Used 2015 BMW 3 Series

2015 BMW 3 Series
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2015 BMW 3 Series

Pros

  • Excellent ride and handling balance
  • powerful and fuel-efficient engines
  • upscale interior with straightforward controls and spacious seating.

Cons

  • ActiveHybrid 3 lacks typical hybrid efficiency
  • automatic stop-start system is intrusive.

Used 2015 BMW 3 Series for Sale

BMW 3 Series 2015 320i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
29,554 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
320i
List$21,991
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2015 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
29,316 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive
CarMax
3.1 mi away
List$20,998
Est.Loan: $382/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. Price assumes final purchase will be made in VA, and excludes tax, title, tags and $299 CarMax processing fee (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
BMW 3 Series 2015 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
46,011 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
320i xDrive
List$17,450
Est.Loan: $318/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Real gas sipper!!! 35 MPG Hwy.. New In Stock!!! All Wheel Drive, never get stuck again!!! Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee.. Stunning!! This sweet 320i is just waiting to bring the right owner lots of joy and happiness with years of trouble-free use* Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights, Signal mirrors - Turn signal in mirrors...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Turbo... We will be glad to transport any car, free of charge, to our Easterns Automotive Group locations in Manassas, Temple Hills, Hyattsville, Laurel, or Baitimore.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
50,991 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i SULEV
List$17,960
Est.Loan: $327/mo
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$300 Below Market
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**LEATHER, BACKUP CAMERA, REVERSE SENSING SYS.** 2015 BMW 328i...One Owner...Leather...Rearview Camera...Reverse Sensing System...Power Front Seats...Driver Memory Seat...Smart Key w/Push Button Start...Tilt/Telescope Steering Wheel w/Cruise and Audio Controls...Bluetooth...Sirius XM Radio Capable...Selectable Drive Mode w/Sport and Eco Mode...Traction Control...Fog Lamps 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
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
17,850 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
List$23,000
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BMW... 328i... xDrive... Heated Leather Seats... Power Sunroof... Rear Camera... Bluetooth... USB... 18 Allow Wheels. For the all new Country Buick-GMC Come check out our Huge Inventory and Super Savings.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
81,155 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
List$15,689
Est.Loan: $286/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
42,996 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
Snap Car Buying
8.3 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2015 328i SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
27,296 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i SULEV
List$21,989
Est.Loan: $401/mo
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$300 Below Market
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Recent Arrival!Clean CARFAX.2015 BMW 3 Series 4D Sedan 328i RWD 2.0L 4-Cylinder DOHC 16V TurbochargedOurisman Chantilly Toyota...Let us help make this the best car buying experience you have had!!! Call the Used Car Manager Ash Sharma at 703-378-2121 and remember our Ourisman Lifetime Edge!!! *Qualified vehicles come with Ourisman's Lifetime engine Guarantee!
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
37,296 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
List$22,801
Est.Loan: $415/mo
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2015 BMW 3 Series 328i xDrive in Mineral Gray Metallic, BLUETOOTH, HEATED SEATS, LEATHER INTERIOR, LOW MILES, MOONROOF, NAVIGATION. 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
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
71,715 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
List$16,965
Est.Loan: $309/mo
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$300 Below Market
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BACK TO SCHOOL SALE!! ALL UNITS MUST LEAVE THE LOT! BRING YOUR DOWN PAYMENT AND DRIVE HOME. WE ARE AN 'A+' BBB AND HAVE BEEN IN BUSINESS OVER 11 YEARS. OVER 100+ VEHICLES TO CHOSE FROM AND WE WILL MAKE THE DEAL EXTRA SWEET FOR YOU. COME SEE US TODAY! Internet Prices are based on cash or cashier's check. Our Internet price does not include a $395 Processing fee, Tags, title and FINANCE FEES!
BMW 3 Series 2015 335i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
28,980 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
335i xDrive
(2)
VINS
16.2 mi away
List$30,549
Est.Loan: $556/mo
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Spectacular 2015 335i xDrive Luxury Line! You will be hard pressed to find another this nice. All wheel drive, Premium Package up to BMW Certified standards, Comfort Access,Driver Assistance Package, Rear View Camera, Park Distance Control, Cold Weather Package, Keyless Entry,Harmon Kardon Sound, Satellite Radio, Heated Front and rear seats, heated steering wheel,,Retractable Headlight Washers, burled Walnut Trim With Inlay, Highlight Trim Finishers Pearl, Sport Leather Steering Wheel,18 Alloy Wheel, Luxury A/S
BMW 3 Series 2015 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A)
24,857 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
335i
List$27,483
Est.Loan: $500/mo
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BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
53,772 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
Imperial Highline
16.6 mi away
List$17,995
Est.Loan: $328/mo
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$300 Below Market
