2015 BMW 3 Series

2015 BMW 3 Series
MSRP
$32,950
BASE MODEL
MPG
24
CITY
36
HIGHWAY
Horsepower
180 HP
Intercooled Turbo I-4 ENGINE
Rating
3.5
5
JD POWER RATING
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Overview

The 3-Series is offered in Sedan or Sports Wagon body styles. Sedans are offered in 320i, 328i and 335i variants. The 320i makes 180 horsepower and the 328i makes 240 horsepower, both employing a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 335i offers a 300-horsepower 3.0L turbo six. All three engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as well as strong torque output just above idle, which makes them feel like much larger engines. New-generation 8-speed automatic transmissions help the cars achieve excellent mileage, too -- up to 33 mpg on the highway with the 335i Sedan and up to 34 mpg with ...Read More

Model Strengths

  • A wide variety of options; athletic driving feel; fuel efficiency; high-tech options; long list of appearance packages and trims; compact size and maneuverability; practicality and comfort
  • Steering
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)37.1
  • Steering TypeRack-Pinion
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Transmission
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.29
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
  • Trans Order Code205
  • Trans Type8
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.30
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.15
  • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
  • Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Length, Overall (in)182.5
  • Height, Overall (in)56.3
  • Track Width, Front (in)60.3
  • Wheelbase (in)110.6
  • Track Width, Rear (in)61.9
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)71.3
  • Brakes
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.8
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.3
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.4 (Est)
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3295
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)900
  • Mileage
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)24
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)28
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)36
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.8
  • Engine
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1250
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM180 @ 5000
  • Displacement2.0 L/122
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • Summary
  • Vehicle NameBMW 3 Series
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Tires
  • Front Tire SizeP225/50VR17
  • Rear Tire SizeP225/50VR17
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )13
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Front Wheel Size (in)17 X 7.5
  • Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)17 X 7.5
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
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