2016 BMW 3 Series

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2016 BMW 3 Series Ratings
82
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
82
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Great
83/100
Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Great
84/100
Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.

Resale

Average
78/100
J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium Car of 2016

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Compact Premium Car
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#4 BMW 3 Series
82

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2016 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle acceleration
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Vehicle's handling on curves

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2016 BMW 3 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Styling of the dashboard
  • The vehicle's heating and air conditioning

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 32

MPG Hwy

33 - 42

Horsepower

180 - 320

Transmission

6 speed, Manual w/OD, 8 speed, Automatic w/OD

Engine

Intercooled Turbo Diesel I-4, Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4, Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-6

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2016 BMW 3 Series Review

Overview
From its distinctive lines to its signature grille the BMW 3 series shows you why it’s the world’s first and most popular sport sedan. At the heart of every 3 Series is a selection of powerfully capable engines. When paired with a nearly perfect weight distribution and its renowned road hugging ability you’ve got a recipe for a high performance drive. Choose from 3 models starting at $33 150 for the Sedan the top of the line Gran Turismo starts at $43 000. You’ll have all-weather driving confidence with xDrive BMW’s Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. It works in tandem with Dynamic Stability Control to improve traction and deliver responsive handling. Inside you’ll find impressive innovations like the Head-Up Display that helps you keep your eyes on the road while iDrive lets you control the functions you care most about. Add the available Technology Package to get the BMW ConnectedDrive and BMW Navigation with Advanced Real Time Traffic. You'll also enjoy remote services that let you control your BMW from your smartphone. There are a number of exterior colors and interior finishes that allow you to uniquely express yourself through your 3 Series vehicle. The icon lives on in your new BMW 3 Series
Technology
Make your 3 Series even more sophisticated by choosing the BMW Luxury Package. Choose from rich interior leathers beautifully grained wood trims and exclusive alloy wheels. You’ll be able to steer clear of traffic and get alternate routes with the Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information in your new 3 Series. With it you’ll always arrive on time while enjoying the ride. Your 3 Series can even tell you when it’s sick. BMW TeleService transmits your vehicle's maintenance status directly to your BMW center so they can have the parts you need ready to keep you rolling.
Safety
Your 3 Series BMW comes with a full complement of airbags traction control and skid-preventing electronic stability control systems. The active safety features of the Driver Assistance Plus package helps make you aware of pedestrians and other vehicles around you for added peace of mind. Added driving confidence comes courtesy of xDrive BMW’s intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. It improves traction in less than optimal conditions and delivers responsive handling.
Performance
A series of powerfully crafted engines are available to get the excitement rolling. From the highly efficient yet still powerful 180-horsepower TwinPower Turbo engine in the 320i to the 2-liter TwinPower Turbo Diesel in the 328d. Each makes your 3 Series a force to reckon with. An enhanced 8-speed steptronic sport automatic transmission with paddle shifters comes standard giving you complete control. Traditionalists will love the 340i’s available 6-speed manual transmission with rev-matching feature that automatically blips the throttle for smoother downshifts.

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