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2015 BMW 328i**xDrive**AUTOMATIC**LEATHER**KEYLESS GO**SUNROOF**POWER HEATED SEATS**BLUETOOTH** USB/AUX AUDIO**PREMIUM WHEELS**DUAL ZONE CLIMATE**FINANCING AVAILABLE!**FOR MORE INFO PLEASE GIVE US A CALL DIRECTLY AT 703-368-7777 Fully Detailed And VA State Inspected, This 2015 BMW 328i xDrive Is A Steal At This Price!! Stylish And Affordable, This All Wheel Drive BMW Comes Loaded Up With A 2.0L 4-Cylinder Engine, Automatic Transmission, Keyless Go With Push Button Start, Power Heated Front Seats, Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel With Multifunction Controls, Dual Zone Climate Control, Power Options Including Power Windows, Mirrors And Door Locks, Power Sliding Glass Sunroof, Bluetooth Technology, USB/AUX Audio Inputs, Premium BMW Wheels And So Much More! Excellent Financing Options Available! Act Now By Calling Us At 703-368-7777 To Set Up A Test Drive Before This Deal Passes You By! We Look Forward To Earning Your Business! -
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
61,257 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
(2)
Fairfax Motors
16.9 mi away
List$18,988
Est.Loan: $346/mo
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$300 Below Market
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X DRIVE with all the EQUIPMENT**PREMIUM PACKAGE ($3100)**SPORT LINE ($2500)**NAVIGATION ($2150)**OYSTER DAKOTA LEATHER INTERIOR ($1450)**COLD WEATHER ($950)**DRIVERS ASSIST ($950)**LIGHTING PACKAGE ($900)**MINERAL GRAY METALLIC ($550)**ENHANCED BLUE TOOTH ($500)**ORIGINAL MSRP $51000**CARFAX BUYBACK GUARANTEE** All Wheel Drive... Includes a CARFAX buyback guarantee! Safety equipment includes: ABS, Traction control, Curtain airbags, Passenger Airbag, Front fog/driving lights...Other features include: Bluetooth, Power locks, Power windows, Auto, Turbo... Why pay higher prices when you can buy directly from us with our no HASSLE and HAGGLE free pricing?? Our prices are competitive in the market and compete or beat other dealerships. The buying experience with Fairfax Motors is the best! Fairfax Motors is family owned and operated in Fairfax, Virginia offering cars for sale and buying services to the DMV area for 24 years. Our owner has built successful and long term relationships with our customers with them returning to purchase cars from us time and time again. Our entire staff offers transparency with each customer from our knowledgeable sales staff to our dynamic managers and all the way to our very experienced Finance Director who has been in the business for 40 years! We offer Finance and Extended Warranty options, plus detailing services to keep your car looking beautiful. We need your cars to fill out inventory, so we take all trades and buy cars too! Stop dreading the car buying process and start having fun! Still aren't sure? Our customers love to show us love and share their buying experience with the world. Come see us at Fairfax Motors for your next vehicle purchase.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
41,526 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive
(17)
BMW of Fairfax
17.4 mi away
List$21,984
Est.Loan: $400/mo
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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) 2015 BMW 328Xi xDrive Sedan with only 41,000 Miles! Black Sapphire Metallic over Black Dakota Leather with Wood Trim. Options include: Automatic Transmission with xDrive All Wheel Drive, Premium Package, Cold Weather Package, Driver Assistance Package, Technology Package, NAVIGATION, Backup Camera, Parking Sensors, Head Up Display, Harman Kardon Premium Sound System, Heated Steering Wheel and Front/Rear Seats, Power Front Seats, Split Fold Down Rear Seats, Comfort Access, Moonroof, 17 Wheels, BMW Bluetooth, iPod/USB hook up, Satellite Radio and much more. This 1 Owner car is in great shape with a Clean CarFAX. The car has been inspected by our BMW Factory Trained Technicians and passed BMWs Certified Pre-Owned Inspection and Virginia State Inspection. This car has an extensive service history and full maintenance records. The Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Warranty is in effect until 1/2020 with Unlimited Miles! Call Today for an Appointment.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
77,855 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328i xDrive SULEV
(1)
Perfect Auto
17.6 mi away
List$16,999
Est.Loan: $310/mo
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Exceptional Sparkling Bronze on Saddle 328i xDrive AWD, One Owner Clean History, Luxury Line, Premium, Technology, Cold Weather, Driver Assistance, Lighting Package, Navigation, Head-up Display, Rear view camera, M Sport Brakes, Comfort Access, Park Distance Control, Xenon Lights, Heated Front and Rear Seats, Heated Sport Steering Wheel, Bluetooth, USB, Moonroof, and much more. Original MSRP $53,100 At Perfect Auto we only sell the best cars, that is why we back our vehicles with a 90 Day Warranty.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328d xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
35,057 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328d xDrive
CarMax
18 mi away
List$28,998
Est.Loan: $528/mo
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Dealer Notes
CarMax makes car buying easy and hassle-free. Our upfront prices are the same online and on our lot. All our used cars come with a 5-Day Money-Back Guarantee, a 30-Day Limited Warranty (60-Day in CT, MN, and RI; 90-Day in GA, MA, NJ, and NY) and a free vehicle history and safety recall report. 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.
BMW 3 Series 2015 328d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A)
34,913 miles
Used 2015
BMW 3 Series
328d xDrive
(4)
VINS
18.2 mi away
List$22,999
Est.Loan: $419/mo
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$300 Below Market
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MSRP $46K 2015 BMW 328d xDrive PREMIUM PACAKGE, NAVIGATION Heated Front Seats, Bluetooth Connectivity, Dual Climate Control PREVIOUS LEASE STILL COVERED UNDER BMW FACTORY WARRANTY At VINS DC we are committed to providing you with an experience that redefines Car-buying by working with non-commissioned sales staff and by completing your purchase in 1 hour or less when your Financing is already arranged. We are so confident in our vehicles that we offer a 48 HOUR, NO QUESTIONS ASKED RETURN POLICY. Come and experience the VINS DC difference!!!

