The BMW 3 Series The BMW 3 Series


Class leading. For more than 40 years.

Since 1975, the BMW 3 Series has led the field. Bringing together advanced engineering and expert craftsmanship to create the ultimate driving machine.

The latest incarnation is no different. And with a new breed of TwinPower Turbo engines for greater performance and improved suspension for a more dynamic drive, the BMW 3 Series takes driving pleasure to new heights. The current Saloon and Touring models continue the legacy of the BMW 3 Series, with flowing lines, sporting DNA and wealth of cutting-edge technology to deliver a class-leading drive. The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo takes the best of both, to create a car with a coupé-like silhouette yet impressive amounts of internal space.

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BMW 3 Series Saloon

The BMW 3 Series Saloon.

Every inch a driver’s car, with rear-wheel drive, BMW TwinPower Engines and a range of interiors to make every journey a joy.

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BMW 3 Series Touring

The BMW 3 Series Touring.

For no compromise between a driver’s car, and the needs of a family, the Touring offers up to 1,550 litres of space, but the drive you expect from a BMW.

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BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

The BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo.

Fascination in spaciousness and design – that is the BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo. In self confident style it combines a powerful sporting character with inspiring size.

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BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon

The BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon.

The BMW 3 Series iPerformance Saloon brings the future of motoring to an automotive icon. Available in a range of trim levels and every inch a driver's car, it's everything you'd expect from a BMW, delivered responsibly.

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BMW ConnectedDrive BMW ConnectedDrive

BMW ConnectedDrive.

Connectivity and Driver's Assistance in the BMW 3 Series.

Fitted as standard to all BMW 3 Series models, BMW ConnectedDrive services combines unique technology to offer you advanced mobility. BMW ConnectedDrive intelligently links the vehicle, driver and outside world. Short distances are bridged by ultrasound, while longer distances are covered by mobile technology. Intelligent interplay between online services, driver assistance systems, call centre services and integration solutions for smartphones, provides BMW drivers with increased comfort, the right information at the right time or the reassuring feeling of greater safety on all journeys.


Every component that drives the BMW 3 Series is focussed on performance and efficiency, to create a truly dynamic driving experience, yet one that minimises emissions and fuel consumption. This relentless approach to engineering excellence doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time. And this is where BMW’s heritage comes to the fore, crafting over decades a car that provides an incredible drive. 



Each model features petrol or diesel BMW TwinPower Turbo engines. In four or six cylinder configurations, these engines provide the sort of power more usually associated with much larger engines. And as each has been fine tuned to minimise friction and reduce thermal losses, efficiency is increased meaning you get more from every litre of fuel.

Eight-Speed Steptronic Transmission.

The Eight-Speed Steptronic Transmission is another key feature, ensuring incredibly soft gear changes, reduced noise at high speeds and significantly reduced fuel consumption.  The optional Sport automatic transmission further increases the agility of the gear changes.

Drive Performance Control.

BMW believes a car should adapt to every driver. Our Drive Performance Control puts you in total control. Choose between Comfort mode, ECO PRO mode, or Sport mode and fine-tune your car, precisely to your settings.


The BMW 3 Series chassis has been completely revamped, giving the car an incredible feel. Steering precision has been sharpened, rolling movements reduced and directional stability optimised. Together, these improvements offer excellent road holding, perfect handling and outstanding agility in all conditions.

Variable Sport Steering.

Variable Sport Steering works independently of your speed, varying the steering ratio in line with the steering angle. Combined with the Servotronic function it reduces the steering wheel movement required to achieve a tight steering angle.

Adaptive M Sport Suspension.

The electronically controlled dampers in the Adaptive M Sport Suspension adapt to suit your driving style and road conditions. The Drive Performance Control lets you change the settings on the move; Sport or Sport Plus mode give a noticeably firmer ride.

Auto Start-Stop.

Auto Start-Stop ensures fuel is only used when your car is moving. At traffic lights or in stop-and-go traffic, Auto Start-Stop saves fuel by switching off the engine as soon as the car comes to a stop and when you’re in neutral.

Brake Energy Regeneration.

The BMW 3 Series features Brake Energy Regeneration technology. This harnesses kinetic energy produced by slowing or braking and uses it to charge the car’s battery. This means that the alternator no longer needs to run permanently, with the result of reduced fuel consumption and increased performance – typical of BMW’s EfficientDynamics.

BMW 3 Series Saloon and Touring