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This generation of BMW 3 series has been produced from September, 2008 to January, 2012. We can provide information about 31 modification of this generation. The car has been produced with classical rear wheel drive (21 version) and all four wheel (4x4) drive (10 versions).

This BMW is available with six petrol engines with displacement from 1.6 to 3.0 litres and power of from 122 to 306 horsepower un five diesel engines with displacement from 2.0 to 3.0 litres and power of from 143 to 286 horsepower.
The car is available with both manual (15 versions), as well as automatic (16 versions) gearbox.

BMW 3 series E90 average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 5.9 to 9.7 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.7 to 6.8 litres per 100km. The most economical BMW 3 series petrol engine version is BMW 316i, consuming 5.9 litres per 100km. While the most economical BMW 3 series diesel - BMW 318d for 100 kilometers consumes 4.7 liters of diesel.

BMW 3 series E90 CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 142 to 232 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 123 to 178 grams per kilometer. From BMW 3 series with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW 318i which produces an average of 142 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW 3 series diesels least CO2 distributes BMW 318d - 123 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.5 seconds has BMW 335i xDrive version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 316i reaching this speed only in 11.9 seconds.

This BMW is in average price group - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 8500 $. According to user reviews, average BMW 3 series repair costs are 290 $ per year. Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 3 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 3 series received average grade 6.0 (from 10) which is relatively low, considering average rate 8.2 for similar aged cars. Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 50% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW 3 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Fuel cons. Gearbox Drive type
BMW 316i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.6 Petrol 122 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 316i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 1.6 Petrol 122 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 318i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 143 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 318i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 143 HP 6.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 320i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.5 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 320i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 318d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 143 HP 4.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 318d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 143 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 320d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 320d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.4 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 320d xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 320d xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 325i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.1 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 325i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.1 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 325i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.9 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 325i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 335i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.1 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 335i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 335i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 335i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.7 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 325d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 325d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 6.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 5.7 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330d xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.5 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 330d xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 335d Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 286 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330i Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) Rear wheel drive (RWD)
BMW 330i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8 l/100km Manual (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)
BMW 330i xDrive Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8 l/100km Automatic (6 gears) All wheel drive (AWD, 4x4)

BMW 3 series prices

BMW 3 series sedan price in Latvia is from 5500 $ to 14000 $.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 3 series price is entirely high - BMW 3 series is approximately for 12 percents more expensive then average sedans of this age (compare sedans 2008 - 2012 prices). BMW 3 series high price can be explained by its quality above average (see below), therefore this BMW could be reasonable purchase in long term perspective.

YearLowest price ($)Average price ($)Highest price ($)Availability
2011 8500 9000 10 500
2010 8500 10 500 14 000
2009 5500 7000 8500
2008 5500 8000 10 000

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BMW 3 series quality

production year from 2008 to 2012

According to yearly reports of German vehicle inspection service (TÜV) BMW 3 series quality is good.
During regular inspections failures are found for approximately 9 percents of BMW 3 series.

Year of inspection Age of car Failures found %
/ average for same age cars
Place in rating
BMW 3 sērija produced in 2012
2017 5 years 8.6% / 10.10% 48. from 124
2016 4 years 5.9% / 7.80% 31. from 132
2015 3 years 6.6% / 8.40% 34. from 129
2014 2 years 6.9% / 9.10% 28. from 129
BMW 3 sērija produced in 2011
2017 6 years 8.6% / 10.10% 48. from 124
2016 5 years 10.7% / 13.20% 39. from 127
2015 4 years 6.6% / 8.40% 34. from 129
2014 3 years 6.9% / 9.10% 28. from 129
2013 2 years 4.7% / 6.20% 31. from 132
BMW 3 sērija produced in 2010
2017 7 years 13.8% / 15.20% 50. from 117
2016 6 years 10.7% / 13.20% 39. from 127
2015 5 years 11.5% / 13.90% 33. from 125
2014 4 years 6.9% / 9.10% 28. from 129
2013 3 years 4.7% / 6.20% 31. from 132
2012 2 years 5.0% / 5.90% 44. from 129
BMW 3 sērija produced in 2009
2017 8 years 13.8% / 15.20% 50. from 117
2016 7 years 16.9% / 19.10% 41. from 116
2015 6 years 11.5% / 13.90% 33. from 125
2014 5 years 13.0% / 14.80% 39. from 122
2013 4 years 4.7% / 6.20% 31. from 132
2012 3 years 5.0% / 5.90% 44. from 129
2011 2 years 4.7% / 5.50% 47. from 132
BMW 3 sērija produced in 2008
2017 9 years 19.4% / 20.90% 41. from 106
2016 8 years 16.9% / 19.10% 41. from 116
2015 7 years 17.4% / 20.10% 39. from 111
2014 6 years 13.0% / 14.80% 39. from 122
2013 5 years 8.0% / 10.80% 29. from 121
2012 4 years 5.0% / 5.90% 44. from 129
2011 3 years 4.7% / 5.50% 47. from 132
2010 2 years 3.8% / 5.10% 26. from 131

BMW 3 series E90 sedan features (options)

Percentage of BMW 3 series with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
79%
Adjustable steering wheel
75%
Rain sensor
73%
Metallic paint
72%
Cruise control
66%
Rear parking sensors
65%
Conditioning
64%
Tire pressure control
63%
Leather upholstery
54%
Navigation
46%
Heated seats
46%
Dimming mirrors
32%
Front parking sensors
31%
Xenon headlights
31%
Bi-xenon lights
25%
Electrically adjustable seats
21%
Sunroof
15%
Auxiliary heating
13%
Adaptive cruise control
5%
Electrically adjustable steering wheel
5%

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BMW 3 series reviews

BMW 3 series Estate car/wagon 2008.year Petrol 1.8 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 6 years) Owned for:50`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.5 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1026 $ (~ 513 $ per year)
Total car rating:
3/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 46
BMW 3 series Estate car/wagon 2009.year Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:5`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (60% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 34.2 $ (~ 34 $ per year)
Total car rating:
7/10
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 45
BMW 3 series Sedan 2008.year Petrol 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 7 years) Owned for:100`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 7.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 228 $ (~ 76 $ per year)
Total car rating:
10/10
   female, age 45
BMW 3 series Estate car/wagon 2008.year Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2017 (age of car 9 years) Owned for:25`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 5.0 litres per 100km (40% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1596 $ (~ 1595 $ per year)
Total car rating:
4/10
   male, age 44
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