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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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2007 BMW 323i Coupe 6 Cyl Auto Log Books Warranty

  • 239667 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

This is a beautiful E90 Coupe with a stunning appearance and comes with a 12 Months Warranty. This coupe has its original log books and everything works on the car and it is just in excellent condition. It’s a 4 Seater with a fully Automatic Electric sun roof Roof . The car is beautifully built and designed. This Sporty coupe really looks and drives great and with summer coming should be heaps of fun to drive its a nice original car to drive and it’s a 6 Cylinder Sports car so it has an excitin

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$10,900Drive Away^
Leumeah, NSW

Dealer used
20 hours ago

2007 Bmw 3 20i 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 157000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Excellent condition, only driven around 20k a day (work is close) Octane 95 minimum used since bought. New actuator in drivers side fitted recently. Serviced regularly. Drives like a dream. Cream leather interior with Veneer trimmings. Minor scuffs but nothing that noticeable.

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$7,995
Warnbro, WA

03/12/2021

BMW 320i

  • 103000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

BMW 320i 2009 4 cylinder six speed auto, just fitted new pirelli tyres very good condition $10,500.00 phone

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$10,500
Derwent Park, TAS

28/11/2021

2004 BMW E46 330i M sport 118,500km's

  • 118500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

For sale is a well maintained 2004 BMW E46 330i M sport Kilometres: 118,500km's Colour: Silver grey Transmission: Automatic The car is in phenomenal condition for its age and has low mileage. It comes with a lot of options like M sport package, Harman kardon sound system, Electric front seats, eonon head unit with a reverse camera (camera needs to be wired), Window tint just to name a few. The interior is in great condition, with no rips or tears on the seats or the steering wheel.

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$16,499
Ringwood East, VIC

25/11/2021

2011 BMW 3 Series 23i

  • 190322 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

This is a beautiful example of this very nice BMW 323I, it has a great service history, the paint job is in immaculate condition, as is the interior, it drives like a new car, is has the xenon light option, leather interior, sunroof, alloy wheels, and it comes with a current RWC cert and rego until July 7 22! come and test drive today at 18 Mologa rd Heidelberg West LMCT 11538

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$13,000Drive Away^
Northcote, VIC

Dealer used
25/11/2021

2007 Bmw 3 20d 6 Sp Automatic Steptronic 4d Sedan

  • 192000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

2007 BMW 3 20D - 192,000kms -Automatic -2.0 Turbo Diesel - 4 New Runflat Tyres - Leather Interior - Keyless Entry - Sunroof - 2 Keys - Logbook Servicing - Rego till August 2022 Only selling due to upgrade. Can organise more photos on request.

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$12,500Negotiable
Launceston, TAS

21/11/2021

2012 BMW 320d Modern Automatic Sedan

  • 40500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

Looking for the Ultimate Driving Machine? This BMW is heavily optioned, and has been kept tidy by one owner since new. With only 40,000km on the clock, this car is barely run in and ready for an adventure. With 10 months rego remaining, and a recent service, there's nothing to spend until this time next year! Despite very low KMs, this car has been serviced annually by BMW, has two keys, unblemished interior, and only light wear and tear on the exterior. With over 1 million possible combina

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$26,990Negotiable
Waverton, NSW

21/11/2021

BMW✖️3 for sell

  • 202000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 4 cyl

BMW x3 Year:2009 Diesel 202000 km 4 new tyres,good condition,including rwc is $9500,pm me if interested. No swap and no time waste.

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$9,000
Blackburn North, VIC

03/11/2021

Bmw 330I 2006

  • 136500 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

We here at Shelby Auto’s specialize in selling a wide assortment of Used-Vehicles, our mission is to a provide a service where consumers are left feeling like they really are “living life in their own lane” Book a Test Drive with us today! ☑️ Trade In’s Welcome ☑️ Finance Available ☑️ Warranty Available Make: BMW Model: 330I Kilometres: 136500 Colour: Grey Interior Colour: Leather Transmission: Automatic Body: Sedan Engine: 3.0L Petrol Features Include: ☑️ Alloy rims ☑️ Gps ☑️ Air-Con

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$12,900
St James, WA

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10/09/2021

BMW 325i

  • 102400 km
  • Coupe (2 door)
  • Auto
  • 6 cyl

2009 low km clean car execellent condition rego till octeber

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$15,500Negotiable
Balwyn, VIC

01/09/2021

BMW 340i M Sport LCI For Sale

  • 81000 km
  • Sedan
  • Auto

BMW 340i M Sport LCI For Sale If you are reading this, it is safe to assume you prefer the top self appointments, research completed that Dec. 2015 first registered 2016 second owner 340i ///M Sport LCI has attitude just standing still. This is not a poverty pack four cylinder. You are buying an actual ultimate BMW not just the badge to show off. Assembled with 8 speed sports automatic, first registered Feb. 2016, sunroof, 360 degree camera, active cruise control, front and rear sensors, elect

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$44,880Negotiable
Canberra City, ACT

17/07/2021

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.