2015 BMW 3 Series

2015 BMW 3 Series

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Style NameFuel TypeDrive TypeMPGMSRP
4dr Sdn 320i RWDGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,750.00
4dr Sdn 320i RWD South AfricaGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 24
Hwy: 24
$32,750.00
4dr Sdn 320i xDrive AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$34,750.00
4dr Sdn 320i xDrive AWD South AfricaGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$34,750.00
4dr Sdn 328d RWDDiesel FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 32
Hwy: 32
$38,900.00
4dr Sdn 328d xDrive AWDDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 31
Hwy: 31
$40,900.00
4dr Sdn 328i RWDGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$37,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i RWD South AfricaGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$37,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i RWD South Africa SULEVGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$37,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i RWD SULEVGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 23
Hwy: 23
$37,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$39,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD South AfricaGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$39,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD SULEVGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$39,400.00
4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD SULEV South AfricaGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$39,400.00
4dr Sdn 335i RWDGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$43,500.00
4dr Sdn 335i RWD South AfricaGasoline FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$43,500.00
4dr Sdn 335i xDrive AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$45,500.00
4dr Sdn 335i xDrive AWD South AfricaGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 20
Hwy: 20
$45,500.00
4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 3Hybrid FuelRear Wheel DriveCity: 25
Hwy: 25
$49,900.00
4dr Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWDDiesel FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 31
Hwy: 31
$43,250.00
4dr Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWDGasoline FuelAll Wheel DriveCity: 22
Hwy: 22
$41,750.00

4-door Compact Passenger Car
Rear Wheel Drive
Base MSRP: $32,950.00
Invoice: $30,815.00
Hwy MPG: 36 mpg
City MPG: 24 mpg

Pros

A wide variety of options; athletic driving feel; fuel efficiency; high-tech options; long list of appearance packages and trims; compact size and maneuverability; practicality and comfort

Model Highlights

The 3-Series is offered in Sedan or Sports Wagon body styles. Sedans are offered in 320i, 328i and 335i variants. The 320i makes 180 horsepower and the 328i makes 240 horsepower, both employing a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 335i offers a 300-horsepower 3.0L turbo six. All three engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as well as strong torque output just above idle, which makes them feel like much larger engines. New-generation 8-speed automatic transmissions help the cars achieve excellent mileage, too -- up to 33 mpg on the highway with the 335i Sedan and up to 34 mpg with the 328i Sedan.

Special xDrive versions of the Sedan and Sports Wagon offer all-weather capability to the 3-Series.

The M3 is seen by BMW as a separate model altogether, although it's essentially a top-performance model based on the Sedan. It comes with a 425-horsepower, twin-turbocharged 3.0L straight-six and a standard 6-speed manual or optional 7-speed M Double Clutch Transmission, plus Electronic Damping Control with an optimized M Dynamic Mode. Compound cross-drilled brakes are also included, as are an M variable differential lock and an M Drive button that allows you to save personalized settings.

Separately, those who like the idea of a sport sedan but want to make an especially green statement might want to consider the ActiveHybrid 3. With its TwinPower turbocharged 6-cylinder engine, 8-speed automatic transmission and a sophisticated electric-motor and management system, the ActiveHybrid 3 delivers 335 horsepower to the rear wheels and can accelerate to 60 mph in as little as 5.3 seconds, yet it achieves EPA ratings of 25 mpg city, 33 mpg highway. The system permits operation on electric power alone for up to 2.5 miles, as well as coasting with the gasoline engine off at up to 100 mph. The lithium-ion battery pack reduces trunk space somewhat.

Sedan and Sports Wagon models both have Auto Start-Stop, which shuts the engine off at stop lights and quickly starts it again when the brake is released. There's also a Driving Dynamics Control system, to customize driving specifics, with Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Eco Pro modes.

3-Series Sports Wagon models are distinguished by their elongated roofline and exemplary utility and versatility compared to the other models. Available only in 328i trim, Sport Wagons feature comparable trims and materials to sedans, yet offer four cargo-floor tie-downs, a storage tray under the floor, a deep stowage compartment and a partition net, all to help keep cargo secure, while the rear seatbacks can be folded down as needed in three separate sections, with a 40/30/40 split. Compared to the last-generation wagon, there's more width between the wheel arches and a wide tailgate opening, scuff plates and available racking systems for outdoor gear or storage boxes help make the most of it. A Top View rearview camera system and a BMW Parking Assistant are there to help with visibility and make parking easier.

Most of the 3-Series lineup is offered in Sport Line, Luxury Line and Modern Line versions, with each of these distinguished by separate trims, materials and details. There's also an M Sport package that brings an entire set of appearance features that give a nod to the M3 in appearance -- and add a firmer M Sport suspension.

Major options include a variable-ratio steering system, the Adaptive M Suspension, a Head-Up Display, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and a High-Beam Assistant. The rear-view camera Surround View feature and the available Adaptive xenon headlamps swivel with the steering angle to help see around corners are also available.

Model News

For 2015, the BMW 3-Series receives only minor changes to packages and equipment. Bluetooth audio streaming is now standard across the model range.

