2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan Exterior and Dimensions

BMW 3 Series Sedan Exterior Design Rating

2022 3 Series Sedan Exterior

BMW knows that this isn't the model to take any stylistic risks with, so the latest version retains a classic 3 Series silhouette that is both elegant and subtly aggressive. The grille is a lot larger than before but stops short of being offensive. The standard LED headlights feature a lower notch that harks back to the E46 3 Series, and automatic high beams are now standard. Along the side, there are neat 18-inch alloy wheels wrapped in run-flat tires, while the M340i has 18-inch M double-spoke bi-color wheels. 19-inch alloys are on offer, but these can further firm up the ride, which is already quite harsh in standard form. Further setting apart the M340i are features like an aerodynamic kit, an M rear spoiler, and darker Shadowline exterior trim. All versions have dual exhaust outlets, although these are larger on the M340i. A two-way power glass moonroof is standard across the lineup.

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Marginally longer and wider in its dimensions than the Mercedes-Benz C-Class, the latest 3 Series is a far cry from the more petite E30 and E36. Of course, this also means it's far less cramped inside than it once was. The length works out to 185.7 inches and the width is 81.4 inches, mirrors included, but the height varies between 56.4 and 57 inches depending on the model. All versions have a 112.2-inch wheelbase. The curb weight ranges from 3,560 pounds for the 330i RWD to 4,138 lbs for the 330e xDrive.

2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan Exterior Dimensions:

BMW 3 Series Sedan Trims330i Sedan330e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan330i xDrive Sedan330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid SedanM340i SedanM340i xDrive Sedan
Max Width71.9 in.71.9 in.71.9 in.71.9 in.71.9 in.71.9 in.
Length185.7 in.185.7 in.185.7 in.185.7 in.185.7 in.185.7 in.
Height56.8 in.56.9 in.57 in.56.9 in.56.4 in.56.7 in.
Wheelbase112.2 in.112.2 in.112.2 in.112.2 in.112.2 in.112.2 in.

2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan Weight Information:

BMW 3 Series Sedan TrimsCurb Weight
330i Sedan3,582 lbs.
330e Plug-In Hybrid Sedan4,039 lbs.
330i xDrive Sedan3,764 lbs.
330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid Sedan4,138 lbs.
M340i Sedan3,849 lbs.
M340i xDrive Sedan3,968 lbs.

2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan Tires:

Front TireP225/45HR18
Rear TireP225/45HR18

2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan Wheels:

Wheels TypeAluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size18" x 7.5"
Rear Wheel Size18" x 7.5"

Exterior Colors

For 2022, BMW has removed the Blue Ridge Mountain and Glacier Silver metallics from the color palette, but the Aventurin Red and Oxide Grey metallics have been added. On the 330i, Alpine White and Jet Black are standard, with metallics including Black Sapphire, Melbourne Red, Mineral White, Mineral Grey, Sunset Orange, Portimao Blue, and Phytonic Blue. All metallics will add an extra $550 to the bill. The more expensive BMW Individual metallics are available on all models and go for $1,500 each; they are Dravit Gey, Tanzanite Blue II, Oxide Grey, and Aventurin Red. On the M340i's abbreviated color palette, Jet Black, Melbourne Red, and Phytonic Blue fall away. With the latter's Shadowline trim, Alpine White paint works particularly well, but Phytonic Blue is another attractive and unusual hue that works well on the 330i.

  • Black Sapphire Metallic +$550
  • Mineral White Metallic +$550
  • Mineral Grey Metallic +$550
  • Sunset Orange Metallic +$550
  • Portimao Blue Metallic +$550
  • Melbourne Red Metallic +$550
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic +$550
  • Aventurin Red Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Dravit Grey Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Tanzanite Blue II Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Oxide Grey Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Individual Dravit Grey Metallic, Priority 1 +$1,500
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black

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