The BMW 3 Series near Chadds Ford is the company’s top seller in the United States. It remains a favorite in the marketplace for good reasons. It is a classy entry-level luxury car with world class fit and finish. Plus a spirited performance and an incredible rise-and-handling balance that is unmatched no matter what the price. No matter what year and model you choose, you will find the same thing. Generation after generation, the BMW 3 Series offer the same benefits while evolving.
The newest 3 Series is a little a larger and faster that the ones that came before. It also manages to be lights and more fuel-efficient. WIth revised suspension and steering plus more interior space, it boasts a bolder look inside and out. Some might say that the sporting edge of the car has been blunted a bit, but we still find the sedan and wagon are quite rewarding to drive.
The wagon and the sedan are the only current options offered for the BMW 3 Series. The models are the 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 models. A 2.0-liter turbo-charged four-cylinder engine is found in the 320i and 328i sedans and 328i wagon. The 320i provides 180 horsepower and the 328i produces 240. The biggest difference in the 328d is that the engine is diesel powered, which also makes 180 up, but has much more torque and mpg’s in the low 40s. For the sedan-only 335i has a turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-6 with 300 hp. The ActiveHybrid 3 adds an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This results in 335 hp.
Your transmission choices for the 3 series are limited to a six-speed manual or an eight speed automatic. All-wheel drive is available on the sedan and standard on all wagons, and rear-wheel drive is standard on all.
Standard features on the base 320i include:
dual-zone automatic climate control
manual front seats
iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display
The 328i upgrades to power front seats, and the 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 throw in larger wheels, xenon headlights and a sunroof.