BMW 3 Series

Price $44,950 – $88,300
Fuel consumption 6.9 – 14.6 L/100km
The Car Guide rating 79%(view ratings)
The BMW 3 Series has important news for 2021, more specifically the next generation of the M3 performance sedan. Delivering up to 503 horsepower in Competition trim, the M3 sports a massive new grille up front and that’s all everybody is talking about—or so it seems. Regular 3 Series models can be had with either a four-cylinder or six-cylinder turbo engine, not to mention the 330e plug-in hybrid variant.

Detailed ratings

The Car Guide rating 79%
Fuel economy 7/10
Reliability 6/10
Safety 9/10
Infotainment 7/10
Driving 8/10
Overall 8/10

What's new in 2021

New M3 variant


  • Efficiency of the 330e
  • Balance and performance of the 340i
  • Powerful all-wheel drive


  • No manual gearbox (except M3)
  • Expensive
  • Average comfort on degraded roads