BMW 3 Series Convertible (05 - 14)

Used BMW 3 Series Convertible (05 - 14) review

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(2005 - 2014)
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Which used BMW 3 Series sports should I buy?

Petrol-powered BMW 3 Series Convertibles are cheaper on the used market, but won't hold their value as well as the diesel models. However, if the price is right they could be a great value buy.

The 170bhp 320i is decent enough, but the 215bhp 325i and 330i with 268bhp are refined and potent. The 306bhp twin-turbo 335i is rare and extremely fast.

The 174bhp 320d is the smartest choice, and will put a smile on your face while also keeping fuel bills in check. The 194bhp 325d is quicker, but noticeably less efficient. The 242bhp 330d is the better six-cylinder diesel.

All 3 Series drop-tops come with a healthy kit list as standard. The entry-level SE version gets alloys, climate control, electric seat adjustment, auto lights and wipers, parking sensors and MP3 player compatibility. M Sport adds badged items such as wheels, steering wheel, gearlever, as well as a different bodykit and cabin trim.

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Which used BMW 3 Series sports should I buy?

Petrol-powered BMW 3 Series Convertibles are cheaper on the used market, but won't hold their value as well as the diesel models. However, if the price is right they could be a great value buy.

The 170bhp 320i is decent enough, but the 215bhp 325i and 330i with 268bhp are refined and potent. The 306bhp twin-turbo 335i is rare and extremely fast.

The 174bhp 320d is the smartest choice, and will put a smile on your face while also keeping fuel bills in check. The 194bhp 325d is quicker, but noticeably less efficient. The 242bhp 330d is the better six-cylinder diesel.

All 3 Series drop-tops come with a healthy kit list as standard. The entry-level SE version gets alloys, climate control, electric seat adjustment, auto lights and wipers, parking sensors and MP3 player compatibility. M Sport adds badged items such as wheels, steering wheel, gearlever, as well as a different bodykit and cabin trim.

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