2016 BMW 3 Series Reviews, Ratings & Specs

Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,090 - $36,213
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
180-320
Seats
5
Select a color
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Kelley Blue Book Value®
$20,090 - $36,213
Used Fair Market Range
Crash Test Rating
Source NHTSA
MPG (up to)
32 City / 42 HWY
Horsepower
180-320
Seats
5

Ranks #6 By Owner Reviews

Expert Review

By Kelley Blue Book Editorial Staff

4.6 Overall Score
Performance 4.7 Comfort 4.2 Styling 4.3 Value 4.3

Editor's Overview

With four decades of history, the BMW 3 Series is cemented among aspirational buyers. This small, sporty luxury car now boasts more variety than ever, including the Gran Turismo hatchback, tarmac-eating M3 and a new plug-in hybrid. The latest 3 Series retains its lively manners and enviable appeal, but rivals are right on its tail or ahead of its nose.

BMW 3 Series Models & Trims

320i xDrive $23,042 - $26,187*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 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 $21,138 - $24,053*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 8, 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
328i xDrive $20,090 - $23,573*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
328i $23,058 - $26,243*
Horsepower: 240 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $24,581 - $27,838*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $26,289 - $29,932*
Horsepower: 180 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
340i $30,084 - $34,519*
Horsepower: 320 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
340i xDrive $31,536 - $36,213*
Horsepower: 320 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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
330e $25,747 - $29,290*
Horsepower: 247 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
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 $23,042 - $26,187*
Horsepower: 180 hp - 320 hp
Engine Type: Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4, Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6
Standard Seating: Premium Synthetic
Standard Wheels: 17 X 7.5, 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

*Prices are Kelley Blue Book® Fair Market Range

Owner Reviews

4.65

91 Reviews

69% 26% 4% 2 star 0% 1 star 0%

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

There is nothing like the handling when in a BMW.

Amazing handling, smooth and swift acceleration, great ac, not most comfortable seats, roomy, a little to low to the ground. As good as expected to be. So fun to drive but limited by driving laws so cannot have as much fun as want to in it so kind of defeats benefit of having it when based on cost.

- Rhonda A

Flawless and very dependable.

My vehicle is extremely reliable. It is performance is excellent, and is very comfortable to drive. I have owned many 3 series and they have all performed flawlessly. It is a high quality brand I intend to stick with over the years. I love my vehicle and know I can always depend on the BMW brand.

- Stephanie A

That it was just as affordable as less nice brands of cars.

I like the fact that it's new and a high quality brand of car. I especially like the fact that I was able to get it for less of a monthly payment than I was expecting. The performance is excellent and the gas mileage is ok. The only thing I don't like is the color--white is hard to keep clean.

- David E

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Compare Models & Key Features

Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Front passenger 3/4 w/ wheels turned.
Key Specs

Overview

Kelley Blue Book Value

Kelley Blue Book Value
$23,042 - $26,187
$21,138 - $24,053

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
180 hp

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
Optional
Optional

Engine Type

Engine Type
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
2.0L TwinPower Turbo 4
Interior Features

Convenience & Comfort

Sun Roof

Sun Roof
Optional
Optional

Alarm

Alarm
Standard
Standard

BackUp Camera

BackUp Camera
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

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 in.
40.3 in.

Rear Leg Room

Rear Leg Room
35.1 in.
35.1 in.

Second Head Room

Second Head Room
37.7 in.
37.7 in.

Trunk Volume

Trunk Volume
13 cu. ft.
13 cu. ft.

Entertainment

Bluetooth

Bluetooth
Standard
Standard

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

Seats

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Premium Synthetic
Premium Synthetic

Passengers

Passengers
5
5

Power Driver Seat

Power Driver Seat
Optional
Optional

Power Passenger Seat

Power Passenger Seat
Optional
Optional

Heated Front Seats

Heated Front Seats
Optional
Optional

Heated Rear Seats

Heated Rear Seats
Optional
Optional

Seat Memory

Seat Memory
Optional
Optional

Pass Through Rear Seat

Pass Through Rear Seat
Optional
Optional

Driver Lumbar

Driver Lumbar
Optional
Optional
Exterior Features

Accessories

Standard Seat

Standard Seat
Aluminum
Aluminum

Hands Free Liftgate

Hands Free Liftgate
Optional
Optional

Dimensions

Tire Width

Tire Width
P225/45VR18
P225/45VR18

Wheelbase

Wheelbase
110.6 in.
110.6 in.

Turning Radius

Turning Radius
38.4 ft.
37.1 ft.

Length

Length
182.5 in.
182.5 in.

Width

Width
71.3 in.
71.3 in.
Mechanical Specs

Engine & Performance

Weight

Weight
3450 .lbs
3295 .lbs

Horsepower

Horsepower
180 hp
180 hp

Torque

Torque
200 ft. lbs.
200 ft. lbs.

Turbocharged

Turbocharged
Standard
Standard

4wheel Disc Brakes

4wheel Disc Brakes
Standard
Standard

Performance Tires

Performance Tires
Standard
Standard

Engine Cylinders

Engine Cylinders
4 Cylinder
4 Cylinder

Drivetrain

Drivetrain
All Wheel Drive
Rear Wheel Drive

Fuel

Fuel Capacity

Fuel Capacity
15.8 gal.
15.8 gal.

Combined

Combined
29 mpg
30 mpg

City

City
23 mpg
24 mpg

Highway

Highway
35 mpg
36 mpg

Suspension

Active Suspension

Active Suspension
Optional
Optional

Air Suspension

Air Suspension
Optional
Optional

Transmission

Manual Mode

Manual Mode
Standard
Standard
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

Rear Parking Sensors

Rear Parking Sensors
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

Knee Airbag

Knee Airbag
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

  • Driver-side Overlap Front

*Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

JD Power Rating
Not Available

*JD Power Circle Ratings