Value Writeup

The BMW 3-Series is a family of sporty sedans and wagons sized at what would be considered a compact car in the U.S. The 2015 BMW 3-Series Sedans and Sports Wagon models are built on a platform that made its debut with the 2012 model. 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. The F30 redesign brought more back-seat space and cargo space to sedans, as well as a more sophisticated and isolated ride. M3 models, meanwhile, continue to be one of the most practical high-performance cars on the market.

Pricing

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Exterior Color Interior Colors
 

Imperial Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A89)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Mojave Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A17)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Mineral Gray Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B39)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Sparkling Bronze Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B06)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Black Sapphire Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (475)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Alpine White

Manufacturers Code: (300)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Jet Black

Manufacturers Code: (668)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Orion Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A92)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Glacier Silver Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A83)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Mineral White Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A96)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Liquid Blue Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (B40)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black
 

Melbourne Red Metallic

Manufacturers Code: (A75)

  • Oyster
  • Black
  • Venetian Beige
  • Venetian Beige
  • Black

Vehicle

Emissions
Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
EPA Greenhouse Gas ScoreN/A
Vehicle
EPA ClassificationCompact Cars

Powertrain

Transmission
DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
Trans Order Code205
Trans Type8
Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.29
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
Reverse Ratio (:1)3.29
Clutch SizeN/A
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.15
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy36 MPG
Cruising Range - City379.20 mi
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City24 MPG
Fuel Economy Est-Combined28 MPG
Cruising Range - Hwy568.80 mi
EPA MPG Equivalent - CityN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - HwyN/A
EPA MPG Equivalent - CombinedN/A
Battery RangeN/A
Engine
Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Displacement2.0 L/122
Fuel SystemGasoline Direct Injection
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM180 @ 5000
SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1250
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)900
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
Cooling System
Total Cooling System CapacityN/A

Dimensions

Interior Dimensions
Passenger Capacity5
Passenger VolumeN/A
Front Head Room40.3 in
Front Leg Room42 in
Front Shoulder Room55.1 in
Front Hip RoomN/A
Second Head Room37.7 in
Second Leg Room35.1 in
Second Shoulder Room55.1 in
Second Hip RoomN/A
Exterior Dimensions
Wheelbase110.6 in
Length, Overall182.5 in
Width, Max w/o mirrors71.3 in
Height, Overall56.3 in
Track Width, Front60.3 in
Track Width, Rear61.9 in
Min Ground ClearanceN/A
Liftover HeightN/A
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume13 ft³

Chassis

Weight Information
Base Curb Weight3295 lbs
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt.N/A
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt.N/A
Suspension
Suspension Type - FrontStrut
Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
Shock Absorber Diameter - FrontN/A
Shock Absorber Diameter - RearN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - FrontN/A
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - RearN/A
Tires
Front Tire SizeP225/50VR17
Rear Tire SizeP225/50VR17
Wheels
Front Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Rear Wheel Size17 X 7.5 in
Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
Steering
Steering TypeRack-Pinion
Steering Ratio (:1), OverallN/A
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)N/A
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb37.1 ft
Turning Diameter - Wall to WallN/A
Brakes
Brake TypeN/A
Brake ABS System4-Wheel
Brake ABS System (Second Line)N/A
Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness12.3 in
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness11.8 in
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx15.8 gal
Aux Fuel Tank Capacity, ApproxN/A

Warranty Information

Basic:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Drivetrain:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Corrosion:
12 Years/Unlimited Miles

Roadside Assistance:
4 Years/Unlimited Miles

Maintenance:
4 Years/50,000 Miles

Crash Test Rating

US NHTSA CRASH TEST RESULTS:

Overall Rating: * * * * *

Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating: * * * *

Overall Side Crash Rating: * * * * *

Side Barrier Rating: * * * * *


Combined Side Barrier and Pole Ratings:
Front Seat Rating: * * * * * Rear Seat Rating: * * * * *

Overall Rollover Rating: * * * * *
Dynamic Test Result: No Tip
Risk of Rollover: 9.5%

Note Regarding Driver Rating:

Male: Average sized adult male dummy in 35-MPH crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs. Female: Small-sized adult female dummy in 35-mph crash into fixed barrier. Rating is evaluation of injury to head, neck, chest, legs.

Rollover Note: Dynamic (moving) test results (Tip or No Tip) and measured rollover-related properties determine vehicle's risk of rollover in single vehicle crash and its rollover rating. The Rollover Resistance Rating utilizes a "fishhook" maneuver which is a series of abrupt turns at varying speeds to see how "top-heavy" a vehicle is.

Recall Information

US NHTSA CAMPAIGN ID:
15V520000

Mfg's Report Date:
AUG 16, 2015

Component:
EXTERIOR LIGHTING

Potential Number Of Units Affected:
7727

Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and ActiveHybrid3 vehicles manufactured October 20, 2011, to June 22, 2015, 2014-2015 328xi Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured March 21, 2013, to March 17, 2015, 2014-2015 328d, 328xd vehicles manufactured June 28, 2013, to April 21, 2015, and 2014-2015 328xd Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured July 5, 2013, to April 21, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."

Consequence:
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.

Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

Dates of Manufacture:
OCT 19, 2011 to JUN 23, 2015


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