Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent ride/handling balance
  • powerful and fuel-efficient engines
  • upscale cabin
  • elegant hardtop convertible design.
  • Limited interior storage space
  • new sedan is less involving to drive than carryover models
  • ActiveHybrid3 lacks typical hybrid efficiency.
List Price Range
$10,315 - $19,998

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2013 BMW 335i X Drive Sport Line  Well Maintained With 17 Service Records, Sport Line, Blind Spot Monitor, Lane Departure Warning, Head Up Display,Cold Weather Pkg, Well Equipped with ABS Brakes, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, AM/FM Stereo, Auxiliary Audio Input, Comfort Access Key, CD Audio, Leatherette Seats, Heated Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, Automatic Transmission, Memory Seat(s), Overhead Airbags, Lighting Pkg, Premium Sound, Power Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Seat(s), Power Windows, Rear Defroster, Rear Seat Heater,  Side Airbags, Sunroof(s), Smart Key, Traction Control, Turbo Charged Engine, Financing And Extended Service Plans Available.Cold Weather PackageHeated Steering WheelHeated front seatsHeated rear seatsRetractable headlight washers$950[ZDA] Driving Assistance PackageRear view cameraPark Distance ControlActive Blind Spot DetectionSide and Top View Cameras$1,900[ZPP] Premium PackageComfort Access keyless entryLumbar supportSiriusXM Radio w/ 1 year sub.$2,200[ZTP] Technology PackageNavigation systemHead-up DisplayOnline Information ServicesSmartphone IntegrationBMW Asst w/enhanced BT & USBBMW AppsReal Time Traffic InformationInstrument cluster$3,100 
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CarMax Curbside is now available at select stores. Enjoy online car shopping with contactless pickup at participating locations. Choose your car at carmax.com, get pre-approved for financing, and receive a trade-in offer - all from the comfort of home. Then come in for a solo test drive and complete the sale from the driver?s seat of your new car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. See store for details. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours.
Dealer Notes
***A VERY SHARP BIMMER........................2013 BMW 328i SEDAN, ALPINE WHITE WITH A BLACK INTERIOR, STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION, DUAL POWER SEATS WITH MEMORY SETTINGS, AM/FM CD PLAYER, KEYLESS GO, REAR SPOILER, LOWERED SUSPENSION, NICHE WHEELS, PLEASE CALL US AT 703 822 7998 TO SCHEDULE AN APPT TO VIEW***PRINT AND PRESENT INTERNET AD FOR SPECIAL INTERNET PRICING BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED APPOINTMENT. PLEASE CALL MAXIMUM AUTO OUTLET AT 703.822.7998. GUARANTEED CREDIT APPROVALS FOR EVERYONE. FINANCE RATES AS LOW AS 2.99 APR. WE ARE LOCATED AT 8503-O EUCLID AVE, MANASSAS PARK, VA 20111. OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK.PRICE EXCLUDES TAXES, TITLE, LICENSE, $895 DEALER PROCESSING FEE, & FINANCE CHARGES. ALL VEHICLES ARE SOLD AS-IS, SEE BUYERS GUIDE FOR WARRANTY OPTIONS..boom-extension-active{cursor: crosshair !important}.boom-extension-active *:hover{cursor: crosshair !important}.boom-extension-hovered-element{outline: 2px solid rgba(130, 170, 210, .6) !important}.boom-extension-expanded-element{background: transparent !important;border: 0 !important;float: none !important;margin-left: auto !important;margin-right: auto !important;padding-left: 0 !important;padding-right: 0 !important;position: relative !important;max-width: initial !important;min-width: initial !important;width: 100% !important;}
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Recent Arrival! 2013 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive Glacier Silver Metallic AWD, 18 x 8.0 Lt Alloy Double-Spoke Style 397 Wheels, 4-Wheel Disc Brakes, 9 Speakers, ABS brakes, AM/FM radio, Anthracite Headliner, Auto-dimming Rear-View mirror, Automatic temperature control, Black Door Mirror Caps, BMW Assist, Brake assist, CD player, Cold Weather Package, Comfort Access Keyless Entry, Dakota Leather Upholstery, Electronic Stability Control, Front Bucket Seats, Front dual zone A/C, Front fog lights, Fully automatic headlights, Garage door transmitter, Hands-Free Bluetooth USB Audio Connection, Heated door mirrors, Heated Front Seats, Heated Rear Seats, Heated Steering Wheel, High-Gloss Black Trim, Instrument Cluster w/Extended Contents, Lumbar Support, Matte Coral Red Highlight Trim Finishers, Memory seat, Moonroof, Navigation System, Premium Package, Real Time Traffic Information, Remote keyless entry, Retractable Headlight Washers, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, Sport Line, Sport Line Aesthetic Elements, Sport Seats, Sports Leather Steering Wheel w/Paddle Shifters, Steering wheel mounted audio controls, Turn signal indicator mirrors. Odometer is 17781 miles below market average! BUY WITH CONFIDENCE: - Lowest Prices Every Day: Our market based WOW pricing utilizes competitive market pricing guides, no games. So it is easy to make an educated, hassle -free purchase from us. Many of our competitors add freight, reconditioning or certification fees to their price quotes. Your WOW price has no hidden charges. Just add tags, taxes and processing fee. - Complimentary CARFAX Vehicle History Report - 7 Day Exchange Policy: This policy simply states if you are not completely satisfied with your vehicle purchase, bring it back to us for a full credit towards your next vehicle, no questions asked! RECALL NOTICE: Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open recalls at www.safercar.gov
