BMW 3-Series

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This is one of BMW’s best selling cars. The BMW 3 Series is available in many body styles including an estate (the 3 Series Touring), a high performance version (3 Series M3), a hatchback version (3 Series Gran Turismo) and the best-selling version, the saloon (dubbed 3 Series Saloon).

  • BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo (13 on)
  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (12 on)
  • BMW 3-Series Touring (12 on)
  • BMW 3-Series Convertible (07-13)
  • BMW 3-Series M3 (07-13)
  • BMW 3-Series Coupé (06-13)
  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (05-11)
  • BMW 3-Series Touring (05-12)
  • BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)
  • BMW 3-Series M3 Coupé (01-06)
  • BMW 3-Series M3 Convertible (01-06)
  • BMW 3-Series Convertible (00-06)
  • BMW 3-Series Coupé (99-06)
  • BMW 3-Series Touring (99-05)
  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (98-05)
  • BMW 3-Series Touring (95-99)
  • BMW 3-Series Compact (94-01)
  • BMW 3-Series Convertible (93-00)
  • BMW 3-Series Coupé (92-99)
  • BMW 3-Series Saloon (91-98)

This is one of BMW’s best selling cars. The BMW 3 Series is available in many body styles including an estate (the 3 Series Touring), a high performance version (3 Series M3), a hatchback version (3 Series Gran Turismo) and the best-selling version, the saloon (dubbed 3 Series Saloon).

In the past there was a two-door coupe (3 Series Coupe) and a two-door convertible (3 Series Convertible), but in 2104 BMW decided to rename them. They became part of the new BMW 4 Series line-up so were renamed the BMW 4 Series Coupe and 4 Series Convertible.

In 2015 BMW revealed a refreshed version of the 3 Series Saloon and 3 Series Touring versions with improved running costs and lower emissions.

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Most Popular New Model Reviews

BMW 3-Series Saloon 2012 on

5 out of 5
BMW 3-Series Saloon 2012 on

New price range:
£23,425 - £85,185

Used price range:
£6,498 - £73,416

  • Class-leading handling
  • Sizeable boot
  • Economical engines
  • Manual seats are difficult to adjust
  • Servicing costs can be high

BMW 3-Series Touring 2012 on

5 out of 5
BMW 3-Series Touring 2012 on

New price range:
£29,340 - £47,825

Used price range:
£7,541 - £32,775

Improved boot space, efficient and economical diesel engines, premium image
Servicing and maintenance could be costly

BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 2013 on

4 out of 5
BMW 3-Series Gran Turismo 2013 on

New price range:
£34,510 - £48,005

Used price range:
£8,415 - £32,828

  • More boot space than a 3 Series Touring
  • Distinctive looks
  • Fantastic interior space
  • Those distinctive looks will not be to everyone’s taste
  • Not as fun to drive as a 3 Series saloon or Touring

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