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

Review by David Ross on
Last Updated: 16 Aug 2011
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.

3.5 out of 5

Running costs

The 3-Series Coupé isn't a cheap car, but it represents decent value - especially when you consider how well equipped the SE model is. It will also hold its value extremely well and the majority of the engines are very efficient considering their sizes and power outputs. You're expected to pay extra for floor mats though and for full map satellite navigation you have to part with nearly £2000, when you could buy a portable system for a fraction of that.

* based on most recent data

Estimated fuel cost for 10,000 miles per year


£1,312 - £1,925 *


£977 - £1,396 *

The estimated fuel cost figure is a guide to how much this model will cost to fuel each year, so you can compare between cars. It's calculated by using the model's average mpg (calculated from both town centre and motorway driving) and the average fuel price. It's based on the following cost-per-litre: petrol 127p and diesel 129p. Prices are updated daily.

Summary Running Costs

Servicing period

According to on-board computer.


Three years/unlimited mileage.

Road tax (12 months)

£130.00 - £585.00

Vehicle excise duty (VED) varies according to the CO2 emissions and the fuel type of the vehicle. For cars registered after March 1st 2001 VED or road tax is based on the car's CO2 emissions. For cars registered before March 1st 2001 it is based on engine size.

Full running costs data

4 out of 5

Green credentials

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CO2 emission figure (g/km)

Fuel economy rating

The arrows indicate the best and worst CO2 bands for this model.

Emissions summary

The 3-Series performs well on the eco front and thanks to BMWs Efficient Dynamics technology all the engines are efficient - even the high performance models. The most eco-friendly however is the 320d - it emits just 128g/km of CO2 and is capable of 59mpg.

Find the exact engine and CO2