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Available new from: March 2003  -  December 2004

BMW 3-Series Compact (01-04)

Performance

Power189 bhp
Top Speed146 mph
0-60 mph6.9 secs
Torque245 Nm, 181 ft-lb
CO2 Emissions215 g/km
Euro Emissions Standard4
Miles Per Tank429 miles

Costs

Used price range£645 - £1,700
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.
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31 mpg
Insurance group33
Annual road tax£330
Monthly company car tax cost (Basic Rate)£147 - £152
Monthly company car tax cost (Higher Rate)£293 - £305

Dimensions

Fuel Capacity63 litres
Weight1405kg
Length4262mm
Width1941mm
Height1408mm
Wheelbase2725mm
Turning Circle10m

Equipment list & trim options

Cabin & Luggage

Doors3
Seats5
Luggage Capacity310 litres
Unbraked Towing Weight720kg
Braked Towing Weight1600kg

Engine

Engine Size2494cc
Cylinders6
Valves24
Fuel TypePetrol
TransmissionAutomatic
Gearbox6 Speed SMG
DrivetrainRear wheel drive