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LOW MILES - 38,988! Nav System, Moonroof, Heated Seats, CD Player, Turbo Charged Engine, Dual Zone A/C, Rear Air, Aluminum Wheels, 2-WAY POWER GLASS MOONROOF, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMIS. HEATED FRONT SEATS, NAVIGATION SYSTEM, DARK BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM. TIBBFX.KEY FEATURES INCLUDETurbochargedOPTION PACKAGESNAVIGATION SYSTEM BMW Assist w/enhanced Bluetooth & USB, online info services, real time traffic info, instrument cluster w/extended contents, 2-WAY POWER GLASS MOONROOF with "one-touch" operation and sliding interior sunshade, DARK BURL WALNUT WOOD TRIM, HEATED FRONT SEATS, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION with adaptive transmission control (ATC) (STD). BMW 328i with Mineral Grey Metallic exterior and Black SensaTec interior features a 4 Cylinder Engine with 240 HP at 5000 RPM*.MORE ABOUT USPassport BMW is your full service dealer for new BMW and pre-owned sales, service and parts, and serves Washington DC, Suitland, Waldorf, and all of the VA and MD Washington DC Metro Area. All pricing is inclusive of rebates and incentives and is plus tax, tags, government fees, freight (new cars) and a dealer service fee of $500 (not required by law). See center for details. Experience "The Ultimate Driving Machine" today! Full Or Scheduled Maintenance MAY Be Available. Check With Center For Details .Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us prior to purchase.Using CARFAX vehicle history reports every used vehicle's title can be researched against an extensive database. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports include title information (including salvaged or junked titles) flood damage history total loss accident history odometer readings lemon history number of owners accident indicators (such as airbag deployments) state emissions inspection results service records and vehicle use (taxi rental lease etc.). This high level of consumer protection allows you to choose and purchase any of our quality vehicles with the confidence you deserve. Note CARFAX records may be incomplete and there may also be delays in reporting information. Some vehicles may be subject to manufacturer safety recalls that for various reasons may not be repaired prior to sale. You may also check for open manufacturer recalls for a vehicle from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall website https//vinrcl.safercar.gov/vin/
Dealer Notes
CarMax Curbside is now available at select stores. Enjoy online car shopping with contactless pickup at participating locations. Choose your car at carmax.com, get pre-approved for financing, and receive a trade-in offer - all from the comfort of home. Then come in for a solo test drive and complete the sale from the driver?s seat of your new car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. See store for details. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours. Prior Use: LOANER
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2013 BMW 3 SERIES Rear with powerful 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine and driven only 100111 miles! Fully loaded and much more! CARFAX CERTIFIED**FINANCING AVAILABLE** Contact our Sales at 540-318-8447
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2013 BMW 328Xi - ALL WHEEL DRIVE - White - Navigation - Heads Up Display - Parking Aid - More Details to Come!
Dealer Notes
***NO CREDIT / BAD CREDIT / BANKRUPTCY***NO PROBLEM*** ***3 MONTHS OR 4500 MILES SERVICE CONTRACT AVAILABLE*** ***TWO OWNERS VEHICLE***BEAUTIFUL CAR*** ***SPORTS PACKAGE***HALO LIGHTS***NAVIGATION*** ***335I TURBO MOTOR WITH ALL WHEEL DRIVE*** ***LEATHER INTERIOR***HEATED FRONT ROW SEATS*** ***RETRACTABLE SIDE MIRRORS***POWER WINDOWS/MIRRORS*** ***POWER STEERING***CRUISE CONTROL*** ***KEY-LESS ENTRY***RAIN SENSING WIPERS*** ***BLUETOOTH PHONE***MEDIA*** ***AUX INPUT***USB CONNECT***COMPASS***VOICE COMMAND*** ***AUTO DIMMING REAR VIEW MIRRORS*** ***OWNER'S MANUAL INSIDE THE VEHICLE INCLUDED*** ***NEW VA SAFETY INSPECTION*** ***FINANCING AVAILABLE*** BUSINESS HOURS: Monday-Saturday: 10am-7pm Sundays: CLOSED OPEN MOST HOLIDAYS-CALL OFFICE TO CONFIRM OFFICE: 540-373-5847 OFFICE: 703-826-4590 FAX: 540-371-4329' CUSTOMER SATISFACTION: Our main goal is to provide our customers with the best quality vehicles. Post purchase, the vehicles go through a step by step procedure in order to attain the finest quality. Our vehicles are sent for mechanical inspection and repaired as needed. Majority of the vehicles passed the Virginia Safety Inspection before they are offered for sale. When the vehicles come into our inventory they are detailed thoroughly and prepared for demonstration. After the hard work put into our vehicles we finally put them up for sale making sure our customers are fully satisfied. SERVICE CONTRACT: We do offer service contracts at additional charges. Service contracts vary from 3 months to 4 year time frame. Prices depends on the coverage you are looking to purchase. Service contracts are an option to purchase at a time of sale, it may help to protect your future investment. Call us for further details. FINANCING: At JDM Auto, we finance mostly everyone regardless of credit situation. The minimum down payment required is 10% of the vehicle price but may vary depending on your credit. Our listed prices of the vehicles are for cash transaction only. For financing vehicles through our lenders the price is subject to change as they do not includes any finance charges. Upon loan application submission, our JDM Auto team will work persistently towards an approval. Call for Full Details. SAFETY INSPECTION: Majority of our vehicles have passed the Virginia safety inspection; we DO NOT conduct in house inspections. We send our vehicle for inspections to a THIRD party. Customers are responsible for OUT OF STATE INSPECTION as we DO NOT guarantee any out of state inspection. Call for Full Details. PRE-SALE INSPECTION: We recommend all our customers to get a pre-sale inspection prior to purchasing the vehicle. Our vehicles are sold AS IS and are USED vehicles. You can request an approved pre-sale inspection list from one of our salespersons. Call for Full Details ***VA DEALER****PROCESSING FEE: $495.00**LISTED PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDES; $495 PROCESSING FEE, MAILING, TAX, TITLE, TAG, OUT OF STATE FILLING FEE AND REGISTRATION* DISCLAIMER: *Customers are responsible for vehicle checks. We will represent the vehicle to the best of our knowledge but are not responsible for human error. Service contract is available for purchase at the time of sale. Dealership is not responsible for misprints on prices or equipment. It’s the customer’s sole responsibility to verify the accuracy of the prices and equipment with the dealer.