Used BMW 3 Series Cars For Sale

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Our stock of used BMW 3 Series come in a range of gearbox and fuel type options and are currently located at the below sites

The BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark executive saloon for decades now thanks to its combination of great driving dynamics, premium appeal, versatility, excellent build quality and often highly affordable running costs, depending on the version you choose. 

You’ll find fine examples of both sixth-generation (2012-2019) and seventh-generation (2019-on) used BMW 3 Series models for sale at Motorpoint, up to a maximum of four years old. Check out the spec secrets below, then browse our full BMW 3 Series second-hand range. You can always head down to your nearest Motorpoint store to check them out in person, too.

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What engine choices are available with used BMW 3 Series cars?

Both sixth- and seventh-generation used BMW 3 Series models are available with a range of four- and six-cylinder turbocharged petrol and diesel engines (plus a three-cylinder petrol in the case of the earlier model). 

Models ending in ‘i’ are petrols, while ‘d’ stands for diesel, and ‘e’ represents the new era of electrified hybrid models. Unlike earlier editions of the 3 Series, badges on the boot lid don’t always correspond to engine size. It’s more about the performance they offer – for example, a 330i has a small but punchy 2.0-litre turbo engine these days. 

For the sixth-generation 3 Series, the 318i uses a 1.5-litre three-cylinder engine, while everything up to and including the 330i has a 2.0-litre four cylinder. The 335i and 340i are highly sought after because they’re fitted with BMW’s famed 3.0-litre straight-six engine. M3 models go a step further with a twin-turbocharged version of the 3.0-litre six-cylinder petrol unit. 

All diesels up to the 325d are 2.0-litre four-cylinder turbodiesels, while the 330d and 335d are 3.0-litre six-cylinder turbodiesels. The 330e is a four-cylinder plug-in hybrid. 

It’s much the same logic for the latest model, save for the 318i now being a 2.0-litre four-cylinder rather than the previous three-cylinder unit. The 330d is now joined by the M340d, and there is no 325d. 

There’s a choice of manual and automatic gearboxes across the range, plus rear or xDrive all-wheel drive. 

Body style decisions – a used BMW 3 Series Touring or the classic saloon?

While famed for its four-door saloon build, there’s also the BMW 3 Series estate to consider in our used range, better known as the 3 Series Touring. A 3 Series GT model was also offered for the sixth-generation model – it added a hatchback tailgate and longer wheelbase, so there’s more space for rear-seat passengers than other 3 Series models. The GT was dropped for the latest generation, though the saloon and estate both adopted a longer wheelbase to free up extra interior space anyway. Two-door coupe and convertible models are now sold under the 4 Series name.

You’ll find a number of used BMW 3 Series Touring options for sale in our range, alongside the Gran Turismo and, of course, the quintessential saloon.

Find the trim level that suits you best

The sixth-generation 3 Series was offered with six core trim levels: ES, SE, Sport, Modern, M Sport and Luxury, plus a few others added under the Efficient Dynamics banner that are aimed at business users. The truth, however, is the overwhelming majority of used BMW 3 Series for sale in the UK are SE, Sport or M-Sport. 

  • SE highlights include 17-inch alloys, rear parking sensors and auto lights/wipers.
  • Sport gets different 17-inch alloys, redesigned bumpers and red stitching.
  • M Sport extras include Dakota leather, sportier body styling and lowered and uprated suspension.

The latest 3 Series simplified the choices with SE, Sport and M Sport, but later added Sport Pro and M Sport Pro Edition. With the seventh generation, almost all UK cars are M Sport specification, which includes 18-inch alloys, leather trim, sports seats and distinctive sports body styling. 

The M340d/M340i models are trim levels in their own right, and effectively take M Sport specification another step further.

Let’s talk technology on a used BMW 3 Series

Even the most basic sixth-generation BMW 3 Series second-hand models are equipped with the iDrive infotainment system and 6.5-inch colour screen, but the latest model takes a big leap forward with adaptive LED headlights, a reversing camera, and the new BMW Live Cockpit Plus, which includes a 8.8-inch central instrument cluster. 

You’ll need to step up to M Sport spec to get the 12.3-inch touchscreen (also controlled by BMW’s highly intuitive iDrive dial) and 10.3-inch digital instrument cluster, plus the Operating System 7.0 with Intelligent Personal Assistant – a brilliant voice-control system. 

Browse our stock to find your perfect used BMW 3 Series now! 

To get your hands on the archetypal performance saloon, browse our full range of used BMW 3 Series for sale across our stores today. Or take things a step further and pay us a visit at your nearest Motorpoint store.