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
  • Interior Dimensions
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Second Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • 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
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Length, Overall (in)182.5
  • Wheelbase (in)110.6
  • Track Width, Front (in)60.3
  • Height, Overall (in)56.3
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)71.3
  • Track Width, Rear (in)61.9
  • Summary
  • Vehicle NameBMW 3 Series
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )13
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.3
  • Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size (in)17 X 8
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)17 X 8
  • Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Transmission
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.28
  • Trans Order Code205
  • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.30
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
  • Trans Type8
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.15
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
  • Engine
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • Displacement2.0 L/122
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM180 @ 5000
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1250
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.8
  • Tires
  • Front Tire SizeP225/55VR17
  • Rear Tire SizeP225/55VR17
  • Brakes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.8
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • 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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