*Call for details
Dealer Notes
***** WE FINANCE ***** 2013 BMW 3 SERIES 328I XDRIVE, EXTREMELY CLEAN LOADED WITH AUX & USB / HEATED LEATHER SEAT / AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION /SUNROOF/ KEY LESS ENTRY / ALLOY WHEELS WITH GOOD TIRES A MUST SEE !ASK OUR SALES DEPARTMENT FOR EXTENDED WARRANTY . After business hours please contact Tamim at 540 287-5112
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Superb Condition, LOW MILES - 44,265! 328i trim. EPA 34 MPG Hwy/22 MPG City!, PRICED TO MOVE $1,200 below NADA Retail! Heated Leather Seats, Moonroof, Nav System, TECHNOLOGY PKG, Dual Zone A/C, CD Player, Rear Air, SPORT LINE. CLICK ME! KEY FEATURES INCLUDE: Rear Air, CD Player, Dual Zone A/C. Remote Trunk Release, Child Safety Locks, Steering Wheel Controls, Heated Mirrors, Electronic Stability Control. OPTION PACKAGES: PREMIUM PKG: comfort access keyless entry, 2-way power glass moonroof, lumbar support, satellite radio, Dakota leather seat trim, TECHNOLOGY PKG: navigation system, head-up display, online info services, smartphone integration, BMW Assist w/enhanced Bluetooth & USB, BMW apps, real time traffic info, instrument cluster w/extended contents, SPORT LINE: sport leather steering wheel, 18 x 8.0 double-spoke light alloy wheels (style 397) w/P225/45R18 run-flat performance summer tires, black exterior mirror caps, sport seats, high gloss black interior trim, coral red matte highlight trim finishers, anthracite headliner, sport line aesthetic elements, black leatherette seat trim w/red highlights, high-gloss black bumper accents, high-gloss black air intakes w/line specific design, high-gloss black kidney bars & exhaust finishers, chrome rings around A/C & radio controls, high-gloss black B-pillar, sport instrument cluster, M sport suspension, DRIVER ASSISTANCE PKG: rearview camera, park distance control, active blind spot detection, side & top view cameras, LIGHTING PKG: xenon headlights, adaptive light control, BLACK SAPPHIRE METALLIC, HEATED FRONT SEATS, 8-SPEED STEPTRONIC AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: with adaptive transmission control (ATC) (STD), BLACK W/RED HIGHLIGHT, DAKOTA LEATHER SEAT TRIM. Non-Smoker vehicle, Local Trade Horsepower calculations based on trim engine configuration. Fuel economy calculations based on original manufacturer data for trim engine configuration. Please confirm the accuracy of the included equipment by calling us
Dealer Notes
We are excited to offer this 2013 BMW 3 Series 328i Your buying risks are reduced thanks to a CARFAX BuyBack Guarantee. If you are looking for a vehicle with great styling, options and incredible fuel economy, look no further than this quality automobile. A truly breathtaking example of pure vehicle design achievement...this is the vehicle of your dreams! More information about the 2013 BMW 3 Series: The BMW 3-Series is a family of sporty sedans, wagons, coupes, and convertibles--all sized at what would be considered a compact car in the U.S. 2013 BMW 3-Series Sedans and Sports Wagon models are built on a new-generation (F30) platform that made its debut with the 2012-model sedan--and is slightly longer, lower, and wider, while Coupe and Convertible 3-Series models remain built on the previous platform. Across its entire lineup, the 3-Series models stand out for being athletic, responsive and fun to drive--as well as more fuel-efficient than most other alternatives. Also, last year's redesign brought more back-seat space and cargo space to sedans, as well as a more sophisticated, isolated ride. M3 models, meanwhile, continue to be one of the most practical high-performance cars on the market. This model sets itself apart with A wide variety of options, compact size and maneuverability, practicality and comfort, long list of appearance packages and trims, athletic driving feel, fuel efficiency, and high-tech options We look forward to seeing you soon! Please call us for more information.
Dealer Notes
CarMax Curbside is now available at select stores. Enjoy online car shopping with contactless pickup at participating locations. Choose your car at carmax.com, get pre-approved for financing, and receive a trade-in offer - all from the comfort of home. Then come in for a solo test drive and complete the sale from the driver?s seat of your new car. We stand behind every used car we sell with a 7-Day Money-Back Guarantee and a 90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Limited Warranty. See store for details. Price assumes final used vehicle purchase will be made in MD, and excludes tax, title and tags but includes $99 dealer processing charge (not required by law). Some fees are location specific and may change if you transfer this vehicle to a different CarMax store. Certain vehicles may have unrepaired safety recalls. Check nhtsa.gov/recalls to learn if this vehicle has an unrepaired safety recall. Inventory shown here is updated every 24 hours. Prior Use: FLEET

