BMW: BMW 330D M Sport : BMW 3 series Forum • BMWLand

  BMW Forum: Car help, questions, answers, BMW discussion forum  
BMW Forum for UK BMW Car owners : Where Power Meets Control

BMW Forum: BMWLand Forum Portal Entrance BMW Forum: BMWLand - Forums for UK BMW Owners BMW Discounts & Support for BMWLand members BMW Forum Twitter, RSS, Facebook for BMWLand members BMW Car Insurance Discount BMWLand: Contact Us BMW Paint Repair discounts for BMWLand members BMW Oil Discount for BMW Engines BMW Car Tyre Discounts for BMWLand Members BMW Car Parts: Genuine BMW Parts Discount for BMWLand Members BMW ECU mapping BMW Swirl Flaps

www.BMWLand.co.uk ©2014                           Contact [email protected]

Peake BMW Diagnostics  
BMW Car Insurance Discount
  
  

BMW 330D M Sport

BMW forum 3 series car: E21, E30, E36, E46, E90, E91, E92, E93, F30, F31, F34, F35

Moderator: Moderators

BMW 330D M Sport

Postby aziqbal » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 17:02:06 UTC

Hi Guys

I have been looking at the BMW 330D M Sport for a few weeks now and ive driven it and it feels much better than the Audi A4 3.0TDI S-line and its also feels quicker during acceleration. Its very hard to decide which car to go for but one thing I cant get is a proper figure on the MPG for the BMW.

The dealer keeps telling me that 330D is very economical and does 50MPG and that its great etc etc but I dont know in reality how it does on fuel unless I take it for a proper long drive on the motorway, supposedly the BMW 3 series is the worlds most efficient car with the best MPG with the most power output?

Also the reason I am going for the 330D is because the dealer said there's hardly any difference between the 325D and 330D in terms of fuel efficiency , road tax and emissions even although the 330D has about 40hp more? Can someone confirm this or is he just taking me for a ride.

Any suggestions will be much appreicated, thanks.
aziqbal
Newbie

Posts: 2
Joined: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:48:51 UTC
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby madphysics » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:14:32 UTC

aziqbal wrote:Hi Guys

The dealer keeps telling me that 330D is very economical and does 50MPG and that its great etc etc but I dont know in reality how it does on fuel unless I take it for a proper long drive on the motorway, supposedly the BMW 3 series is the worlds most efficient car with the best MPG with the most power output?



I took the plunge about 2 months ago in a moment of madness on a 4 year old E90 330D, and having just done a long round trip to the parents of about 800 miles mostly via motorways it turned in 47mpg which I thought was pretty impressive. Mostly around 70-75 on the motorway with occasional spirited moments on A roads when the misses was asleep in the passenger seat. I guess with a very delicate right foot I could have got 50 on that trip, but frankly that would be no fun at all.

The normal weekly commute of around 420 miles includes about 25-30 town miles and the rest is motorway and A roads, tend to get about 44-45 mpg on that trip. Am waiting for the summer to see what the difference not having a freezing cold engine at startup has on things.
/\/\arc

56 Reg Silver E90 330d M Sport
Image
madphysics
User
Site Supporter

User avatar

Posts: 74
Images: 14
Joined: Mon, 08 Nov 2010 22:48:48 UTC
BMW Members Cars: Silver '56 E90 330d M Sport
Location: Linconshire
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby gkerr4 » Fri, 31 Dec 2010 20:03:58 UTC

he's right about the difference between the 325d and the 330d - they are both 3.0ltr engines - there is minimal difference in economy and emisions but the 330d has 40bhp more! They are a bit more money though, the 330d as you get a bot more spec too

the big difference is between the 320d and the 330d - the 320 being a 4-cyl and very very frugal! - but the 6-cyl is much more refined !

I have a 325d tourer - I wasn't fussed about the performance benefit of the 330d - I did want a 6-cyl smooth engine though and this one came up at a good price.