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Edmunds' Expert Review

The 2015 BMW 3 Series is a well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car. Whether you're drawn to its sporty driving character or its high-end cabin, it's one of our favorites in this class.

vehicle overview

Ask a person to name a sport sedan and the first answer likely will be "BMW 3 Series." The 3 Series is practically synonymous with the segment itself and has long been a favorite with consumers and critics alike. Taking a look at this year's lineup, you might also think that at some point the car will become synonymous with "variety," too.

Sedan or wagon, rear- or all-wheel drive, and with gasoline, diesel, or hybrid-electric motors, the 2015 BMW 3 Series will appeal to a wide variety of car-savvy entry-level luxury shoppers. Having some of the nicest interior furnishings around and a reputation for providing sporty handling and a fun overall driving experience won't hurt either. Although the current-generation car puts more priority on ride comfort than previous versions, the 3 Series remains enjoyable whether you're seeking out roads less traveled or just driving to the office.

There are three gasoline engines offered on the 3 Series (four if you count the ActiveHybrid 3): two four-cylinders and a six-cylinder, all turbocharged. The recent addition of the 328d model and its diesel-powered four-cylinder provides an impressive 37 mpg combined EPA rating in the sedan. The diesel isn't slow, either -- we clocked the diesel wagon at just over 7 seconds from zero to 60 mph. Still, our favorite remains the 328i because of its unbeatable mix of power, fuel economy and value.

The high fuel economy numbers of the diesel make the potent but pricey ActiveHybrid 3 sedan a dubious pick. But every other 2015 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon is worth serious consideration. Of course, there are some strong competitors in this segment. You'll want to look at the completely redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It's larger and more upscale than it was last year, but arrives without a coupe, wagon or diesel variant (yet). We're also fond of the well-rounded 2015 Audi A4 and the sharply styled 2015 Lexus IS 350.

None of these cars can quite match the BMW's combination of efficiency, fantastic road manners and outright refinement, however. With so many available combinations (11 and counting) plus comprehensive options lists, you'll likely find a 3 Series that suits your budget, personality and driving style.

