BMW

BMW 3 Series

Price $41,200 – $76,000
Fuel consumption 5.9 – 13.7 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 84%(view ratings)
Recognized for decades as the benchmark car in the luxury compact category, the BMW 3 Series can come with a nearly infinite number of engines (gasoline, diesel, hybrid). Moreover, there are three body styles—sedan, wagon and hatchback (the latter known as Gran Turismo). The undisputed star of the 3 Series is the M3 whose turbocharged six-cylinder develops 425 horsepower. Both its performance and fuel consumption are impressive.

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First Drives2021 BMW 330e: Plug-in Hybrid with AWD, How Nice!
Munich, Germany— Unlike the previous 330e, which was available with rear-wheel drive only, the plug-in hybrid variant of the seventh-generation BMW 3 Series will be sold in Canada in a single configuration equipped with the company’s xDrive all-wheel drive system when it arrives just in time for next spring. The …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: Going Out with a Bang
We recently drove the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series in Portugal, and it’s good. The German automaker had the difficult task of conceiving a car that would please its loyal customers that desire the performance-oriented character BMW cars have long been recognized for, but that would also attract buyers away …

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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 …
Hybrid/Plug-in Hybrid2021 BMW 330e Pricing Announced, EV Incentives Apply
BMW Canada has some good news for 3 Series fans who are eagerly awaiting the next-generation plug-in hybrid variant being introduced for 2021. First, the car will hit the market next month—provided everything goes according to plan despite the COVID-19 crisis. More importantly, pricing has been announced: $44,950 for the …
TokyoAlpina B3 Delights 3 Series Fans Ahead of the Next M3
As we wrap up our coverage of the 2019 Tokyo Auto Show , we thought you’d be interested in the new Alpina B3 sedan introduced by the BMW tuning specialist. Based on the popular 3 Series , this car visually and dynamically cranks things up to a level only the …

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Episodes
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.