The Coupe of the BMW 3 Series was launched in the Spring of 1999, a Year after the Sedan. It filled the Gap of the two-door sedan, which was discontinued in the Early nineties, and was initially offered only with Petrol Engines. With the Model maintenance In 2003, diesel Versions were added. The Coupe was Produced until 2006. The Competitors were the Alfa Romeo GT, Mercedes-Benz CLK and the Volvo C70.