Trim levels & features

The 2015 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan and wagon body styles. (A hatchback model, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, is reviewed separately, as are the coupe and convertible, which are now known as the BMW 4 Series.) Sedans come in 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 trim levels. For almost all of these, BMW offers all-wheel-drive versions, which it labels "xDrive." The wagon is available only in 328i xDrive and 328d xDrive trims.

Standard features for the entry-level 320i include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, remote entry, push-button start, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-way manually adjustable front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, BMW Assist, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface, a 6.5-inch display and a premium nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The 328i sedan adds a more powerful version of the 320i's engine, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, heated side mirrors, wood trim, eight-way power-adjustable front seats, driver memory functions and split-folding rear seats. The 328i and 328d wagons are equipped similarly to their sedan counterparts and also come with a panoramic sunroof.

The 335i sedan and ActiveHybrid 3 get unique powertrains, although both come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED accent lights and a sunroof.

There are several bundled option packages for the 2015 3 Series. The Premium package equips the sedan or wagon with keyless ignition and entry (including foot-activated trunk or tailgate opening), four-way power lumbar for the front seats, the sunroof (if not already included) satellite radio and leather upholstery. To the 320i, it additionally adds auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, heated side mirrors and eight-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory functions. A Cold Weather package (requires leather seats) includes a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and headlight washers.

The Technology package (not available on the 320i) adds a voice-controlled navigation system, a higher-resolution 8.8-inch display screen, a touchpad iDrive controller, a color head-up display, BMW Online with MyInfo (provides news and info to the car), BMW Apps (connectivity for select smartphone apps) and BMW Remote Services (allows select mobile devices to lock the car remotely, turn on the climate control and includes a stolen vehicle recovery service, among various other tasks).

For extra safety, the Driver Assistance package provides a rearview camera along with front and rear parking sensors. The Driver Assistance Plus package (not available on the 320i and requires either the Technology package or stand-alone navigation system) gets those items plus side- and top-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system, frontal collision warning, automatic braking for city-speed collision mitigation and a speed limit info.

Additionally, there are three optional equipment lines for all but the 320i: Luxury (requires Premium package), Sport and M Sport. Each includes different wheel designs (up to 19 inches) shod with either all-season or performance run-flat tires, various color schemes and trim and upholstery types. The Sport Line (duplicated on the 320i as the Sport package) and M Sport also include M Sport suspension tuning, summer performance tires and 10-way sport front seats, while the M Sport further adds aerodynamic exterior trim and a sport steering wheel. The Dynamic Handling package (not available on 320i) furthers the 3 Series' capabilities with an adaptive suspension and automatic variable-ratio steering.

For the 320i, other option highlights include the sunroof, eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions, heated front seats, split-fold rear seats, the navigation system with iDrive touchpad and a Lighting package with adaptive xenon headlights and LED accent lights. For the rest of the 3 Series model line you can further add upgraded M Sport brakes, an automated parallel parking system, adaptive cruise control, automatic high-beam control, rear window sunshades, a live-operator concierge service, a leather-trimmed dashboard and an upgraded 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system.

2015 Highlights

Only some subtle changes to standard and optional equipment are in store for the 2015 BMW 3 Series. Most notably, Bluetooth audio connectivity is now standard across the model line and heated front seats, navigation and a sunroof may be ordered as a stand-alone options.

Performance & mpg

2015 BMW 3 Series sedans offer a choice between rear-wheel drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, while AWD is standard on 3 Series wagons. A six-speed manual is available on sedans, but the wagon comes only with an eight-speed automatic transmission (optional on the sedan). Automatic-equipped 3 Series cars with the Sport or M Sport package have a "sport" version of this transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. Both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel.

The 320i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Considering we recorded a decent 7.3-second 0-60-mph time at the track, the EPA fuel economy ratings are impressive at 28 mpg combined (24 city/36 highway) for a rear-drive sedan with the automatic. We duplicated the EPA's combined target on our own 120-mile mixed-driving evaluation route. The manual version and xDrive versions are nearly as good, rating 27 mpg combined.

The 328i model uses a more powerful version of the 320i's engine, rated at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates an automatic-equipped 328i will achieve 27 mpg in combined driving, while the manual version is rated at 26 mpg combined, excellent numbers for this class. With a 328i M Sport automatic posting a 5.4-second sprint to 60 mph at our track and logging a remarkable 33 mpg on our 120-mile loop, the 328i gives you the best combination of performance and efficiency within the entire 3 Series lineup.

