This upmarket saloon is a modern design classic thanks to its coupé-like profile, aesthetically pleasing curves and practical four-door body. The front fascia is, of course, dominated by BMW’s classic ‘twin-kidney’ grille, which incorporates eight high-gloss black bars and possesses a chrome finish. Meanwhile, colour-coded fixtures, such as door handles and door mirrors, subtly complement your chosen paint finish.
Access to the car is made all the more easy thanks to taller-than-average door openings. Once in position, rear-seat occupants will experience generous levels of space, even those people that are a little on the tall side. What’s more, everyone on board will find enough cubby spaces to easily secure personal belongings.
Entry-level SE grades are typically propelled by a 2.0-litre 156bhp petrol engine, which manages 0-60mph in a little more than eight seconds, up to 44.1mpg and CO2 emissions from 145g/km. The most eco-friendly fuel-powered option is a 2.0-litre 150bhp diesel unit, which delivers 0-60mph in approximately 8.5 seconds, returns as much as 61.4mpg while producing CO2 emissions from just 121g/km. Do you feel the need for speed? If so, be sure to go for a model that is powered by 3.0-litre 374bhp petrol engine. This turbo-boosted unit produces 500Nm of torque, 0-60mph in roughly 4.2 seconds and a top speed of 155mph.
For your listening pleasure, a six-speaker stereo system is featured as standard, and includes an FM/AM tuner and DAB radio. In addition to AUX and USB slots, the car possesses Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to stream audio content and make and receive hands-free phone calls. Another standard inclusion is an 8.8-inch touchscreen satellite navigation system, which can also be operated by the sound of your voice.
Rated a full five stars for crash-test competency by Euro NCAP, the 3 Series Saloon comes laden with safety tech. For example, Autonomous Emergency Braking alerts the driver to potential collisions, and automatically applies braking pressure where necessary.
Book a test drive
The 3 Series Saloon is available to test drive at your nearest Williams BMW centre. Please book your appointment via our website as soon as you are able, or phone or visit your closest showroom – we’re open seven days a week.