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BMW 3 SERIES Used Car Review

The 3 Series is German car maker BMW's signature model - a compact luxury passenger car that has existed in multiple generations since its 1975 debut. Since 2014, the 3 Series name has applied to sedan and wagon body styles only, with coupe and convertible models adopting the 4 Series nomenclature. The 3 Series has long been considered one of the most entertaining cars to drive in its class, and the flagship M3 performance variant is especially famous.

Pros

Cons

  • Entertaining to drive with beautiful handling
  • Fuel efficiency consistently excellent, and often class-leading
  • Superb performance of six-cylinder engines
  • Good build quality
  • Run-flat tyres (introduced in 2007 in lieu of a spare wheel) bring a firmer ride
  • Four-cylinder turbos replaced brand's famous six-cylinders in performance but not sound
  • Adaptive suspension (optional on many models) needed for best ride quality
  • Interior presentation has generally lagged behind rival Audi A4
This is general information and should not be relied on as purchasing advice.
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Top2019 BMW 3 Series G20 320d Steptronic M Sport Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 23353 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WITH A GREAT MIX OF POWER AND LUXURY, THIS BMW 320d IS PACKED WITH THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! - M2 COMPETITION 20" WHEELS UPGRADE WITH MICHELIN PILOT 4S - ELECTRIC GLASS SUNROOF - BMW LED HEADLIGHTS - PARK ASSISTANCE FULL AUTOMATED - INFORMATION HEADS UP DISPLAY - DIGITAL VIRTUAL COCKPIT - WIRELESS PHONE CHARGING - 10 SPEAKER PREMIUM STEREO - ACTIVE CORNERING HEADLIGHTS - DAB TUNER - HEATED STEERING WHEEL - KEYLESS ENTRY WITH PUSH TO START - PARKING SENSORS - REVERSE CAMERA WITH 360 DEGREE

$64,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
11/05/2022

Top2018 BMW 3 Series F30 LCI 320i Luxury Line Sedan 4dr Spts Auto 8sp 2.0T White Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 55028 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Grand Opening Sale Now! Our new showroom is finally open and we have a great range of quality vehicles to offer the public. We ensure all vehicle are above high standards and serviced prior being sold. We guarantee all vehicle titles and issue road worthy certificates with all sold vehicles. APPOINTMENT ONLY TO VIEW VEHICLES. TRADE INS WELCOME. WE BUY VEHICLES . FINANCE AVAILABLE. BMW 320I Luxury Line edition Excellent example with low kilometres finished in white pearl duco, including sunro

$45,990
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
23 hours ago

Top2005 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Steptronic Silver 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 160900 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2005 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Sedan 4dr Steptronic 6sp 2.0i [Mar] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - 4 CYL, AUTO - LEATHER TRIM - BLUETOOTH - CD PLAYER WITH AUX - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION / CORNER BRAKING AND CRUISE CONTROL - 8 X AIR BAGS - CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING - MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL - HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DRIVER'S SEAT - ELEC WINDOWS - RAIN SENSOR WIPERS - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING WITH WINDOWS UP & DOWN - AND MUCH MUCH MORE This

$10,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
22/05/2022

Top2011 BMW 3 Series E90 MY11 320i Steptronic Lifestyle Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 143500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2011 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Lifestyle Sedan 4dr Steptronic 6sp 2.0i [MY11] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - 4 CYL, AUTO - LEATHER TRIM - ELEC WINDOWS - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING AND MUCH MUCH MORE This is an impressive vehicle that is guaranteed not to disappoint; be sure to organise a test drive today. FIND US; now with TWO convenient locations; * TRADE-ins welcome. * BUY with confidence; best price guarantee on new & used cars. * INSTANT fin

$13,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

Top2017 BMW 3 Series F30 LCI 330i M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 87460 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

We are one of Queensland’s largest fixed price warehouses, offering a dynamic range of stock for our customers. From small automatics to prestige and top end commercial vehicles. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. Our vehicles come with a warranty that can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your trade as well as an in-house valuations team commi

