Consumer Reports Reviews the BMW 3-Series
The BMW 3-Series is a convertible, coupe, sedan, wagon offered in a 4dr Sdn 328i RWD, 4dr Sdn 335i RWD, 2dr Cpe 328i xDrive AWD, 2dr Cpe 335i xDrive AWD, 2dr Cpe 335is RWD, 2dr Conv 328i, 2dr Conv 335i, 4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 335i xDrive AWD, 2dr Cpe 328i RWD, 2dr Cpe 335i RWD, 2dr Conv 335is, 4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 3, 2dr Cpe, 2dr Conv, 4dr Sdn 320i RWD and 4dr Sdn 320i xDrive AWD. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 turbo (180 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp), 3.0-liter 6 (230 hp), 3.0-liter 6 hybrid (335 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp) and 4.0-liter V8 (414 hp) engines, and 6-speed automatic, 6-speed manual, 7-speed sequential and 8-speed automatic transmissions. It is Rear or AWD wheel drive. EPA-rated fuel economy ranges from 24 mpg city to 36 mpg highway. The 3 Series uses Premium fuel.
Last Model Reviewed: 2012
Reviewed BMW 3-Seriess from Consumer Reports
Consumer Reports has placed the following models through over 50 tests at our test track:
- 2012 BMW 3-Series sedan 328i 4-cyl
- 2009 BMW 3-Series sedan 335d 6-cyl
- 2008 BMW 3-Series sedan 328i 6-cyl
- 2006 BMW 3-Series wagon 325xi 6-cyl
- 2004 BMW 3-Series coupe M3 6-cyl MT
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