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BMW 325ti

Already a cult choice among BMW aficionados, the E46-generation 3 Series Compact was a much-needed improvement on its predecessor, and in 189bhp 2.5-litre straight-six 325ti form, it’s a real hoot to drive.

Top 10 Future Classics - BMW 325ti
  • On sale: 2001 - 2004
  • Price range: £1,500 - £3,500

Already a cult choice among BMW aficionados, the E46-generation 3 Series Compact was a much-needed improvement on its predecessor, and in 189bhp 2.5-litre straight-six 325ti form, it’s a real hoot to drive.

The Compact led the way for future BMW hot hatches like the M135i. Relatively low-mileage examples are on the market from as little as £2,000.

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