pros & cons

pros

  • Balances sharp handling with a ride quality that won't beat you up
  • Engine choices offer power, smoothness and fuel efficiency
  • Interior is upscale and spacious, with logical, easy-to-use controls

cons

  • Base 320i model offers limited feature availability
  • Storage for small personal items is limited
BMW 3 Series Sedan MSRP: $38,750
Based on the 330i SULEV Auto RWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
EPA Est. MPG 27
Transmission Automatic
Drive Train Rear Wheel Drive
Displacement 2 L
Passenger Volume N/A
Wheelbase 110 in
Length 182 in
Width 71 in
Height 56 in
Curb Weight 3541 lbs
BMW 3 Series Sedan MSRP: $38,750
Based on the 330i SULEV Auto RWD 5-passenger 4-dr Sedan with typically equipped options.
  • Fold Flat Rear Seats
  • Bluetooth
  • Rear Bench Seats
  • Tire Pressure Warning
  • Trip Computer
  • Power Driver Seat
  • Post-collision safety system
  • Multi-Zone Climate Control
  • Aux Audio Inputs
  • Stability Control
  • USB Inputs
  • Electronic Folding Mirrors
  • Auto Climate Control
  • Audio and cruise controls on steering wheel
  • Automatic Emergency Braking
  • Alarm

BMW 3 Series 2017

2017 BMW 3 Series Expert Rundown

Looking for a compact luxury sport sedan that's truly a fantastic all-rounder? The 2017 BMW 3 Series might be a good match. Here's a quick rundown of what we like, what we don't and the bottom line from the Edmunds editors.

Transcript

MARK TAKAHASKI: I'm Edmunds' editor, Mark Takahashi, and here's a quick expert rundown of the 2017 BMW 3-Series. If there's one thing you need to know about the BMW 3-Series, it's simply good in any trim. Plus, there seems to be one for every taste-- whether you want electric or diesel. As with any BMW, the 3-Series does luxury and performance just right. There's plenty of space and comfort for all-day drives, but it's also really fun to drive on your favorite road. Interior-wise, it's classic, not flashy, and the materials used are simply some of the best. On top of that, the controls are super easy to use and all the buttons seem to be placed exactly where you want them. Among its Mercedes and Audi rivals, there really isn't a bad choice. It's going to come down to personal preference. Bottom line for the BMW 3-Series is that it delivers great performance without sacrificing luxury. You'll also get a well-crafted interior, and there's a 3-Series to match a variety of tastes and budgets.

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