BMW 3 Series Touring estate (2005-2012): owner reviews

"The 3-Series Touring is a good-looking estate car, but it trades some practicality for sporty handling."

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

Owners Rating

4.6 out of 5

61%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics (12 cases)
  • Other (9 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Engine (7 cases)
  • Electrics, Other (1 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

318D SE

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Great car to drive if you like a keen engine — lots of pulling power through out the range. Started off quiet but at 70,000 miles its as noisy as all the rest. Clutch went at 65,000 which is not what you would expect, as did the water pump. Minor issues with car include faulty bonnet release, poor tyre choice for this car (run flats that last less than 10K ), battery died at 60,000 miles and the auto stop-start was hit and miss. THEN the dreaded timing chain noise which mean't this car could drive for another 1,000 miles or 30,000 miles before it perhaps snaps and then its fit for scrap. BMW deny this problem exists... but be VERY careful buying a BMW with an N47 engine.
Reliability

2 out of 5

Engine timing chain is faulty and at back of engine
Performance

5 out of 5

Great engine to drive and the suspension is superb.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Economical but £1,000 for a full set of tyres every 10,000 miles is ridiculous

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47
Review
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Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
So far it has been great. everything works well.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

I am happy with the running costs at he moment. Just petrol cost for now.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
No problems except the hassle of replacing run flat tyres
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Simple servicing but expensive tyre replacements after punctures

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

33
Review
it's a bit new to tell!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

I was led to believe i'd get better fuel economy, and BMW are not cheap for parts and labour, however, NEVER accept their first price, believe it or not, haggling saves money!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

46.3
Review
No problems to report
Running Cost

4 out of 5

The run flat tyres are a ridiculous con. The purport to save money because of weight saving, but they are unrepairable once flat and last only about 12000 miles. At ove Ł250 per tyre that is over Ł1000 a year on tyres. That is some fuel I would be saving by not having a spare tyre and jack on board.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
Nothing has gone wrong in over three years
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Consumable spares, especially filters are outrageously expensive as is the main dealer's labour rate

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
the car is very reliabile, comfortable and great handling
Running Cost

4 out of 5

observerly the fuel costs with the cost of fuel today, but thats our greedy govenment

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
I have had no major issues, and any small problems have been easily resolved
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Tyres can be expensive - you do need to shop around and be flixible

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Only wear and tear items replaced

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
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Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
No problems
Running Cost

4 out of 5

5YRS servicing included. No cost apart from fuel.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

51
Review
Never a single problem - it's truly amazing!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Apart from fuel and infrequent oil top-ups, there's hardly any costs!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
Simply never let me down! Love it!
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Service pack include for a new car. And I'm very satisfy with it

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Semi Auto

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
4 years, low mileage, no failures beyond runflat tyres
Running Cost

3 out of 5

BMW service costs excessive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

38
Review
Never let me down
Running Cost

4 out of 5

averages: 8.2 miles per litre, 6.1 miles per Ł, Ł0.16/mile

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
On wet roads if I don't brake for 10 - 15 miles then the brakes do not work until the water has cleared from the disks - scary. Told the garage and they told they'd tell BMW, which I think they did as I got a call from someone then lost the signal and they never rang back.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Don't have anything to do but put fuel in, I do a lot of motorway driving and it seems very economical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
One breakdown - coils One fault - front suspension
Running Cost

4 out of 5

If you run a BMW, expect to pay BMW prices

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

28
Review
great
Running Cost

4 out of 5

typical bmw

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30.3
Review
Too many small defects. No major issues
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Much more than suggested by the manufacturer's mileage estimates

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
Good bar one electrical issue
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Decent

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No problems encountered so far.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

se, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
My car is an estate model and carries a variety of items very capably although a flet floor load platform would be very much appreciated. The effect of my advanced age is beginning to make me see advantage to a higher seat position as provided by crossover models. The fuel economy of this vehicle (often better then 50mpg at motorway speeds) is particvularly praiseworthy.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

M Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent handling and performing economical car able to take occasional larger loads

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, Above 3.0-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
A fantastic work horse

