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BMW 3-Series Reviews from Consumer Reports

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BMW 3-Series Reviews

The BMW 3-Series is a 4-door hatchback, sedan, wagon offered in a 4dr Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD, 5dr 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD, 5dr 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD SULEV, 4dr Sdn 340i RWD, 4dr Sdn 320i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 328d xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 340i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 320i RWD, 4dr Sports Wgn 328d xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 328i RWD, 4dr Sdn 328d RWD and 4dr Sdn. The powertrains include 2.0-liter 4 hybrid (252 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (180 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbo (240 hp), 2.0-liter 4 turbodiesel (180 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (320 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (425 hp) engines, and 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 sedan 328i 4-cyl uses Premium fuel.

Competing models include Volvo S60 , Lincoln MKZ and Subaru Legacy.

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:

  • 2014 BMW 3-Series sedan 328d xDrive 4-cyl
  • 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

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