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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest BMW 3-Series Coupe (06-13) review.

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Parkers overall rating: 5 out of 5 5.0

Has a four-star Euro NCAP rating and Boasts six airbags as standard and a full compliment of electronic safety measures. Puts up a very good fight in the face of thieves who might otherwise find it a very tempting target.

3-Series is roomier than the previous generation coupe, but the rear drive does compromise boot capacity a little. Although it's a good effort overall, with very useable space, there are more accommodating rivals available with larger boots.

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the BMW 3-Series Coupe (99-06).

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Rear electric windows
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Cd Sport equipment

Cd Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Cd Sport optional equipment
None available

Ci equipment

Ci standard equipment
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
Ci optional equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Leather seat trim
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

Ci Clubsport equipment

Ci Clubsport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Ci Clubsport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Leather seat trim
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking

Ci Sport equipment

Ci Sport standard equipment
  • Audio remote
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
Ci Sport optional equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

ES equipment

ES standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
ES optional equipment
None available

M Clubsport equipment

M Clubsport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Metallic Paint
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
M Clubsport optional equipment
None available

M Sport equipment

M Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
M Sport optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
SE optional equipment
  • Central locking
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Headlight washers
  • Metallic Paint

SE Sport equipment

SE Sport standard equipment
  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • Audio remote
  • CD
  • Central locking
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Remote locking
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Sports seats
SE Sport optional equipment
None available