Used BMW 3 Series 2005 - 2012 review

Category: Executive car

Section: What is it like?

BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
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  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
  • BMW 3 Series (05 - 12)
Used BMW 3 Series 2005 - 2012 review
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What's the used BMW 3 Series saloon like?

In most respects, the BMW 3 Series that was introduced in 2005 is like every iteration of the 3 Series before it – rear-wheel drive and great fun to be behind the wheel of, with agile handling and a finely balanced chassis.

The big difference with this generation was a growing focus on the car’s green credentials and major improvements on the practicality front. It was, really, the first 3 Series to have proper space in the back seats, and the boot is big enough to be really useful, for business professionals and growing families alike.