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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Cars.com

02/29/12
2012-02-29
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Joe Wiesenfelder Joe Wiesenfelder 8.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

A classed-up, roomier interior, more power and substantially improved gas mileage breathe new life into the redesigned 2012 BMW 3 Series sedan, which should continue to dominate the sport-sedan market.

AutoBlog.com

03/30/12
2012-03-30
89
100

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Michael Harley Michael Harley 6.7 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Reviewing its report card, the 335i earns nothing but solid marks for performance. We have yet to meet a four-cylinder that is able to consistently give us goose bumps – and therein seems to be the calling for the 335i.

MotorWeek

04/12/12
2012-04-12
89
100

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Staff Review MotorWeek 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The new BMW 3-series may have become more of a “family” sport sedan for the maturing driver, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. With its gains in interior room and fuel economy, it still remains the car that other sport sedan makers have to keep squarely in their sights.

DriverSide.com

04/30/12
2012-04-30
89
100

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Basem Wasef Basem Wasef 8.0 out of 10 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

BMW has succeeded in building a better 3-series, thanks to the addition of more room, refined performance, and increased fuel economy. Nitpickers might complain that some feedback is lost to the new electro-mechanical steering setup, but in the grand scheme of things, the 3-series is a winner.

AutoSavant.com

09/10/12
2012-09-10
89
100

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Kevin Miller Kevin Miller Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 328i is plenty fast and I thought it was fun to drive. While expensive for a mid-sized four-cylinder sedan, it is priced competitively against competition from other luxury automakers. It is far from a mundane transportation appliance.

Edmunds.com

03/06/12
2012-03-06
88
100

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Erin Riches Erin Riches Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

We really like the 2012 BMW 328i as a luxury sedan. It’s very quick, spacious, elegant, fuel-efficient, and if we want to explore some back road, the capability is there.

Detroit Free Press

04/26/12
2012-04-26
88
100

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Mark Phelan Mark Phelan Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The light, sleek 335i sedan’s comfort, performance and fuel economy set a high standard that goes a long way toward justifying the car’s high price. A quieter interior and better auto-stop would be welcome, though.

Edmunds.com

06/13/12
2012-06-13
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 2013 BMW 3 Series is an impressively well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.

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.

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