3 Series

Model Overview

The BMW 3 Series is a compact executive car manufactured by the German automaker BMW since May 1975. Successor to the BMW New Class, it has been produced in six different generations and in five different body styles. It is BMW’s best-selling model, accounting for around 30% of the BMW brand’s annual total sales (excluding motorbikes).
BMW 3 Series

“The most important thing is the cars are fun.
If your car isn’t, you’ve obviously got the wrong car.”

BMW released its E21 in the wake of the 1973 oil crisis, nearly doubling BMW’s worldwide auto sales figures in three years. The 3 Series has also maintained BMW’s racing heritage. The M version of the 3 Series, M3, debuted in 1988.

There have been six generations; their respective chassis codes are:

BMW E21 – (1975–1983) 3 Series

BMW E30 – (1983–1991) 3 Series

BMW E36 – (1991–2000) 3 Series

BMW E46 – (1999–2006) 3 Series

BMW E90 – (2005–2011/EUR, 2006–2011/US) 3 Series saloon

BMW E91 – (2005–2011/EUR, 2006–2011/US) 3 Series Touring (Sports Wagon)

BMW E92 – (2007–2011) 3 Series Coupé

BMW E93 – (2007–2013) 3 Series Convertible

BMW F30 – (2012–) 3 Series saloon

BMW F31 – (2012–) 3 Series Touring (Sports Wagon)

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3 Series Classifieds

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BMW 3 Series E46 318Ci Coupe M, 2 Door, 2002

BMW 3 Series E46 318Ci Coupe M, 2 Door, 2002

Fantastic BMW 3 series E46 318Ci SE, reg 2002. Grey/Green colour (0442 Turkis-Gray Metallic). One Lady owner from new. The…
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Price: £6,500.00
2005 BMW E46 330Cd SE Convertible

2005 BMW E46 330Cd SE Convertible

Mystic Blue with Beige leather interior. Amazing genuine condition, garaged or covered from new. SORN every winter. Genuine 39,000 very…
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Price: £7,495.00
Bmw 325d m power

Bmw 325d m power

rear subframe has been cleaned and painted, no repair required. Hi. I am selling my BMW which I prepared for…
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Price: £5,299.00
1982 BMW 323i Baur Cabriolet

1982 BMW 323i Baur Cabriolet

Now registered as Historic, this rare Baur Cabriolet had a comprehensive history file with much expenditure including discs and pads…
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Price: £14,750.00

Auction Results




Simon Maskell
E30 Model Rep:
Neil McDonald
M3 Model Rep:
E21 Model Rep:
Kyri Nicolaou
E46 Model Rep:
Simon Maskell
E36 Model Rep:
Michal Michalski
F30/31/34 Model Rep:
E90-E93 Model Rep:
Alex Jefferson

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