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.
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.