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BMW 3 Series

There are few more iconic model lines in the prestige car market than the BMW 3 Series line-up.

Launched in 1975, it was the second-generation E30, released in 1983, that better reflected BMW's rear-wheel drive compact sedan aspirations.

Those aspirations were even more apparent with the M3, which debuted in 1986, and reset the bar by which rear-drive sporting sedans would be forever judged.

Now into its sixth generation, the line consists of the four-door 3 Series sedan and convertible ranging from the $65,900 3 Series 320i Luxury Line to the $108,900 3 Series M340I Xdrive. Also - somewhat unusually - a two-door derivative known as the 4 Series. There is an increased focused on its M3 and M4 sports car lines, as well, with the largest array of fast 3 Series ever derived now on sale.

BMW 3 Series Models Price and Specs

The price range for the BMW 3 Series varies based on the trim level you choose. Starting at $65,900 and going to $108,900 for the latest year the model was manufactured. The model range is available in the following body types starting from the engine/transmission specs shown below.

Year Body Type Specs Price from Price to
2020 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $65,900 $108,900
2020 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $75,900 $78,900
2019 Sedan 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $38,800 $86,900
2019 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $42,000 $70,070
2019 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $48,900 $76,230
2018 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $29,800 $78,540
2018 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $36,000 $63,360
2018 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $42,100 $68,970
2017 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $24,100 $69,850
2017 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $30,800 $72,710
2017 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $35,300 $61,270
2016 Sedan 1.5L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $22,700 $63,580
2016 Wagon 2.0L, PULP, 8 SP AUTO $28,200 $67,210
2016 Hatchback 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $30,300 $55,880
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BMW 3 Series Q&As

Check out real-world situations relating to the BMW 3 Series here, particularly what our experts have to say about them.

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BMW 3 Series Colours

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Black Sapphire
  • Melbourne Red
  • Glacier Silver
  • Mineral White
  • Mineral Grey
  • Mediterranean Blue
  • Sunset Orange
  • Vermont Bronze
  • Dravit Grey
To confirm current colour availability, please check the manufacturer's website.

BMW 3 Series Interior

The BMW 3 Series is on the cutting edge when it comes to interior design and execution. As these images show, its cabin is covered in luxurious Vernasca leather upholstery, while aluminium trim adds some much-needed shine. The flashy dashboard is punctuated by a large touchscreen multimedia system, which sits alongside a digital instrument cluster.

BMW 3 Series Dimensions

The dimensions of the BMW 3 Series Sedan, Wagon and Hatchback vary according to year of manufacture and spec level.

Year Body Type Height x Width x Length Ground Clearance
2020 Sedan 1435x1827x4709 mm 136 mm
2020 Wagon 1440x1827x4709 mm 141 mm
2019 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2019 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2019 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2018 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2018 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2018 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2017 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2017 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2017 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2016 Hatchback 1508x1828x4824 mm 165 mm
2016 Wagon 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
2016 Sedan 1429x1811x4624 mm 140 mm
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 3 Series Dimensions

BMW 3 Series Wheel Size

The BMW 3 Series has a number of different wheel and tyre options. When it comes to tyres, these range from 225x40 R19 for Wagon in 2020 with a wheel size that spans from 19x8 inches.

Year Body Type Front Tyre Size Front Rim Rear Tyre Size Rear Rim
2020 Wagon 225x40 R19 19x8 inches 255x35 R19 19x8.5 inches
2020 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x7.5 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2019 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2019 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 225x40 R19 19x9 inches
2018 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2018 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2018 Hatchback 225x45 R19 19x8 inches 225x40 R19 19x9 inches
2017 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2017 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2017 Hatchback 225x50 R18 18x8 inches 225x50 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Sedan 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 255x40 R18 18x8.5 inches
2016 Wagon 225x45 R18 18x8 inches 225x45 R18 18x8 inches
2016 Hatchback 225x50 R18 18x8 inches 225x50 R18 18x8 inches
The dimensions shown above are for the base model. See All BMW 3 Series Wheel Sizes

BMW 3 Series Fuel Consumption

The BMW 3 Series is available in a number of variants and body types that are powered by Hyb/PULP, Diesel, PULP and ULP fuel type(s). It has an estimated fuel consumption starting from 2.2L/100km for Sedan /Hyb/PULP for the latest year the model was manufactured.

Year Body Type Fuel Consumption* Engine Fuel Type Transmission
2020 Sedan 2.2L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 4.5L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Sedan 6.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2020 Wagon 7L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2019 Sedan 5.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2019 Sedan 6.4L/100km 2.0L ULP 8 SP AUTO
2019 Wagon 5.9L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2018 Sedan 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2018 Wagon 6.3L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2017 Hatchback 4.8L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2017 Sedan 5.4L/100km 1.5L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2017 Wagon 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Hatchback 4.6L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Hatchback 6.2L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 2.1L/100km 2.0L Hyb/PULP 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 4.4L/100km 2.0L Diesel 8 SP AUTO
2016 Sedan 5.5L/100km 1.5L PULP 6 SP MAN
2016 Wagon 5.8L/100km 2.0L PULP 8 SP AUTO
* Combined fuel consumption See All BMW 3 Series Pricing and Specs for 2020

BMW 3 Series Towing Capacity

The BMW 3 Series has maximum towing capacity of 1600kg for the latest model available.

Year Body Type Braked Capacity from Braked Capacity to
2020 Sedan 0kg 1600kg
2020 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2019 Sedan 0kg 1700kg
2019 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2019 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2018 Sedan 1300kg 1700kg
2018 Hatchback 1600kg 1600kg
2018 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2017 Sedan 1300kg 1700kg
2017 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2017 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
2016 Sedan 1300kg 1700kg
2016 Hatchback 1500kg 1600kg
2016 Wagon 1600kg 1600kg
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