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

320d m sport touring

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Having owned my car for 10 months I've grown to love it current mileage is 91,000 and in the 10 months it's had 2 new front tyres new rear brakes crankshaft pulley and belts engine breather changed to vortex type and swirl flaps removed. It came with all manner of optional extras and toys too many to mention. The ride is very firm and handles more like a hot hatch. Performance is more than what you'd expect from a2.0 diesel and with it being an auto in sports mode is very responsive although the mpg is a tad disappointing. The only downside to the car really is the engine noise from outside its a bit more noisy than you would expect but the car is very well soundproofed and none of the engine noise is heard in the cabin. Overall I'm very pleased with the car and would definitely have another one!
Reliability
Had a slight misfire on tick over and also when starting from cold would misfire for a few seconds but after having crankshaft pulley replaced and glowplugs now running sweet
Performance

5 out of 5

Excellent
Running Cost

3 out of 5

not as good as expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

33
Review
No issues with the during ownership
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No parts required, Fuel cost ok.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
serviced according to "Light Indications". It now has 196000 miles "and steel feels "as new".Only one breakdown experienced ,never off road for ever more than 24hours
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Average of Ł600 a year ??

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Simply wonderful
Running Cost

5 out of 5

No problems just run-flat tyres!!! So expensive and especially when you replace one the get a puncture a few months later and they are unrepairable despite what manufacturers say!!!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

52
Review
Does what is expected
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Depreciation - better than most - servicing on an 'as needs' basis; fuel consumption excellent

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
Very reliable so far. Some minor trim detached, but mechanically solid.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cost nothing so far, but service due in the summer.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
No issues to date
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Mpg is OK. rear tyres only last about 15k miles. Glad I am not acting for the servicing

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

41.5
Review
all good so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

excellent mpg for a quick engine

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
Can't fault it!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

MPG not as good as expected

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
No problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very reasonable - only standard fixed price servicing and tyres

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

47.8
Review
Best car I have owned so far.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Very cheap car to run once purchased except for when it comes to replacing tyres(very expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

31
Review
No rattles or problems.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Tyres are the biggest cost. Run flats, say no more!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Other

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No breakdowns or unexpected maintenance required
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Run flat tyres are expensive. Fuel consumption is acceptable for the performance

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

330d SE Touring, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Not as good as the previous 330 auto 2003 touring, my current car needed repair 3 times for xenon headlight, central locking, and a problem with the wing mirrors.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Bmw 320d touring Eats through tyres - and they are runflats so have a hard ride and have to fork out £25 per tyre more for a runflat version. Painful to own when it snows - can't get up even small hills when all around me (in fwd cars) have no trouble. These 2 issues are making me seriously consider ever getting a rwd bmw again, or any other car come to it that has runflats - they are a rip-off.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

320d M-sport Edition, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Great car, good mix of economy vs power, practical but still dynamic and fun to drive.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

M Sports, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good car overall, excellent handing & performance. Boot not the best shape. Been let down with 2 engine management problems and need for a wheel bearing to be replaced in the last 6 months which is slightly worrying for a car less than 3 years old!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
320d touring se. Probably the best all-round car in bmw's range, and for the high-mileage family driver possibly the most rational car in the world. Great car, spoiled only by the stupid run-flat tyres, which i've changed to proper ones which improve ride, handling and road noise significantly. Changed down from an e39 530d tourin, and actually prefer this now.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

SE, 2.0litre to 3.0litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A great all rounder quality car with good attention to detail in a stylist package (even as an estate) that drives well. Economy is good considering the good performance. If the ride was less firm it would be even better.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

320i SE Touring

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
I bought this in 2013. I had nearly always owned diesels previously but saw this smart looking estate. On the forecourt the engine was supremely smooth (for a four cylinder) and seductive. I took it for a test drive and it felt like a snail in comparison to my previous Mondeo diesel. Despite being relatively slow, though, I liked the car, it was comfortable, looked smart and had an ideal driving position for me. I don't do a lot of miles so I thought a petrol would be fine. I bought it but soon missed the Mondeo's power and economy, and wish I'd gone for a turbo diesel. After three months, the car started stuttering at low revs. It got worse and worse and after a week or so it has a "hissy fit" and stuttered, jerks and the engine light flashed. Then it was fine. I took it to be looked at and they couldn't find any faults. Then there was a period of calm until it went into the same cycle again and ended in a hissy fit. Faulty coil packs? Possibly but why didn't it happen all the time? The garage said it looked like they'd been done already. In the end I ended up being able to adapt my driving style to avoid the stuttering. The car also started "wandering" on the road, eventually reaching a point where it seemed dangerous to drive on roads that were less than smooth. Garage findings were inconclusive until we swapped the tyres from front to back and there was an improvement - for a while. Was it the run flat tyres causing this? I'd say so. I think they're okay until they're part worn. I had the car for 22 months. Eventually my wife said after driving it one day "can you please get rid of it?" Yes dear.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

