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BMW 3-series Cabriolet

The BMW 3-series Cabriolet is classed as a compact executive convertible which is produced by the German automobile manufacturing company BMW. The Cabriolet is another name used for convertible. The Cabriolet version of the BMW 3-series has been in production since 1975 over 6 different generations. The 3-series range is BMW's best selling range and the convertible is a very classy option. These range of cars are great to drive and well refined motors. They handle really well, have great performance and are very reliable. Due to the convertible roof, the space in the rear and the boot space have been compromised. They are expensive to buy but they hold their value really well. As you would expect they have great safety features and have top build quality. Does this sound like your experience of this car?

BMW 3-series Cabriolet History

The first generation (1975-83) was released in 1975 and was also available in Coupe variant.

The second generation (1982-93) was a lot more expensive than it5s predecessor, almost double the price. The M3 Cabriolet was the only convertible available in Europe.

The third generation (1992-99) gave the 3-series a new, more modern look which was very well received by the public.

The fourth generation (2000-2006) continued where the previous version left off, and was very successful, being seen as the benchmark of the class.

The fifth generation (2005-12) Cabriolet was the first BMW to have a hard top convertible instead of the soft-top and has some great technological advancements.

The sixth generation (2013-present) of the 3-series was released in 2012 and the Cabriolet version is to be released very soon.

Model Types

M Sport
Sport Plus

Fuel Economy

The BMW 3-series Cabriolet has been available in several different engines over the years, including: 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0L petrol and 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0L diesel engines. The 2.0L diesel engine is the most economical, offering around 53mpg. Which engine do you have and how does it perform economically? Remember to take into consideration the age, fuel type and engine size when thinking fuel economy.


The BMW 3-series Cabriolet is currently available with either 6-speed manual or 6-speed automatic gearboxes. There has also been several other different gearboxes available over the years. Which gearbox do you have and how do you rate its performance? Have a look at our BMW gearbox section to find your 3-series Cabriolet gearbox parts.


We can help you find the parts you need for your BMW 3-series Cabriolet. Our vast network of UK Breakers has parts available for all makes and models at very low prices. You can enter your vehicle details in our part finder or check out our 3-series Cabriolet parts page to locate those needed parts.