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BMW 3 series

BMW 3 series technical data

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BMW 3 series 2018 Touring G21 Estate car / wagon 2018 - Price 14 500 to 51 000 € Power from 113 to 374 HPFuel consumption from 4.4 to 6.3 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2018 G20 Sedan 2018 - Price 20 500 to 64 500 € Power from 113 to 382 HPFuel consumption from 4.5 to 9.4 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2015 Touring F31 Estate car / wagon 2015 - 2018 Price 11 000 to 25 500 € Power from 136 to 252 HPFuel consumption from 5.3 to 6.8 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2015 F30 Sedan 2015 - 2018 Price 9500 to 47 000 € Power from 116 to 326 HPFuel consumption from 4.4 to 7.3 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2012 Touring F31 Estate car / wagon 2012 - 2015 Price 6000 to 14 500 € Power from 116 to 313 HPFuel consumption from 4.3 to 8.1 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2012 F30 Sedan 2012 - 2015 Price 8500 to 18 000 € Power from 116 to 313 HPFuel consumption from 4.1 to 8.2 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2010 E92 Coupe 2010 - 2013 Price 6500 to 14 000 € Power from 156 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.7 to 9.1 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2010 E93 Cabrio 2010 - 2013 Price 11 500 to 16 500 € Power from 143 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 5.1 to 8.8 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2008 E90 Sedan 2008 - 2012 Price 4400 to 8000 € Power from 122 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.7 to 9.7 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car / wagon 2008 - 2012 Price 3700 to 8000 € Power from 122 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.8 to 9.8 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2007 E93 Cabrio 2007 - 2010 Price 7000 to 12 500 € Power from 156 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 6.1 to 9.9 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2006 E92 Coupe 2006 - 2010 Price 5500 to 11 000 € Power from 156 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.8 to 9.9 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2005 Touring E91 Estate car / wagon 2005 - 2008 Price 2300 to 6000 € Power from 122 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.8 to 11 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2005 E90 Sedan 2005 - 2008 Price 2800 to 6500 € Power from 122 to 306 HPFuel consumption from 4.7 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2003 E46 Coupe 2003 - 2006 Price 3000 to 8500 € Power from 143 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 5.7 to 9.6 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2003 E46 Cabrio 2003 - 2007 Price 3300 to 9000 € Power from 143 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 6.3 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2001 Touring E46 Estate car / wagon 2001 - 2005 Price 1200 to 3500 € Power from 115 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 5.7 to 11 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2001 E46 Sedan 2001 - 2005 Price 1300 to 4500 € Power from 105 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 5.5 to 11 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2001 E46 Hatchback 2001 - 2005 Price 1400 to 3200 € Power from 115 to 192 HPFuel consumption from 5.5 to 9.5 l/100km
BMW 3 series 2000 E46 Cabrio 2000 - 2003 Price 3100 to 7500 € Power from 143 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 7.7 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1999 E46 Coupe 1999 - 2003 Price 2800 to 3000 € Power from 116 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 7.1 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1998 E46 Sedan 1998 - 2001 Price 1000 to 3300 € Power from 105 to 231 HPFuel consumption from 5.7 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1993 E36 Hatchback 1993 - 2000 Price 700 to 3800 € Power from 90 to 170 HPFuel consumption from 6.4 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1993 E36 Cabrio 1993 - 1999 Price 3200 to 15 000 € Power from 115 to 193 HPFuel consumption from 8.1 to 11 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1992 E36 Coupe 1992 - 1999 Price 2000 to 4000 € Power from 102 to 193 HPFuel consumption from 7.7 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1991 E36 Sedan 1991 - 1998 Price 1400 to 4800 € Power from 90 to 193 HPFuel consumption from 6.5 to 10 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1986 E30 Cabrio 1986 - 1993 Price 9500 to 13 000 € Power from 113 to 170 HPFuel consumption from 8.8 to 9.9 l/100km
BMW 3 series 1983 E30 Sedan 1983 - 1991 Price 2000 to 8500 € Power from 86 to 170 HPFuel consumption from 6.9 to 10 l/100km
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Is BMW 3 series a reliable car?

In general, the BMW 3 series reliability is slightly below average. The number of defects found on the BMW 3 series during the annual technical inspections is just above average for cars of a similar age.

Based on these reviews, the highest reliability scores were demonstrated by BMW 3 series generation from 2005 to 2008, while the models produced from 2003 to 2006 had the lowest reliability ratings, reliability scores vary quite significantly between generations of BMW 3 series. For more information, check the respective generation information.

Most BMW 3 series engines are chain-driven, which is considered more reliable than belt-driven engines.

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BMW 3 series reviews

Total 78 BMW 3 series owner reviews

BMW 3 series 2002 Sedan Diesel 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2015 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:40`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 10.0 litres per 100km (90% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1860 € (~ 620 € per year)
Total car rating:
8
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 28
BMW 3 series 2001 Sedan Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 15 years) Owned for:105`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.8 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 2000 € (~ 500 € per year)
Total car rating:
7
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 27
BMW 3 series 2003 Estate car/wagon Petrol 1.9 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 780 € (~ 780 € per year)
Total car rating:
4
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 25
BMW 3 series 2001 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2020 (age of car 19 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (50% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 1900 € (~ 1900 € per year)
Total car rating:
5
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 21
BMW 3 series 2002 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2019 (age of car 17 years) Owned for:60`000 kilometers (3 years)
Average fuel consumption: 6.5 litres per 100km (30% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 5110 € (~ 1703 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 27
BMW 3 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2016 (age of car 10 years) Owned for:76`000 kilometers (4 years)
Average fuel consumption: 11.0 litres per 100km (70% urban driving)
Total car rating:
8
Review - positive and negative sides
   male, age 30
BMW 3 series 2006 Estate car/wagon Diesel 2.0 litres, Manual gearbox
Purchase year:2014 (age of car 8 years) Owned for:215`000 kilometers (2 years)
Average fuel consumption: 8.3 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 700 € (~ 350 € per year)
Total car rating:
10
Review - positive and negative sides
   female, age 29
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