47
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

53
Review
i have had no issues with the reliability at all
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fabulous though I am conscious that servicing is quite expensive, were I paying.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
good quality car, no probs
Running Cost

4 out of 5

seems to use a lot of fuel but its a big engine with lot of town work

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
no problems so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

As Above

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
A run flat tyre failed dramatically and I had to be "rescued" as there is no spare. Annoying. The car has never failed to get me where I was going, but had a few minor faults fixed under guarantee. Now, outside guarantee, it has develop an annoying rattle somewhere in the dashboard ares and will no doubt need dealer attention.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

BMW parts are ludicrously costly, but sometimes alternatives are available at much better prices via the web (eg door mirror glass).

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52
Review
Absolutely no problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Apart from fuel it hasn't cost me a penny extra!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

39
Review
Not one problem since owning the car.
Running Cost
Prestige badge appears to mean above average service costs.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
had no real problems with do service regularly
Running Cost

5 out of 5

I drive through London streets and on motorways on a daily basis, and it is proving very economical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Complete workhorse. just done 158,000 miles with little cost above regular servicing. gear box replaced at 42,000 miles under warranty. Sun roof replace x2 under warrenty, otherwise excellent.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Real world 40 mpg and 0-60 6.7 on a 7 year old car - excellent non franchise dealers offer good value.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37
Review
.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Don't put your foot down!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50.4
Review
85k with no faults
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good mpg and service cost

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Generally very good. No problems. had a warning light issue that was resolved by the main dealer very quickly
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Not amazing on fuel but offers decent performance for the costs. Not spent anything on servicing yet but expect large bills

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No problems, although it seems to eat tyres. Couple of coughs and splutters when not used for a week.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Compared to my RangRover Sport, this is great!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

44
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

43
Review
Dtc failed
Running Cost
Could be better but for performance not too bad.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

32
Review
very good; so far no issues
Running Cost

4 out of 5

main dealer services costs are quite high but better than say Mercedes

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

M Sport, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great car. Swapped to the 3-series touring from a 4x4 and its the best thing i ever did. Done 50,000 miles and plan to swap for exactly the same car again. 10/10

Owner Review

1 out of 5

Version

2.0 petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Owned many BMWs over the years, but have experienced nothing but problems with this one and the one before - all to do with coils and injectors! First BMW 2008 3 series 42k - engine had to be replaced - after 8 months of fighting garage and trading standards help - the garage had to give us our money back. Not know there were issues with the 3 series 2007-2009 engines, we purchased another one being a 2009 tourer 71k 2.0 petrol - 4 months down the line to be having same problems again- out of warranty so far its cost over £500 with coils and injectors being replaced - still not running right. BMW say there is an imbalance in the engine and only way to resolve is to replace with a new engine! BMW will not get another penny out of me- the car is being traded in and a new Volkswagen being purchased - a reliable car for once! BMW you are joke and should hold your hands up and resolve the problems with these engines!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

42
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

>3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Has never let me down in the first seven monthos of ownership
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption very good for such a fast and heavy car. Servicing and spare parts are expensive but not often required.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49.5
Review
no mechanical problems paint problem awaiting warrenty response from BMW
Running Cost

5 out of 5

feul consumption good no service costs to date

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1-1.5 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
has not broken down but needed new disc and clutch after 40,000 miles disgraceful
Running Cost

2 out of 5

parts are very expensive and uses lots of petrol even when driven carefully

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

55
Review
.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
No major issues - just general wear and tear items (tyres, brake pads, standard servicing etc.)
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Unbelievably low running costs bearing in mind the superb perfromance and overall package

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

46
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Petrol

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Known problem with coil packs and injectors on this year's model let the car down on more that one occassion BMW have a recall on this model however they refuse to call it such and did not contact customers when improved components became available!
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Listed MPG not easily achievable

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50.4
Review
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