BMW 3 Series Review: Your Perfect Luxury Sedan

Launched in 1975, the BMW 3 Series was the technically improved successor of the 2 Series. Six years after it was introduced to the market and one million units later, this line was discontinued. It was categorized as a middle-class BMW sedan, directly competing with Mercedes Benz’s C-Class, the Audi A4, and the Volvo S60.

When you look closely, you will find that every generation of the 3 Series has their own peculiarities. The popular models under this series are available as a sedan, namely the Gran Turismo and the Touring. However, what’s notable about the 3 Series is its ActiveHybrid version. In the class of compact sports sedans, this is considered to be the first full-fledged hybrid car.

Popular Used BMW 3 Series Models

At Carused.jp, we typically feature Japanese used cars for sale by owner and from auctions. However, we also sell a good collection of European vehicles. Here are some of the most viewed BMW 3 Series models in our online catalog:

2008 BMW 3 Series (AT)
Model code: ABA-VA20

2006 BMW 3 Series (AT)
Model code: ABA-VA20

2009 BMW 3 Series (AT)
Model code: ABA-VA20

2007 BMW 3 Series (AT)
Model code: ABA-VA20

What to Expect from a BMW 3 Series Vehicle

There are many good reasons why a distinct group of people love BMW vehicles. Here are some of the qualities you can expect from a 3 Series model:

Powerful Engine

The 3 Series range do not have weak links. You would be surprised at how powerful the entry-level 1.5-liter petrol engine is. Ideally, you should go for the 2.0 diesel engine, but a sensible choice would be the 320d ED. While generously generating power, these engines can also return decent MPG.

Efficient Handling

When you choose BMW’s Adaptive M Sport suspension, you will be spoilt with various driving modes. The 3 Series transforms into a real driver’s vehicle when you turn to Sport mode. Its handling can even match the excellent performance of Jaguar XE. The only downside is the steering, which has inconsistent weighting.

Incredible Technology

The iDrive, BMW’s satellite navigation and infotainment system, is recognized as one of the best in the industry. What’s great about it is that it has rich graphics and that it is easy to use. You can control it via a rotary knob on the center console. In the executive market, it can be considered top of its class.

Easy Parking

Like a lot of saloons, the large door pillars affect the 3 Series’ rear visibility. On the other hand, BMW designed this line with rear sensors which can aid in parking. If you wish, you can even add front sensors and a camera for reversing.

Quality Hybrid

If you want a vehicle with low CO2 emissions, then you should opt for the 330e. This petrol-electric hybrid can run for more than 20 miles on electric power alone.

Ideal Fleet

It is not surprising to hear that the BMW 3 Series has been popular as company cars. This is because the engine renders good fuel economy and low CO2 emissions. It is also ideal to drive on urban routes and on the motorway.

More Space for the Driver

Drivers and front passengers can sit comfortably in the 3 Series. There is enough room in the car and plenty of storage options.

You can Own a Used BMW 3 Series Today!

While Carused.jp specializes in offering Japanese used cars for sale by owner and auctioneers, we also sell a good collection of European vehicles. When you’re looking for a used BMW 3 Series, contact us and our friendly sales specialists will help you complete your purchase.

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