Review: BMW 3 Series Convertible (2007 – 2012)

Rating:

Smart looks, excellent engines, practical metal folding roof, decent luggage space can be augmented by lowering rear seat backrests.

Optional extras can quickly add up.

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2 November 2018

Report of engine problems with 2011 BMW E93 320i convertible with full BMW service history and timing chain TSB already carried out. Develped a misfire in May 2018 which was very intermittent. "Felt... Read more

28 July 2018

Report of thermostat and electric waterpump replacement in E93 BMW 320 M Sport convertible, at cost of over £900. Read more

9 May 2018

Recall because wiring configuration means that vehicle vibrations could potentially cause frictional corrosion on the plug of the power distributor causing the car's engine to cut out. Affects BMW 1... Read more

BMW 3 Series Convertible (2007 – 2012): At A Glance

 

 

What does a BMW 3 Series Convertible (2007 – 2012) cost?

List Price from £32,530
Buy new from £23,903
Contract hire from £255.16 per month
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Real MPG average for a BMW 3 Series Convertible (2007 – 2012)

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Average performance

86%

Real MPG

19–57 mpg

MPGs submitted

339

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What soft roader could offer good ride comfort?

I'm 81 and about to change from my BMW 3 Series convertible for something easier to enter and exit. It would be helpful to know if any "soft roader" matches the ride comfort of its maker's market niche-equivalent saloon. Overall ride comfort to include road noise, mechanical noise, seating, driving position and suspension compliance as determinants please. No longer bothered so much about performance and general handling sharpness.
The new Toyota C-HR is fabulous. Rides beautifully and handles brilliantly: http://www.honestjohn.co.uk/road-tests/toyota/toyota-c-hr-2016-road-test/
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