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Available new from: May 2003  -  December 2004

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)

Performance

Power115 bhp
Top Speed125 mph
0-60 mph10.6 secs
Torque175 Nm, 129 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions170 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard3
Miles Per Tank554 miles

Costs

Used price range£485 - £1,265
See 11 used BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)s for sale, starting at £490
Fuel consumption
Pre-2017 test standard Explanation
Official fuel economy tests explained
An improved official test for car fuel economy was introduced in September 2017.
The new WLTP test gives figures closer to a car's "true mpg" than the pre-2017 NEDC test, which tended to overstate mpg compared to what real-world drivers would get.
When looking at mpg for two cars, always check the figures were measured under the same test system. Comparing one car's WLTP figure with another's NEDC figure will not tell you which has the better mpg.
Close
40 mpg
Insurance group23
Annual road tax£240
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£98 - £101
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£195 - £201

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity63 litres
Weight1375kg
Length4262mm
Width1941mm
Height1408mm
Wheelbase2725mm
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors3
Seats5
Luggage Capacity310 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight670kg
Braked Towing Weight1250kg

Engine

Engine Size1796cc
Cylinders4
Valves16
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionManual
Gearbox5 Speed
DrivetrainRear wheel drive