The Auto Trader expert verdict:
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.
Reasons to buy:
- Impressive quality
- Really sharp to drive
- Lots of technology