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BMW 3 Series

(2019 - present)

The BMW 3 Series is a medium-sized saloon and estate model, and has long been considered the benchmark for the compact executive saloon class. The latest generation was unveiled in late 2018 and went on sale in the UK in early 2019.

At time of writing, the estate (known as Touring) models have just been launched and we only have a few reviews available. Additionally, the high-performance M3 saloon is expected to be released later in 2019 or 2020.

The new BMW 3 Series has received very high scores from the UK media, although many of these are based on launch event ratings in Europe rather than UK-spec cars tested here in the UK. We will continue updating our results as more local road tests are conducted.

As with previous generations, particular praise has been directed at the way the 3 Series drives compared to its rivals. The quality and design of the interior are better than previous models, although other cars are just as good or better.

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Body style: Mid-sized saloon and estate
Engines: petrol, diesel, plug-in hybrid
Price: From £32,445 on-road

Launched: Winter 2018/19
Last updated: Summer 2019
Replacement due: TBA


Reviews, road tests and comparisons from across the UK automotive media

BMW 3 Series 1

The Car Expert

BMW 3 Series 2

Auto Express

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BMW 3 Series 6

Daily Mail

BMW 3 Series 7


BMW 3 Series 8

Honest John

BMW 3 Series 9


BMW 3 Series 10

The Sun

BMW 3 Series 11

The Sunday Times

BMW 3 Series 12

The Telegraph

BMW 3 Series 13

Top Gear

BMW 3 Series 14

What Car?

BMW 3 Series 15



Safety rating

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

The new BMW 3 Series has not yet been crash-tested by Euro NCAP. Check back soon.

Eco rating

Independent emissions and efficiency ratings from Green NCAP

The new BMW 3 Series has not yet been lab-tested by Green NCAP. Check back soon.


Trophies, prizes and awards that the BMW 3 Series has received


  • Auto Express Awards – Compact Executive Car of the Year
  • What Car? Car of the Year Awards – Best Executive Car

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