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)

3 Series Events

3 Series News

Technical material and resources

3 Series Classifieds

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Welcome to the BMW Car Club GB classifieds. Whether you are looking to buy or sell a new or used BMW, parts or collectibles, the classifieds can cater for your requirements. We offer automobiles from both like minded enthusiasts who have lovingly cared for and enjoyed their BMW’s as well as those selected by our club’s team of experts. With almost 5,000 members in the club, adverts will have huge reach for sellers and variety for those buying.

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2003 BMW E46 330Ci Clubsport

2003 BMW E46 330Ci Clubsport

BMW E46 330Ci Clubsport, rare automatic, Estoril blue, 138k miles, comprehensive history. Beautiful condition throughout. A much admired & cherished…
16/04/2024
Essex
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Price: £6,595.00
Bmw e46 325ci 2005

Bmw e46 325ci 2005

Bmw e46 325ci low mileage with full service history just had new mot and major service car is in lovely…
29/03/2024
West Sussex
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Price: £5,500.00
BMW E46 330I SE AUTO 2002

BMW E46 330I SE AUTO 2002

We have been looking after this car for several years it has been serviced on a regular basis and any…
26/03/2024
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Price: £2,000.00
For Sale: 1995 E36 328i Auto

For Sale: 1995 E36 328i Auto

For sale is my lovely 1995 E36 328i Auto coupe, with just over 104,000 miles on the clock. Has recently…
25/03/2024
London
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Price: £5,000.00

Auction Results

BMW E21
BMW E30
BMW E36
BMW E46
BMW E90

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Contacts

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

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