2011 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,505 - $15,846
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
230-335
Seats
4-5
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$10,505 - $15,846
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
23 City / 36 HWY
Horsepower
230-335
Seats
4-5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

3.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.0 Comfort 2.9 Styling 4.2 Value 3.0

You'll Like The 2011 BMW 3 Series If...

There are sports sedans, sports coupes and sport convertibles. And then there is the BMW 3 Series. While any number of manufacturers will adapt key elements of BMW's mainstay into their product portfolio, no one - to date - has duplicated the 3's seductive combination of performance, handling and day-to-day utility. Drivers love it, geeks (especially those with an affinity for elegant engineering) love it, and families love it. True, Audi is making inroads into the American consciousness, and Infiniti's G37 represents a compelling performance alternative, but neither puts it all together quite like BMW.

BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

328i $10,505 - $12,260*
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
328i xDrive $11,156 - $12,967*
Horsepower: 230 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 16 x 7.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
335i $12,122 - $14,131*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
335i xDrive $12,891 - $15,030*
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
335is $13,365 - $15,846*
Horsepower: 320 hp - 335 hp
Engine Type: Gas I6
Standard Seating: Leather, Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 18 x 8.0, 19 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning
335d $11,261 - $13,028*
Horsepower: 265 hp
Engine Type: Diesel I6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 x 8.0, 18 x 8.0 in. - Alloy
Bluetooth
Navigation System
Heated Seats
Sun Roof
Back-Up Camera
Premium Audio
Smart Device Integration
WiFi Hotspot
Keyless Start
Keyless Entry
Automated Emergency Braking
Blind Spot Monitor
Cross-Traffic Alert
Lane Departure Warning

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.46

136 Reviews

60% 28% 10% 1% 1%

Owner reviews are verified by our team and cannot be altered or removed.

Convertible hardtop is not a noticeable feature until it is brought down.

I am not too crazy about my vehicle in the sense that the maintenance on the vehicle is a higher cost than the value of the car now. The moment I bought the vehicle it was beautiful however, once off the car lot, the value of the vehicle decreased significantly, and I cannot sell it for the loan is worth or more. The reliability of the car is good, performance is good, problems would be coil misfires, and dc fuel pump, otherwise normal wear and tear.

- Chloe K

Great car, excellent safety, unbelievably comfortable

The BMW 328i is an excellent car that excels beyond competitors and other vehicles in terms of comfort, space, and safety. The vehicle has many features that propel the car, even at its time and current times, into an advanced group of cars. From seat warmers, to sun roof, ability to memorize your seat orientation with up/down/forward/backward and lower back rests that are adjustable, this car is great. It also has a safety rating unlike any other.

- Akin E

Maintenance can be expensive.

Highly reliable. All wheel drive performs well in wintry conditions. Very stable in and out of turns. Quick pickup when accelerating, no wacky skidding when having to brake hard and fast. Heated seats make for a warm car on cold days. Sound system is extraordinary! Very quiet while driving. Although run flat tires can induce some unwanted noise. Maintenance can be expensive, make sure to take advantage of all warranty offers.

- Lisa Y

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Drivers side profile with drivers side door open.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$10,505 - $12,260
$11,156 - $12,967

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
230 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
3.0
3.0
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Optional
Optional

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional

Power Mirrors

Power Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Steering Wheel Controls

Steering Wheel Controls
Standard
Standard

Cruise Control

Cruise Control
Standard
Standard

Power Windows

Power Windows
Standard
Standard

Rear Defrost

Rear Defrost
Standard
Standard

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
41.1 - 41.8 in.
41.1 - 41.8 in.

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
38 - 38.5 in.
38.4 - 38.5 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
31.9 - 34.6 in.
33.7 - 34.6 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
36.5 - 38 in.
36.8 - 38 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
9 - 12 cu. ft.
11.1 - 12 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Optional
Optional

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional

AUX Input

AUX Input
Standard
Standard

CD Player

CD Player
Standard
Standard

Heating & Cooling

Climate Control

Climate Control
Standard
Standard

AC

AC
Standard
Standard

Dual Zone

Dual Zone
Standard
Standard

Navigation & Communication

Navigation System

Navigation System
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Cell PhoneHookup
Optional
Optional

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
4 - 5
4 - 5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/40R18
P225/40R18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 in.
108.7 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
36.1 ft.
38.7 ft.

Length

Length
178.2 - 181.9 in.
178.2 - 181.9 in.

Width

Width
70.2 - 71.5 in.
70.2 - 71.5 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3362 - 3891 .lbs
3583 - 3814 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
230 hp
230 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
200 ft. lbs.

Maximum Towing Weight

Maximum Towing Weight
- TBD - .lbs
- TBD - .lbs

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
Straight 6 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
16.1 gal.
16.1 gal.

Combined

Combined
23 mpg
21 mpg

City

City
18 mpg
17 mpg

Highway

Highway
27 mpg
25 mpg

Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Optional
Optional
Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

ABS Brakes

ABS Brakes
Standard
Standard

Automatic Headlights

Automatic Headlights
Standard
Standard

Tire Pressure Monitor System

Tire Pressure Monitor System
Standard
Standard

Child Safety Locks

Child Safety Locks
Standard
Standard

Stability Control

Stability Control
Standard
Standard

Traction Control

Traction Control
Standard
Standard

HID Headlights

HID Headlights
Standard
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Standard
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall

  • Front

  • Side

  • Rollover

*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front

  • Side

  • Roof Strength

    N/A
  • Driver-side Overlap Front

    N/A

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings