BMW's tyres and said: "Good job it's not one of those you need replacing, they'll be expensive. And are they run-flats? Even more so then." Which was ominous.

Run-flats should, in theory, be less susceptible to damage, but a hole in the sidewall and the bill could make interesting reading.

BMW 330d saloon M sport
Mileage13,473
Claimed combined
consumption
49.6mpg
Our average
consumption
39.6mpg
P11D price£33,555
Model price range£21,520-£49,520
CO2 (tax) 152g/km/21%
BIK 20/40% per month£117/£235
Service intervalvariable mls
Insurancegroup 17
Warranty3yrs/unlimited mls
Boot space460litres
Engine size/power2993cc/245PS
Top speed/0-62mph155mph/6.1secs
Why we’re running itIs our first 10/10
road test car as
good to live with
long-term?
PositiveEngine, chassis,
emissions,
running costs
NegativeNotchy gear change,
options cost



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