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BMW 3-Series Convertible E90 (2007-2013)

The E90 BMW 3-Series Convertible replaced the long-lived E46 model with an all new folding metal roof. The sophisticated 3-piece mechanism is one of the largest folding hardtops we have seen and as you can expect from BMW, it works with effortless silence. Visibility is improved by the larger windows of the new car and interior comfort is increased by special sun-reflective leather. The BMW 3 Series range has increased since the launch to include an excellent selection of diesel options. The 320i is the entry level car offering great fuel economy and enthusiastic performance making it the most popular car in the range. The chassis is taut and begs for more power, however so if you can find the extra funds the six cylinder of the 325i unleashes all that potential.

BMW 3-Series Convertible E90 Details

Production dates2007-2013
Luggage capacity350 litres
Fuel tank capacity63 litres
Warranty distanceUnlimited miles
Warranty length3 years
Service IntervalsVariable miles

BMW 320i Convertible

The BMW 320i Convertible is an impressive car despite being the entry-level model. The engine is smooth and refined. It produces a good compromise between performance and efficiency but lacks the BMW trademark 6 cylinder sound.

BMW 320i Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1995 cc
Power170@6700 bhp
Torque155@4250 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £33,935
UK Insurance group16/30

BMW 320i Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)142 mph
Max Speed (Auto)140 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)9.1 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)9.8 seconds

BMW 320i Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)41.5 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)38.7 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)159 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)169 g/km

BMW 325i Convertible

The BMW 325i Convertible is the first step on the ladder of six cylinder engines. The performance gains are noticeable over the four cylinder 320i, afterall this is a 3 litre car despite what the badge suggests. It is also beautifully smooth, responsive and a real pleasure to drive.

BMW 325i Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 6
Engine size2996 cc
Power218@6100 bhp
Torque199@2400 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £36,640
UK Insurance group17/35

BMW 325i Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)152 mph
Max Speed (Auto)151 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)7.6 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.1 seconds

BMW 325i Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)37.7 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)35.8 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)176 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)185 g/km

BMW 330i Convertible

BMWs Efficient Dynamics programme has resulted in some truly amazing engines. The 3 litre straight six if the 330i Convertible is no exception. Fuel economy is equal to the 318i of the previous generation while power is also increased. The latest car has a new level of sophistication and feels bigger and more mature.

BMW 330i Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 6
Engine size2996 cc
Power272@6700 bhp
Torque236@2750 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £40,235
UK Insurance group18/40

BMW 330i Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)155 mph
Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)6.5 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)6.7 seconds

BMW 330i Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)36.2 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)34.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)182 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)190 g/km

BMW 335i Convertible

A deeply capable car, the BMW 335i Convertible is close to the M3 in terms of performance without 'look at me!' styling or the painful price tag. It's the mature choice for those who don't need to draw attention to themselves. Those who like toys can choose the 7 speed DCT paddle-shift gearbox and M Sport trim while knowing that next to the M3 they got something of a bargain.

BMW 335i Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeUnleaded Petrol
Engine typeStraight 6
Engine size2979 cc
Power306@5800 bhp
Torque295@1300 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 7-spd DCT
UK Retail pricefrom £41,975
UK Insurance group19/40

BMW 335i Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)155 mph
Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)5.8 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)5.7 seconds

BMW 335i Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)32.1 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)32.1 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)205 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)205 g/km

BMW 320d Convertible

The BMW 320d Convertible is the most efficient cabriolet in the 3 Series range and while it is still no slouch it doesn't have the silky smooth six cylinder engine of the 325d and 330d. Noise is not intrusive however and the 320d convertible makes the most financial sense in terms of purchase price and fuel economy.

BMW 320d Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size1995 cc
Power184@4000 bhp
Torque280@1900 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £36,180
UK Insurance group16/31

BMW 320d Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)142 mph
Max Speed (Auto)140 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)8.3 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)8.4 seconds

BMW 320d Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)55.4 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)50.4 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)135 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)149 g/km

BMW 325d Convertible

To some the BMW 325d Convertible is close to perfect, to others it will always be a compromise. Fuel efficiency is impressive but beaten by the 320d while performance is smooth and quick but without the excitement of the 330d. Despite this it holds the middle ground well making it the best choice for many.

BMW 325d Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 4
Engine size2993 cc
Power204@3750 bhp
Torque317@1750 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £37,900
UK Insurance group17/34

BMW 325d Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)148 mph
Max Speed (Auto)147 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)7.5 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)7.6 seconds

BMW 325d Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)46.3 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)44.1 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)160 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)168 g/km

BMW 330d Convertible

Diesel powered convertibles were unheard of only a few years ago but silky smooth engines like BMWs 3 litre straight six have combined efficiency with performance. It doesn't sound quite as pleasing as the petrol alternative but it's not at all offensive even with the roof down. Most impressive of all, this car actually uses a little less fuel than the lower powered 325d.

BMW 330d Convertible Specifications

Fuel typeDiesel
Engine typeStraight 6
Engine size2993 cc
Power245@4000 bhp
Torque384@1750 lb.ft
Transmission type6-spd manual / 6-spd auto
UK Retail pricefrom £40,580
UK Insurance group18/39

BMW 330d Convertible Performance

Max Speed (Manual)155 mph
Max Speed (Auto)155 mph
0-60mph (Manual)- seconds
0-60mph (Auto)- seconds
0-100kmph (Manual)6.4 seconds
0-100kmph (Auto)6.5 seconds

BMW 330d Convertible Economy and Emissions

EU Combined MPG (Manual)46.3 mpg
EU Combined MPG (Auto)44.1 mpg
CO2 Emissions (Manual)162 g/km
CO2 Emissions (Auto)170 g/km

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One Owner Review

Do you drive a BMW 3-Series Convertible E90? Would you recommend it to others? Why not leave a comment to let us know what you think of the car. This BMW has one owner review.

  1. Haydn Jones says:

    My car is a 2007 model owned from 4000 miles in 2008 and now showing 32000 miles. It is superb to drive and lovely to look at….but it’s the most unreliable car I’ve ever owned….out of over twenty vehicles including an appalling MG Montego from way back!
    It’s the basics which fail, not the fancy hood, and my car has needed a new fuel pump, two sets of injectors, eight replacement coil packs, a new NoX sensor, a replacement central ECU. The black paint finish was badly marked by the droppings from a passing seagull one afternoon, despite being washed within a couple of hours!
    Despite all that, I’d buy another one …… If only it could be more reliable!

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