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BMW 325Ci Convertible

BMW

Review

IT'S based on the svelte lines of the 3-series Coupe range, but the 3-series Convertible offers buyers a very different driving experience. For refined top-down motoring the Convertible has few peers, and with careful honing of the specification so that all models in the range now feature a fully automatic soft-top mechanism plus improved bodyshell stiffness, the latest 3-series Convertible raises the game in terms of style and driveability. There are four models in the range – 320Ci, 325Ci, 330Ci and M3 – with on the road prices starting from £25,880 for the entry 320Ci. At the other end of the spectrum, the M3 Convertible costs a heady £41,400. Unlike the Coupe range, the Convertible also offers a choice of Standard or Sport models for the 192bhp 325Ci and 231bhp 330Ci models. These £29,820 for the 325Ci Sport and £32,340 for the 330Ci – £2,280 and £1,900 more respectively than the standard models. For your money, you get 18in alloy wheels, sports suspension, sports seats and Alcantara seat trim among an upgrade package of sporting details: 330Ci models also add the valuable benefit of Dynamic Stability Control (DSC). Tested here is the 325Ci Convertible, priced at £27,540 on the road.

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