BMW

BMW 3 Series

Price $35,990 – $74,000
Fuel consumption 5.5 – 11.9 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 77%(view ratings)
The 3 Series covers all options with no less than six drivetrains: 2.0L turbo four (with 181 horsepower in the 320i and 241 horsepower in the 328i), 2.0L turbodiesel four (181 horsepower and 280 lbs.-ft. in the 328d), 3.0L turbo straight-six (300 horsepower in the 335i and 425 horsepower in the M3), and that same six paired to an electric motor (for 335 combined horses in the ActiveHybrid 3). The familiar sedan is again joined by the five-door Gran Turismo and the Touring wagon.

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Test Drives2021 BMW 330e xDrive: Do the (Right) Math
While plug-in hybrid SUVs are starting to grow in number, selection is more limited when it comes to cars. In the compact luxury sedan segment, the BMW 3 Series and Volvo S60 are the only ones to offer this technology right now (Mercedes-Benz has opted not to bring its plug-in …
Test Drives2021 BMW M3: Beyond the Grille
We won’t waste any time addressing the elephant in the room, namely the oversized double-kidney grille that looks more like a beaver’s teeth on the new 2021 BMW M3 and M4 . This is a styling direction that BMW first introduced with the Concept 4 at the 2019 Frankfurt Auto …

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ElectricNext BMW 3 Series Coming With EV Alternative
Despite the new, fully electric BMW iX and i4 not being in Canadian showrooms yet, the German automaker is already busy working on the next step in its electrification strategy, which will kick off around 2025 with a brand new platform called “Neue Klasse” and sixth-gen electric drive system known …
NewsBMW Recalls Several Models Along With the Toyota Supra
BMW North America is recalling several BMW models as well as the Toyota GR Supra due to a problem with the engine management system. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a software glitch could cause the loss of braking assist at startup, meaning drivers won't have …
NewsThese Old, Never-Seen BMW Concepts Predicted The Future
While the BMW Concept 4 and Vision iNEXT are modern inspirations for the German automaker’s new design language, two older vehicles—which up to this day had never been seen before—may be at the source of what we now find in the BMW lineup. A new video posted by BMW Group …
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Audi A4 and A5
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Compact luxury cars are selling in lower numbers these days, but they still retain a strong reputation among consumers. Audi Leads the Way For 2021, the Audi A4 and A5 …
NewsFans Sign Petition to Bring BMW M3 Touring to North America
The all-new 2021 BMW M3 made its debut last September, about a month after the German manufacturer confirmed the addition of the first-ever M3 Touring wagon. Unfortunately, the latter is not planned for North America. Any chance the folks at BMW change their minds? A growing number of fans hope …
New Models2021 BMW M3 and M4 Dare to be Bold, Pack up to 503 Horsepower
This is it. The all-new 2021 BMW M3 sedan and M4 coupe have officially made their debut. At first glance, the most striking feature is the completely redesigned front fascia including a gigantic take on the brand’s signature double-kidney grille. This polarizing element was first introduced on the latest 4 …
News2021 BMW M3 and M4 Leaked Day Ahead of Reveal
The official debut of the new and highly anticipated 2021 BMW M3 and M4 will take place on Wednesday. However, a number of pictures have just leaked online, giving us our first real good look at these two high-performance compact cars. The source of the leak remains unknown, but these …
NewsSurprise BMW M3 Touring Won’t Come Here, Unsurprisingly
Fans of sporty wagons around the world started jumping with joy yesterday when BMW announced the development of an M3 Touring to follow the next-generation M3 sedan , which will celebrate its global debut in September. After all, this will be the first time ever we see a five-door variant …

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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 1
2003 Kia Sorento 2003 BMW M3 truck & van spare tires can pose potential hazard if not checked Viper love-in real life danger of under-maintained tires Jim Kenzie on Mitsubishi's return to Canada.
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Motoring TV 2005 Episode 20
2006 Lexus RX400 Hybrid 2006 BMW 3 Series proper fuel octane ride a Mini - on a roller-coaster! Bill Gardiner takes spin in 2006 Corvette when it comes to quality Jaguar is #2 and proud of it!
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Bienvenido a Mexico!
BMW is coming home, sort of. BMW announced it is going to build the next generation 3-series cars in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The company is investing $1 billion to establish the plant, its second in North America, the other is in Spartanburg South Carolina. The current 3-series sold in …
Clips
BMW M3: From E30 to E92
The BMW M3 has been one of the world's most desirable cars for over 25 years. We take a look at its origin and its most extreme version to date.