Looking to lease a BMW 3 Series? With FVL, leasing a BMW 3 Series is an economical way to drive a brand-new car without having to pay the full purchase price. Compare our cheapest BMW 3 Series lease deals starting at £496 by clicking on the range below.


Which BMW 3 Series is Ideal for You?

The BMW 3 series is a compact executive saloon also available as an estate car or Shooting Brake; it is no longer available as a convertible. Manufactured by BMW since May 1975, it was the successor to the O2 series and Is now in its 7th generation.

For over 40 years since the BMW E21, the BMW 3 series has stood for dynamic driving pleasure like no other vehicle; the legendary three series' success is one reason BMW has the status as a premium car maker.

Continuous development of the 3 series technology and style has developed over those the generations, from the Hofmeister kink (double bend C Pillar) and Kidney shaped grille on the original E21 to the introduction of twin headlights on the E30 2nd edition, which is now a fixed feature, and on to the latest G21 semi-autonomous hybrid models available today, and with the iVision DEE what’s to come tomorrow.

Disclaimer: Please note that the specifications listed below were correct at the time of writing and based on availability. Specs and availability should always be checked before agreeing to our leasing deals.

BMW 3 Series Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV)

Enjoy the best of both worlds with the BMW PHEV plug-in hybrid. The BMW PHEV seamlessly switches between an electric motor and a conventional petrol engine to maximise your fuel consumption.

Enjoy a silent driving experience using the purely electric mode, and 38 miles full EV range on a full charge is ideal when going into ULEZ zones.

The e-drive function exploits the plug-in hybrid drive to optimum effect. It triggers the switch to purely EV mode as soon as the vehicle enters a low-emission zone.

BMW 3 Series Technology Highlights

Full Colour Head-Up Display 

Full-colour heads-up-display projects directly to the windscreen all relevant information of the journey.

BMW Curved Display

Virtually all functions can be controlled using the new BMW curved display angled towards the driver, making operation by touch even more convenient.

Reversing assistant

Ever found yourself in a tight spot? The reversing assistant will manoeuvre your BMW assuredly out of any challenging situation. The reversing assistant remembers steering movements for the last 50 metres travelled and, at the Press of a button, retraces the steps in reverse to get you out of any tight squeeze.

BMW Powertrain Options

Seven powertrain options and two M-Sport-only choices are available in hybrid, petrol, and diesel.

  • 320i 2.0litre Petrol 184 bhp (135kW) 8 -speed Automatic CO2145 g/km 
  • 320i 2.0litre Petrol 184 bhp (135kW) xDrive (all-wheel) 8 -speed Automatic CO2154 g/km 
  • 330i 2.0litre Petrol 245 bhp (180kW) 8 -speed Automatic CO2149 g/km 
  • 330e 2.0litre Petrol PHEV 292 bhp (215kW) 8 -speed Automatic CO230 g/km EV Range 38miles*  - Petrol/hybrid
  • 330e 2.0litre Petrol PHEV 292 bhp (215kW) xDrive AWD 8 -speed Automatic CO233 g/km EV Range 37miles*   Petrol/hybrid
  • 320d 2.0litre Diesel 190 bhp (140kW) 8 -speed Automatic CO2127 g/km
  • 320d 2.0litre Diesel 190 bhp (140W) xDrive AWD 8 -speed Automatic CO2135 g/km 
  • M-Model M340d 3.0litre Diesel 340 bhp (250kW) xDrive AWD 8-Speed Auto CO2159 g/km
  • M-Model M340i 3.0litre Petrol 374 bhp (275kW) xDrive AWD 8-Speed Auto CO2182 g/km

BMW 3 Series Sport

Key Features:

  • 17” orbit grey bicolour V spoke alloy wheels
  • Black perforated Sensotec™ seating
  • High gloss black interior inlays
  • Split folding rear seats
  • LED headlights and rear lights
  • BMW live cockpit plus with the curved display
  • BMW OS8 with NAV
  • 3- zone automatic air conditioning
  • BMW online services
  • Folding door mirrors with auto-dimming
  • High gloss Shadow line exterior trim
  • Sports leather steering wheel 
  • Acoustic glass 
  • Front sports seats
  • Ambient lighting
  • Park assistant with front and rear sensors
  • Gear shift paddles
  • Cruise control
  • E-Hybrid includes Mode 2 and Mode 3 cables plus BMW Charging Card

