The fastest selling used cars in April were petrol models as demand for the fuel outweighed that of diesel for the first time, according to Indicata.
Described by BMW as the heart and soul of its range, the carmaker expects its new 3 Series to continue the success of its predecessor.
The Volkswagen Golf was the most popular car searched for on Auto Trader in 2018, overtaking the BMW 3 Series after an eight-year reign.
The new BMW 3 Series will be in dealerships early next year, priced from £33,610.
Car buyers searched for BMW 3 Series models more than any other car on Auto Trader in 2017.
Auto Trader’s top 10 fastest selling cars table included no diesel cars in May as the BMW 3 Series became the first premium contender to top the chart for eight months.
The BMW 3-Series has emerged as Auto Trader’s most searched for car of 2016 as the online marketplace revealed its top 10 attractors of online traffic.
German brands have taken the top three positions in the largest vehicle reliability survey in the UK involving 650,000 cars, with the BMW 3 Series taking the crown.
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When: November 7 2019
Where: Birmingham NEC
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