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