BMW 3 Series

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

88
Priced From $34,900
MPG 28.0
Styles Reviewed
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Vehicle's Review History
Average overall score
for this vehicle, by year:
2013 models 89
2012 models 88
2011 models 87
2010 models 87
2009 models 88
2008 models 85

Edmunds.com

07/27/12
2012-07-27
90
100

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Alistair Weaver Alistair Weaver Score Pending 2013 BMW 3 Series Wagon

The Sports Wagon is a 3 Series sedan that costs only a little more, drives just as well, is arguably better-looking and comes with enough space to serve an average-size family.

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

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.

MSN Autos

02/27/12
2012-02-27
91
100

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James Tate James Tate Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The BMW 3-Series truly does everything well, ranging from legitimately track-worthy performance to gadget-laden luxury cruising. While it isn’t some revolutionary new breed, its uncanny ability to balance everything results in a near-perfect product.

New Car Test Drive

04/19/12
2012-04-19
91
100

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Mitch McCullough Mitch McCullough 6.3 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The all-new 2012 BMW 3 Series sedans improve on the previous generation in every way, and that’s saying something. The new 328i and 335i are very enjoyable to drive, comfortable, easy to live with. And they are fully plugged into the Internet.

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.

Los Angeles Times

02/23/12
2012-02-23
90
100

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David Undercoffler David Undercoffler Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Minor aesthetic foibles aside, the 2012 BMW 328i is a success because its performance and handling remain sublime. It uses as inspiration the best, and the best just happens to be itself.

Boston Globe

03/06/12
2012-03-06
90
100

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Keith Griffin Keith Griffin Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

With the 3 Series, BMW has delivered a sports sedan that delivers value while not skimping on performance, technology, or luxury.

Consumer Guide

04/10/12
2012-04-10
90
100

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Damon Bell Damon Bell Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 2012 BMW 3-Series delivers a raft of welcome improvements and new features without watering down the classic character of this celebrated car. You’ll have to pay for it, but the 2012 3-Series does much to solidify this sporty premium-compact sedan’s benchmark status.

AutoGuide.com

07/04/12
2012-07-04
90
100

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Colum Wood Colum Wood 7.1 out of 10 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

An immensely more practical machine, with improved fuel economy, comfort and features, the newest 3 offers so many more of the qualities buyers actually want and use on a daily basis, while remaining a class-leader in driving enjoyment.

CarReview.com

07/21/12
2012-07-21
90
100

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David Colman David Colman Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 335i groups euphoric highs (zinger motor, sweet sequential gearbox, driftwood dash) with inexplicable lows (Auto Stop/Start, lack of paddle shifters, clunky run-flat Goodyear tires). But the highs outweigh the lows, making it the car to beat in the class.

TheTruthAboutCars.com

08/01/12
2012-08-01
90
100

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Alex Dykes Alex Dykes Score Pending 2012 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The 328i managed to poke just about all of the right buttons. The combination of handsome looks, good fuel economy, nimble handling and gadgets galore is a siren call for gadget geeks in their 30s. If you value driving enjoyment, a slick nav and a gorgeous HUD, then the 3-Series is for you.

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