2015 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,549 - $28,034
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 45 HWY
Horsepower
180-335
Seats
5
Color:  Glacier Silver Metallic
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$24,549 - $28,034
Used Fair Purchase Price Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 45 HWY
Horsepower
180-335
Seats
5

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.1 Overall Score
Performance 4.3 Comfort 3.8 Styling 3.9 Value 4.1

Editor's Overview

The BMW 3 Series lineup rounds out this year with the introduction of the high-performance 2015 BMW M3. Add that model to the existing lineup of sedans, wagons, and hatchbacks, and you have the yardstick for the class. Engines range from a choice of 4-cylinders to a diesel, a hybrid, and two 6-cylinders, including the 425-horsepower M3.

BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

328i xDrive $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 300 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
320i xDrive $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
320i $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
ActiveHybrid 3 $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 335 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-6
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 18 X 8, 19 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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 $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
328d $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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
328d xDrive $24,549 - $28,034
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Standard Seating: 5
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 18 X 8 (in.) - Aluminum
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

Owner Reviews

4.62

116 Reviews

5 star 66% 4 star 29% 3 star 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

BMW really is the "ultimate driving machine"!

Performance is fantastic as well as the comfort and reliability. I haven't had any problems with this vehicle. The overall aesthetic of BMW is pleasing. I am not a car guy but I can totally see how people get into the BMW culture. It's an amazing machine. When you sit in it you can tell that every single detail has been considered. It's just a really cool car and incredibly fun to drive for a sedan.

- Justin O

Very nice car, foreign vehicles must be constantly kept up with.

I bought my car used, no engine light and no problems that I was aware of. I drive my car a lot at least 3000 miles a month. After 6 months of driving I noticed a power loss when I accelerated I took my car into the dealership and had to. Replace my fuel pump and fuel control. I love the car the inside is great but it was used so problems are to be expected.

- Lisa C

Black on black great amazing BMW.

I have no issues with my vehicle. I purchased from my job recently and haven't had anything come up. It is a German vehicle so I did purchase a warranty. It has great pick up which I love, the color is black on black which I also love. Very sleek looking and I am very happy I finally had the opportunity to purchase the vehicle.

- Meghan B

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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
$24,549 - $28,034
$24,549 - $28,034

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
300 (hp)

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L DOHC 16
3.0L DOHC 24
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Standard
Standard

Alarm

Alarm
Optional
Optional
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

HeadsUp Display

HeadsUp Display
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Keyless Entry

Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard

Universal Garage Door Opener

Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard

Rain Sensing Wipers

Rain Sensing Wipers
Standard
Standard

Heated Mirrors

Heated Mirrors
Standard
Standard

Heated Steering Wheel

Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
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

Privacy Glass

Premium Sound System

Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Driver Restriction Features

Automatic Parking

Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Steering

Power Steering
Standard
Standard

Dimensions

Front Leg Room

Front Leg Room
42 (in.)
42 (in.)

Front Head Room

Front Head Room
40.3 - 40.4 (in.)
40.3 (in.)

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35 - 35.1 (in.)
35.1 (in.)

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 - 38.3 (in.)
37.7 (in.)

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 (cu. ft.)
13 (cu. ft.)

Cargo Volume

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

MP3 Player

MP3 Player
Standard
Standard

Entertainment System

Satellite Radio

Satellite Radio
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

WiFi Hotspot

Smart Device Integration

Smart Device Integration
Optional
Optional
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
Optional
Optional

Cell PhoneHookup

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cooled Front Seats

Cooled Rear Seats

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Standard
Standard

3rd Row Seating

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Standard
Standard

Seat Massage

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Power Liftgate

Power Liftgate
Standard
Not Available

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Power Folding Mirror

Power Folding Mirror
Standard
Standard

Bed Liner

Rear Spoiler

Rear Spoiler
Standard
Not Available

Running Boards

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45YR18
P225/45YR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
108.7 - 110.6 (in.)
110.6 (in.)

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
37.1 - 38.4 (ft.)
38.4 (ft.)

Length

Length
178.6 - 182.5 (in.)
182.5 (in.)

Width

Width
71.3 - 71.5 (in.)
71.3 (in.)
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3595 - 3780 (.lbs)
3710 (.lbs)

Horsepower

Horsepower
240 (hp)
300 (hp)

Torque

Torque
255 (ft. lbs.)
300 (ft. lbs.)