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Edmunds' Expert Review

Regardless of body style, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is an impressively well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.

Vehicle overview

Last year's introduction of the new BMW 3 Series was a very big deal. In Germany, we imagine parades being held in its honor with blue-and-white checkered flags flapping from windows as men in lederhosen clang steins of Franziskaner together in a foamy exclamation of celebratory revelry. In America, the new 3 Series represents the reinvention of not only the best-selling luxury car in this country but also the most heralded sport sedan of all time. No Bavarian parade, perhaps, but still very much noteworthy.

However, last year's redesign only applied to the 328i and 335i sedan. For the 2013 BMW 3 Series, the coupe and convertible are still unchanged, while the wagon is on hiatus. The biggest change on the new-generation sedan was the arrival of a new turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces more horsepower and achieves 5 mpg more on the EPA combined driving cycle than the traditional, naturally aspirated inline-6 engine in the coupe and convertible. That's what you call a win-win. This year, BMW has redoubled its efforts to get the base price down on the 3 Series: The automaker has introduced an entry-level 320i sedan with a 180-horsepower version of the turbo four-cylinder. It isn't any more fuel-efficient than the 328i sedan, but it costs four grand less.

On the opposite end of the spectrum, the 335i's model turbocharged inline-6 is the same regardless of body style or generation, and it's one of the most powerful and invigorating engines in the luxury segment, yet it doesn't consume that much more fuel than the four-cylinder.

Less impressive is the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid3 sedan that also debuts for 2013. As the name suggests, it features a gasoline-electric powertrain to improve both fuel economy and performance. However, based on current fuel costs, it would take about 62 years to pay back the ActiveHybrid's price premium over a similarly equipped 328i. Plus, the hybrid is only a half-second quicker from zero to 60 mph than its turbo-4 sibling, which is hardly what we'd call bang for your buck.

Although the ActiveHybrid3 represents a questionable purchase, every other 2013 BMW 3 Series is worth serious consideration. Strong competitors like the Audi A4 and A5, Cadillac ATS, Infiniti G and Mercedes-Benz C-Class should make your decision much harder. None, however, has the overwhelming variety of the BMW 3 Series.

2013 BMW 3 Series models

The 2013 BMW 3 Series is available as a sedan, coupe or hardtop convertible. The coupe and convertible belong to the previous-generation body style, whereas the sedan is on an all-new platform introduced last year.

