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BMW 3 Series Sedan
2021 BMW 3 Series Sedan
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$41,250
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.8
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BMW X1
2021 BMW X1
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$35,400
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.4
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Lexus NX
2021 Lexus NX
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$37,510
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Front-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 24 MPG
Hwy: 33 MPG
Fuel Economy
City: 22 MPG
Hwy: 28 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
16.1 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.9 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
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
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
228 hp @ 5000 rpm
235 hp @ 4800 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1450 rpm
258 lb-ft @ 1650 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive
Front-Wheel Drive

Steering

Steering Type
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Rack-Pinion
Turning Diameter
37.4 ft
37.4 ft
37.4 ft

Wheels

Wheels Type
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Aluminum Wheels
Front Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"
Rear Wheel Size
18" x 7.5"
18" x 7.5"
17" x 7"

Suspension

Front Suspension
Strut
Strut
Strut
Rear Suspension
Multi-Link
Multi-Link
Double Wishbone

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
P225/50VR18
P225/65HR17
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
P225/50VR18
P225/65HR17
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
27 MPG
25 MPG
City
26 MPG
24 MPG
22 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
33 MPG
28 MPG

Emissions

CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
5.9 Tons/yr
6.6 Tons/yr
7.1 Tons/yr

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
16.1 gallons
15.9 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
386.4 miles
349.8 miles
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
531.3 miles
445.2 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
175.5 in
182.7 in
Height
56.8 in
62.9 in
64.8 in
Max Width
71.9 in
71.7 in
73.6 in
Front Width
62.3 in
61.5 in
62.2 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
61.6 in
62.2 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
105.1 in
104.7 in
Ground Clearance
N/A
N/A
6.9 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
5 seater
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
40.4 in
42.8 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
41.9 in
38.2 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
55.6 in
57.3 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
55.1 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
37 in
36.1 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
39.4 in
38.1 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
55.2 in
55.3 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
53.9 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
3,554 lbs
3,940 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity
N/A
N/A
2,000 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
N/A
N/A
Cargo Volume to Seat 1
N/A
58.7 ft³
54.6 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 2
N/A
27.1 ft³
17.7 ft³
Cargo Volume to Seat 3
N/A
27.1 ft³
17.7 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
  • Atomic Silver
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nebula Gray Pearl
  • Nori Green Pearl

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
  • Black Sapphire Metallic
  • Cashmere Silver Metallic
  • Glacier Silver Metallic
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Mineral White Metallic
  • Misano Blue Metallic
  • Phytonic Blue Metallic
  • Storm Bay Metallic
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Oyster/Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Black, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Creme, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Glazed Caramel, NuLuxe Seat Trim
  • Rioja Red, NuLuxe Seat Trim

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 w/Blue Highlight, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Black, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Mocha, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
  • Oyster, Perforated Dakota Leather Upholstery
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

Bucket Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Cloth Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Leather Steering Wheel
Standard
Standard
Standard
Premium Synthetic Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Vinyl Seats
Standard
Standard
Standard
Woodgrain Interior Trim
Not Available
Optional
Not Available
Sun/Moonroof
Standard
Optional
Optional

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

US NHTSA crash test result

Overall Rating
N/A
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
N/A
Side Crash Rating
N/A
Rollover Rating
N/A

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

Basic
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
Corrosion
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
12 Years / Unlimited Miles
6 Years / Unlimited Miles
Drivetrain
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
4 Years / 50,000 Miles
6 Years / 70,000 Miles
Maintenance
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
3 Years / 36,000 Miles
1 Years / 10,000 Miles
Roadside Assistance
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles
4 Years / Unlimited Miles