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The definitive 'junior executive' car just got better. So good, in fact, that the 3-Series is now more common than a Ford Mondeo. Yet, excellent image and premium badge have kept prices firm.
Superb engines, perfectly balanced handling and BMW reliability mean the 3-Series still cuts it. But its styling is bland compared to Audi and its space limited compared to Mercedes.
You are likely to pay a premium of around £1000 for diesel power in a current shape 3 series. Whilst the diesel engines are excellent, the 2.0 petrol can still make 45MPG and that extra money can go into spec.
It is worth noting that the 3 series uses 'run flat' tyres and on the bigger wheels this can result in a very firm ride. For this reason the SE spec is preferable and, when coupled with 2.0 petrol power gives the ultimate combination.
The optimum 2.0 SE spec 320i petrol will cost £12,400 at three years old with around 40,000 miles o the clock. A 320d in sport spec could cost £2000.00 more.
The 3-Series has the gentlest of depreciation curves so buy and sell any spec, any time.