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New BMW Series: 316d with options or 318d?

Good morning,

I'm intending to buy the new BMW 3 Series (F30), but I don’t know if I should go for a 318d 136hp or a 316d 116hp with a better pack of options. I’m a calm driver, but I’m afraid that this difference of power could make a huge difference concerning the comfort. Could you please advise me?

Kind regards, Fernando.

Filed under choosing new car - Asked by Fernando Tenorio (Brussels) - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 09:34

Shane O' Donoghue Answered by: Shane O' Donoghue - Complete Car Adviser - @Shane_O_D


Hi Fernando,

That's quite an individual choice really and before you make the decision try to drive both versions.

I'd be inclined to say go for the 316d with extra options - and delete the badge on the boot! However, if you regularly carry a lot of people, or you drive on roads where you need to overtake, then it's worth buying the 318d, as the extra performance will be of help.

Come back to us if you need anything else.

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Thanks for your answer.

In my case as it is a company car, in case of choosing the 318d, I'll be a little over budget, while the 316d will be within my budget.

I'm waiting for the car to be available for a test drive, because, as you said, I should drive both before choosing. Concerning the badge, you are right ;)

Kind regards, Fernando.

Posted by Fernando Tenorio (Brussels) - Wed, 08 Feb 2012 12:36:41