The Famed BMW 3 Series is Back, and Better Than Ever

Generation after generation, the BMW 3 Series has been delivering uncompromising performance, state-of-the-art technology, intelligent interior designs, and an overall value that's unmatched by any other single car in its class. And yes, "value" is rarely a topic discussed among luxury-car enthusiasts, but there's a very good reason that the BMW 3 Series is a compact car that's incredibly popular with drivers who have regular-car cash, but sports-car dreams.


The BMW 3 Series was first rolled out back in the mid-70's as a two-door sedan--yes, a 2-dr sedan, not coupe, used to be a pretty popular style back in the early days of compact sports cars--but grew quickly to include four-door sedans, convertibles (now re-branded under the BMW 4 Series line), wagons, and Gran Turismo cars.

The most recent BMW 3 Series generation is the brand's best-selling line of cars, finding popularity among sports-car enthusiasts, discerning luxury drivers, young enthusiasts, and everyone else in-between. It's one of the more accessible models in its class, and offers a huge variety of options.

Learn More About the 2018 BMW 3 Series

As the most varied of all of the BMW Series lineups, the new 2018 3 Series delivers driver choice of a dozen different model configurations, plus additional package options, colors, and other upgrades that let you further customize the look and feel of your car.

See the full current rundown of trim levels here:

2018 BMW 3 Series Sedans

  • BMW 320i
  • BMW 320i xDrive
  • BMW 328d
  • BMW 328d xDrive
  • BMW 330i
  • BMW 330i xDrive
  • BMW 330e iPerformance
  • BMW 340i
  • BMW 340i xDrive

2018 BMW 3 Series Wagon

  • BMW 328d xDrive

2018 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

  • BMW 330i xDrive
  • BMW 340i xDrive


Good Looks, Strong Design: The 2018 BMW 3 Series has been crafted in the image of its predecessors, with more muscle, cleaner lines, and a more aerodynamic shape to better fit the demands of modern performance. With three body styles and a handful of exterior treatments and package options, the BMW 3 Series is stylishly flexible. Choose the Sports Wagon for close to 53 cubic feet of interior cargo space, the Gran Turismo for plenty of cabin room, or the Sedan for classic, sleek good looks.

Luxury Features and Technology Right at Hand: You expect BMW precision and style--you get it, accompanied by the best of modern luxury. The 2018 BMW 3 Series can be equipped at nearly every level with a multitude of package options that offer heated front seats, a head-up display, navigation that shows on an available 8.5-inch display screen, a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system, and advanced park-assist cameras. Choose a model like the BMW 340i and you'll get just about all of it, but these features can also be equipped on diesel and hybrid-electric options, too.

Performance and Power in the 3 Series: All BMW 3 Series sedans come standard with rear-wheel drive, but most can be equipped with BMW xDrive all-wheel drive. Sports Wagon and Gran Turismo configurations both come standard with xDrive AWD. Engine options across the full line include:

  • BMW 320i models feature a practical and efficient turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, good for 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW 328d models utilize the same turbo-four, but use diesel fuel and boost torque up to 280 pound-feet
  • BMW 330i models make the largest significant power jump, and come standard with a retuned 2.0-liter engine that makes 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW 330e models are the only hybrid-electric options in the 3 Series line, and offer a combined 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque
  • BMW 340i models are the most powerful, and boast the largest engine: a standard 3.0-liter turbocharged six-cylinder engine that's good for 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque