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BMW 3 Series Sedan
2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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$41,250
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2021 BMW 5 Series Sedan
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BMW M3 Sedan
2021 BMW M3 Sedan
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 25 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
18 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
14 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.0-liter Twin-Turbo Inline-6 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
248 hp @ 5200 rpm
473 hp @ 5500 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
406 lb-ft @ 1850 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,765 lbs
N/A

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
28 MPG
N/A
City
26 MPG
25 MPG
N/A
Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG
N/A

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
6.4 Tons/yr
N/A

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
18 gallons
N/A
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
450 miles
N/A
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
594 miles
N/A

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
195.8 in
N/A
Height
56.8 in
58.2 in
N/A
Max Width
71.9 in
73.5 in
N/A
Front Width
62.3 in
63.2 in
N/A
Rear Width
62.9 in
64.2 in
N/A
Wheelbase
112.2 in
117.1 in
N/A

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
N/A
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
41.4 in
N/A
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
38.8 in
N/A
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
58.7 in
N/A
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
36.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
37.5 in
N/A
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.9 in
N/A

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
14 ft³
N/A

Wheels and Suspension

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
N/A
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
39.4 ft
N/A

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
N/A
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
N/A
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 8"
N/A

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Double Wishbone
N/A
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
N/A

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P245/45HR18
N/A
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P245/45HR18
N/A

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A

Optional Exterior Colors

  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Blue Ridge Mountain Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Melbourne Red Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Portimao Blue Metallic
  • Sunset Orange Metallic
  • Bernina Grey Amber Effect
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Bluestone Metallic
  • Carbon Black Metallic
  • Dark Graphite Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery
  • Cognac, Perforated SensaTec Upholstery
N/A

Optional Interior Materials

  • Black w/Blue Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black w/Oyster Stitching, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige/Black, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster w/Contrast Stitch, Vernasca Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Cognac, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Ivory White, Nappa Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Nappa Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

HD Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Bluetooth Connection
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Premium Sound System
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Satellite Radio
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Smart Device Integration
Standard
Standard
Not Available
WiFi Hotspot
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Auxiliary Audio Input
Standard
Standard
Not Available
MP3 Player
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Comfort

Head-Up Display
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Navigation System
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Steering Wheel Audio Controls
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Mirror(s)
Standard
Standard
Not Available
A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Adaptive Cruise Control
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Automatic Parking
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Climate Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Cooled Front Seat(s)
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Cruise Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Hands-Free Liftgate
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Heated Front Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Heated Rear Seat(s)
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Heated Steering Wheel
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Keyless Entry
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Multi-Zone A/C
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Driver Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Power Passenger Seat
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Remote Engine Start
Optional
Optional
Not Available
Remote Trunk Release
Optional
Not Available
Not Available
Seat Memory
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Universal Garage Door Opener
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Seat-Massage
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Rear A/C
Standard
Not Available
Not Available
Keyless Start
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Telematics
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Safety

Safety Features

Back-Up Camera
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Parking Aid
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Blind Spot Monitor
Optional
Standard
Not Available
Lane Departure Warning
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Lane Keeping Assist
Optional
Standard
Not Available
ABS
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Tire Pressure Monitor
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Brake Assist
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Stability Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Traction Control
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Airbags

Driver Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Front Side Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Passenger Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available
Rear Head Air Bag
Standard
Standard
Not Available

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
N/A
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
N/A
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
N/A