Maximum Towing Capacity

Maximum Towing Weight

Trailer Hitch Receiver

Gas Electric Hybrid

FlexFuel Electric Hybrid

PlugIn Electric Gas

PlugIn Electric FlexFuel

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Limited Slip Differential

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
Straight 6 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 (gal.)
15.8 (gal.)

Combined

Combined
28 (mpg)
25 (mpg)

City

City
22 (mpg)
20 (mpg)

Highway

Highway
33 (mpg)
30 (mpg)

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Stance Suspension

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard

Overdrive

CTV Transmission

Safety Features

Features

Spare Tire

Spare Tire

Tow Hooks

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
Optional
Optional
Standard

Auto Leveling Headlinghts

Auto Leveling Headlinghts
Optional
Optional
Standard

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Adaptive Cruise Control

Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Night Vision

Assistance

Automated Emergency Braking

Automated Emergency Braking
Standard
Standard

Blind Spot Monitor

Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Lane Keeping Assist

Lane Departure Warning

Lane Departure Warning
Optional
Optional
Optional
Optional

Cross Traffic Alert

Air Bags

Driver Airbag

Driver Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag

Passenger Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag OnOff Switch

Front Side Airbag

Front Side Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Side Airbag

Front Head Airbag

Front Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Rear Head Airbag

Rear Head Airbag
Standard
Standard

Passenger Airbag Sensor

Passenger Airbag Sensor
Standard
Standard

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
Standard
Standard

Seatbelt Airbag

Safety & Reliability

NHTSA Crash Test
  • Overall
  • Front
  • Side
  • Rollover
*National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
IIHS Crash Test
  • Moderate Overlap Front
  • Side
  • Roof Strength
  • Driver-side Overlap Front
*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
JD Power Rating
Not Available
*JD Power Circle Ratings

Safety Recalls (2)

Engine And Engine Cooling > Exhaust System > Emission Control > Gas Recirculation Valve (egr Valve) Oct 24, 2018
Report Receipt Date:
Oct 24, 2018
NHTSA Campaign:
18V755000
Summary:
BMW of North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain 2013-2018 BMW 328d and 328d xDrive, 2014-2018 328d Sports Wagon and 328d xDrive Sports Wagon, 2014-2016 535d and 535d xDrive, 2015 740Ld xDrive, 2015-2017 X3 xDrive28d SAV and 2014-2017 X5 xDrive35d SAV vehicles equipped with an Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) module with an integrated cooler. If the EGR cooler leaks internally, the coolant can mix with diesel engine soot. The high EGR temperatures may result in these particles possibly smoldering and melting the intake manifold.
Consequence:
The melting intake manifold can increase the risk of a fire.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will inspect and replace the EGR cooler as necessary. If a leak has already occurred, the engine intake manifold will also be replaced. These repairs will be made free of charge. The recall is expected to begin December 17, 2018. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417.
Exterior Lighting Aug 16, 2015
Report Receipt Date:
Aug 16, 2015
NHTSA Campaign:
15V520000
Summary:
BMW North America, LLC (BMW) is recalling certain model year 2012-2015 320i, 320xi, 328i, 328xi, 335i, 335xi, and ActiveHybrid3 vehicles manufactured October 20, 2011, to June 22, 2015, 2014-2015 328xi Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured March 21, 2013, to March 17, 2015, 2014-2015 328d, 328xd vehicles manufactured June 28, 2013, to April 21, 2015, and 2014-2015 328xd Sports Wagon vehicles manufactured July 5, 2013, to April 21, 2015. The affected vehicles may have been programmed with new software that inadvertently makes the front side marker lights inoperative in conjunction with the parking lights or the headlights. As such, these vehicles fail to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS) number 108, "Lamps, Reflective Devices, and Associated Equipment."
Consequence:
If the side marker lights do not illuminate, the vehicle may be less visible at night, increasing the risk of a crash.
Remedy:
BMW will notify owners, and dealers will upload revised software to correct the issue, free of charge. The recall began on October 7, 2015. Owners may contact BMW customer service at 1-800-525-7417 or by email at CustomerRelations@bmwusa.com.

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