2018 BMW 3 Series

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2018 BMW 3 Series Ratings
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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
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

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

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.


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

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 2018

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Compact Premium Car
#5 BMW 3 Series

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2018 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • The vehicle's navigation system
  • Rear visibility
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2018 BMW 3 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Feel of the seat material
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior
  • Styling of the dashboard

Performance Specs

MPG City

20 - 31


29 - 43


180 - 320


8 speed, Automatic w/OD


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


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2018 BMW 3 Series Review

From its athletic body to its throaty growl to its signature grille you can see—and hear—how the BMW 3 Series got to be the world’s most popular sports sedan. Choose from three models: Sedan Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo. At the heart of every 3 Series is a powerful capable engine. Add almost-perfect weight distribution and a road-hugging suspension and you’ve got the original ultimate high-performance driving machine. All-weather driving confidence comes with xDrive BMW’s available Intelligent All-Wheel Drive System. It works with BMW’s Dynamic Stability Control to improve traction and deliver responsive handling. Inside you’ll find comfort and technology like the available Head-Up Display that helps you keep your eyes on the road and the intuitive iDrive infotainment system that lets you make calls play music get directions and more. Choose from a variety of colors options and accessories and build a 3 Series that’s all yours.. The BMW 3 Series. Drive an icon.
The BMW 3 Series is ready to connect you. Its ConnectedDrive infotainment system features Bluetooth and the iconic BMW iDrive controller. Make calls play music get directions and more. Get alternate routes and steer clear of congested traffic and with available Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information. You’ll always arrive on time. 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 when you get there. The BMW 3 Series. Iconically connected.
Your BMW 3 Series comes with a full complement of airbags traction control and skid-preventing electronic stability-control systems. Plus it’s available with the Driving Assistance Package. That brings the Active Driving Assistant with its Lane Departure Warning Forward Collision Warning Speed Limit Info Automatic High Beams and more. Add Active Blind Spot Detection for even more safety. You’ll get a gentle reminder through the steering wheel if you start to drift out of your lane. The BMW 3 Series. Iconically safe.
For a sports-sedan icon the BMW 3 Series offers a surprising number of performance choices. From a hundred and eighty Twin-Power Turbocharged horsepower to three hundred and twenty; gas diesel or plug-in hybrid; up to 43 miles per gallon or zero to sixty in under five seconds—and those are just the powerplant decisions. An eight-speed Steptronic Sport automatic transmission or a short-throw six-speed manual. Twin-tube gas shocks or Adaptive M sport suspension. Sport Shadow Sport or M Sport body styles. The BMW 3 Series. There’s an icon for everyone.

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