BMW

BMW 3 Series

Price $45,900 – $77,550
Fuel consumption 5.9 – 13.5 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 78%(view ratings)
The BMW 3 Series has long been the car to beat in the luxury sport-sedan category and remains one of the benchmarks in its class. Available in sedan, wagon and hatchback configurations, it offers hybrid, diesel or gasoline engines with power ranging from 180 horsepower all the way up to 425 in the performance-infused M3. The diesel version is one of very few of its kind in this segment—and it is exceptional. All 3 Series cars combine sport driving with comfort and luxury.

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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 …
First Drives2019 BMW 3 Series: Subtly Better
PORTIMÃO, Portugal – BMW hit the bullseye when it first launched the 3 Series in 1975. This lively and agile compact luxury sedan created a new category and went on to dominate it. So much so that the Bavarian manufacturer has produced more than 15.5 million units of the 3 …
Test Drives2018 BMW M3 CS: One Last Brilliant Flash of Speed
Only 1200 units of the BMW M3 CS have been produced, and only 52 cars were allocated for Canada. Rare and fast? You bet. The CS is a more powerful and more dynamic M3. Its release also signalled the end of the line for the current generation of the 3 …
Test Drives2017 BMW 330e: Boosting a Stalwart
The BMW 3 Series is an industry stalwart if there was ever one. Every kid and his grandmother are, at the minimum, aware of the car’s existence. The 3 Series is the reference on what a compact luxury sedan should be and as a result, most other manufacturers use the …

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News2020 BMW M3 and M4 are Going to be (Manually) Awesome
Ever since we drove the redesigned 2019 BMW 3 Series in Portugal at the end of last year, we can’t stop thinking about the next-generation BMW M3 and M4. And if you’re a fan of the German automaker’s high-performance compact sedan and coupe, you’re probably wondering the same things as …
GenevaNew BMW X3, 3 Series Plug-in Hybrid Models Introduced in Geneva
Sales of BMW electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles increased 38.4 percent in 2018 over the previous year, topping 140,000 units across the globe. And there’s no stopping this trend. In fact, the group aims to reach half a million units by the end of 2019. A big boost is expected …
Los Angeles2020 BMW M340i: While we Wait for the M3
BMW recently unveiled the seventh-generation of its flagship model, the 3 Series, at the Paris Motor Show. Now it’s the M340i xDrive’s turn at the Los Angeles Auto Show . It will be available for sale in summer 2019 as a 2020 model. In a bid to please purists, the …
Paris2019 BMW 3 Series: Here it Is!
We knew that an all-new generation of the BMW 3 Series was about to be revealed, but we were expecting it to appear later this year. However, it just made its world debut at the Mondial de l’automobile show in Paris. Much Less Conservative This new generation of the iconic …
NewsThe 2019 BMW 3 Series… Dressed in Camouflage
Once again, BMW is launching a new or redesigned by first showing it off wrapped in camouflage. The 2019 3 Series Sedan shown here seems to be just about ready for prime time with an overall shape that resembles both the current-generation car and the 5 Series . The 3 …
NewsBMW M3 30 Jahre Edition: Birthday of a Legend
In 1986, BMW wanted to dominate on the racetrack. To do this, they worked on developing a faster, nimbler version of their 3 Series. Since various series, like Touring Cars Group A, ruled that every manufacturer racing had to create a number of road-going cars, the Bavarian manufacturer created the …
News2016 World Car Of The Year Finalists Announced
Every year, the World Car of the Year Awards program recognizes the best new vehicles on the planet automakers have to offer. A panel composed of 73 automotive journalists from around the world – two from Canada, including yours truly – submitted their votes electronically last week. The finalists in …
NewsMore Performance For BMW's M3 And M4
For some people, too much is not enough: when they get in a BMW M3/M4, they quickly get tired of its 425 horsepower and will complaint about the suspensions being too mushy. Just for them, BMW decided to offer a Competition Package for the sportiest of its 3 and 4 …

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2003
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.
2005
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.