2021 BMW 3 Series

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2021 BMW 3 Series Ratings
81
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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
81
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Average
79/100
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
85/100
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
80/100
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

Great
81/100
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 2021

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#4 BMW 3 Series
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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2021 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Economy / range are rated higher than average for the segment
  • Getting in/out of the second row seats is rated as easier than most vehicles in this segment
  • The vehicle's ability to conveniently store personal items is rated high

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2021 BMW 3 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • The sound quality of the vehicle's audio system is rated lower than average
  • The front seats are not as comfortable as some competitors
  • The experience of using the vehicle's driver assistance systems is rated lower than average

Performance Specs

MPG City

22 - 26

MPG Hwy

31 - 36

Horsepower

255 - 382

Transmission

8 speed, Automatic w/OD

Engine

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

Drivetrain

All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2021 BMW 3 Series Review

Overview
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 benchmark for sports sedans. Choose from four models starting with the 330i Sedan and moving through the M340i xDrive Sedan. It starts with a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine. Add Calmost-50:50 weight distribution. And a Dsuspension that was tuned to perfection on the grueling Nurburgring race track. What do you get? Today’s version of the original ultimate 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.
Technology
The iconic BMW 3 Series is ready to connect you. Use your hands or voice to make calls play music get directions and more with BMW iDrive. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility add even more convenience. And the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant is always ready to help. Just say “Hey BMW take me home ” or “I’m cold.” Or even “Is the oil level OK?” or “Where’s the closest gas station?” Available BMW Navigation lets you get alternate routes and steer clear of congested traffic with Advanced Real-Time Traffic Information. You’ll always arrive on time. The BMW 3 Series. This icon is connected.
Safety
Your BMW 3 Series comes with a full complement of airbags traction control and skid-preventing electronic stability-control systems. Active Guard brings Frontal Collision Warning Lane Departure Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation. The available Driving Assistance Package adds the Active Driving Assistant Pro with Traffic Jam Assist Steering and Lane Control Assistant and more. Add Active Blind Spot Detection1 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.
Performance
The BMW 3 Series isn’t just the benchmark for its class. It’s the benchmark for driving in general. At the heart of every 3 Series is a BMW TwinPower Turbo engine. A 255-horse inline four gets the 330i from zero to sixty in 5.6 seconds. The 330e plug-in hybrid adds electrification for better efficiency—and the instant electric torque of XtraBoost. The M340i comes with Cclassic BMW inline-six power—now with 48-Volt mild hybrid eBoost power and efficiency. It’s good for zero-to-sixty in 4.1 seconds. The BMW 3 Series. This is as good as it gets.

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