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This car has been superseded by a newer model, click here to go to the latest BMW 3-Series Saloon review.

Parkers overall rating: 4 out of 5 4.0
BMW 3-Series Saloon (91-98) - rated 4 out of 5
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PROS

Image; smooth six cylinder engines; great to drive

CONS

Not much standard equipment; limited rear legroom; less exclusive than some rivals

At a glance

New price £14,295 - £27,975
Fuel economy 27 - 43 mpg
Road tax cost £265
Insurance group 25 - 33 How much is it to insure?

PROS

Image; smooth six cylinder engines; great to drive

CONS

Not much standard equipment; limited rear legroom; less exclusive than some rivals

BMW 3-Series Saloon rivals

Blueprint for the smaller executive car in the '90s, combining quality and driver appeal from the 316i right up to the exhilarating M3. Not as cheap to run as a Mondeo or Vectra - but choosing a 3-Series is more about style and status. It does not disappoint in any key areas, and its desirable image is holding up well despite being replaced. It's a real driving machine that's still in demand, so prices remain high for the best examples.

BMW 3-Series Saloon rivals

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