BMW 320d with M Sport Package

3-Series | February 6th, 2009 by 11
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Living in the U.S., I have to admit that I miss driving or seeing, all the BMWs that are available around the globe. For starters, …

Living in the U.S., I have to admit that I miss driving or seeing, all the BMWs that are available around the globe. For starters, I would simply just fly to Munich only to test drive the  highly praised BMW 123d Coupe, a vehicle that has received glorious reviews, from media and non-media people.

Second car that I and many other people hope that we will see in the U.S, is the BMW 320d, a vehicle powered by a 2.0- liter single-turbocharged diesel engine producing 177 hp with a peak torque of 258 lb-ft. Of course, BMW’s new technology, Efficient Dynamic, is featured in this new model. And if the power might not please some fans, I’m sure the 44 mpg figure will help them get over it.

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So, when I read on our blog that one of our readers, Marc, was in Europe cruising in a BMW 320d with M-Sport pack, I had to ask for some photos. The M-Sport package has been available in Europe for quite some time now, but it was just recently launched in the U.S.

What do I love about these photos and the M package? Well, I would start with the gorgeous M wheels, which really increase the overall look of the 3er, and of course, the famous Alcantara Sport Seats. Of course, I cannot omit the front bumper which gives the car a true M look.

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March will be here soon and I look forward to seeing in person, the 3 Series with M Sport Package.

The photos were taken at BMW Niederlassung Mannheim with Herr Karsten Wolf’s approval.

Thanks for the photos Marc!

11 responses to “BMW 320d with M Sport Package”

  1. jkp says:

    But I suspect the seats will not be available in the USA…..

  2. Marc says:

    Unforturnately not…at least at the moment. They are some great seats…very similar to the seats I had on my M-sport 523i a few years back.

  3. B. Riley says:

    Wow! That is fantastic! I love it!

    That’s the closest car I’ve seen that would make me seriously think about upgrading my E46 coupe.

  4. Gragop says:

    @Marc: Those are the same style wheels that the US will receive either…At least I don’t think.

  5. Gragop says:

    @Gragop: *aren’t

  6. B. Riley says:

    The brakes are extremely small for those wheels too.

    US will probably get the old, tired wheel that says “I didn’t pay enough for this car to get some decent wheels”. You all know which ones I’m talking about too. ;-)

  7. mpower says:

    wow, beautiful ! .

  8. Marc says:

    @B. Riley: In the last week I have been driving a similar 320d I have not had a single problem with the brakes. Plenty of stopping power for normal conditions. Perfect car for an everyday commute or freeway drive. On a side note even though it is only 177hp I have never had a problem getting to 200km/h and beyond….and it does not take forever to get there. Unless you are looking for nothing but racing thrills it is more than enough for daily use.

    • BMW Admirer says:

      You can reach 200km/h with less power than that. BMW 320d is by definition a medium saloon designed for everyday use. Even if it is a premium brand, a BMW, this does not turn it into a racing car.

      Many people think that by owning a BMW they automatically have a racing car. BMW is an excellent brand, but even if it has sporty advantages over other models, the sportive side is limited by the cubic capacity of the engine. And from a 2.0 litre you can not ask for more. This is just a balanced option between performance and efficiency.

  9. Rich says:

    Any word on when we will see this fine car in the US? Or what’s involved in modifying it so it can be imported privately?

  10. Rich says:

    Actually, I’d settle for the non M package in the US

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