Another beautiful, and luxury, car to showcase today (courtesy of our Enterprise car rental team) – the BMW 3 SERIES DIESEL TOURING 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto. If you are looking for short-term car hire in the Leigh/Warrington/Wigan/St Helens area, do speak to the Enterprise team as they have an amazing selection of small, medium and luxury cars which are available to both personal and business users.
For those customers needing daily and weekly hire, this is the company that you do need to liaise with. Credit brokers, like CarLease UK, offer long-term contracts which are a substitute for purchasing a car. We cannot offer short-term and flexible options which Enterprise offer. It is also a great route for those customer with bad or poor credit who need a “non-status” automotive product.
While the BMW 3 series is still a popular car in both the personal and business automotive segments, we have definitely seen a huge shift in driving behaviours from the diesel to petrol engines.
As you will have no doubt noticed, political momentum has suddenly shifted from the diesel to the petrol engine.
Historically, UK drivers have been educated to drive a diesel car as this offers lower grams of CO2 per KM and higher combined MPGs. As a result a significant proportion of drivers have been using the diesel engine. The issue with this, is that drivers covering low mileages and start/stop journeys are having issues with their DPFs (Diesel Particulate Filters) because their driving behaviour is not suitable for the engine. In addition, diesel engines have been found to have been emitting other harmful gases, hence the introduction of AdBlue into the diesel spectrum. Recently, the Government has done little to help other than to create further hysteria in respect of diesel vehicles. The information is so poor, that some customers are asking as to whether diesel engines are still in production!
There really does need to be some clearer advice, guidance and strategy moving forwards.
In terms of the car shown here, the 320d M Sport 5dr Step Auto Estate, this is based on the following configuration:
· Metallic Paint – Estoril Blue
· Dakota leather – Black
· 18″ M Star spoke alloy wheels – Style 400M
· Brushed aluminium trim with black high gloss finish
As standard you get some great specification with this vehicle – heated door mirrors, LED headlights, Bluetooth, navigation, rear distance control, leather upholstery, sports suspension, rain sensing wipers, dynamic brake control, hill start assist, front/rear floor mats, push button starter, electrically adjustable door mirrors, guide me home lights, air conditioning, leather steering wheel, ambient lighting, remote control alarm, immobiliser and extended lighting package. In terms of additional factory options, consider sun protection glass, professional navigation and the 19” alloys for the perfect vehicle.
On the technical-side, the 1995CC 8 speed auto engine delivers 190ps, 0-62 times of 7.4 seconds and combined MPG of 62.8. Service intervals on the 3 series are “long-life” so they are every 24 months or 18,000 miles, whichever lands sooner. Do consider this when you are reviewing a funder-maintained vs driver-maintained contract.
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