I haven't done a lot of miles in it yet as I picked it up when the snow started. I've done a couple of 125 mile trips (250 return) - it has returned 47.4 on those trips at a fairly sedate 65-70mph - which I am more than happy with.

it's such a smooth engine - imo it's smoother than the 3.0 V6 in the audis and the similar V6 mercs (which are dull as :banned: to drive!) - makes for a very dynamic drive - even the sound - from the cabin it sounds more like a petrol V8 than an oil-burner.

overall im very impressed and I am sure you will be too.
gkerr4
Overdrive

Posts: 417
Images: 0
Joined: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:56:41 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E91 325d M-Sport
Location: Lancashire
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby aziqbal » Sat, 01 Jan 2011 14:09:54 UTC

Thanks for the update guys so I guess the dealer is correct about the economy, if a 330D is doing 45-47mpg then thats really good, im happy with that cus the Audi has alot lower mpg for the same engine size and similar power

Its very suprising that such a powerful engine is doing those kind if numbers on the motorway and its road tax is also reasonable , thanks again.
aziqbal
Newbie

Posts: 2
Joined: Fri, 31 Dec 2010 16:48:51 UTC
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby serverking » Sat, 01 Jan 2011 17:08:19 UTC

They're great cars :cool:
Aziqbal, hope you enjoy your 330d :wink:
Image
E70 X5 3.0D SE. Gone, but not forgotten.
serverking
Overdrive
Site Supporter

User avatar

Posts: 539
Images: 1
Joined: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:04:49 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E61 525d SE Touring
Location: in the car :)
Jamaica (jm)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby SkyJawa » Sun, 02 Jan 2011 21:47:59 UTC

aziqbal wrote:Thanks for the update guys so I guess the dealer is correct about the economy, if a 330D is doing 45-47mpg then thats really good, im happy with that cus the Audi has alot lower mpg for the same engine size and similar power

Its very suprising that such a powerful engine is doing those kind if numbers on the motorway and its road tax is also reasonable , thanks again.


This is exactly what I looked at when I was buying. Like for like the audi is slower, higher co2 and worse mpg. Got myself a a 2006 E92 330d and glad I did. depending on journey its either very high 30's mpg or most usually in the 40's :)
Neil - E92 330d
SkyJawa
User

Posts: 77
Joined: Sat, 14 Oct 2006 19:55:23 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E92 330d 2006
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby gratters » Sun, 02 Jan 2011 23:39:38 UTC

It really depends on your driving style surely - before my current petrol 3 litre baby I had an 07 330d and it was a constant battle to show 30mpg - anyone who gets close to 50mpg IMO is missing the point of owning such a great engine ! (though I do admire their restraint)

I think 50mpg is the exception rather than the rule!
BMW 330 M Sport (09) Coupe
gratters
Overdrive

Posts: 388
Joined: Sun, 28 Oct 2007 22:55:57 UTC
Location: Bucks

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby gkerr4 » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:17:11 UTC

and depends as much on the type of driving you are doing!

If you can fall out of your driveway onto a motorway then sitting at 70mph is just 1750rpm in 6th - it isn't difficult to get high 40's at that pace.

if you need to do a lot of towndriving then accelerating and braking - using the turbo and slipping the torque convertor around town is not going to do you any favours!
gkerr4
Overdrive

Posts: 417
Images: 0
Joined: Thu, 20 Jan 2005 13:56:41 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E91 325d M-Sport
Location: Lancashire
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby serverking » Mon, 03 Jan 2011 13:24:18 UTC

I'm saving for a 530d - I love the 6 pot engine - I test drove a 51 plate 330d today - too bad the injectors had packed up :cry: Tax is about £210 per year on the 330d. I only pay £150 for my 320d at the moment...
Image
E70 X5 3.0D SE. Gone, but not forgotten.
serverking
Overdrive
Site Supporter

User avatar

Posts: 539
Images: 1
Joined: Fri, 23 Jul 2010 16:04:49 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E61 525d SE Touring
Location: in the car :)
Jamaica (jm)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby 1AKY » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 14:42:54 UTC

in the 3.5years and 33.5k miles that I've had my E90 330D M-Sport Auto, I've averaged 30.17 MPG and which has been approx a 50/50 mixture of town and motorway driving. However, I must confess to being slightly heavy footed and a spirited driver.