For the sedan only, BMW starts things off with the 320i. It comes standard with 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, eight-way manually adjustable front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, a trip computer, Bluetooth, the iDrive electronics interface with a 6.5-inch display, and a premium sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The 328i sedan adds an auto-dimming rearview mirror, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, driver memory functions and a rearview camera.

The 328i coupe differs with a sport-tuned suspension and manually adjustable front seats (power-adjustable is an option), while the convertible gets a power-retractable hardtop and 10-way power front seats with memory functions. Both two-door body styles add adaptive xenon headlights and a 60/40-split-folding rear seat.

The 335i sedan and ActiveHybrid3 get unique powertrains, although both come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive and auto-leveling xenon headlights, automatic high beams and a sunroof. The coupe and convertible are similarly equipped, but feature 17-inch wheels instead and lack standard iDrive, the LED running lights and automatic high beams. The convertible adds heat-reflective leather upholstery.

The 335is coupe and convertible get an upgraded engine, sport exhaust, a sportier suspension calibration, 18-inch wheels, unique styling elements, sport seats and a sport steering wheel.

Most of the extra items on certain body styles and trims are available as options on the others. There are many other options available as well, most of which are available both within packages and as stand-alone options. These include larger wheels, an automatic parking system (sedan only), headlight washers, parking sensors, keyless ignition/entry, an active steering system, heated front seats, heated rear seats (sedan only), a heated steering wheel, a power rear sunshade (coupe only), the BMW Assist emergency communications system, a navigation system (adds iDrive on coupe and convertible), a head-up display (sedan only), satellite radio and a Harman Kardon surround-sound audio system.

Finally, the sedan can be equipped with four optional equipment lines -- Luxury, Modern, Sport and M Sport -- that include different wheel designs, color schemes, trim types, seats, steering wheels and even suspension tuning.

2013 Highlights

After a full redesign last year, the 2013 BMW 3 Series gains standard power front seats and a new M Sport equipment line, while the xDrive all-wheel-drive system makes its return. A less expensive 320i trim level is also new for the sedan body style only. Meanwhile, the ActiveHybrid3 sedan debuts for 2013, offering 28 mpg combined and an eye-popping price.

Performance & mpg

The 320i sedan is powered by a turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-4 that produces 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual transmission come standard, while all-wheel drive (BMW's xDrive) and an eight-speed automatic transmission are optional.

The 328i sedan uses a more powerful version of the same engine, which makes 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. Both the six-speed manual and eight-speed automatic transmissions are available, and the latter can be upgraded to a "sport" version with steering wheel paddle shifters. Both transmissions come with an auto stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel. All-wheel drive is optional.

The EPA estimates the 320i with the manual will return 23 mpg city and 36 mpg highway, while the rear-drive automatic model achieves 24/36 mpg (23/35 with AWD). EPA estimates for the 328i with the automatic are 23 mpg city/33 mpg highway and 26 mpg combined, while the manual is similar at 22/34/26 mpg. Both are exceptional for the class. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 328i sedan covered zero to 60 in 5.9 seconds, while an automatic 328i M Sport did it in 5.4 seconds -- in both cases, quicker than any of the car's four-cylinder competition.

The 328i coupe and convertible get a 3.0-liter inline-6 that produces 230 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Rear-wheel drive and a six-speed manual are standard; a six-speed automatic and all-wheel drive are optional. BMW estimates a manual-equipped coupe will go from zero to 60 mph in 6.2 seconds -- other body style and drivetrain combinations will take a second longer than that. EPA-estimated fuel economy is 18/28/22 mpg for the rear-drive coupe regardless of transmission. The convertible and/or all-wheel drive achieves 1 or 2 mpg less in each EPA driving cycle.

All 335i models regardless of body style get a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder that produces 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. Each body style gets the same transmission and drivetrain choices as their respective 328i versions. BMW estimates a 0-60 time of 5.4 seconds for the sedan, and in Edmunds performance testing the coupe was a little quicker than that. Fuel economy estimates for the 335i sedan are outstanding at 23/33/26 mpg with the automatic and 20/30/23 mpg with the manual. The coupe gets a still solid 19/28/22 mpg with rear-wheel drive and the manual. The automatic and all-wheel drive drop those estimates by 1 or 2 mpg depending on body style.

The 335is has a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder good for 320 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque. There is also a temporary overboost function that bumps max torque up to 370 lb-ft. A six-speed manual transmission is standard, and a seven-speed automated dual-clutch manual known as DCT is optional. In Edmunds performance testing, a manual-equipped 335is coupe went from zero to 60 mph in 5 seconds. Fuel economy with the manual is 18/26/21 mpg and 17/24/19 mpg with DCT.