BMW 3 Series M-Sport

Key Features of 3 Series Sport:

  • 18” bicolour jet-black double-spoke 848 alloy wheels (option 791 with run-flat)
  • M-Sport Styling Kit Black Front Grille and rear Diffuser
  • Alcantara/Sensotec™ black with blue stitching seating
  • 3 -Choice interior inlays Quartz Silver Rhombical default
  • Heated front seats
  • Variable sport steering
  • Connection package pro

The Legendary BMW 3 Series is an aspirational car to drive; it can appear expensive to buy; however, BMW offers an excellent value option when choosing to lease a deal. BMW limits the production of vehicles that come into the UK, creating a high residual value, which is perfect when considering personal or business leasing.

How does leasing a BMW 3 Series work?


Start by browsing our latest in stock special offer lease deals to see what works for you.


Learn about the 2023 BMW 3 Series range with car expert Steve Lumley. See pricing, specs and compare trims.


Select the duration of your contract, the mileage, and any additional add-ons you would like to include in your monthly rental price.

What you need to know about the BMW 3 Series


  • A new BMW 3 Series lease deal lets you avoid depreciation risk.
  • You won't have to worry about an MOT until your new 3 Series takes its 3rd birthday.
  • You'll enjoy the benefits of a manufacturer's warranty.
  • Leasing the BMW 3 Series is a great choice, enables you to access low prices and helps you plan your monthly budget.


  • To lease a BMW 3 Series you'll need to have a decent credit rating to be accepted.
  • You'll lease your new 3 Series and return it at the end of your agreement.
  • If owning a car at the end of your term is important to you other finance options may be more suitable.

Choosing your BMW 3 Series lease deal

BMW make a great range of stylish and innovative cars and the BMW 3 Series is no exception! With flexible mileage options to suit your needs, our cheap BMW 3 Series lease deals start from £496, so you can help keep your budget in check.

With over 25 years of experience under our belt, some call us the “grandfathers” of car leasing. And like all grandads, we go the extra mile for our family, sharing knowledge, wisdom, and insight to help you make the best choices.

Leasing a BMW 3 Series with FVL

You can enquire online or place your order over the phone – whichever you prefer. When you lease with FVL you can be assured that you are dealing with experts. We are BVRLA approved, and partner with the UK's top organisations to help match you to an affordable BMW 3 Series deal that meets your needs. We are also regulated by the FCA, so you can trust we know a thing or two about cars.

We are proud to be known for our stellar customer service and transparent communication, with a 4.82-star rating on Give us a call to discuss your needs and we'll find you a great deal. 


  • Is the BMW 3 Series a good car?

    The BMW 3 Series is the firm's most popular creation and the latest seventh generation made its debut in 2019 to widespread acclaim. The new car is still a well-built and practical family offering and its wider track and longer wheelbase gives the car excellent driving dynamics. The 3 Series has always been a great car to drive and this new model is still a hard-to-beat offering. So in short, yes, the BMW 3 series is a great car!

  • What engine does a BMW 3 Series have?

    There are four upgraded four-cylinder engines for the BMW 3 Series and a new generation six-speed manual transmission.


    For those who like lots of power, then the 2.0 litre four-cylinder diesel units featuring twin-powered turbo technology will impress with improved efficiency across the rev range.


    The entry-level BMW 318D produces 150 HP.


    The top performer is the BMW 330e which has 252 HP and with 'XtraBoost' this rises to 293 HP.


    There's also a new plug-in electric hybrid available with a combined output of 252 HP and useful 420Nm of torque.

  • Should I lease or buy a BMW 3 Series?

    With the amount of money that new cars can lose, leasing a BMW 3 Series makes a lot of sense. If you are not fussed about owning the vehicle at the end, it can be the cheapest way to get into a brand new car.

  • Is the BMW 3 Series a safe car?

    All models of the BMW 3 Series have been given a 5 Star Safety Rating from NCAP. So you can be sure that the BMW 3 Series is a safe car.

  • How long are BMW 3 Series leases?

    You can lease a BMW 3 Series for 24 months to 48 months through First Vehicle Leasing.