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2011 BMW 3-Series Coupe

At a Glance

Pricing $38,700 - $63,000
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 3.0l I6, 3.0l I6 T, 4.0l V8
Transmissions A6, M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 14-19 (city), 20-28 (highway)

Overview Information

The 3-Series has long been the standard-bearer in one of the industry's most competitive segments. BMW offers an impressive combination of styling, performance, and luxury features for a German luxury coupe priced from the low thirties. Offered in RWD and AWD versions, the 3-Series model range includes multiple models with alphanumeric designations corresponding to their driveline. Most 3-Series models are powered by a inline six-cylinder engine which produces 230-bhp when normally-aspirated or 300-bhp when turbocharged. The ultimate 3-Series is the M3 which is powered by a V8 producing over 400 horsepower. Like most BMW models, the 3-Series includes a healthy list of driver aids and available technology, but some common items like heated leather seats require hitting the option list. Despite the numerous improvements to the 3-Series, there are compelling alternatives available from Infiniti and Audi.

Official Word:

BMW raised the performance benchmark once again with the introduction of the 4th generation M3 Coupe and Convertible in 2008. Both share the unique, high-revving, 414-horsepower V-8 engine and choice of 6-speed manual or 7-speed M Dual Clutch Transmission with Drivelogic. Racing provided the reason for the original M3's 1986 creation as the company had to produce road-going homologation versions of its 3 Series Coupe to enter the motorsports version in the German Touring Car Championship....Read.

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
328i 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 RWD 18/28/22 $38,700
328i 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 $38,700
328i Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 $40,150
328i Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 RWD 18/28/22 $40,150
328i xDrive 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 AWD 17/25/21 $40,400
328i xDrive 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 AWD 17/25/21 $40,400
328i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) M6 AWD 17/25/21 $41,850
328i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 (230-bhp) A6 AWD 17/25/21 $41,850
335i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 $45,100
335i 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 RWD 19/28/23 $45,100
335i Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 RWD 18/28/22 $46,550
335i Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 RWD 19/28/23 $46,550
335i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 AWD 19/27/23 $46,800
335i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 $46,800
335i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) A6 AWD 18/27/22 $48,250
335i xDrive Leather 3.0l I6 T (300-bhp) M6 AWD 19/27/23 $48,250
335is 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 RWD 18/26/22 $52,100
335is 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) SM7 RWD 17/24/20 $52,550
335is Leather 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 RWD 18/26/22 $53,550
335is Leather 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) SM7 RWD 17/24/20 $54,000
M3 4.0l V8 (414-bhp) M6 RWD 14/20/17 $60,100
M3 4.0l V8 (414-bhp) SM7 RWD 14/20/17 $63,000