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New entry-level BMW due

BMW will begin taking orders in March for a new entry-level variant in the 3-series diesel range.

Badged 318d, the car uses a 115bhp version of the 2.0-litre common rail diesel engine, producing 195lb-ft of torque, while manual versions will be Euro IV-compliant.

The standard 318d saloon will be priced at £21,380 on the road, but high value ES versions will be priced at £19,995 and will include sports suspension, 16-inch cross-spoke alloy wheels, leather steering wheel, anthracite headlining, colour-coded door handles and a storage compartment package that includes armrests, nets on the back of the front seats and a space for sunglasses in the centre console.

SE versions of the saloon will be priced at £22,405 on the road, with Sport models starting at £23,680 OTR. Touring versions start with the SE, priced at £23,305 OTR, and the Sport, priced from £24,580.

Carbon dioxide emissions for the saloon are 151g/km, with fuel consumption of 50.4mpg on the combined cycle, while the Touring versions achieve 48.7mpg, with CO2 emissions of 156g/km.

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