Used BMW 3 Series Convertible 2007 - 2014 review

Category: Convertible

Section: What is it like?

2007 - 2014 review
BMW 3 Series Convertible (05 - 14)
  • BMW 3 Series Convertible (05 - 14)
  • BMW 3 Series Convertible (05 - 14)
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What's the used BMW 3 Series sports like?

The BMW 3 Series Convertible has a great party trick – it turns into a coupe at the flick of a switch. The folding metal roof means that you can have the wind in your hair when the weather's fair, but stay snug and warm when it's blowing a gale.

The handling is responsive with good feedback through the steering wheel, and there's plenty grip in corners. The ride is slightly firm, but shouldn't irritate.

With the roof in place you're closeted from the elements, and there's little to disturb. But even with the roof down you're effectively shielded from wind and noise.

If there is a down side, then it's passenger and luggage space. Leg room for the two rear seats is modest at best, and with the roof folded-down there's room only for a medium suitcase or a couple of holdalls.

The entire range was face-lifted in early 2010, with revised headlights, grille, front and rear bumper, mirroring the 3 Series Coupe.