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BMW 3 Series

2019
Overall Score
BMW 3 Series 2019 sedan
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  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
The all-new 2019 3 Series sedan brings powertrain upgrades, infotainment advancements, and new safety features, as well as a claim of returning to a sporty driving character. The 330i is fitted with a 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available. This larger 3 Series promises increased interior and trunk space. Gesture control and other features bring a tech upgrade. Forward collision warning and city-speed automatic emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian and cyclist detection are standard. All-speed AEB, lane departure warning, and rear cross traffic alert are optional. The M340i with a 382-hp, 3.0-liter turbo six-cylinder and the 330e plug-in hybrid arrive in 2020. The wagon and the hatchback Gran Turismo remain on the outgoing platform.
All Ratings & Reliability
2012-2018
2012 Redesign Year
BMW 3 Series 2018
The 2012 redesign is a bit larger, softer and a little less fun than previous versions. BMW even offers hybrid and diesel versions for those who want frugality with their fun. Within this generation, we think the best bet is a 328i with the Premium package. We'd also get the backup camera, which is included in the Driver Assistance package. If it snows where you live, you'll want xDrive all-wheel drive and the Cold Weather package. Dyed in the wool driving enthusiasts might prefer to keep things simple, going with a 320i with the manual transmission and the Sports package. This adds sports suspension and seats, along with the choice of summer or all-season performance tires. Throw in heated seats and the folding rear seat, skip leather and a moonroof. For 2017, BMW introduced new four-cylinder engines, changing the 328i to the 330i, and cars with navigation get the latest (and somewhat simplified) version of the iDrive infotainment system.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $27,550 - $39,000 $24,140 - $34,940
2017 $20,900 - $32,550 $17,850 - $28,850
2016 $17,300 - $28,700 $13,950 - $25,200
2015 $15,225 - $23,825 $11,950 - $20,500
2014 $12,575 - $20,950 $9,440 - $17,690
2013 $10,150 - $19,175 $7,125 - $15,675
2012 $9,125 - $16,950 $6,100 - $13,250
2006-2011
2006 Redesign Year
BMW 3 Series 2011
The 3 Series is almost universally considered the benchmark sports sedan. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the model delivers pinpoint handling and a snug, but impeccably finished interior. Over the years it has been offered with a wide variety of four-, six-, and even V8 engines, as well as in sedan, convertible, and wagon formats. Regardless of the version you choose, the compliant ride, punchy engine and fun-to-drive formula remain. While this version of the 3 Series BMW offers more interior room than the previous version, responsive steering and handling make it as nimble as some sports cars. Track-monster M3 versions tilt the needle all the way toward sportiness.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $7,575 - $13,675 $4,660 - $10,210
2010 $6,600 - $10,100 $3,720 - $6,920
2009 $6,175 - $9,075 $3,285 - $5,935
2008 $5,675 - $8,075 $2,830 - $5,030
2007 $5,300 - $7,575 $2,475 - $4,575
2006 $4,825 - $6,075 $2,060 - $3,160
1999-2005
BMW 3 Series 2005
The 3 Series is the car that defines a sports sedan, with rear- or all-wheel drive. The model delivers pinpoint handling and a snug, but impeccably finished interior. Over the years it has been offered with a wide variety of four-, six-, and even V8 engines, as well as in sedan, convertible, and wagon formats. Regardless of the version you choose, the compliant ride, punchy engine and fun-to-drive formula remain. While this version of the 3 Series BMW offers more interior room than the previous version, responsive steering and handling make it as nimble as some sports cars. Track-monster M3 versions tilt the needle all the way toward sportiness.
Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,125 - $5,375 $1,530 - $2,530
2004 $3,825 - $4,975 $1,275 - $2,175
2003 $3,700 - $4,700 $1,170 - $1,945
2002 $3,575 - $4,500 $1,060 - $1,785
2001 $3,475 - $4,375 $980 - $1,680
2000 $3,350 - $3,750 $905 - $1,205
2019
  • Road Test
    N/A
  • Predicted Reliability
  • Predicted Owner Satisfaction
2019 BMW 3 Series Ratings & Reliability
The all-new 2019 3 Series sedan brings powertrain upgrades, infotainment advancements, and new safety features, as well as a claim of returning to a sporty driving character. The 330i is fitted with a 2.0-liter, turbo four-cylinder engine paired with an eight-speed automatic transmission. All-wheel drive is available. This larger 3 Series promises increased interior and trunk space.

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2012-2018
2012 Redesign Year
BMW 3 Series 2018
The 2012 redesign is a bit larger, softer and a little less fun than previous versions. BMW even offers hybrid and diesel versions for those who want frugality with their fun. Within this generation, we think the best bet is a 328i with the Premium package. We'd also get the backup camera, which is included in the Driver Assistance package.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2018 $27,550 - $39,000 $24,140 - $34,940
2017 $20,900 - $32,550 $17,850 - $28,850
2016 $17,300 - $28,700 $13,950 - $25,200
2015 $15,225 - $23,825 $11,950 - $20,500
2014 $12,575 - $20,950 $9,440 - $17,690
2013 $10,150 - $19,175 $7,125 - $15,675
2012 $9,125 - $16,950 $6,100 - $13,250
2006-2011
2006 Redesign Year
BMW 3 Series 2011
The 3 Series is almost universally considered the benchmark sports sedan. Offered with rear- or all-wheel drive, the model delivers pinpoint handling and a snug, but impeccably finished interior. Over the years it has been offered with a wide variety of four-, six-, and even V8 engines, as well as in sedan, convertible, and wagon formats.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2011 $7,575 - $13,675 $4,660 - $10,210
2010 $6,600 - $10,100 $3,720 - $6,920
2009 $6,175 - $9,075 $3,285 - $5,935
2008 $5,675 - $8,075 $2,830 - $5,030
2007 $5,300 - $7,575 $2,475 - $4,575
2006 $4,825 - $6,075 $2,060 - $3,160
1999-2005
BMW 3 Series 2005
The 3 Series is the car that defines a sports sedan, with rear- or all-wheel drive. The model delivers pinpoint handling and a snug, but impeccably finished interior. Over the years it has been offered with a wide variety of four-, six-, and even V8 engines, as well as in sedan, convertible, and wagon formats.

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Average Retail Price Trade-in Price Reliability Verdict Owner Satisfaction View Local Inventory
2005 $4,125 - $5,375 $1,530 - $2,530
2004 $3,825 - $4,975 $1,275 - $2,175
2003 $3,700 - $4,700 $1,170 - $1,945
2002 $3,575 - $4,500 $1,060 - $1,785
2001 $3,475 - $4,375 $980 - $1,680
2000 $3,350 - $3,750 $905 - $1,205