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