Finally, there's the ActiveHybrid3. It pairs the 335i's engine to the eight-speed automatic, an electric motor and a lithium-ion battery. All together, it produces 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. Despite this, BMW says it will hit 60 mph in 5.2 seconds -- barely quicker than its cheaper, less powerful sedan siblings. Fuel economy is disappointing, too, returning 25/33/28 mpg, which is no better than the 320i.

Safety

Every 2013 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags and side curtain airbags. The sedan gets front knee airbags. The convertible lacks the side curtain airbags, but the regular front-seat side airbags extend up to head level and there are also pop-up rollover hoops.

The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging the pads to the rotors when the driver abruptly lifts off the throttle. BMW Assist emergency communications is optional and includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance.

In Edmunds brake testing, a 328i sedan with 18-inch summer tires came to a stop from 60 mph in 115 feet, while the 328i M Sport stopped in 109 feet. These are average distances for an entry-level luxury sedan with summer tires.

In government crash testing, the sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, plus four stars for frontal protection and five for side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in the frontal-offset, side and roof strength tests. It received the second-worst rating of "Marginal" in the Institute's new small overlap front crash test, but few cars have been subjected to this test, and a majority received a similar rating or worse.

Driving

With its new turbocharged four-cylinder engine, new, electrically driven steering system, multiple drive settings and all-new chassis, the 2013 BMW 3 Series sedan provides a slightly different driving experience than that of the carryover two-door cars. It has a smoother ride, making it a superior long-distance cruiser. We aren't as impressed by the new steering in the 3 Series, though, as it doesn't feel as sporty or engaging as the steering in the older coupe and convertible. Make no mistake, the latest 3 Series sedan is still an entertaining car and you'll enjoy exploring back roads in it, but it's no longer a runaway leader for the sport sedan class. If steering and handling precision are top priority for you, we'd recommend the coupe over the sedan.

Still, we have no complaints about the 2013 BMW 328i sedan's new turbocharged four-cylinder engine. It provides quick acceleration and a healthy boost to fuel economy. Most shoppers will be pretty happy with this engine. But should you want the traditional inline-6 experience, the 335i adds a huge wallop of turbo torque that's always on tap, while the 335is goes a bit further and sounds especially delectable to boot.

Interior

The 3 Series sedan has a more contemporary feel inside compared to the two-door body styles, especially around the dash, doors and center console. The newer four-door models come with four choices of equipment lines -- Luxury, Modern, Sport and M Sport. Among other things, these choices change the color scheme and trim type in the cabin. It's a nice touch that allows a greater amount of customization.

BMW's iDrive remains a somewhat complicated electronics interface (it's standard on every four-door and included on two-doors with navigation). At times it can take too many clicks, twists and turns of the control knob to perform certain tasks, but it does provide a wide range of vehicle customization that'll reward an owner willing to park for a bit and learn the ropes.

The base-model seats are comfortable and supportive, while the purpose-built seats of the sport packages are even more so. Materials and build quality within the cabin are exceptional; even the standard leatherette (vinyl) upholstery looks and feels better than one would expect. The convertible's available heat-reflective leather does a wonderful job of keeping posteriors cool.

The backseat of the 3 Series is one of the more spacious in the entry-level luxury segment regardless of body style, and the sedan's added overall length adds even a little more legroom front and rear. Trunk space is above average in the sedan (13 cubic feet) and average in the coupe (11 cubic feet). The convertible offers a reasonable cargo hold when the hardtop is up, but predictably shrinks considerably when the top is lowered. Still, it's possible to store a standard roller suitcase back there or two smaller bags.


