The 330d Touring isn’t cheap. The least expensive, rear-drive Sport starts at £41,565 (nearly £5000 more than a 320d Sport) and the 330d range moves up to £48,035 for our xDrive M Sport Plus Edition. Even then, options make it easy to push that price up even further. With all of its extras, our car came in at £56,305.
An individual who falls into the 40% income tax bracket will part with £6938 in tax annually to run the BMW as a company car, versus just £3254 for the plug-in hybrid V60. A 320d M Sport Plus Edition Touring, meanwhile, will cost that same person £5463, assuming neither car is run in ‘opt-out’ company-car-by-proxy circumstances.