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Latest reviews

We have 4 reviews of recent BMW 3-Series models:

  • BMW’s excellent 3 Series remains one of the best compact saloons

    Parkers rating: 4.6 out of 5 4.6
    New price: £32,395 - £48,225

    PROS

    • Wide range of engines and trims available
    • Looks good inside and out
    • Great fun to drive while still comfortable
    • High-quality interior with lots of tech

    CONS

    • Options can make it quite pricey
    • Some tech doesn’t work as well as in rivals
    • Firm and fidgety ride on M Sport models
    • Not much else
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  • Parkers rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
    New price: £29,210 - £47,530

    PROS

    • More boot space than a 3 Series Touring
    • Distinctive looks
    • Fantastic interior space

    CONS

    • Those distinctive looks will not be to everyone’s taste
    • Not as fun to drive as a 3 Series saloon or Touring
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  • Parkers rating: 4.3 out of 5 4.3
    New price: £56,605 - £61,600

    PROS

    • Engaging performance
    • Muscular stance
    • Communicative handling
    • Family car practicality
    • Manual gearbox standard

    CONS

    • Very expensive 3 Series
    • Interior lacks drama
    • ‘Piped’ exhaust sound
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  • A brilliant all-rounder that's great to drive with some clever practicality features

    Parkers rating: 4.7 out of 5 4.7
    New price: £34,020 - £49,725

    PROS

    • Great to drive yet comfortable
    • Lots of smart design touches
    • High-tech throughout
    • Wide range of trims and engines

    CONS

    • Non-premium rivals carry more
    • Not all of the tech works perfectly
    • Expensive, especially with options
    • Slightly bland and confusing interior
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Older reviews

Saloon (4 reviews)

2012 onwards

  • Despite its age it remains a compelling all-rounder

    Parkers rating: 4.4 out of 5 4.4
    New price: £23,555 - £85,475
    PROS
    • Engaging handling regardless of engine
    • Comfort isn’t spared for agility
    • Generous equipment levels
    • Performance/efficiency balance
    CONS
    • Interior doesn’t feel as premium as some rivals
    • Ride can be unsettled without adaptive dampers
    • Cabin isn’t the roomiest in this segment
    • Wide range of expensive options
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Estate (4 reviews)

2012 onwards

2005 - 2013

1998 - 2006

1991 - 2001

Hatchback (2 reviews)

1998 - 2006

1991 - 2001

Coupe (5 reviews)

2005 - 2013

1998 - 2006

1991 - 2001

Convertible (4 reviews)

2005 - 2013

1998 - 2006

1991 - 2001

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