2016 BMW 3 Series

2016 BMW 3 Series
MSRP
$33,150
BASE MODEL
MPG
24
CITY
36
HIGHWAY
Horsepower
180 HP
Intercooled Turbo I-4 ENGINE
Rating
0
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 340i variants. The 320i makes 180 horsepower and the 328i makes 240 horsepower, both employing a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. The 340i offers a 320-horsepower 3.0L turbocharged 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 34 mpg with the 328i Sedan. Special xDrive versions of th...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 - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Transmission
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.28
  • Trans Order Code205
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
  • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.15
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.30
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
  • Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Type8
  • Engine
  • Displacement2.0 L/122
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1250
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM180 @ 5000
  • Tires
  • Rear Tire SizeP225/55VR17
  • Front Tire SizeP225/55VR17
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Front Wheel Size (in)17 X 8
  • Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)17 X 8
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)900
  • Mileage
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)28
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)36
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)24
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.8
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Track Width, Rear (in)61.9
  • Height, Overall (in)56.3
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)71.3
  • Length, Overall (in)182.5
  • Track Width, Front (in)60.3
  • Wheelbase (in)110.6
  • Summary
  • Vehicle NameBMW 3 Series
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )13
  • Brakes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.8
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.3
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3295
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