Used BMW 3-Series Coupe (2006 - 2013) Review

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2011
4.5
As four-seat coupes go, few cars are as good looking or as enjoyable to drive as the BMW 3-Series Coupe - it's a classic design with a sleek yet understated air while inside it's beautifully finished with top grade materials. Only minor elements such as the door handles are carried over from the 3-Series saloon - the rest is bespoke to the Coupe.

BMW 3-Series Coupe (06-13)
Great choice of efficient engines, supreme handling, beautifully styled, sophisticated and refined cabin
Firm ride, some expensive options, tight legroom in rear

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£26,740 - £42,145

Used price range:

£1,674 - £13,778

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

4.5 out of 5

As four-seat coupes go, few cars are as good looking or as enjoyable to drive as the BMW 3-Series Coupe - it's a classic design with a sleek yet understated air while inside it's beautifully finished with top grade materials. Only minor elements such as the door handles are carried over from the 3-Series saloon - the rest is bespoke to the Coupe. It's as good to drive as it looks too - the low slung driving position is perfect, the steering precise and responsive and body control excellent.

It's also surprisingly practical with a good sized boot, although taller passengers may find the rear cramped. But when it comes to performance the 3-Series Coupe doesn't disappoint with some cracking engines - the 335i and 335d being the pick of the bunch. It was given a mild facelift in early 2010 along with more powerful and efficient engines.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

4.5 out of 5

Performance

5 out of 5

Handling

4.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 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 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

4 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

4.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 The speed. Not necessarily practical, but I'm never late :). The rear seats fold down which is good (although it took me 6months to find the lever to fold them down!  

4 out of 5

Adam Walsh ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Although a 2 door coupe,it can & has,taken 4 fully grown adults quite easily,which was at the time unusual for a Prestige German coupe at that price point.  

4 out of 5

Ashokkumar Patel ,   21 Oct 2014    ... read more

 Plenty of room in the rear for two teenagers to travel long distance in comfort - previous car was a Saab 9-3 convertible which had very little rear leg room. Decent sized boot too - 3 large cases...  

2 out of 5

Gareth Home ,   15 Sep 2014    ... read more

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