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BMW 3 Series Sedan (G20) & Touring (wagon, G21)

MSRP 40750 USDNEX score 86%

Product Overview

The seventh generation BMW 3 Series is a compact executive sedan that continues one of BMW's most important models. 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.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Fantastic all-wheel drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Comfortable to drive
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 86% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Fantastic agility
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Excellent fuel economy
  • Gorgeous interior
Cons
  • Lack of driver-assistance features
  • Lack of Android Auto
  • Not as attractive as prior models
  • Not as practical as its gasoline-powered siblings
  • No Android Auto support
  • Limited range
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Specifications

Variants:
316d
318d
318i
320d
320i
330d
330i
M340d
M340i

Chassis

Suspension | Front
MacPherson
Suspension | Rear
Multi-link
Turning Circle
11.4

Dimensions

Ground Clearance
136 mm
Size | Height
1442 mm
Size | Length
4709 mm
Size | Width
1827 mm
Wheelbase
2851 mm

Performance

316dAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
9.8 s
M340iAcceleration | 0 - 100 km/h
4.4 s
M340iFuel Economy
7.4 L/100km
318dFuel Economy
4.6 L/100km

Powertrain

M340iEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
318dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
318iEngine | Displacement
1.6 or 2.0 L
320iEngine | Displacement
1.6 or 2.0 L
330iEngine | Displacement
1.6 or 2.0 L
320dEngine | Displacement
2.0 L
330dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
M340dEngine | Displacement
3.0 L
M340iEngine | Power
382 hp
318dEngine | Power
121 - 188 hp
318iEngine | Power
154 - 255 hp
320iEngine | Power
154 - 255 hp
330iEngine | Power
154 - 255 hp
320dEngine | Power
121 - 188 hp
330dEngine | Power
261 - 335 hp
M340dEngine | Power
261 - 335 hp
M340iEngine | Torque
500 Nm
318dEngine | Torque
300 - 400 Nm
318iEngine | Torque
250 - 400 Nm
320iEngine | Torque
250 - 400 Nm
330iEngine | Torque
250 - 400 Nm
320dEngine | Torque
300 - 400 Nm
330dEngine | Torque
580 - 700 Nm
M340dEngine | Torque
580 - 700 Nm
M340iEngine | Type
B58 I6 turbo petrol
318dEngine | Type
B47 I4 diesel
318iEngine | Type
B48 I4 tubro petrol
320iEngine | Type
B48 I4 tubro petrol
330iEngine | Type
B48 I4 tubro petrol
320dEngine | Type
B47 I4 diesel
330dEngine | Type
B57 I6 diesel
M340dEngine | Type
B57 I6 diesel
Fuel Capacity
59 L (40 L diesel)
Transmission | Gears
6-speed or 8-speed
Transmission | Type
Manual or ZF 8HP automatic

Production

Debut
2018 Paris Auto Show
Made In
Germany, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Thailand

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

autoexpress[1]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from autoexpress have found the following***:
The 3 Series' agility is great. Just as the suspension controls the car's masses to deliver comfort, it does so equally well to provide sweet, swift changes of direction. There's plenty of grip, helped by a wider track front and rear, and not too much roll. The steering is possibly a little too light in the Comfort driving mode, and feels artificially weighted if you step it up to Sport. Up front the latest model feels just as accommodating, with a noticeable step up in quality.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Fantastic agility
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • A little too light in Comfort driving mode

autoexpress[2]

Sentiment Score 94%
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
  • Cheap to run
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
Cons
  • Lack of Android Auto
  • No Android Auto

cnet[3]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The 2019 BMW 3 Series is once again a thrill to drive. The rear-drive 330i scores 26 miles per gallon city and 36 mpg highway in EPA testing. Connectivity includes USB ports, optional wireless phone charging, a Wi-Fi hotspot and wireless Apple CarPlay support.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Lots of fun to drive
  • Excellent infotainment system
  • Lots of standard features
Cons
  • Not as attractive as prior models
  • No volume knob

cnet[4]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The BMW 330e is a well-executed plug-in hybrid version of an already excellent car. It handles as well as we've come to expect from a 3 Series, though the additional weight of the batteries and electric motor can be felt. The battery pack, mounted in the rear, impinges on the trunk space slightly, dropping storage by a few cubic feet.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Excellent fuel economy
Cons
  • Not as practical as its gasoline-powered siblings
  • Battery pack is too big for some

cnet[5]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from cnet have found the following***:
The M340i's optional Adaptive M Suspension turns the worst parts of driving into a tolerable experience. The standard M Sport brakes are a little touchy and can be challenging to get used to, but they're a vast improvement over the 330i's standard brakes. The interior looks premium, but some of the materials are just meh. The 3 Series' cockpit in general presents itself as acceptable for the price, but not above and beyond.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Gorgeous interior
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful infotainment system
Cons
  • Variable sport steering
  • Lack of driver-assistance features

digitaltrends[6]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from digitaltrends have found the following***:
The BMW 330e is a great transition vehicle for those looking for an electrified BMW experience. The comfortable interior includes all the luxury touches you’d expect from a German automaker. For fans of tangible buttons, climate controls are still actual physical buttons. The 2021 BMW 3 Series is an Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) Top Safety Pick.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Comfortable to drive
  • Powerful electric motor
  • Comfortable interior
Cons
  • No Android Auto support
  • Limited range

User Reviews

Anonymous · 16 May 2020
4.2
Innovation
Design
Quality
Value
Still the best in the segment
I test drove one with the diesel engine late last year. The babe pulled! IMHO still the best in the segment, although the grills are getting ridiculous
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References

1. ^ New BMW 3 Series 2019 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/3-series/105467/new-bmw-3-series-2019-review. 2018-12-12. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ New BMW 3 Series Touring 2019 review. [autoexpress]. https://www.autoexpress.co.uk/bmw/3-series/108120/new-bmw-3-series-touring-2019-review. 2019-10-09. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
3. ^ 2019 BMW 330i xDrive review: The new and improved 3 Series. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2019-bmw-3-series-sedan-review/. 2019-05-08. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
4. ^ 2020 BMW 330e first drive review: A plug-in 3 Series without compromise. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2020-bmw-3-series-330e-sedan-preview/. 2019-08-13. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
5. ^ 2021 BMW M340i review: A just-right sport sedan. [cnet]. https://www.cnet.com/roadshow/reviews/2021-bmw-3-series-m340i-sedan-review/. 2021-04-13. Retrieved 2021-04-13.
6. ^ 2021 BMW 330e PHEV Review: The smarter 3 Series. [digitaltrends]. https://www.digitaltrends.com/car-reviews/2021-bmw-330e-phev-review/. 2021-12-08. Retrieved 2021-12-10.

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