The 328d models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder rated at 180 hp and a robust 280 lb-ft of torque. This engine only comes with the automatic. Rear-drive 328d sedans are rated at 37 mpg combined, while the 328d xDrive sedan and wagon are both rated at 35 mpg combined. On our 120-mile evaluation loop, we achieved an admirable 34 mpg in a 328d wagon. The diesel is also pretty quick; we recorded a 7.2-second 0-60 mph time for the wagon at our test facility.

The 335i sedan has a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine rated at 300 hp and 300 lb-ft of torque. With the automatic, it's nearly as fuel-efficient as the 328i, boasting a 25 mpg combined EPA rating. Getting the manual gearbox drops the combined rating to 24 mpg. With AWD, you're looking at 24 combined for the automatic and 23 mpg for the manual. At the Edmunds test track, a 335i M Sport with the manual transmission sprinted to 60 mph in 5.4 seconds.

Finally, there's the ActiveHybrid 3, which pairs the 335i's engine with the eight-speed automatic, a rear-drive electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack. This combination provides 335 hp and 330 lb-ft of torque. The ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is quick. At our test track, we recorded a 5.1-second sprint to 60 mph, but don't expect huge mpg numbers, as the EPA rates it at just 28 mpg combined. We essentially validated the EPA's estimate of 28 mpg combined on the Edmunds evaluation loop, where we earned a little over 29 mpg.

Safety

Every 2015 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags.

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 gas. BMW Assist emergency communications is standard and includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance.

Options include parking sensors (front and rear), a rearview camera, surround- and side-view cameras, blind spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system, frontal collision warning and automatic braking for frontal collision crash mitigation (includes pedestrian detection).

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 and a 335i M Sport stopped in 112 feet -- average distances for an entry-level luxury sedan with summer tires. Book-ending this group were the 328d xDrive wagon with all-season tires at 126 feet, and the ActiveHybrid 3 at 106 feet on summer tires.

In government crash testing, the sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for total frontal protection and five for total side protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the sedan the highest possible rating of "Good" in the moderate-overlap frontal-offset crash test but a second-worst "Marginal" in the small-overlap frontal-offset crash test. In the remaining tests, the 3 Series received a "Good" rating in the side-impact, roof-strength and seat and head restraint (whiplash protection) tests.

Driving

The 2015 BMW 3 Series delivers the best all-around driving experience in the entry-level luxury sedan class. The ride is smooth and quiet, no matter which driveline, wheels and tires you choose, so the car is fantastic for road trips. Even the 328d wagon (which earned an Edmunds "A" rating) and ActiveHybrid 3 impressed us in these regards, both with seamless power, benchmark handling and exemplary composure when going around turns. What's more is that while the hybrid version may not deliver the kind of fuel savings one might expect (it's more of an added performance boost), it also doesn't display some of the liabilities of a hybrid either, like lackluster acceleration or unintuitive brake response.

As for the more common engines, the 320i is pretty punchy, but the 328i is a very desirable upgrade. We think so highly of this model in particular that it earned our "A" rating. The six-cylinder 335i might seem like overkill at this point, but its huge wallop of power and distinctive inline-6 sound still make it the best choice for those wanting the top sport sedan experience. In reality, though, there really isn't a bad apple in the bunch when it comes to driving. One annoyance can be the oftentimes gruff restart nature of the automatic engine stop-start function, though this fuel-saving feature can be disabled.

For traditional BMW driving enthusiasts, the steering will likely be the weakest link in this package. Most consumers will find it very precise, but it does lack the detailed feedback that made older BMWs feel special. Also, the dynamic steering option is often criticized for a response that is out of sync with the driver's input, making the car's responses sometimes difficult to predict.

Interior

Although the 3 Series cabin has a contemporary feel, BMW has taken pains to make sure it's still a comfortable and inviting place. The company's classic analog gauges provide a historical link with BMWs of previous decades, while the optional thematic equipment lines allow plenty of personal customization. Materials quality is exceptional throughout, and it's all put together with care.

In terms of technology, the basic 6.5-inch display screen is adequate, but you'll want to get the larger, optional screen for a true luxury electronics interface. The touchpad on top of the iDrive controller can be used to hand write inputs using your finger. Overall, iDrive is pretty easy to use, thanks to straightforward menus, crisp graphics and quick processing times. But compared to some rival systems, it typically requires a few more twirls and clicks to get what you want.