$42,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

Top2015 BMW 328i F30 MY15 Upgrade Sport Line Silver 8 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 32081 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This silver BMW 3 28I SPORT LINE is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 32081 km during its lifetime. It has a petrol fuel system with consumption of 6.3 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Adaptive Headlights; Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft; CD with 6 CD Stacker; Park Assist; Power Sunroof. Vehicle service history: - Previous service on 29/08/201

$39,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
16/05/2022

2011 BMW 3 Series E90 MY11 320i Steptronic Lifestyle Blue 6 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 143500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2011 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Lifestyle Sedan 4dr Steptronic 6sp 2.0i [MY11] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - 4 CYL, AUTO - LEATHER TRIM - ELEC WINDOWS - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING AND MUCH MUCH MORE This is an impressive vehicle that is guaranteed not to disappoint; be sure to organise a test drive today. FIND US; now with TWO convenient locations; * TRADE-ins welcome. * BUY with confidence; best price guarantee on new & used cars. * INSTANT fin

$13,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2017 BMW 3 Series F30 LCI 330i M Sport Black 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 87460 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

We are one of Queensland’s largest fixed price warehouses, offering a dynamic range of stock for our customers. From small automatics to prestige and top end commercial vehicles. All cars undergo a 110-point safety check prior to being considered for sale. Our vehicles come with a warranty that can be extended as you see fit. As one of Australia’s largest wholesalers, we have an extensive network to secure the top price for your trade as well as an in-house valuations team commi

$42,990
Pinkenba, QLD

Dealer used
14 hours ago

2018 BMW 3 Series F30 LCI 320i Luxury Line Sedan 4dr Spts Auto 8sp 2.0T White Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 55028 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Grand Opening Sale Now! Our new showroom is finally open and we have a great range of quality vehicles to offer the public. We ensure all vehicle are above high standards and serviced prior being sold. We guarantee all vehicle titles and issue road worthy certificates with all sold vehicles. APPOINTMENT ONLY TO VIEW VEHICLES. TRADE INS WELCOME. WE BUY VEHICLES . FINANCE AVAILABLE. BMW 320I Luxury Line edition Excellent example with low kilometres finished in white pearl duco, including sunro

$45,990
Artarmon, NSW

Dealer used
23 hours ago

2007 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Steptronic Grey 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 168599 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

2007 BMW 320I M SPORT....SUNROOF, LEATHER, NAV, REAR SENSOR, 18 ALLOY WHEELS, CD PLAYER. Family owned business , operating and servicing NSW for over 30 years. Any vehicle Inspection welcomed , with two conveniently based locations we have everyone sorted. Revesby NSW Yard - Centrally located 25 minutes from Sydney Airport. Home of all your used car needs for all of Milperra, Condell Park, Bankstown, Panania, Padstow, Picnic Point, Revesby Heights and Padstow Heights. Elderslie NSW Y

$9,999
Elderslie, NSW

Dealer used
23/05/2022

2019 BMW 3 Series G20 330i Steptronic Luxury Line Blue 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 37000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

Please only enquire if you have genuine purchase interest in the vehicle as we are charged per enquiry. The car is available for sale if online. Available for viewing by appointment at our undercover Brisbane QLD 4074, showroom, Monday – Saturday, 14 kms from the CBD. We offer HAGGLE FREE FIXED PRICING on our vehicles. The advertised price is our best price. For sale is our 2019 BMW 330i Luxury Line! This car is in great condition inside and out. Finished in blue metallic paint over be

$65,995
Sumner, QLD

Dealer used
22/05/2022

2005 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Steptronic Silver 6 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 160900 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

AR are pleased to be selling this well presented 2005 BMW 3 Series E90 320i Sedan 4dr Steptronic 6sp 2.0i [Mar] FEATURES & EXTRA'S - 4 CYL, AUTO - LEATHER TRIM - BLUETOOTH - CD PLAYER WITH AUX - ELEC STABILITY / TRACTION / CORNER BRAKING AND CRUISE CONTROL - 8 X AIR BAGS - CLIMATE CONTROL AIR CONDITIONING - MULTI FUNCTION STEERING WHEEL - HEIGHT ADJUSTABLE DRIVER'S SEAT - ELEC WINDOWS - RAIN SENSOR WIPERS - ALLOY WHEELS - REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING WITH WINDOWS UP & DOWN - AND MUCH MUCH MORE This

