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BMW 3 Series

  • tickImpressive quality
  • tickReally sharp to drive
  • tickLots of technology

BMW 3 Series Saloon (2018 - )

Arguably a benchmark for the sector, the BMW 3 Series has maintained its reputation for sporty handling and fine dynamics while also delivering competitive CO2 and fuel consumption figures. With the option of powerful petrols, commendably refined and frugal diesels and a full plug-in hybrid there are engines to suit every need and a huge amount of technology to support your driving, even if the best of it remains on the options list or confined to fancier trim levels.
Our verdict

Is the BMW 3 Series a good car?

How we rated this car out of 5 on the following

BMW 3 Series running costs

Fuel consumption, insurance, residuals and tax.

BMW 3 Series safety

Driver aids, airbags and alerts.

BMW 3 Series features

Driver technology, media and styling.

BMW 3 Series reliability

Warranty, servicing, durability and build quality.

BMW 3 Series interior

Space, materials, boot size and comfort.

BMW 3 Series performance

Power, handling, fuel and range.

Our expert review

See what our expert review team say about this car

While the outright purchase costs of the 3 Series are high when compared with similarly sized cars from mainstream brands, they’re on a par with direct rivals from the likes of Audi, Mercedes and Jaguar. So are the car’s all-important resale values, which means your investment will be just as well protected come resale time. Or, if you buy on finance, these robust residuals will help keep monthly payments a bit lower.

BMW 3 Series buying and leasing deals

With 72 new and 8,009 used BMW 3 Series cars available on Auto Trader, we have the largest range of cars for sale across the UK.

Find 48 brand new BMW 3 Seriess
Find 8082 new & used BMW 3 Seriess
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Price range

Find out how much the BMW 3 Series new and used cars sell for on Auto Trader

Most popular trims on Auto Trader

M Sport
£1,250 to £59,099
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£750 to £48,990
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£1,200 to £43,000
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£498 to £33,980
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M Sport Shadow Edition
£15,800 to £36,875
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£950 to £43,250
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Leasing deals

These deals are based on terms of 8,000 miles, for a 36 month lease with a 6 months initial payment.

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