2018 BMW 3 Series

Original MSRP Range
$42,250 - $44,650
Available Style(s)
Wagon, Sedan
MPG
23 - 23 MPG City / 33 - 33 MPG Hwy
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2018 BMW 3 Series

What We Like

Excellent handling; powerful and smooth engine; distinctive styling; well-made interior

What We Don't

Pricey; M Sport ride may be too rough for some; low seating height for a crossover; so-so cargo capacity

Overview

What's New in the 2018 BMW 3 Series?

The BMW X2 is an all-new model.

Which 3 Series is the Best?

If you're looking for an SUV for a "commanding view of the road" or extra cargo capacity, the X2 probably isn't for you. We suggest the mechanically related X1 instead. Also, if you're considering the M Sport X Design version, it's worth test-driving both it and the regular version. The M Sport suspension may be too rough for your liking.

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How Much Does a 2018 BMW 3 Series Cost?

The BMW X2 is a 5-passenger compact crossover available in sDrive28i and xDrive28i models. These only indicate whether the X2 in question has front- or all-wheel drive.

Standard equipment includes 18-inch wheels, run-flat tires, automatic LED headlights, LED foglights, a power liftgate, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, a backup camera, cruise control, 8-way power front seats with power side bolsters and manual thigh adjustment, driver memory settings, SensaTec simulated leather upholstery, BMW eAssist emergency communications, the iDrive electronics interface, a USB port and a 7-speaker sound system with HD radio, a CD player, an auxiliary audio jack and a media player interface.

The Convenience Tier adds a panoramic sunroof, proximity entry and push-button start, power-folding and auto-dimming mirrors, power-adjustable lumbar support, an auto-dimming rearview mirror and satellite radio. The Premium Tier adds all of those items plus a heated steering wheel, a head-up display, integrated navigation and various smartphone connectivity apps.

The M Sport X Design package also includes the Convenience Tier along with 19-in wheels, a sport-tuned suspension, special styling elements that include gray fender flares, silver exterior trim and a sport steering wheel. The Premium Tier can be added to it. An adaptive M Sport Suspension option can also be added.

To any X2, the Driving Assistance package adds forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning. The Dynamic Handling package adds active roll stabilization and sportier steering.

Standalone options include a space-saver spare tire, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, heated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a decontented integrated navigation system, wireless smartphone charging and in-car Wi-Fi (bundled together), Apple CarPlay and a 12-speaker Harman Kardon sound system.

3 Series Trims

WagonOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
3 Series 328d xDrive Sports Wagon$46,150 / $43,4204 Cylinder Turbo18030 / 408-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 330i xDrive Sports Wagon$44,650 / $42,0254 Cylinder Turbo24823 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
SedanOriginal MSRP / PriceEngineHorsepowerCity MPG / Hwy MPGTransmissionDrive
3 Series 320i Sedan$34,900 / $32,9554 Cylinder Turbo18024 / 356-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 320i Sedan South Africa$34,900 / $32,9554 Cylinder Turbo18024 / 356-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan$36,900 / $34,8154 Cylinder Turbo18023 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 320i xDrive Sedan South Africa$36,900 / $34,8154 Cylinder Turbo18023 / 348-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 328d Sedan$41,750 / $39,3304 Cylinder Turbo18031 / 438-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan$43,750 / $41,1904 Cylinder Turbo18030 / 408-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid$45,600 / $42,910Hybrid247N/A8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 330i Sedan$40,250 / $37,9354 Cylinder Turbo24824 / 346-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 330i Sedan South Africa$40,250 / $37,9354 Cylinder Turbo24824 / 346-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo$45,050 / $42,3954 Cylinder Turbo24823 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan$42,250 / $39,7954 Cylinder Turbo24823 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan South Africa$42,250 / $39,7954 Cylinder Turbo24823 / 338-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 340i Sedan$48,950 / $46,0256 Cylinder32021 / 326-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 340i Sedan South Africa$48,950 / $46,0256 Cylinder32021 / 326-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticRWD
3 Series 340i xDrive Gran Turismo$50,900 / $47,8356 Cylinder Turbo32020 / 298-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan$50,950 / $47,8856 Cylinder32021 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD
3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan South Africa$50,950 / $47,8856 Cylinder32021 / 316-Speed Manual / 8-Speed Shiftable AutomaticAWD4WD

Is the 2018 BMW 3 Series a Safe Car?

The 2018 X2 comes standard with antilock brakes, stability and traction control, front side airbags, full-length side curtain airbags, a backup camera and BMW eAssist eCall that includes automatic collision notification and an emergency services request button. The Driving Assistance package adds forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking and lane-departure warning.

The government had not crash tested the X2 at the time of this writing, but the non-profit Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it the best-possible rating of Good in all crash worthiness categories. Its forward-collision warning and automatic braking system received a rating of Advanced, which is fourth out of a possible six ratings. Its head restraints and headlights received ratings of Acceptable.

Warranty

Original Warranty

Basic4 Years/50,000 Miles
Drivetrain4 Years/50,000 Miles
Corrosion12 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance4 Years/Unlimited Miles
Maintenance3 Years/36,000 Miles

Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction
  • 4-Wheel Anti-Lock Brakes
  • Brake Assist
  • Tire Pressure Monitoring System
  • Traction Control
Passenger Restraint
  • Child Safety Locks
  • Driver Air Bag
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Side Curtain Airbags
  • Side Air Bag
  • Side Head Air Bag
Road Visibility
  • Daytime Running Lights
  • Fog Lights
Accident Prevention
  • Bluetooth, Hands-Free
  • Parking assist
  • Rearview Camera
Security
  • Alarm System
  • Telematics
  • Vehicle Anti-Theft System

Competition

2018 BMW 3 Series vs the competition

2018 BMW X1 -- Like everything about the X2, but wish it was more practical and/or cheaper? Well, you're in luck, because the X1 is literally an X2 that's more practical and cheaper. Its styling isn't as distinctive, but there has to be a trade-off somewhere.

2019 Volvo XC40 -- The stylish XC40 is another new member of this smallest luxury SUV segment. We think it compares quite favorably with the X2.

2019 Mini Countryman -- It may not look like it, or even drive like it, but Mini's little SUV is actually mechanically related to the X2 as well. It, too, is a bit more practical (despite the Mini name) and arguably a bit more fun to drive. Its many design quirks can have some drawbacks, however.

Used BMW X3 -- If the new X3 is out of your price range, the previous-generation model should be a great alternative as a used or certified pre-owned choice.

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