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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

MEDIA REVIEWS

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

BMW 3 Series 1

The Car Expert

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BMW 3 Series 2

Auto Express

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BMW 3 Series 3

Autocar

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BMW 3 Series 4

Car

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BMW 3 Series 5

Carbuyer

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BMW 3 Series 6

Company Car Today

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BMW 3 Series 7

Daily Mail

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BMW 3 Series 8

Evo

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BMW 3 Series 9

Green Car Guide

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BMW 3 Series 10

Honest John

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BMW 3 Series 11

Parkers

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BMW 3 Series 12

The Sun

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BMW 3 Series 13

The Sunday Times

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BMW 3 Series 14

The Telegraph

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BMW 3 Series 15

Top Gear

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BMW 3 Series 16

What Car?

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BMW 3 Series 17

Which?

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SAFETY RATING

Independent crash test and safety ratings from Euro NCAP

Overall rating: 5 stars
Date tested: October 2019

BMW 3 Series 19

97%

ADULT OCCUPANT

BMW 3 Series 20

87%

CHILD OCCUPANT

BMW 3 Series 21

87%

VULNERABLE ROAD USERS

BMW 3 Series 22

76%

SAFETY ASSIST

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.

Awards

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

2019

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

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