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The fifth generation of the BMW 3 Series consists of the BMW E90 (sedan), BMW E91 (wagon, marketed as 'Touring'), BMW E92 (coupe) and BMW E93 (convertible) compact executive cars. The E90/E91/E92/E93 was produced from December 2004 to 2013 and is often collectively referred to as the E90 or E9x.

The E9x was the first 3 Series sold with a turbocharged petrol engine.[2] The E9x family also saw the introduction of run-flat tyres to the 3 Series range. Cars with run-flats are not equipped with a spare tyre.

The E90/E92/E93 M3 is the only generation of M3 to be powered by a V8 engine. Introduced in 2007,[3] it uses the BMW S65 naturally aspirated V8 engine and was produced in sedan, coupe and convertible body styles.

Following the introduction of the F30/F31 3 Series in February 2012, the E90/E91 sedans and wagons were phased out. However, the E92/E93 coupes and convertibles remained in production through the 2013 model year,[4] after which they were replaced by the F32/F33 4 Series models.

The design for the fifth generation 3 Series was frozen in mid-2002, approximately 30 months before the start of production.[5] The sedan and wagon were designed by Joji Nagashima.[6][7] Marc Michael Markefka designed the coupé and convertible.[8]

The range was introduced in March 2005 for MY2006 with the sedan and wagon body styles. The coupé was introduced in 2006 and the convertible was introduced in 2007, both for MY2007.

The sedan model was the first model sold of the E90/E91/E92/E93 3 series, being launched on 5 March 2005 for the 2006 model year.[9][10][11] Production continued until a facelift revision was made for the 2009 model year. Production of the E90 concluded after the 2011 model year, succeeded by the F30 for 2012.

The E91 wagon/estate models were marketed as 'Touring' in Europe and 'Sports Wagon' in the North America.[12] Optional equipment included a panoramic sunroof, which extends to the rear passenger area. Trim levels typically were similar to the E90 sedan, however the M3 wasn't produced in the wagon body style.[13]

Several markets outside Europe only offered a small subset of models in the wagon body style. In the United States and Canada, the only wagon model available prior to 2007 was the 325xi,[14] and then the 328i and 328xi from 2007 onwards.[15]

In August 2006, one year after the sedan was introduced, the E92 coupé body style was unveiled.

Compared with previous generations of the 3 Series, the coupé has more external styling differences to the sedan models. These include the tail-light design (L-shaped on the coupe), more steeply angled headlights and smaller side windows. As per its E46 predecessor, the doors of the coupe are longer and have frameless door windows, the rear seat holds two passengers (compared with a three-person bench for the sedan) with a rear centre console tray and the front seatbelts are on motorised arms that extend from the B-pillar to hand the seatbelts to the driver and/or passenger.

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