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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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BMW 3 Series (12-) Saloon
16 reader reviews for BMW 3 Series Saloon.
  • 320d Efficient Dynamics 4dr

    Graham Curtis , dorset . Date: 12/09/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      65

    My car

    Well I am lucky ownner of a brand new 62 plate. After test driving this an A5 and a C class there is no contest. It is smooth, quick and economical. The quality is magnificent. Why not the other 2. Well being a company car CO2 emissions important and this wins hands down. The A5 has an appalling ride,off set pedals and is a bit bling. The C class is a wallowing barge in comparison too.

    You will need extras though so be careful as this hikes the price ( see what cars own long term test vehicle...they went well OTT). Leather and metallic essential...the rest is upto you. Went for Nav, DAB, and HK Hi-fi ( amazing) as music important to me.

    Drives beautifully, rides very well ( especially this version with only 16" wheels). Capable of upto 70mpg.

    Hoping the 3 years I have will be trouble free and hugely enjoyable.

  • 320d Efficient Dynamics 4dr

    Paul Duncan , Tyne & wear . Date: 17/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is an exceptional car. I recently drove from Leeds to South Wales in this and averaged over 74 miles per gallon. This was driving at speed limits on motorways. I regularly drive this car on long motorway drives and the average mpg I am getting is 68.9mpg. It is comfortable and quiet and when needed it can accelerate well in 6th gear.

  • 335i Luxury 4dr

    Tamer Mehanna Date: 16/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    My only disappointment with this car is the high noise level at highway speeds. Engine, road, tire and wind noise are very high for this market segment. Otherwise I am very impressed.

  • 328i SE 4dr

    Angus Macleod , North Down . Date: 03/08/2012
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      31

    My car

    I bought this car new in 2010. The build quality is very good and it is all the in car frills one would expect in a BMW. After driving the car for a short time I became aware of the very uncomfortable ride due to the run-flat tyres. They were very bad for tramlining on some roads to the point of being dangerous. Passengers in the rear seats complained of feeling every bump. Also I could feel the tyre vibration coming up through the foot pedals. The cabin noise coming from the run-flats was very noticeable.I eventually had the tyres replaced by conventional one which helped a little. During the winter I had to leave the vehicle in the garage during any covering of snow or frost as it was undriveable on the roads. The boot space is only good for one bag of messages. I only had the vehicle for six months when the on board computer failed and had to be re-formatted. I would say that this vehicle is only good for the business man. It is not a practical family vehiche. I must mention the service I received from the BMW dealer was excellent. After having only done 12000 miles I am replacing the vehicle this October, safe to say it is not a BMW. I would conclude that this model is over rated and not built for the U.K. roads. (Not a happy bunny!!!!!)

BMW 3 Series Saloon

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