The base model manually adjusted front seats are comfortable and supportive, while those included in the Sport packages are even more so. Both offer an impressive amount of adjustment regardless of whether you get manual or power operation. If rear seat accommodations are a priority, you won't find a more spacious backseat in the entry-luxury car class. Rear legroom is particularly generous. Trunk space is above average in the sedan (13 cubic feet), while the wagon offers a maximum cargo capacity of 53 cubic feet with its seats folded. That's more than BMW's X1 and about the same as the Audi Allroad.


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Read what other owners think about the 2015 BMW 3 Series.

Gotta have it (?)
Don Noveau,07/10/2015
Black on Black 320i with manual 6 speed, Sport, Premium and Driver Assistance packages, plus heated front seats. I've had it for two weeks and less than 500 miles. I traded in a 2013 Honda Accord Sport CVT. The Honda had accumulated some equity in the lease, so it went back 5 months early; the dealer paid it all off (residual and 5 payments) leaving a zero balance against the BMW lease. Impressive for Honda. . In several ways, I miss the Honda: the "infotainment" was better. The BMW does not have a Pandora source in its system. Yes, it will stream music, but you control it from the smartphone, not through the car. Rebound control seemed better than the BMW, especially for the rear. I really liked the CVT. ( I don't like automatic transmissions with gears, so I got the manual BMW.) The BMW gas mileage in suburban traffic seems about the same as the Accord, which was excellent: 26 to 40 mpg. Power seems similar also, but the BMW is MUCH quieter and smoother, so it's hard to tell. The BMW certainly seems to have enough power, but it's not a racer. (I purposely looked for a low-powered BMW to save on traffic tickets, based on past experience with other BMWs. This is the primary reason why the 320i attracted me - it's sensible and well balanced.) But when you consider that the BMW lease payment is just $6 more than the Honda payment (although I did kick in a little cash to cover tax and tags), and that it has far more premium features than the Honda did, not to mention all that comes with the BMW brand, The BMW Club, you see the advantage. I'm looking forward to "growing into" the BMW as it breaks in. ONE YEAR LATER: After 14,000 miles, I wouldn't change much about what I wrote previously. However, this car is GOOD on gas. 33-36 around suburbia, and 42 at 70 MPH on cruise, over a 150 mile trip. I've done that trip several times. There are no rattles of any kind. It still doesn't seem fast, but high speed cruising (80+) is excellent, when possible and safe. But I still miss the Honda sometimes, and probably will take another look at that brand in two more years. If I ever get another BMW, I probably won't choose to get the sport seats - they make getting into the car more difficult than it needs to be. This car is a 2015 model. Handling is good, not not appreciably better in feel than my old Accord. I'm sure that if put on a racetrack, the BMW would go around faster than the Accord, but in daily driving, they feel nearly the same. I understand there were some suspension improvements on the 2016. At 20000 miles, I put on Michelin pilot sport as 3 plus non run flat tires. I saved the old continental run flats to put back on for lease end. They have plenty of tread. With the michelins, it's like going from square to round to put it simply. What a difference. If I do get a flat, I have an inexpensive can of Slime and a compressor. If I ever get another car with summer run flat tires, I'll make this change in week one. Otherwise I stand by my previous comments. 27000 Miles: I also have a 1997 Z3 that I have renovated. Lately, I'm choosing to drive it over the 320i. It just drives better even though it uses a lot more gas. I'm looking forward to the end of the 320i lease so that I can find another used BMW to fix up. Still, the 320 is a great car for long trips. 35000 miles: Ditto the last comments above. It’s an excellent car that feels like it would last another 20 years with no problem. I’m wondering about my lease mileage choice (15,000/year). I have 6 months left to drive 10,000 miles. Either I set off across the country, or turn the car in with significant unused miles. I tried out a 2018 Accord. If I do get a new car, that will be it. Looking at residual value, this 320i would cost $24,999 to buy. It does have special equipment, but similar 320’s are already available for $23,000 full retail price, and with less mileage. That’s the same price range as a brand new Accord Sport. I think Ill just use the Z3 as my daily driver for a while, or pick up a used 8-10 year old Bimmer for $ mid-teens. The brand does still have exclusivity. FINA Review: As promised above, I found a 2002 BMW 330ci convertible with 59000 miles. For $7,000. It was a local car, too. After purchase, I added a Bluetooth device, did a LOT of cosmetic cleanup and painting in the interior, refinished the leather seats, had quite a few dents taken out by paintless dent repair, replaced all four rotors and pads with ceramic pads (no dust), Painted the wheels and the rear bumper, and now have a very respectable $9,000 car that should be reliable for quite some time. I returned the 320i three months early to save on insurance. So, the overall review of the 320i is “meh”.
