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2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

MSRP Range: $49,650 - $49,650 | 25 MPG City - 33 MPG Highway

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2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

The BMW 3-Series is a family of sporty sedans, wagons, coupes, and convertibles--all sized at what would be considered a compact car in the U.S. 2013 BMW 3-Series Sedans and Sports Wagon models are built on a new-generation (F30) platform that made its debut with the 2012-model sedan--and is slightly longer, lower, and wider, while Coupe and Convertible 3-Series models remain built on the previous platform. Across its entire lineup, the 3-Series models stand out for being athletic, responsive and fun to drive--as well as more fuel-efficient than most other alternatives. Also, last year's redesign brought more back-seat space and cargo space to sedans, as well as a more sophisticated, isolated ride. M3 models, meanwhile, continue to be one of the most practical high-performance cars on the market.

What's new for 2013?

BMW has updated its design lines in the 2013 3-Series. An M Sport Line is new and offered on either 328i or 335i models, bringing sport seats, M alloy wheels, a sport suspension, an aerodynamic package, 'hexagonal' interior trim, Shadowline exterior trim and an Anthracite-hued headliner. Modern Line 3-Series cars now come with an all-black upper dash and steering wheel to compliment Black Dakota Leather and Dark Oyster piping and Dark Pearl metallic trim replaces Pearl metallic trim. Sport Line models are now available with Fineline Anthracite wood trim, and both the Sport Line and M Sport Line now include a choice between all-season or performance tires.

Model Strengths

  • A wide variety of options
  • athletic driving feel
  • fuel efficiency
  • high-tech options
  • long list of appearance packages and trims
  • compact size and maneuverability
  • practicality and comfort

Model Review

The 3-Series is offered in Sedan, Sports Wagon, Coupe and Convertible body styles, each with several potential powertrains. Most of the lineup is offered in 328i and 335i variants, with the 328i getting a new 240-horsepower, 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, while 335i versions offer a 300-hp, 3.0L turbo six. Both of these engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as well as strong torque output just above idle--making them feel like much larger engines. New-generation 8-speed automatic transmissions help the Sedan and Sports Wagon models achieve excellent mileage, too--up to 33 mpg on the highway with the 335i Sedan or up to 34 mpg with the 328i Sedan. Coupe and Convertible versions have a 6-speed automatic available instead of the 8-speed (and a 230-hp six), but a 6-speed manual gearbox is also offered throughout the entire 3-Series lineup.

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Rear Head side Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

HID Headlights Std
Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Std
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std
Rain Sensing Wipers Std

Accident Prevention

Rear Parking Aid Opt
Back-Up Camera Opt
Handsfree Wireless Opt

Security

Alarm Std
Anti-theft System Opt
Telematics Opt
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2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 3

Engine

Engine Type 3.0L Turbocharged Gas/Electric I6
Horsepower 335 @ 5800 - 6000 RPM
Torque (lb-ft) 330 @ 1200 - 5000 RPM

Fuel

Fuel Type Gas/Electric Hybrid
Fuel Capacity 15.8 gal
Fuel Economy 25 MPG City / 33 MPG Hwy
Estimated max. distance per tank of gas 521.4 miles

Drivetrain

Driven Wheels RWD
Transmission 8-Speed Automatic Transmission

Wheels

Rims 18 x 8.0 in.
Tires P225/45R18

Interior Space

Seating Capacity 5 adults
Front Headroom/Legroom 40.3 in. / 42.0 in.
Rear Headroom/Legroom 37.7 in. / 35.1 in.
Luggage/Cargo Space 17.0 cubic ft.

Dimensions

Wheelbase 110.6 in.
Curb Weight 3571 lb.
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2013 BMW 3 Series Sedan

4dr Sdn ActiveHybrid 3

Comfort

Air Conditioning Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Standard
Climate Control Standard
Dual Zone Climate Control Standard
Front Reading Lamps Standard
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Standard
Power Tilt/Sliding Sunroof Standard
Rear Air Conditioning Standard
Rear Reading Lamps Standard
Sunroof Standard
Bluetooth, Hands-Free Optional
Heated Driver Seat Optional
Leather Seats Optional
Leather Wrapped Steering Wheel Optional
Telematics Optional

Convenience

Adjustable Steering Wheel Standard
Auto-Dimming Rearview Mirror Standard
Auto-Off Headlights Standard
Cruise Control Standard
Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Front Floor Mats Standard
Heated Mirrors Standard
Illuminated Driver Vanity Mirror Standard
Illuminated Passenger Visor Mirror Standard
Intermittent Wipers Standard
Keyless Start Standard
Mirror Position Memory Standard
Pass-Through Rear Seat Standard
Passenger Vanity Mirror Standard
Power Driver Mirror Standard
Power Driver Seat Standard
Power Passenger Seat Standard
Power Steering Standard
Power Windows Standard
Rain Sensing Wipers Standard
Remote Trunk Release Standard
Seat Position Memory Standard
Steering Wheel Controls Standard
Trip Computer Standard
Universal Garage Door Opener Standard
Variable Speed Intermittent Wipers Standard
Navigation System Optional
Parking assist Optional

Entertainment

AM/FM Stereo Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Standard
CD Player Standard
MP3 Player Standard
Auxiliary Audio Input Optional
MP3 Player Optional
Premium Sound System Optional
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