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BMW 3 Series (G20) Review Rundown

BMWPublished on 21 Mar 2021Last Edited on 27 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*

Overview

Photo of BMW 3 Series Sedan (G20) & Touring (wagon, G21)
Neoscore* 79%
  • Fantastic all-wheel drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Nothing in particular

Summary

BMW has improved the 3 Series in every area. And perhaps most importantly of all for a BMW, it is still brilliant to drive. G20 3 Series is both longer, wider, and lighter, while 50% more rigid than its predecessor. It retains the 50:50 weight distribution that key BMW models enjoy.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
BMW has improved the 3 Series in every area. It's more comfortable, practical, refined and technologically advanced than it has ever been. Of course, you will pay more for it, too, but the price increase is reasonable. Up front the latest model feels just as accommodating with a noticeable step up in quality (it feels almost like a mini 5 Series)
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Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent range of tech
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following[***]:
The latest BMW 3 Series took class honours at the 2019 Auto Express New Car Awards. Our top compact executive car is not only comfortable, refined and cheap to run, it's also filled with segment-leading in-car tech. The new Touring model is no longer than the saloon overall, but the sloping roofline has been switched out to reveal a much bigger and more practical load bay.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Class-leading infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Lots of practicality
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 74%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The 3 Series is at home in the city, with ultra-smooth shifts from the eight-speed automatic transmission. Atop the dash is a 10.25-inch touchscreen infotainment system running BMW's iDrive 7 software. Connectivity includes USB ports of both the Type A and Type C variety, optional wireless phone charging.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Excellent ride quality
  • Intelligent Personal Assistant voice recognition
  • Lots of safety features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score[*] 79%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The BMW 330e is an electrified version of the 330i. It uses a version of that car's four-cylinder engine and a 113-horsepower electric motor. It handles as well as we've come to expect from a 3 Series. The battery pack, mounted in the rear, impinges on the trunk space.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Lots of driving modes
  • Comfortable interior
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score[*] 76%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following[***]:
The M340i's optional Adaptive M Suspension turns the worst parts of driving into a tolerable experience. Power heads to the rear wheels exclusively on my tester, though BMW's xDrive all-wheel drive is optional. The interior looks premium, but some of the materials are just meh.
Find the original article here.
Pros[**]
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Comfortable ride
  • Intuitive infotainment system
  • Lots of driver-assistance features
Cons[**]
  • Nothing in particular

references

1. ^ New BMW 3 Series 2019 review. autoexpress. 2018-12-12 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New BMW 3 Series Touring 2019 review. autoexpress. 2019-10-09 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2019 BMW 330i xDrive review: The new and improved 3 Series. cnet. 2019-05-08 Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2021 BMW M340i review: A just-right sport sedan. cnet. 2021-04-13 Retrieved 2021-04-13.
*. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher\'s own rating, if available, as a result.
**. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher\'s own bullets points, if available, as a result.
***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher\'s own, if available.

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