Probably the best car i've owned!
Jonas Bickford,03/01/2016
Ok, i'll start off first with the pros. The car is F.A.S.T! If I need to get around someone on the freeway, I barely even touch the gas pedal, and i'm in front of them. The gas mileage is great, considering I have a lead foot (average freeway speed is 80 mph). Also, the seats are the most comfortable seats I have a had in a luxury car. And trust me, all my life I have owned luxury vehicles (Range Rovers, other BMWs, Mercedes, and even Audis). The iDrive is AMAZING! I owned the 2007 BMW 750Li when it came out, and holy crap did the iDrive suck! It great now! Now the cons. Resale value is horrible! My Range Rover was a 2009 HSE Sport and I sold it in 2011 and got 35k for it! I already checked the BlueBook value for my 335Xi and its already down to 40k! Ughh! When you start the car, it sounds like a crazy diesel motor for a second! Coming back to a pro though, the drive is so smooth compared to my old 2010 Mercedes 350 Sport! The car has the smoothest suspension I have ever dealt with! And heading back to cons, the rear seats aren't that comfortable if you don't have the heated rear seats option (I do but my friend has a 2014 328Xi with no heated rear seats). And my god, the navigation has sent me to more dead ends then I care to recall. Thats about all my issues I have with it for now. I recommend buying one for sure! Good luck!
Woth the price!
del21,06/26/2015
I downgraded power from a 2011 328i sedan to a 2015 320i sedan. Not much is lost with the power for the price. The 2015 320i is more of a comfortable ride and the interior styling is very luxurious. I think for the price the 320 beats the 328 and the power is still there with the turbo added.
Sometimes new isn't better
Jeff Carlson,03/18/2016
I am on my 21st BMW. Having lived in Germany for a decade, all I did was fix up and drive BMWs, Mercedes, and Porsches. My current BMW is an 06 330i for which I was seeking a newer replacement. Since 2012, the 3 series has went to electronic steering. The car no longer transmits "road feel". If you push it in a corner, it no longer feeds the driver input that makes a sports car a sports car--it doesn't matter what mode (sports, comfort, etc it is set in) The brakes have a regeneratative feature that makes them clunky--they have lost their ability for the driver to modulate them--just like the steering. The engine exhaust note is lacking, especially when the biturbo is kicked in. It kind of sounds like a metal trash can with some marbles rolling around in it--when you get deep into the throttle, the 300hp being unleashed should have a growl and not sound like a muffled trash can with marbles. The rest of the car is classic BMW, the ergonomics are what has made the 3 series a Road and Track and Motor Trend car of the year winner in its class since its production--that has not changed. It has beautiful lines, beautiful interior appointments, and another 80 more horsepower than my current 06. One of the new technology enhancement I like is the heads up display--it also has simplified GPS info--only the turn in so many miles/ft--just what is needed on the windshield--the rest is still on the main display. Overall, I won't be buying. I could change the exhaust--but I can't change the brakes or steering which are so important to a sports car feel. BMW has tried to have an appeal to a broader audience and has left its enthusiast drivers sort of wanting more. This Ultimate Driving Machine has now been tamed and is now just a normal driving machine with sleek body lines and a little more hp under the hood.
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Features & Specs

MPG
23 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
24 city / 36 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
180 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
22 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5000 rpm
MPG
23 city / 35 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
240 hp @ 5000 rpm
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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
    Marginal
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test
    Good

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Used 2015 BMW 3 Series Overview

The Used 2015 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: , , , . Available styles include 328i SULEV 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 320i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 328i xDrive SULEV 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 328i 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 320i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 328i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 335i xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 328i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), 335i 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo 8A), 328d xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), ActiveHybrid 3 4dr Sedan (3.0L 6cyl Turbo gas/electric hybrid 8A), 328d 4dr Sedan (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), and 328d xDrive 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

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