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doc1975,01/31/2014
I was a previous 3 series owner, 2009 328xi. The straight 6 cylinder does sound different, the 2.0 liter turbo does fine. The 2009 felt more solid to me and I actually liked the hydraulic steering. My wife tells me she hated my old car and loves my new car. Go figure. If you are a new BMW owner I think you will like the car, the power and technology. The car has an auto start/stop feature which I had the dealer remove, I wasn't a fan. There are three driving modes, Eco, Normal and Sport. You will take off like a rocket ship in Sport Mode, I think it might be too much throttle for the weight of the car. Eco is actually not too bad and you save some milage which is always good.
Extremely costly once your warranty expires!!!
Danny Carrillo,02/01/2016
328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
First, please know this is not a gripe review. This is just factual. I absolutely love everything about this car except its reliability. These are the problems I've had with it: * 23,000 miles: Steering column rubbing/squeaking noise. This occurred during the warranty period and was taking care of. * 51,700 miles: Turbo actuator fails. Costs me $750 at the dealer since I was out of warranty. I called corporate seeking assistance. They declined to cover even though it was just out of warranty, they have a hard line, so they declined to help. * 52, 900 miles: The steering noise is back - dealer will not cover it. This is just a nuisance, so I declined repair. * 54,300 miles: Engine begins smoking during routine city driving. Valve cover gasket $902.79 + Oil filter housing gasket $656.99 for a total of $1,576.40 with tax. This is a very fun car while it's new, but just know that the glamour dies out quickly. Honestly, I regret not buying another reliable Honda/Acura. I still own my 2001 TL which now has over 417,000 miles on it!
surprisingly good for what is essentially an entry-level, detuned 328i
ouface,09/01/2013
it came down to the audi A4 quattro and this car. i almost got the audi, save for reliability issues that i had heard about. at first, i wasn't that warm to the idea of the 320i, being that it was a detuned, stripped-down 328i. but after a test drive, i was reasonably impressed and decided to go that route. handling is nimble, car is quick enough, and it handles like a BMW, though softer than my old manual-transmission E46 325ci. mine is a base model with basically only the moonroof and the power front seats with memory as the only options. stripped-down and basic, but that's all i needed for a commute that was four miles to/from work each way with no freeways.
Do not fear the 4 Cylinder!
michaelfb68,09/25/2013
I had a 2003 325i for 9 years before the repairs became too costly. I loved the drive, but jumped to an Infiniti G37x seeking more room, interior refinement, and reliability. The G just didn't do it for me from a performance perspective though, so back I came. I surprised to see BMW went to a 4T, but once you drive it you won't know it. Quiet, smooth, and fast, plus it gave me a 9 MPG bump over my G and old 325. You get to 70 mph and think you're doing 45. The cabin is quiet, the engine is quiet, and its all BMW. The steering is softer (not soft, though), but gets tighter with speed. Even at lower speeds though, it is responsive.

Features & Specs

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Safety

NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    Overall4 / 5
    Driver4 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    Overall5 / 5
  • Side Barrier Rating
    Overall5 / 5
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front Seat5 / 5
    Back Seat5 / 5
  • Rollover
    Rollover5 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of Rollover9.5%
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Good
  • Roof Strength Test
    Good
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Good
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

More about the 2013 BMW 3 Series
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Travel to Europe in the summer and you'll be met by an army of sport wagons heading for the Mediterranean coast. Full of children and family detritus, they are the default choice of Europe's upwardly mobile families, while sedans are reserved for the longer of tooth.

That's why, in the Old World, the 2013 BMW 3 Series Sports Wagon is as much a sure-fire hit as the next iPhone. It's everything Europeans look for in a family vehicle.

In the U.S., though, the situation remains puzzlingly different. Wagons, even the sporty kind, have taken a backseat to crossovers and SUVs. In fact, with annual sales of its wagons flatlining at around 15,000 cars per year, there were rumors that BMW wasn't going to even bother importing the new 3 Series wagon.

Thankfully the rumors weren't true, but the introduction of just a single engine variant — the 328i — smacks of a half-hearted effort. Available with either rear- or all-wheel drive, the 3 Series Sports Wagon goes on sale next spring priced from around $37,000, or $2,000-$3,000 more than the equivalent sedan. Still not a bargain, so will it sell?

The Transformation
The original E30 Touring (as it's known in Europe) began life as a skunkworks project. Frustrated by a need to carry more kit, an ingenious engineer butchered his sedan with a hatchback rear. The BMW board liked what they saw and a new model was born.

Four generations later, the premise remains largely the same. Forward of the B-pillar, the Sports Wagon is identical to the sedan. Aft of the B-pillar, life gets more interesting. The roof line extends to a modest tailgate spoiler, while the angles of the rear windows are defined by an exaggerated version of BMW's traditional "Hofmeister kink." The comparatively shallow rake of the tailgate is a non-too-subtle reminder that BMW places the emphasis on sporting versatility rather than outright practicality.

In common with its sedan brethren, the Sports Wagon has grown compared with its predecessor. Overall it's 3.8 inches longer, of which 2.0 of those inches are in the wheelbase. The rear track is 1.9 inches wider, helping balance the car's proportions. While far from radical, the latest 3 Series is a handsome evolution of traditional themes, and the days when the wagon version would pose as a stylist's afterthought are long gone. To our eyes, the Sports Wagon is as appealing as the sedan.

Can't Feel the Wagon From Behind the Wheel
We've been down this road before. Although the wagon is 175 pounds heavier than the sedan and marginally less rigid, you'd be hard-pressed to tell the difference between the two. We've criticized the latest 328i sedan before for not being quite as sharp to drive as its E90 predecessor, but this must be weighed against significant improvements in the ride quality, fuel efficiency and overall refinement.

These attributes seem especially well suited to this version of the Sports Wagon. We drove this car in tandem with the 2013 BMW X1, and while BMW has done a fine job of making its compact crossover feel like a sedan, you can't quite beat the laws of physics and the benefits of the latest-generation chassis technology. With its lower center of gravity and beautifully resolved setup, the Sports Wagon offers a level of driving pleasure that no SUV can match. The ride quality is excellent, and on the twisting back roads of our German test route, the 3 Series revealed all the poise, agility and fluency expected of a car in this price range. It was a reminder why, despite the rise of the SUV, wagons remain so popular in Europe.

