2015 BMW 320d ED Sport adds new trim to 3 Series EfficientDynamics range

Article by Christian A., on July 15, 2015

BMW has newly introduced the 320d ED Sport, an even sportier version of the ED Plus model (one of the EfficientDynamic models of the 3 Series). The ED Sport offers the top-of-the-class fuel efficiency of the 320d ED engine as well as has the sporting design features of Sport trim.

This new model is equipped with the new 2.0-litre engine and comes with either a six-speed manual or the best-in-its-class eight-speed automatic. That is how this new model is able to offer a performance that’s effortless and to boast improved fuel economy and lower emissions.

Because of the wide range of EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW 320d ED Sport boasts CO2 emissions of only 104g/km. The manual version has only 108g/km of CO2 emissions. It offers a combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg, earning it the title of the most frugal and cleanest sports model in the 3 Series lineup.

Among the technologies that have been added to this model are Active Air Flaps built into the kidney grill as well as lowered suspension that both boost aerodynamics as well as its overall performance and efficiency.

Because of all these characteristics, the 320d ED Sport Saloon can qualify as a VED Band B and the Touring model can be in the VED Band C that come with a Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rate of just 19 and 20%, respectively (Automatic: 19 and 20%).

The fuel economy may be impressive but it has no impact on its performance. The 2.0-litre diesel engine can generate an output of 163hp, enabling the vehicle to accelerate from a standstill to 62mph in 7.8 seconds and to reach a top speed of 143mph.

An added benefit to those who get the 320d ED Sport is the lower cost of ownership due to the £350 increase in residual value of the vehicle when compared to the ED Plus. This means that owners get the added sporting style and improved specs of the ED Sport for only £3 higher than the price of the ED Plus model.

The 320 ED Sport has an OTR price of £30,205 and is equipped with more standard features and has an even wider range of personalization choices. The ED Sport rides on a set of 17-inch light-alloy wheels as standard. It also gets Business Navigation, an assortment of Dakota leather upholsteries, Sports steering wheel, unique trim finishers and Heated Sports Front Seats.

This adds up to £840 of standard equipment but it only costs £500 higher than the ED Plus model. There are more options available for this model. These include a variety of 18-inch or 19-inch wheels and a lineup of technologies that are also offered for the rest of the 3 Series lineup.

Press Release

THE NEW BMW 320D ED SPORT SALOON AND TOURING

BMW is now offering a sportier look and design to the popular EfficientDynamic models of the 3 Series. Based on the recently introduced ED Plus model, the ED Sport adds the sporting design characteristics of Sport trim, to the class-leading efficiency of the 320d ED engine. Powered by the new 2.0-litre engine and available in either a six-speed manual or the class leading eight-speed automatic, the new model teams effortless performance with better than ever emissions and fuel consumption.

Thanks to an extensive suite of EfficientDynamics technologies, the new BMW 320d ED Sport emits just 104g/km of CO2 (manual: 108g/km) , and has a combined fuel consumption of 70.6mpg, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient sports model in the 3 Series range. The improved technologies include Active Air Flaps integrated into the kidney grill and a lowered suspension set-up, both working to improve aerodynamics and overall performance and efficiency. This allows the 320d ED Sport Saloon to occupy a VED Band B and the Touring model to occupy the VED Band C with a Benefit in Kind (BIK) taxation rate of only 19 and 20 per cent respectively (Automatic: 19 and 20 per cent). This impressive fuel economy doesn’t impact on performance with the 2.0-litre diesel engine developing 163hp and an acceleration from zero to 62mph in 7.8 seconds on its way to a top speed of 143mph.

Owners of the 320d ED Sport can also benefit from a low cost of ownership thanks to the £350 increase in residual value of the vehicle over the ED Plus. This allows customers to have the additional sporting styling and enhanced specification of the ED Sport for just £3 more than the cost of the ED Plus model.

With an OTR price of £30,205, the 320 ED Sport comes with more standard equipment and an even greater scope for personalisation. With 17-inch light-alloy wheels as standard, as well as Business Navigation, a selection of Dakota leather upholsteries, Sports steering wheel, unique trim finishers and Heated Sports Front Seats - The ED Sport provides an additional £840 of standard equipment for only £500 more than the ED Plus model. There are a wide variety of options available including a range of 18-inch or 19-inch wheels as well as the extensive range of technologies available to the rest of the 3 Series range.*

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