The BMW 3 Series leads the charge in the premium executive class. Its primary appeal is in the way it drives, but its engines, standard equipment and infotainment system are first rate as well. The firm ride on M Sport models is just about the only thing we can grumble about in this near-flawless executive car.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.
If you desire a diesel with the ability to worry hot hatches, there’s the 330d. The six-cylinder diesel engine offer rapid acceleration — 0-62mph is dealt with in just 5.5sec.