Sport Package, Titanium Silver Metallic Paint, Cold Weather Package, Premium Package, Comfort Access System, Xenon Headlights, Dynamic Cruise Control, iPod and USB Adapter, HD Radio.
Rear wheel drive
Double overhead camshaft
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
230 @ 6,500
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
200 @ 2,750
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
I = 4.32, II = 2.46, III = 1.66, IV = 1.23, V = 1.00, VI = 0.85, R = 3.94, Final Drive = 3.23
Deceptively quick, this engine is so smooth it doesn't seem that it will power this 3 to a 14-second quarter-mile time. Launch: 4,700 rpm with some clutch-slip.
Typical reassuring BMW brake pedal performance. Nice, solid response on every stop -- distances shorten as heat builds. Nice.
So much info through steering! Even the entry-level 3 Series has it. Excellent grip, too. So much compliance combined with sharp steering response and body control, the 3 Series is truly a class leader when it comes to handling.