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 Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Head Room (in)40.3
  • Passenger Capacity5
  • Second Head Room (in)37.7
  • Front Shoulder Room (in)55.1
  • Front Leg Room (in)42
  • Second Leg Room (in)35.1
  • Mileage
  • Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)28
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)24
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)36
  • Fuel Tank
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)15.8
  • Engine
  • Fuel SystemDirect Gasoline Injection
  • Engine TypeIntercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM180 @ 5000
  • Displacement2.0 L/122
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM200 @ 1250
  • Summary
  • Body StyleSedan
  • Vehicle NameBMW 3 Series
  • Tires
  • Front Tire SizeP225/50VR17
  • Rear Tire SizeP225/50VR17
  • Brakes
  • Disc - Front (Yes or )Yes
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)12.3
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or )Yes
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)11.8
  • Brake ABS System4-Wheel
  • Emissions
  • Tons/yr of CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year6.4 (Est)
  • Vehicle
  • EPA ClassificationCompact Cars
  • Suspension
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)Strut
  • Suspension Type - FrontStrut
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)Multi-Link
  • Suspension Type - RearMulti-Link
  • Electrical
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)170
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0 F (Primary)900
  • Transmission
  • Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)0.84
  • Trans Order Code205
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)1.67
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)3.15
  • Reverse Ratio (:1)3.30
  • First Gear Ratio (:1)4.71
  • Trans Type8
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1)3.14
  • Trans Description Cont.Automatic w/OD
  • Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)1.00
  • DrivetrainRear Wheel Drive
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)1.29
  • Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)0.67
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1)2.11
  • Exterior Dimensions
  • Length, Overall (in)182.5
  • Track Width, Rear (in)61.9
  • Wheelbase (in)110.6
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)71.3
  • Height, Overall (in)56.3
  • Track Width, Front (in)60.3
  • Cargo Area Dimensions
  • Trunk Volume (ft )13
  • Wheels
  • Rear Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Front Wheel Size (in)17 X 7.5
  • Front Wheel MaterialAluminum
  • Rear Wheel Size (in)17 X 7.5
  • Weight Information
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs)3295
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