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Parkers overall rating: 3.5 out of 5 3.5

Behind the wheel is the best place to be in this 3-Series. Front seats are comfortable and the driving position adjusts to fit all and feels suitably sporting too. Good view of the road ahead. Materials are of a high quality adding to the impression it's special.

Legroom in the back is one of the biggest criticism: there's just not enough of it for three to sit in comfort. Two adults may find longer trips uncomfortable, too, but children should be fine. Ride is on the firm side, but noise levels are well suppressed. Interior materials are top notch for this age of car. Fair to say it’s a cut above the average.