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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Car and Driver

02/02/12
2012-02-02
88
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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.

Edmunds.com

02/13/12
2012-02-13
88
100

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Staff Review Edmunds.com 7.8 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3 Series sedan is all-new for 2012, but the other body styles carry over unchanged. Regardless, this BMW stalwart remains a well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car.

LeftLane News

02/06/12
2012-02-06
88
100

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Mark Elias Mark Elias 7.2 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The wrapper might be bigger and more tweaked than ever, and there’s no shortage of marketing-oriented design, but this latest 3-Series seems to live up to its heritage. BMW continues its line of impressive road cars that feel at home both on the street and the track.

Motor Trend

02/15/12
2012-02-15
88
100

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Scott Evans Scott Evans Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

At the end of the day, there really isn’t anything the 2012 BMW 328i Sport does poorly. However, you do have to consider the price tag.

MotorAuthority.com

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

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Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson 6.4 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Handling is perhaps the 3-Series’ best trait; it should be high on any driver’s list of fun-yet-practical cars. The redesign is largely successful, too, with a more premium look, better materials, and on the comfort front, more rear-seat space.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

03/25/12
2012-03-25
88
100

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Michael Karesh Michael Karesh Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Many aspects of the 328i impressed me—most notably the rear seat and the fuel economy—but BMW seems so confident of its handling superiority that it has sought to only hold the line (or even yield a little) in this area, and concentrate on improving the car elsewhere.

About.com

05/10/12
2012-05-10
88
100

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Aaron Gold Aaron Gold 7.1 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 3 has been a winning formula for decades: Good looks, decent space, and excellent driving dynamics. If you love to drive, and if you can afford the payments, there really is no substitute for the BMW 3-series.

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.

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.

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