BMW 3 Series

In published reviews,
critics awarded this
vehicle an average
overall score of:

88
Priced From $34,900
MPG 28.0
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CNET.com

07/30/12
2012-07-30
85
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

In some ways, this 2012 BMW 335i was a disappointment. A big part of BMW’s reputation has to do with its cars’ sport handling capabilities, something this car lacked. This particular 335i represents generally poor choices, not only in options but in what BMW is willing to let its cars become.

AutoWeek

11/16/11
2011-11-16
86
100

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Natalie Neff Natalie Neff Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3-series still sets the standard for sheer driving chops in its segment. BMW offers as robust a list of standard features as ever and more optional techy goodies than the 3-series has ever known. We’re seriously hesitant when it comes to the car’s styling, however.

CNET.com

03/01/12
2012-03-01
86
100

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Wayne Cunningham Wayne Cunningham 6.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

With the 2012 328i, BMW managed to retain its driving virtues while drastically increasing fuel economy. Cabin technology stays on the cutting edge.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

04/29/12
2012-04-29
86
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

BMW focused on providing a very well-rounded car. But overall, even with the various sport options the new 3-Series feels a little soft and uninvolving for my taste.

Jalopnik.com

10/17/12
2012-10-17
86
100

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Travis Okulski Travis Okulski Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

For 2012, there is a new 3-series. It’s bigger. It’s wider. It’s luxuryer. I love the 335i. It drives great. It’s comfortable. It’s what a sports sedan should be. But I’m just not sure that it’s worth 56,000 American dollars.

Winding Road

02/17/12
2012-02-17
87
100

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Tom Martin Tom Martin Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3-Series was a very good car, with almost no significant flaws, and it still is. Now it is a more efficient good car. Now it is a good car with more features.

Automobile Magazine

11/16/11
2011-11-16
88
100

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Joe Lorio Joe Lorio 8.3 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The latest 3-series has suffered hardly at all for the cause of greater efficiency. Yes, some aspects of the 3-series have been altered, and others have been improved, but that the overall character of the car has been maintained. And that’s a relief.

Car and Driver

11/17/11
2011-11-17
88
100

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Don Sherman Don Sherman 7.3 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Clearly, the new 3-series is the compact sports sedan for a changed world. Without totally abandoning its driving-enthusiast constituents, the 2012 3-series tenders a rich menu of gimmicks and gadgets that probably will appeal to those who always want more.

Edmunds.com

11/16/11
2011-11-16
88
100

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Michael Taylor Michael Taylor 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 328i is a quick sedan that gives up little in the way of performance to its competitors. If this is the future of four-cylinder performance, the cylinder sacrifice isn’t going to be a problem.

AutoGuide.com

12/06/11
2011-12-06
88
100

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Shawn Molnar Shawn Molnar Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Offering sporty performance, impressive efficiency and low emissions, with the new 3 Series, BMW has once again improved upon the world’s leading sports sedan.

Car and Driver

02/02/12
2012-02-02
88
100

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Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson 6.6 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3-series marches on with improvements that mostly require engineering drawings to ascertain. It loves being hurried down country two-lanes with a radar detector on guard, showing the same easy comfort with a quick pace as the previous model did.

AutoWeek

02/17/12
2012-02-17
88
100

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Barry Winfield Barry Winfield 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

As long as you have no issues with the new face of the 3-series, it is clearly a better car than the previous edition. Even the steering assist has done little to diminish driving pleasure. There is technology aplenty, but the driver access to it seems better integrated, and it is friendlier in nature.

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