BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car

This generation of BMW 3 series Touring E91 has been produced from January, 2008 to December, 2012. We can provide information about 38 modifications of this generation. 2008 BMW 3 series is available with four wheel (4x4) drive (14 versions) and classical rear wheel drive (24 versions). Four wheel drive models have AWD (all wheel drive) system (power is automatically distributed between the wheel axles).

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 six 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 (20 versions), as well as automatic (18 versions) gearbox.

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BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car average fuel consumption in combined cycle for petrol engine is from 6 to 9.8 litres per 100km, whereas for diesel engine - from 4.8 to 6.9 litres per 100km. The most fuel efficient BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car petrol engine version is BMW 318i Touring, consuming 6 litres per 100km. While the most fuel efficient BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car diesel - BMW 318d Touring for 100 kilometers consumes 4.8 liters of diesel.
According to user reviews, BMW 3 series real-world fuel consumption is on average about approximately for 20 percents higher as the manufacturer's claimed fuel economy (on average +22% for petrol engines and +17% for diesel engines). For a more detailed actual fuel economy of each model, select a specific BMW 3 series modification.

BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car CO2 emissions for petrol engine are from 144 to 235 grams per kilometer, whereas for diesel engine - from 125 to 181 grams per kilometer. From BMW 3 series with petrol engines the lowest CO2 emissions has BMW 318i Touring which produces an average of 144 grams of CO2 per kilometer. In turn, from the BMW 3 series diesels least CO2 distributes BMW 318d Touring - 125 grams per km.

The best acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h - 5.6 seconds has BMW 335xi Touring version, conversely the tardiest one is BMW 316i Touring reaching this speed only in 11 seconds. The maximum top speed is 250 km/h for the 3.0 diesel 6-cylinder 286 hp version (BMW 335d Touring) and 10 other versions.

Lenght of BMW 3 series is 453 cm, it is decent size car. For comparison - BMW 3 series is about 12 cm longer than Toyota Corolla estate car / wagon, but 3 cm shorter than Ford Focus estate car / wagon. BMW 3 series gross weight is from 1960 to 2270 kg (depending on modification), this car is about 14 percent heavier than the average for this age and class of vehicles. BMW 3 series trunk space is 460 litres, by folding down all rear seats boot capacity can be increased to 1385 litres.

This BMW is slightly expensive - it can be purchased (in Latvia) for around 6000 €. According to user reviews, average BMW 3 series repair costs are 220 € per year. Users calculated BMW 3 series 2008 cost of ownership for this generation, got average 2700 € cost per year and 0.20 € cost per one kilometer. Fuel costs were estimated at around 52%, while repair and maintenance costs - around 22% from total. We have an excellent car cost calculator, calculate ownership costs of BMW 3 series for your situation and driving habits here! Below you will find more detailed information about BMW 3 series prices and costs.

In user reviews BMW 3 series received average grade 7.3 (from 10) which is lower than average mark for similar aged cars (8.1). Ratings are quite controversial, both positive and not so good, read more in the reviews below. 75% of reviewers would recommend this car to the friend.

BMW 3 series modifications

Modification Engine Power Consumption Gearbox Drive type
BMW 316i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version by real consumption

1.6 Petrol 122 HP 6.1 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient petrol version

2.0 Petrol 143 HP 6.0 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 143 HP 6.5 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.2 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Petrol 170 HP 6.7 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 143 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 318d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 143 HP 4.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 4.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.6 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 5.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 320d xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.0 Diesel 177 HP 6.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 320d Jan 2010 — Dec 2010 2.0 Diesel 184 HP 5.4 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d Jan 2010 — Dec 2010

Most fuel efficient diesel version

2.0 Diesel 184 HP 4.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 320d 4x4 Jan 2010 — Dec 2012 2.0 Diesel 184 HP 5.3 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 320d 4x4 Jan 2010 — Dec 2012 2.0 Diesel 184 HP 5.8 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 325i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.2 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 7.2 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 8.0 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 325i xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 2.5 Petrol 218 HP 8.0 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 325i 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 7.6 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325i 4x4 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 8.2 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 325i 4x4 3.0 Petrol 218 HP 8.3 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 330i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.3 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 7.4 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330i xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8.1 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 330i xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 272 HP 8.1 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 335i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 335i Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 335xi Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most dynamic version - 100 km/h in 5.6 seconds

3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.8 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 335xi Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Petrol 306 HP 9.8 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 325d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 325d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 197 HP 6.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 5.9 l/100km Manual (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.3 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
BMW 330d xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.6 l/100km Manual (6) All wheel
BMW 330d xDrive Touring 4x4 Sep 2008 — Jan 2012 3.0 Diesel 245 HP 6.9 l/100km Automatic (6) All wheel
BMW 335d Touring Sep 2008 — Jan 2012

Most powerfull diesel version (286 HP)

3.0 Diesel 286 HP 6.8 l/100km Automatic (6) Rear wheel
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BMW 3 series prices

BMW 3 series 2008 - 2012 estate car price in Latvia is from 3400 € to 9500 €.
Comparing to analogical vehicles BMW 3 series price is very high - BMW 3 series is approximately for 40 percents more expensive then average estate cars of this age (compare estate cars 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.

YearLowestAverageHighestAvailability
BMW 3 series 2012 price 5500 € 7000 € 9500 €
BMW 3 series 2011 price 4800 € 6000 € 7000 €
BMW 3 series 2010 price 4700 € 5500 € 7000 €
BMW 3 series 2009 price 4300 € 5500 € 7000 €
BMW 3 series 2008 price 3400 € 4700 € 6500 €

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BMW 3 series reliability and quality

According to yearly reports of vehicle inspection service BMW 3 series reliability is average. In the roadworthiness tests in 2022 defects were detected in an average of 20.7 percent of BMW 3 series of this generation (on average 12 years old at the time of inspection). The average failure rate for a vehicles of the same age was 21.6%.

BMW 3 series reliability and quality
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BMW 3 series 2008 Touring E91 Estate car features (options)

Percentage of BMW 3 series with corresponding feature (option)

Climate control
88%
Rain sensor
83%
Conditioning
81%
Tire pressure control
70%
Metallic paint
64%
Xenon headlights
39%
Bi-xenon lights
33%
Adjustable steering wheel
32%
Cruise control
29%
Rear parking sensors
28%
Roof bars (railings)
25%
Navigation
22%
Heated seats
19%
Leather upholstery
17%
Dimming mirrors
17%
Front parking sensors
16%

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BMW 3 series reviews

Total 78 BMW 3 series owner reviews

BMW 3 series 2008 Estate car/wagon Diesel 3.0 litres, Automatic gearbox
Purchase year:2021 (age of car 13 years) Owned for:15`000 kilometers (1 year)
Average fuel consumption: 8.0 litres per 100km (80% urban driving)
Total cost of repairs: 370 € (~ 370 € per year)
Total car rating:
9
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