2018 BMW 3 SERIES MODEL REVIEW

23/35  CITY/HWY
EPA-Estimated MPG
7.1  Sec.
0-60 MPH
4
Doors
5
Seats
13  cu ft
Cargo Space

What's New for the 2018 BMW 3 Series?

BMW practically invented the compact luxury sedan class, and its offering, the 3 Series, has dominated the market ever since. The 3 Series continues to be the best-selling vehicle in its class; partly because it is BMW's most affordable sedan, but mostly because of its combination of quality, comfort, tech, sophistication, and driving thrills. The 2018 BMW is even better than its predecessors. It now comes with an endless list of superlatives including LED headlights, LED fog lights and a gloss-black finish for its new double kidney grille. Also, the touchscreen iDrive infotainment system upgrades to version 6.0 for 2018. The optional sports leather steering wheel feels softer and grippier thanks to a new modified rim. The M Sports Package now includes new Aluminum Dark Carbon trim and 19-inch wheels among other new equipment

2018 BMW 3 Series Interior

2018 BMW 3 Series Trims & Features

The 2018 BMW 3 Series is sold in wagon and sedan body styles. Sedans come in five trim levels: the 320i, the 328d, the 330i, the 330e plug-in hybrid and the 340i. AWD (called xDrive) is standard on the Hybrid but optional in other models which employ a rear-wheel drivetrain. The wagon comes in xDrive versions of the 328d and 330i. Complementary feature highlights in the 320i include remote locking, 17-inch wheels, push-to-start button, premium vinyl upholstery, automatic wipers and dual-zone automatic climate control. Tech equipment consists of BMW Assist emergency telematics, the iDrive infotainment interface with Bluetooth connectivity, a nine-speaker sound system and a 6.5-inch display. The 328d, the 330i, and the 330e add LED headlights, paddle shifters, power front sports seats, auto-dimming mirrors, heated power side mirrors, split-folding rear seatbacks and driver-seat memory settings. The 328d and 330i wagons receive the same extras as their corresponding sedan siblings but add roof rails, a panoramic sunroof, an eight-speed automatic transmission and a power liftgate. The 340i gets a sunroof, keyless entry and ignition and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system. Also available, and new for 2018, are LED headlights with black insert, 18-inch bi-color Jet Black wheels, Sunset Orange Metallic paint, darker taillights, Cognac Brown Dakota leather, an Aluminum Dark Carbon trim and a Shadow Sport special edition package.

BMW 3 Series FrontA 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine propels the 320i sedan. It is paired standard with an 8-speed automatic transmission to produce 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque and return 24/35/28 mpg* (city/highway/combined). The xDrive version with an automatic transmission reduces one mile to the city and highway driving figures. The same engine returns 23 mpg city/35 mpg* hwy/27 mpg* combined when paired with a 6-speed manual transmission. The 328d employs a turbo diesel 2.0-liter 4-cylinder motor to crank out an incredible 180 hp and 280 lb-ft of torque. The engine is linked to a dedicated 8-speed automatic to deliver 31 mpg city/43 mpg* hwy/36 mpg combined with the rear-wheel drivetrain. The 330i is home to a 2.0-liter turbo 4-cylinder engine worth an impressive 248 hp and 258 lb-ft of torque. Despite the extra muscle, the effect on fuel consumption is almost negligible. The plug-in 330e iPerformance sedan mates a turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder unit with a lithium-ion battery-powered electric motor to cough out a class-topping 248 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. It travels 14 miles on electric mode, and EPA estimates it to drive for 71 miles on combined mode and 30 miles when using the combustion engine. The 2018 3 Series' most potent engine is a 320-hp, 330 lb-ft of torque, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline 6-cylinder under the 340i's hood. Addition rear-wheel drive and an 8-speed automatic achieves an estimated 21 mpg city/32 mpg* hwy/25 mpg* combined.

2018 BMW 3 Series Safety

2018 BMW 3 Series SideThe 2018 3 Series features four-wheel antilock disc brakes, stability control, an eight-airbag system, and 4-forward-collision mitigation. The available BMW Assist telematics system adds road assistance, automatic crash notification, and roadside assistance. The Driver Assistance Plus package bundles a 360-degree parking camera system, a lane-departure warning system, and blind spot monitoring among others. The 3 Series is a recipient of the IIHS' highest-possible rating of "Good." It also earned a perfect five stars in government crash tests.

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