Our Fleet Test Drive: BMW 330d - 6th Report
17 June 2009
|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|
|Claimed combined |
|Our average |
|Model price range||£21,520-£49,520|
|CO2 (tax) ||152g/km/21%|
|BIK 20/40% per month||£117/£235|
|Service interval||variable mls|
|Why we’re running it||Is our first 10/10 |
road test car as
good to live with
|Positive||Engine, chassis, |
|Negative||Notchy gear change, |