Plenty of Power
Even the oft-criticized electromechanical steering system is improving with familiarity (or with BMW's subtle evolutionary tweaks). In Comfort mode it feels disappointingly lightweight and artificial, but in Sport it's nicely weighted and pleasingly linear in response. It's a shame though that, unlike Audi, BMW won't allow you to tailor the setup to your exact requirements. You can't for example, have Sport steering with Comfort chassis options.

In common with the sedan, the 328i boats BMW's 2.0-liter inline-4. Code-named N20, it benefits from a twin-scroll turbocharger and direct injection to deliver 240 horsepower at 5,000 rpm and 258 pound-feet of torque at a lowly 1,250 rpm. Mated as standard to ZF's excellent eight-speed auto (there's no manual option), BMW reckons the Sports Wagon is good for zero to 60 mph in 6.0 seconds — just 0.1 second slower than the sedan. Top speed is electronically limited to 155 mph.

EPA fuel economy figures have yet to be released, but we'd be surprised if they differ greatly from the sedan's 23 city/34 highway and 27 combined. The Sports Wagon boasts the full complement of BMW's auto stop/start and brake regeneration technology, together with an Eco Pro mode that works with the driver to minimize consumption.

BMW will be offering both rear- (sDrive) and all-wheel-drive (xDrive) models, although for now we've only been able to test the former. There will also be the option of M Sport and Adaptive M Sport suspension systems, in common with the sedan. Both options add worthwhile capability, albeit at considerable cost.

Increased Versatility
The increase in length benefits both passengers and cargo. There's a modest but useful 0.7-inch increase in rear legroom over the previous model, while the rear luggage area has grown by just over a cubic foot for a total of 17.5 cubic feet with the seats in place. Fold them down and this extends to 53.0 cubic feet.

Just as significant as the tail of the tape is this wagon's versatility. This is where the Sports Wagon scores over similarly sized SUVs. The trunk lip, for example, is just 24.4 inches above the ground, making it easier to load heavy items. The rear seats are split 40/20/40 to allow longer objects to be carried without unnecessarily penalizing passengers, and there's space under the trunk floor to hide valuables out of sight.

The cargo cover can also be stored under the trunk floor when it's not required, and BMW's engineers have conjured all manner of hooks, nets and straps to help you secure your load for some BMW-esque cornering. Pay extra for the "storage" package and you can even have a reversible trunk floor if you have a penchant for carrying dirty loads.

BMW has also engineered a couple of neat tricks into the rear hatch. A button on the rear wiper arm opens the glass area independently of the main door, which can prove handy in tight spaces if the trunk's full. The main tailgate is electrically powered, and if you opt for the Comfort Access option, you get what BMW calls a Smart Opener feature. It opens the hatch if you have the key present and extend a foot beneath the rear fenders. It's a trick found on the new Ford Escape so it's not exactly novel at this point, but once you use it, you realize it's actually quite handy.

Still a Wagon Worth Having
From the driver seat, only the scene through the rearview mirror will identify the Sports Wagon as something different from the 3 Series sedan. The multi-adjustable driving position and beautifully executed fascia are all present and correct. The view down the hood is also as common as the driving experience. The wagon, like the sedan, continues to tread an enviable line between sport sedan and business tool.

For all the thoroughness of its execution, BMW admits that it has modest aspirations for this car in the U.S. For now at least, there will be no 335i wagon and don't even ask about the brilliant diesel version that's offered in Europe. Instead, they reckon the 328i will continue to serve traditional wagon buyers without seeking out new conquests.

For us, this remains one of the great mysteries of the American automotive landscape. The Sports Wagon is a 3 Series sedan that costs only a little more, drives just as well, is arguably better-looking and comes with enough space to serve an average-size family. What's the catch?

Other than its lack of an elevated seated position, there isn't one.

Edmunds attended a manufacturer-sponsored event, to which selected members of the press were invited, to facilitate this report.

Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan Overview

The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan is offered in the following styles: 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M), 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 320i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), 335i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 6M), ActiveHybrid 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), and 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

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Price comparisons for Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan trim styles:

  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i xDrive is priced between $12,100 and$19,998 with odometer readings between 28884 and116000 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 328i is priced between $10,995 and$17,998 with odometer readings between 31659 and115578 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 320i is priced between $10,315 and$12,770 with odometer readings between 99510 and118362 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 320i xDrive is priced between $11,860 and$12,995 with odometer readings between 89284 and93162 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i is priced between $18,995 and$19,995 with odometer readings between 65012 and76353 miles.
  • The Used 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan 335i xDrive is priced between $15,995 and$16,650 with odometer readings between 90042 and96850 miles.

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