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2016 BMW 3-Series sedan

At a Glance

Pricing $33,450 - $66,900
Drive Types RWD, AWD
Engines 2.0l I4 HEV T, 2.0l I4 T, 2.0l I4 T D, 3.0l I6 T
Transmissions A8, M6, SM7
Fuel Economy 17-31 (city), 24-43 (highway)

The BMW 3-Series has been considered a benchmark sedan for decades. The 3-Series is offered with a wide array of powertrain choices including four-cylinder gas (320i, 330i) four-cylinder diesel (328d), inline six-cylinder (340i, M3), and hybrid gas/electric (330e). Most models offer BMW's optional xDrive all-wheel-drive system. Base prices on 3-Series models can be misleading due to the fact that commonly included standard equipment like heated seats or leather upholstery are options which add quickly to the price. The BMW 3-Series sedan is now part of a larger family of vehicles including the 4-Series coupe/convertible, 4-Series Gran Coupe four-door, 3-Series Gran Turismo five-door, and also the X4 crossover fastback.

What Changed:

A plug-in hybrid model (330e) joins the lineup. New engines force an updated nomenclature. Four cylinder models are now 330i (formerly 328i), whereas six-cylinder engines become 340i (formerly 335i).

Model/Trim/Package Engine MPG VjI Base Price
3-Series sedan 320i 2.0l I4 T (180-bhp) M6 RWD 23/35/28 69 $33,450
3-Series sedan 320i 2.0l I4 T (180-bhp) A8 RWD 23/35/28 70 $33,450
3-Series sedan 320i xDrive 2.0l I4 T (180-bhp) M6 AWD 65 $35,450
3-Series sedan 320i xDrive 2.0l I4 T (180-bhp) A8 AWD 23/34/28 66 $35,450
3-Series sedan 330i 2.0l I4 T (248-bhp) M6 RWD 21/32/26 69 $38,750
3-Series sedan 330i 2.0l I4 T (248-bhp) A8 RWD 23/34/28 70 $38,750
3-Series sedan 330i xDrive 2.0l I4 T (248-bhp) A8 AWD 23/33/28 70 $40,750
3-Series sedan 340i 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 RWD 19/29/24 71 $47,900
3-Series sedan 340i 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) A8 RWD 21/32/26 72 $47,900
3-Series sedan 340i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) M6 AWD 19/29/24 73 $49,900
3-Series sedan 340i xDrive 3.0l I6 T (320-bhp) A8 AWD 21/31/26 74 $49,900
3-Series sedan 328d 2.0l I4 T D (180-bhp) A8 RWD 31/43/36 68 $40,250
3-Series sedan 328d xDrive 2.0l I4 T D (180-bhp) A8 AWD 30/40/34 70 $42,250
3-Series sedan 330e iPerformance 2.0l I4 HEV T (248-bhp) A8 RWD 66 $44,100
3-Series sedan M3 3.0l I6 T (425-bhp) M6 RWD 17/26/21 77 $64,000
3-Series sedan M3 3.0l I6 T (425-bhp) SM7 RWD 17/24/20 79 $66,900