1993 BMW 3 Series 316i 1.6 injection from Belgium
Nice as a first BMW
Quality of interior could be better.
Electric windows are really cheaply made.
The noise could be reduced too.
Strong car, and really reliable.
The engine never dies.
It's a good choice between economy and power since the engine is a little too weak for that car.
Very low on gas.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2002
2nd Apr 2005, 13:36
I can detail your phrase about fuel consumption.
After having driven a diesel car for many years, this car surprised me for it's moderate fuel consumption.
It is a heavy car and I could drive it as a diesel, which means that I you don't see me driving at more than 3100 rpm; I avoid stopping and speeding.
Driving long distances at an average of 90 km per hour on French highways, the car consumed 1 liter every 17 kilometers, measured at the fuel station.
Today, driving more on the short track, 1 liter every 14.25 kilometers, measured at the fuel station.
In addition to your comment I appreciate its luxury. It definitely needs a good music player. You may forget that you are driving a car. It is more like being in music and driving has changed from getting there asap into a gentle way to pass time.