BMW 3 Series Leasing
BMW 3 Series Top Features:
One of the best compact executive cars to drive.
A wide range of petrol, diesel and plug-in hybrid engines.
Class-leading practicality, especially the Touring estate.
Why Lease A BMW 3 Series With Vanarama?
How Does Leasing A BMW 3 Series Work?When you lease a BMW, you’ll get access to a brand-new car for a fixed monthly payment. These fixed monthly payments last for the agreed length of your contract – often these deals last 2 to 5 years, but you can choose a contract length to suit you.You can also choose how much you’d like to pay upfront and your annual mileage. While the cost of car maintenance and servicing isn’t always included as standard, it can be included in the deal as an optional extra. Once your lease deal ends, all you have to do is return the car.If you choose a BMW 3 Series business lease, 100% of the VAT on your deal can be reclaimed, providing your company is eligible.To find out more about how contract hire works, take a look at our easy-to-understand guide to car leasing.
BMW 3 Series Interiors
BMW 3 Series Driving Experience
There’s more than enough room in a 3 Series for 4 adults to ride with comfort. The front in particular gives you plenty of room and there’s decent storage space all round the interior – a proper glovebox and a useful second storage compartment under the centre armrest. In the back, seats can comfortably seat 3 passengersfor a longer trip.
As a Saloon, the BMW 3 Series has a 480-litre boot – but remember that if you get a plug-in hybrid, some of that space is given up to hold the batteries and so you only have 375 litres. However, the rear seats on the 4-door can drop down flat to give you a big extended carrying area.
If you really need lots of room, then the Touring estate is a more obvious choice, as it has anything between 500 and 1510 litres depending on whether the rear seats are up or down.
Powered by a choice of petrol, diesel and petrol-electric plug-in hybrid engines, the BMW 3 Series has all bases covered. The plug-in hybrids are the most efficient on paper, provided you can regularly plug them in to charge them and frequently drive on electric power – but even the conventional petrol and diesel engines are still impressively economical. The BMW 3 Series diesels offer reliable mid-50s mpg, with the petrol engines not far behind in the low- to mid-40s mpg economy-wise.
BMW 3 Series Models Available To Lease
3 Series SaloonThe most traditional 3 Series body style, the compact executive BMW is available as a 4-door saloon.
3 Series TouringThe 3 Series is also offered as a more practical 5-door estate.
The BMW 3 Series Vs Competitors
Fitted with a 12kWh battery, plug-in hybrid 330e versions of the BMW 3 Series Saloon can travel between 34 and 36 miles on all-electric power. Some models of the 330e Touring have a slightly reduced electric range, covering 32 miles officially, but there are also versions which can do up to 37 miles in zero-emissions comfort.
If you connect the 3 Series plug-in hybrid to a 7kW home wallbox, the battery will be recharged to 80% of its capacity within 2.5 hours. A 100% refill takes 3.5 hours. On a domestic 3-pin plug connection, the battery will be fully charged after 5 hours.
A broad range of trim levels are available to drivers who are looking to lease a 3 Series. SE Pro models provide the range’s entry point, while Sport Pro models add more style. M Sport and M Sport Pro Editions give a sporty flavour, and M340 xDrive versions offer luxury and sportiness. The M3 Competition is the firecracker in the range, its 510hp engine focused primarily on performance
The BMW 3 Series has a flat boot floor which allows for easy loading of bulky objects. The 3 Series Touring offers better access due to its lifting rear hatch, but the Saloon also has folding rear seats to aid practicality. The plug-in hybrid versions aren’t as practical load-wise, though, as their batteries force them to give up more than 100 litres of space compared to the petrol and diesel models.
With a well-earned reputation for driving dynamics, a prestigious image and a choice of practical body styles, the BMW 3 Series is a popular and attractive leasing choice. Its wide range of engines, fuel types and trims allow for plenty of options and its high-quality fit and finish are other compelling reasons to choose the BMW.
We guarantee the best prices on all our BMW 3 Series lease deals. Our Price Promise guarantees you the cheapest monthly payment with Vanarama. If you find a better deal anywhere else, we’ll match it! Plus, we offer free 30-day returns to give you peace of mind.