BMW 3 Series review

Category: Executive car

Section: Introduction

BMW 3 Series 2021 COTY
  • BMW 3 Series 2021 COTY
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear tracking RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 dashboard RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 infotainment RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 front seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 wide front tracking shot RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 static front right studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 left studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear left studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 boot open RHD
  • BMW 3 Series 2021 COTY
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear tracking RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 dashboard RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 infotainment RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 front seats RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 wide front tracking shot RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 static front right studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 left studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 rear left studio RHD
  • BMW 3 Series Saloon 2021 boot open RHD
What Car?’s 3 Series deals
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Introduction

What Car? says...

The BMW 3 Series; it has always done the business as the car for business people: a well-built, sporty, rear-wheel-drive saloon. And that basic concept remains very much at the heart of this seventh-generation model.

However, it is a thoroughly modern proposition, too. These days, you have the option of four-wheel drive (xDrive in BMW speak), along with a range of strong yet efficient petrol and diesel engines to suit most tastes and budgets. There's even a plug-in hybrid version, which has the potential to slice chunks of your company car tax bill and power itself on pure battery power for around 30 miles.

At a glance
New car deals
Save up to £3,256
Target Price from £31,162
Save up to £3,256
or from £340pm
Swipe to see used and leasing deals
Nearly new deals
From £31,900
Leasing deals
From £330pm
RRP price range £33,250 - £51,885
Number of trims (see all)20
Number of engines (see all)9
Available fuel types (which is best for you?)hybrid, petrol, diesel
MPG range across all versions 176.6 - 62.8
Available doors options 4
Warranty 3
Company car tax at 20% (min/max) £908 / £3,770
Company car tax at 40% (min/max) £1,816 / £7,540
Available colours