2016 BMW 3 Series

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