$10,990Drive Away^
Strathpine, QLD

Dealer used
22/05/2022

2015 BMW 328i F30 MY15 Upgrade Sport Line Silver 8 Speed Automatic Sedan

  • 32081 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

All vehicles are sold with minimum 3 months registration. This silver BMW 3 28I SPORT LINE is in excellent condition. This is a 5 seat, 4 door vehicle with automatic transmission. It has travelled 32081 km during its lifetime. It has a petrol fuel system with consumption of 6.3 L/100 km. It comes with the following installed features: Adaptive Headlights; Alarm System/Remote Anti Theft; CD with 6 CD Stacker; Park Assist; Power Sunroof. Vehicle service history: - Previous service on 29/08/201

$39,990
Alexandria, NSW

Dealer used
16/05/2022

2019 BMW 3 Series G20 320d Steptronic M Sport Grey 8 Speed Sports Automatic Sedan

  • 23353 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

WITH A GREAT MIX OF POWER AND LUXURY, THIS BMW 320d IS PACKED WITH THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS! - M2 COMPETITION 20" WHEELS UPGRADE WITH MICHELIN PILOT 4S - ELECTRIC GLASS SUNROOF - BMW LED HEADLIGHTS - PARK ASSISTANCE FULL AUTOMATED - INFORMATION HEADS UP DISPLAY - DIGITAL VIRTUAL COCKPIT - WIRELESS PHONE CHARGING - 10 SPEAKER PREMIUM STEREO - ACTIVE CORNERING HEADLIGHTS - DAB TUNER - HEATED STEERING WHEEL - KEYLESS ENTRY WITH PUSH TO START - PARKING SENSORS - REVERSE CAMERA WITH 360 DEGREE

$64,990
Midvale, WA

Dealer used
11/05/2022

BMW 328i F30 Luxury Line Model

  • 95000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl 2.0L

328i F30 Luxury Line Model Twin Turbo (Sports 1 and 2 modes) Triptronic 8 speed auto - Manual paddle gears Full electrics incl sunroof, mirrors, windows, seats Heated seats Climate Control GPS navigation system 8 speaker sound system with CD and Bluetooth Hands free Voice command controls Well looked after always garaged since new Drives like a dream

$28,500
Rockingham, WA

09/05/2022

Overview of the BMW 3

Overview of the BMW 3

The 3 Series is German car maker BMW's signature model - a compact luxury passenger car that has existed in multiple generations since its 1975 debut.

Since 2014, the 3 Series name has applied to sedan and wagon body styles only, with coupe and convertible models adopting the 4 Series nomenclature.

The 3 Series has long been considered one of the most entertaining cars to drive in its class, and the flagship M3 performance variant is especially famous.

BMW 3 SERIES GENERATIONS (SINCE 1998)

1998-2006

2007-2012

2012-present

RUNNING COSTS

Fuel Consumption

2.0-litre 4-cylinder turbo petrol: 5.4-6.7 litres per 100km

2.0L 4-cylinder turbo diesel: 4.4-5.3 litres per 100km

3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo petrol: 6.8-7.2 litres per 100km

3.0-litre 6-cylinder turbo diesel: 6.2-6.4 litres per 100km

Hybrid 2.1 litres per 100km

= Highly economical.

= Good economy.

= Average fuel use.

= Heavy consumption.

Servicing

SIMILAR MODELS TO BMW 3 SERIES

WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR: BMW 3 SERIES

As with any high-end European car, don't go near a 3-Series that doesn't have a fully stamped service history.

Biggest potential grief comes from variable valve-timing system (VANOS, in BMW-speak) which can fail due to internal leaks within the hydraulic circuitry. Some six-cylinder 3-Series were even recalled to fix this.

Beyond a leak, VANOS can fail through a lack of oil changes as dirt and grit blocks the tiny oilways that operate the system. If it fails, it can cost thousands to fix and the car won't be right without it.

Any 3-Series showing a 'check-engine' light on the dash is cause for concern.

Some early cars from this series had a brake booster that could fail, leaving the car with brakes but no assistance, requiring the driver to press harder on the brake pedal.

Again, this was the subject of a recall, so check that it's been done on affected cars.