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 E46âthe fourth generation of the 3 seriesâwas 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 Driverâs â10 Best Carsâ 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 carâthe E92âused 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.
Air conditioning, Alloy wheels, cruise control, power seats, locks, mirrors and windows, anti-lock brakes, automatic transmission, heated seats, sunroof and traction control.
- Car and Drivers Ten Best list from 1992 through 2014
- The E90 won âBest New Sports Sedanâ at the 2006 Canadian Car of Year Awards
- Top Gear magazine named the 320d Touring the âFamily Car of the Yearâ in 2012
There are 36,689 used BMW 3 Series in our used car listings, including the BMW 5 Series, BMW X5 and BMW X3. 62% of these vehicles have only one previous owner and 84% have no accident history.