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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 328d xDrive AWD, 4dr Sports Wgn 328i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 335i RWD, 5dr 328i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD, 4dr Sdn 328i RWD, 4dr Sdn 328i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 328d RWD, 4dr Sdn 320i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 335i xDrive AWD, 4dr Sdn 320i RWD, 5dr 335i xDrive Gran Turismo AWD, 4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 3 and 4dr Sdn 328d AWD. The powertrains include 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 hybrid (335 hp), 3.0-liter 6 turbo (300 hp) and 3.0-liter 6 turbo (425 hp) engines, and 6-speed manual 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 Cadillac ATS, Acura TSX and Mercedes-Benz C-Class .

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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