2009 BMW 318D M-Sport Steptronic (E90)

****** Interested parties should note, this vehicle was subject to a CAT N insurance loss in 08/2020 ******


  • Powerful 2 litre Diesel with 175bhp and 280lb/ft of torque
  • M-Sport Steptronic automatic
  • Below average mileage M-Sport
  • Category N non-structural damage repaired

The Appeal

Purchased by the Seller in December 2021 at approximately 67,000 miles he has added a mere 4,000 miles since, using it mainly for a short commute to work.  He reports that it drives as it should with plenty of power, and being a diesel it has a mountain of torque. It was a Category N car when he purchased it, although he believes the damage was superficial. 

Having only passed his test a couple of months before he purchased the BMW he admits that the scratch along the nearside is of his doing!  The paperwork with the car is limited to a V5c in his name and an MoT certificate.

Although there is no invoice on file he assures us that the car has been serviced with oil and filter changes, and he says it drives beautifully, without no warning lights and no untoward noises.

With M-Sport badging and bodykit the BMW looks the part, with minor marks that are only obvious close up.  Perfect for someone who would like a real M-Sport 3 series with the economy of a diesel and plenty of performance as well.

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History and Paperwork

  • Built and first registered in November 2009
  • DVLA MoT history back to 2012 at 37,335 miles
  • Insurance Category N non-structural damage repaired
  • Purchased by the seller in December 2021
  • V5c in the Seller’s name
  • MoT valid to November 2023

The Interior

  • Blue Shadow Cloth and Alcantara Sports seats in good condition with light wear
  • Dark Graphite Grey carpets with light wear, protected by rubber mats
  • Mid grey roof lining with no damage or marks
  • Brushed aluminium sports trim to dash, centre console and doors
  • Clean gauges, no warning lights displayed
  • Black leather rimmed steering wheel with M-Sport badge
  • Clean boot with no major marks
  • Overall very presentable interior showing light wear

The Exterior

  • Black exterior with matching black wheels
  • 17 inch M Sport double spoke 194 alloy Wheels
  • Mismatched selection of tyres all part worn
  • All four wheels show pronounced curb damage
  • M Sport aerodynamic bodywork
  • Various marks and scratches on bumpers and most panels
  • Long scratch on nearside from front door to rear wheel arch
  • Damage to front offside fog light mounting
  • M Sport badging front and rear

The Mechanics 

  • 1,995cc diesel, 175bhp and 280lb/ft of torque
  • BMW M-Sport steptronic automatic gearbox
  • BMW M-Sport suspension
  • Clean and tidy underside with no major damage or corrosion
  • Presentable engine bay with no evidence of damage, would benefit from a steam clean
  • Serviced with oil and filter changes
  • Service history


The 318 diesel engine is recognised as the pick of the bunch in the E90 series.  More economical than the petrol engines, it provides plenty of power that makes for an entertaining drive. The 3 Series has always been the defining car of the compact executive class.  Loaded with plenty of desirable options as standard, and with an M badge this one offers a great driving experience combined with exceptional value!

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Vehicle specification
  • Year 2009
  • Make BMW
  • Model 3 Series
  • Colour Black
  • Odometer 71,212 Miles
  • Engine size 1995
Auction Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Town Hove
  • Location Sussex
  • Country United Kingdom
Bidding history
17 bids
  • george.•••• £2,400 06/02/23
  • 0xxx36 £2,300 06/02/23
  • george.•••• £2,200 06/02/23
  • 0xxx36 £2,100 06/02/23
  • george.•••• £2,000 06/02/23
  • paul-ba•••• £1,900 06/02/23
  • george.•••• £1,800 06/02/23
  • F9OGY £1,600 05/02/23
  • [email protected]•••• £1,500 04/02/23
  • paul-ba•••• £1,400 04/02/23

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