2019 BMW 3 Series

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2019 BMW 3 Series
MSRP
$45,000
2019 BMW 3 Series

What’s new

  • The 3 Series sedan has been redesigned for 2019, but the wagon carries over largely unchanged
  • Part of the sixth 3 Series generation introduced for 2011

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

  • Storage for small personal items is limited


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2019 BMW 3 Series video

[MUSIC PLAYING] ALISTAIR WEAVER: There are some vehicles that manufacturers just can't afford to get wrong. For Ford, it's the F-150, for BMW, it's the 3 Series.[MUSIC PLAYING] In the last 40 years, they've sold 50 million examples of it. And this, the seventh generation, will be on sale in the US next year as a 2019, priced from around $40,000. BMW knows better than to mess with a winning formula, so the styling changes are conservative. It's longer, marginally wider, and marginally taller than before, but not so most people would notice. And I can't help but feel that those rear lamps are a bit, well, Lexus-like. Inside, the theme of gentle evolution continues, and the quality generally is very good. [INAUDIBLE] reviews claiming a bit more shoulder room in the front, bit more leg room in the rear. And trunk capacity has also increased. They're debuting something called BMW Intelligent System, which is a bit like Siri for your iPhone or Amazon's Alexa. In theory, you say, hey BMW, I'm feeling a bit cold. SPEAKER: Hello. What can I help you with? ALISTAIR WEAVER: I'm cold. SPEAKER: Please switch on Climate Control first. ALISTAIR WEAVER: Or you could say, hey BMW, please make the YouTube commentators like me. SPEAKER: Hello. What can I help you with? ALISTAIR WEAVER: Yeah. Not happy. The 330i will arrive first, with a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, developing just over 250 horsepower. And that will soon be followed by the M340i complete with 382 horsepower. Now, BMW says that car will do zero to 60 in just 4.2 seconds. It might be conservative, but this car will still be tough competition for the Mercedes C-class and the Audi A4. [MUSIC PLAYING]

The 2019 BMW 3 Series Debuts at the Paris Auto Show

Edmunds Editor-in-Chief Alistair Weaver reports from the Paris auto show on the new 2019 BMW 3 Series, which will go on sale in the U.S. next year. Has BMW stayed true to its winning formula with the seventh-generation 3 Series? Alistair gets up close with the new 3 Series to get the scoop.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$45,000
MPG
23 city / 33 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Gas
248 hp @ 5200 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%

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2019 BMW 3 Series Overview

The 2019 BMW 3 Series is offered in the following submodels: 3 Series Sedan, 3 Series Wagon. Available styles include 4dr Sedan, and 330i xDrive 4dr Wagon AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).

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