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BMW 3 Series Information

Accounting for 30% of total global sales, the BMW BMW 3 Series is the best-selling BMW. Debuting in 1975, this compact executive car has gone through six generations and in five different body styles.

Introduced as a two-door saloon, this four-cylinder model was a safe, sensible car with interior that was rounded off and padded.

Over subsequent generations, BMW launched a coupe in 1991, a convertible in 1993. A six cylinder diesel engine in 1985, and in 1986 the first all-wheel drive 3-series was produced.

The E46—the fourth generation of the 3 series—was introduced in 1998 in saloon version only. A station wagon, convertible and coupe models would be eventually added. This four-cylinder, all-wheel vehicle was the highest selling car in 2002 and was named as one of Car and Driver’s “10 Best Cars” from 1999-2006.

In August of 2006 the E90 generation hit the market in both a saloon and touring model. Available in either a four or six-cylinder engine, but later versions of this car—the E92—used a V8 engine. This generation was also the first to offer a turbocharged engine, and was considered more reliable than any other 3 series before it.

Finally, debuting in 2011 the F30 is the current 3 series model. Available with either a six-cylinder petrol, a four-cylinder turbochard, or, for the first time, a hybrid engine, the F30 is available in hatchback, Touring, and Turismo.

Standard Features:

Air conditioning, Alloy wheels, cruise control, power seats, locks, mirrors and windows, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, heated seats, sunroof and traction control.

Fun Facts:

  • Car and Drivers Ten Best list from 1992 through 2014
  • The E90 won “Best New Sports Sedan” at the 2006 Canadian Car of Year Awards
  • Top Gear magazine named the 320d Touring the “Family Car of the Year” in 2012

There are 7,003 used BMW 3 Series in our used car listings, including the BMW 5 Series, BMW X5 and BMW X3. 55% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 85% have no accident history.

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