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BMW 335d x drive 2017 review

Overall towcar rating


Key information

  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Year of manufacture: 2017
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Engine size: 3.0litres
  • Solo fuel economy: 55 miles per gallon
  • Towing fuel economy: 29 miles per gallon
  • Kerb weight: 1700 kg
  • Nose weight: 75 kg
  • Body type: Other

Towcar summary

What's good?

Power from the engine, the caravan can be pulled up any hill with ease. The auto is excellent and the x drive ensures there is no embarrassment when on a wet field.

What's bad?

None so far

Would you recommend it?


Towing performance *****

How well does it tow?

You can't tell it's on it's still probably faster than a lot of solo cars

Solo performance *****

What's it like without the caravan?

0-60 in 4.8 seconds top speed 155mph and excellent fuel economy

Reliability *****

Anything to look out for?

New car no issues so far

Practicality *****

Is it easy to live with?

Very good it Carrys all the kit for my 2 year old

Buying experience *****

Did you buy it new or used?


Where did you buy it?

Franchised dealer

What was the seller like?

Good but that's to be expected when buying


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Jul 25 2017 09:33 pm
First trip to Cornwall pulled the van with ease up the big hills. It can even accelerate on the hills to overtake. Very happy so far managed 30mpg which I didn't think was. Ad with the van on. This is my first auto and I will not be going back happy with my choice. 👍
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