BMW 330d Sport offers German quality, excellent exterior design, fuel economy and sporty characteristics.
The diesel engine brings a lot of power and torque at only 34 mpg (6.8L/100km). In combination with the sleek design lines which make the car well noticeable on the road, it's a perfect choice for young drivers who wan't a ride both for money and slightly aggressive driving.
The interior, kept in the traditional BMW style, will not amaze everybody, but sure there is a good electronics equipment package inside, for example, electric windows, electric-regulated and heated front seats, Harman-Kardon Hi-Fi system, parking sensors, 16:9 display with navigation, TV, DVD etc. Leather seats, of course, are concurrent for this Bavarian masterpiece.
The maintenance expenses are only high in long-term, because when the mileage runs into a six-digit number, expensive (2000$ or more) repairs linking to the engine (nozzles, high-pressure diesel pump etc) will be required. In short-term, only replacement in some nodes of the running gear could be expected, moreover, it's not so expensive.
With a lot of power and really nice outerior design, the BMW 330d Sport diesel brings you a merge of an economical and sporty ride with a lot of comfort in the cockpit. It has also enough space in the trunk for your baggage, as well as the standart light-alloy 16 or 17 inch rims gives both a sporty and elengant look. About the technical side, all you need to bear in mind is engine maintenance after 100000 miles covered and some minor repairs concerning the running gear.
We owned a BMW 330Diesel Sport with a steptronic gear box. At first owning the car was fantastic, it felt luxurious and had a lot of power to be able to overtake when needed. However running the car was another thing. It is heavey on diesel and the servicing charges are not cheap. You also need to change the brake fluid every 2 years which we were not told which was again expensive. The car has only done 80,000 miles and started missing and something was not right with the gears. After taking it into BMW they said one fuel injector had gone (costing £607 to fix). Then they found that there was still a problem and found residue in the gear box. Even with a BMW discount this was going to cost £3000!! We were sold the car by saying it was like a tank and practically bomb proof. We did question the gear box but was told that being a diesel it would be okay for thousands of miles. We found the dealership very dissapointing and always wanting money and a lot of things were having to be done on the car. I wish we were warned of the costs we may of experienced with car before paying out such money.