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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Automobile Magazine

11/16/11
2011-11-16
88
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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.

Cars.com

02/29/12
2012-02-29
89
100

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Winding Road

12/07/11
2011-12-07
90
100

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Seyth Miersma Seyth Miersma Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The BMW 328i is a capable, luxurious, quick, good-looking machine that speaks to its heritage while embracing the fast-moving future. BMW should be as proud of it as it is of its long-standing tradition of excellent sports sedans.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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