Used BMW 3-Series Convertible (2007 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 25 Jan 2010
4.5
The 3-Series Convertible is undoubtedly one of the most desirable models in the BMW line-up. It combines effortless elegance with everyday practicality and an exciting drive - in fact it is one of the finest drop-tops on sale today.

BMW 3-Series Convertible (07-13)
Beautiful folding metal roof, great choice of efficient engines, superbly refined
Small bootspace, much more expensive than the similar 3-Series Coupe

New price range:

£31,800 - £46,395

Used price range:

£3,693 - £16,177

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

The 3-Series Convertible is undoubtedly one of the most desirable models in the BMW line-up. It combines effortless elegance with everyday practicality and an exciting drive - in fact it is one of the finest drop-tops on sale today. The three-piece electric metal roof folds gracefully in 25 seconds and is a very compact design. That means with the roof up, it looks like a coupe, and it retains the smooth shape associated with previous 3-Series Cabriolets with the roof down - there's no 'bump' that has marred many other coupe-cabriolets.

Further innovations such as heat-reflective leather upholstery and easy access to the luggage area show great attention to detail and add to the premium feel. Punchy engines and a high spec (all have at least SE trim) are the icing on the cake.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

4.5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4.5 out of 5

Safety

4.5 out of 5

Reliability

4.5 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

3.5 out of 5

Buying used

5 out of 5

Selling

5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 It drives really well and has plenty of power and acceleration.  

4 out of 5

Michael Johnson ,   21 Apr 2015    ... read more

 You dont really buy this for practicality, you get B and Q to deliver it instead. That said it does have a fair old boot big enough for the shopping, or grand childrens toys.  

5 out of 5

Steve Horne ,   06 Apr 2015    ... read more

 With my windows (or the top) down, it allows me to pretend to be Snoop-Dog (even when I have Lady Ga Ga blaring from my 8 speakers. "Is it worth it, let me work it I put my thing down, flip it and...  

5 out of 5

Dave Cleaver ,   29 Oct 2014    ... read more

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