BMW 3 Series

Price $35,900 – $82,300
Fuel consumption 5.2 – 15.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
Now more refined than ever, this new BMW comes as a sedan, coupe or convertible – and the 320i sells for less than a 1 Series car. But the swankier trims equipped with options can cost twice as much. Most 3 Series vehicles come with the xDrive all-wheel drive system. Driving purists will love the M3 and its 414-hp V8. A hybrid drivetrain (ActiveHybrid 3) is also available.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 77%
Driving 9/10
Safety 8/10
Interior 7/10
Reliability 6/10
Winter driving 8/10
Comfort 8/10

What's new in 2013

New model


  • Remarkable road holding
  • Improved comfort
  • Large array of models
  • Improved fuel consumption
  • Eight-speed automatic gearbox


  • Hefty price
  • Numerous and costly options
  • Limited storage compartments
  • Reliability needs improvement