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Average BMW 3 Series insurance rates

The average comprehensive insurance policy for a BMW 3 Series is $154 a month — or $1,640 a year. Your actual cost could be more or less depending on your driving record, the number of kilometres you drive in a year and other factors. To determine our estimated cost, we aggregated quotes from 5 insurance companies using this profile:

  • 2017 BMW 3 Series
  • Over 30,000 kilometres driven yearly
  • No accidents in the past five years
  • Driver located in Sydney
  • Car parked in garage at night
  • Black vehicle

About the BMW 3 Series

BMW 3 Series Insurance Finder
The BMW 3 Series model has been around since 1975. The 3 Series model accounts for approximately 30% of BMW’s total annual sales, making it the top selling BMW model in the world. In 2017, there were more than 2,500 models sold in Australia.

Insurance companies determine the insurance cost for a BMW 3 Series based on safety ratings, theft rates, replacement costs and overall damage susceptibility. Insurance rates can change based on a driver’s history and location.

BMW shoppers should grab quotes from several insurance companies to find the lowest premium possible before they commit. BMW 3 Series shoppers should also do their research and see if they qualify for insurance discounts with each insurance company.


Compare insurance providers that cover the BMW 3 Series

Name Product Roadside Assistance Accidental Damage Storm Choice of Repairer Agreed or Market Value
Budget Direct Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Awarded the 2019 Finder Award for the Best Value Car Insurance, this policy offers solid coverage at a low cost plus you will get 15% discount on first year's premium when you take out a policy online. Budget Direct’s claims service has received a 4.2/5 based on nearly 5,000 customer reviews.

Who it might be good for: People who want a comprehensive policy without breaking the bank.
Bingle Comprehensive
Market
Finder's summary:Bingle consistently comes up as one of the cheaper insurers out there. It only covers the basics, so you don't get to choose your own repairer, you're not covered for personal items in the car and unless you add it as an option, you won't get a hire car if your car is stolen. But this keeps its premiums low.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a low-cost option that covers them for the basics.
Coles Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Coles have two-tiers of comprehensive car insurance to choose from. You'll earn double flybuys points at Coles supermarkets and you can get $10 off your Coles grocery bill every time you redeem 2,000 Flybuys points. If you're over 30, you can get roadside assistance free for a year.

Who it might be good for: Coles customers and Flybuys collectors.
Poncho Comprehensive
Agreed
Finder's summary: Poncho works like a monthly subscription – you pay monthly and can cancel and leave at any time. You can also list multiple cars and drivers under one policy, making it ideal for families and groups living together under one household.

Who it might be good for: People who want their car insurance month to month.
Woolworths Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Woolworths catches our eye due to some unique perks like a price-beat guarantee, where it'll beat any current comparable comprehensive renewal notice if you're over 25. You'll also get 10% off your grocery shop once a month and can add roadside assistance onto your policy for just $7.35 per month.

Who it might be good for: Woolworths shoppers and those that want to take advantage of its price-beat guarantee.
Qantas Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: You'll be able to choose how comprehensive you want your cover to be with optional extras like choice of repairer and the option of agreed or market value. Plus earn Qantas Points for joining and paying your premium. Sign up by 2 May 2021, you can earn up to 30,000 Qantas Points (points awarded will be based on your premium). T&Cs and eligibility apply.
ahm Comprehensive
Optional
Both
Finder's summary: ahm comprehensive car insurance lets you choose higher excess to reduce your premiums plus you can get up to 15% off when you purchase a new car insurance policy. T&Cs apply. Additionally, their Fixed Kilometre Plan can save you up to 30% compared to their standard comprehensive cover.

Who it might be good for: People who drive less than 15,000 km per year.
Virgin Comprehensive
Optional
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Finalists for the 2019 Finder Awards for Best Value Car Insurance, Virgin Comprehensive provides a good level of cover for a decent price. Get 15% off on your first year’s premium when you purchase a new eligible comprehensive car insurance online. T&Cs Apply.
QBE Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: QBE is a sustainable insurance company and also Finder's Green Insurer of the Year 2020 Award winner. This policy offers the highest level of protection available from QBE including three-year new car replacement. You can also save $75 when you purchase a new comprehensive policy online. T&Cs apply.

Who it might be good for: Those that are looking for a more environmentally friendly insurance choice.
Stella Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Stella’s a female-focused insurer. It'll cover you if your car is damaged as a result of domestic violence. It offers higher cover for baby gear than most, with up to $2,000 cover for prams, strollers and child seats. Get $50 cash back when you purchase online between 1 April – 30 June 2021 using the code STELLA50. T&C apply.

Who it might be good for: Someone who wants a female-centred car insurance policy (it will cover men too).
Youi Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Youi Comprehensive Car Insurance is one of the few providers to include roadside assistance in its policy. You'll also get access to YouiRewards which gives you discounts on furniture, parking and more. Youi also has a live chat feature on its site to talk through any questions.

Who it might be good for: People over 25 who want comprehensive cover with a focus on customer service
Real Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Real Comprehensive Car Insurance provides similar coverage to other insurers for the important stuff like looking after your car if it's stolen or you crash. They're also one of the few insurers who offer a Pay As You Drive policy, so you might be able to save big if you don't drive much.

Who it might be good for: Those that don't drive much can take advantage of their Pay As You Drive policy.
Australia Post Comprehensive
Optional
Agreed or Market
Finder's summary: Australia Post car insurance offers comprehensive cover for things like theft, fire, new for old replacement and emergency accommodation and transport. Cover also extends to anyone who uses your car, not just you.

Who it might be good for: If multiple people use the one car and you don’t want to worry about listing all drivers.
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Random BMW Facts

  • BMW was founded in 1917 and entered the aircraft manufacturing market. They started manufacturing cars in 1928.
  • The 3 Series is the best selling BMW model in the world.
  • After World War II, BMW switched to producing pots, pans and bicycles until 1948, when they restarted motorcycle production.
  • BMW prices start at $39,900 and can go up to a huge $299,000.
  • BMW Minis were introduced to Australia in 1971.

How does the BMW 3 Series compare?

A 2017 BMW 3 Series starts at a base price of $39,990. With the average insurance rate at $1,640 per year, the annual insurance cost–to–base car price ratio is 4.1%.


How safe is the BMW 3 Series?

The 3 Series was awarded a 5-star safety rating by the Australiasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP). It received a perfect 16 out of 16 score for its side impact crash test and an excellent 15.76 out of 16 for its frontal offset crash test.

The latest model of the BMW 3 Series includes head-protecting side curtains, anti-lock brakes and electronic stability control.


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    EdwardFebruary 5, 2019

    Would like the best, cheapest and most reliable insurance for a BMW E90, 320i, 2006 model, please.

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      JeniFebruary 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Edward,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      Please note that the cost of the policy depends on different factors i.e. car model, body type, car make etc. that’s why we are unable to display quotes generally and compare which has the cheapest rate for your car. Kindly click on the “Go to site” button of your chosen insurer so you can fill-out your specific details and can get the accurate quote.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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      JoshuaFebruary 10, 2019Staff

      Hi Edward,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      As a comparison website, we are not permitted to provide a specific recommendation to our users. However, you can use our table above to compare your options based on their features such as roadside assistance, accidental damage, and others. It should give you a general idea of what each insurer offers. Once you found the right one for you, click on the “Get Quote” button to obtain a quote.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Joshua

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