The BMW 3 Series leads the charge in the premium executive class. Its primary appeal is in the way it drives, with handling that’s guaranteed to really put a smile on your face. It’s also economical in 320d form and well equipped, with the best infotainment system in its class. It’s roomy, too, so the only real criticism is an abrupt edge to its ride – particularly in range-topping M Sport form.get the best price
Sport trim is our favourite, because as well as coming with sportier bumpers and larger 18in alloy wheels over everything you get on entry-level SE, you also get all-important leather seats.
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