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