Approved Used BMW 3 Series
About the BMW 3 Series
The BMW 3 Series has been part of the brand’s model range for over 40 years and counting. Introduced as a sports saloon in 1975, the first generation of the 3 Series – the BMW E21 – was produced until 1983.
The success of the BMW 3 Series is such that the model celebrated the release of its seventh generation in 2019; testament to its popularity and continued evolution and development.
Why buy a Used BMW 3 Series?
It’s the best-selling BMW of all time, so it’s no surprise that there’s always guaranteed to be lots of interest in used BMW 3 Series models. It’s an iconic car and all in all, the BMW 3 Series provides an excellent all-round package for motorists.
It’s a great-looking car, superb to drive – it was named best estate car to drive in the 2023 WhatCar? Car of the Year Awards – but a used BMW 3 Series is also a highly practical vehicle.
The generous interior and large boot – opt for the 3 Series Touring model if you want even greater boot capacity – makes it a top choice as a family car, with premium quality throughout.
Performance on the road is impressive. Comfortable and responsive, with sharp handling and even sharper acceleration, a used BMW 3 Series has excellent driving dynamics, underpinned by cutting-edge digital technology.
Whether you're after a saloon, touring or the Gran Turismo version, all used BMW 3 Series sold at Dick Lovett come with a BMW Warranty – which means your BMW Approved Used car has unlimited mileage protection against breakdown and repair costs for parts and labour for a minimum of 12 months.
To give you total confidence in your Approved Used BMW 3 Series, this warranty is backed by BMW, and not third party insurers. The warranty also covers the battery and exhaust.
*Key features can include:
- BMW Online Services
- Run-flat tyres
- LED headlights
- Sports seats
- Heated front seats
- Parking Assistant
- Cruise Control
- Acoustic glass
- BMW Navigation System
- M Sport package
- Bluetooth hands-free
Tips & Advice for Buying a Used BMW 3 Series
If you’re looking to purchase a used BMW 3 Series, you won’t be short of choice. The full range spans several different engines – including petrol, diesel and a petrol hybrid version – and multiple trim options.
The BMW 3 Series used range includes SE, SE Pro, Sport and Sport Pro trims, as well as M Sport, M Sport Plus Edition and the M Sport Pro Edition. M Sport also offers the Shadow Edition, which adds a ‘darkened backdrop’ to the exterior styling.
In terms of body styles, there are three models to consider. The used BMW 3 series includes the sleek, sports-inspired Saloon, and the bigger, more practical Touring, which is estate in design. It’s far from just a reliable performer though, with some engine variants capable of hitting 0-62mph in a rapid 4.4 seconds, and achieving a limited top speed of 155mph.
Can’t decide between the two? The third member of the used BMW 3 Series line-up offers an appealing combination of the Saloon and the Touring. The Gran Turismo has more legroom for rear passengers, and a spacious hatchback boot, and it remains a pleasure to drive. The BMW 3 Series GT is available in four trims – SE, Sport, Luxury and M Sport and was produced between 2013 to 2020.
The choice of engines in the BMW 3 Series range includes petrol options – 318i, 320i, 328i, and 335i – and diesel, with the 318d, 320d, 325d, 330d and 335d. M Performance options include the M340i xDrive and the M340d xDrive. The BMW 3 Series is also available as a hybrid model. The BMW 330e is a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle with a petrol engine and an all-electric range of just under 40 miles.
Whichever model you choose, you can buy with complete confidence with Dick Lovett. We provide flexible finance deals to help you purchase your used BMW 3 Series, allowing you to spread payments over an agreed period of time – from 24 to 48 months, in many cases. We offer Personal Contract Purchase (PCP) and Hire Purchase (HP) payment plans. You can read more about our car finance deals here.
Other Used BMW Models to choose from
When you buy an Approved Used BMW, you’re buying from a prestigious brand, with an extensive model range. In addition to the used BMW 3 Series, here at Dick Lovett we also offer hundreds of other top-quality used models. So, whether you’re looking for a dynamic SUV or SAV, a hot hatchback, a sporty coupé or convertible, a perfect, practical estate or a stylish saloon, your dream BMW used car is waiting to meet you.
The Dick Lovett used BMW range also includes:
Looking for an all-electric BMW? The BMW EV collection includes:
To discover the latest used BMW models available at Dick Lovett, view the range here. Search by model type, body style or fuel type, and reserve your favourite for a small deposit. You can also visit any Dick Lovett BMW dealership – details of all our locations are here.
*Some features may only be available on selected trims.
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