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