BTW - the car might be up for sale in the near future :cry: (can't fit 3 baby seats in the back :x ). Will post in the For Sale forum when the time comes.
1AKY
User

Posts: 8
Joined: Wed, 16 May 2007 10:49:38 UTC

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby Ti_Rich » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 19:18:05 UTC

I have had E90 330d M-Sport auto (231BHP) for 3 years now from new. Over 51k miles it's averaged 39.6mpg but i do mainly long journeys. On short trips the MPG drops to 30ish. On long runs i get 42-43MPG at sensible speeds.

The new 330d engine fitted late 2008 on (245BHP) is about 10% more economical in the real world. Autos also use about 2-3 mpg more than a manual.

Hope that helps a bit more.
2008 E90 330d M-Sport Auto
Image
Ti_Rich
User

User avatar

Posts: 45
Joined: Sun, 26 Nov 2006 19:41:40 UTC

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby Jules59 » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 20:14:55 UTC

So glad everyone thinks the 330d is better than the A4 3L V6.

Before I bought my 330d I popped into the local Audi main dealer (all new and bling) to inquire about a A4 3L V6 TDI quattro - not very helpful sales team: no test drive available or even offered at a later date, was shown a A6 quattro (rather pointlessly as i didnt want such a big car). They took my number but never rang me back. I thought stuff 'em and it was then that I thought about a BMW. A quick bit of research done and lo and behold I have a 330d.

So thank you Mr posh Audi salesman if it hadnt been for you I might have ended up with a boring A4 instead of my lovely BMW.
Jules
Jules59
Overdrive

User avatar

Posts: 344
Joined: Thu, 11 Nov 2010 21:08:16 UTC
BMW Members Cars: E91 LCI 330d MSport Auto
Skoda Fabia VRS
FreeLander 2
Seat Leon FR
Location: The Wilds of Warwickshire
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby lgarnham » Wed, 05 Jan 2011 22:24:41 UTC

Just thought I would say I have had my 2006 E90 330d for about 6 months now after having a few 320d's in the past and have never looked back.

Yes it uses more diesel than a 320d but oh my god it is worth it (in my opinion). I thought the 320d was a superb engine/car but the 330d is just effortless, even if you are constantly watching the speedo as it is too easy to have a momentary lapse.
lgarnham
User

Posts: 16
Joined: Thu, 30 Dec 2010 12:56:31 UTC
BMW Members Cars: 2009/09 X5 3.0sd M-Sport in Carbon Black
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby njmartyn » Thu, 06 Jan 2011 12:44:29 UTC

300mile trip to cornwall pulled in lower 40mpg average - and thats cruising at 99mph for the most part.
can't beat it in my opinion!
E90 330D M-sport - Sapphire Black, Eibach 12mm spacers, Black gloss grille, Evolve re-map (282bhp, 700torque).
whats next?? suggestions welcome!!
njmartyn
User

Posts: 20
Joined: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:09:08 UTC
BMW Members Cars: 330D m-Sport Auto
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby igorjas » Sun, 09 Jan 2011 20:45:51 UTC

njmartyn wrote:300mile trip to cornwall pulled in lower 40mpg average - and thats cruising at 969mph for the most part.
can't beat it in my opinion!


:wink:
Image
igorjas
Advanced

Posts: 887
Images: 0
Joined: Sun, 25 Jan 2009 20:26:25 UTC
BMW Members Cars: F30 330d M-Sport
E90 335d M-Sport (previous)
E90 325i M-Sport (previous)
E46 320i SE (previous)
Location: South West
United Kingdom (uk)

Re: BMW 330D M Sport

Postby njmartyn » Wed, 12 Jan 2011 14:50:13 UTC

very true ;)
E90 330D M-sport - Sapphire Black, Eibach 12mm spacers, Black gloss grille, Evolve re-map (282bhp, 700torque).
whats next?? suggestions welcome!!
njmartyn
User

Posts: 20
Joined: Tue, 30 Nov 2010 14:09:08 UTC
BMW Members Cars: 330D m-Sport Auto
United Kingdom (uk)


  • Forum Topics on BMWLand that may be of intetest to you
    Replies
    Views
    Last Forum post

Return to BMW 3 series Forum

BMWLand: Who is online

Users browsing this BMW forum: Bluesuede, fredflintstone, Sunnyville and 21 guests