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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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Lexus IS
2021 Lexus IS
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TBC
Starting Price (MSRP)
7.9
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Lexus LS
2021 Lexus LS
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$78,670
Starting Price (MSRP)
8.9
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Overview

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter V6 Gas
Engine
3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
Transmission
6-Speed Automatic
Transmission
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Drivetrain
All-Wheel Drive
Fuel Economy
City: 26 MPG
Hwy: 36 MPG
Fuel Economy
N/A
Fuel Economy
City: 18 MPG
Hwy: 27 MPG
Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
Fuel Tank Capacity
N/A
Fuel Tank Capacity
21.7 gallons
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Seating Capacity
N/A
Seating Capacity
5 seater
Trunk Volume
17 ft³
Trunk Volume
N/A
Trunk Volume
16.9 ft³

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Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

Engine
2.0-liter Turbo Inline-4 Gas
3.5-liter V6 Gas
3.5-liter Twin-Turbo V6 Gas
Horsepower
255 hp @ 5000 rpm
260 hp
416 hp @ 6000 rpm
Torque
295 lb-ft @ 1550 rpm
236 lb-ft
442 lb-ft @ 1600 rpm
Transmission
8-Speed Automatic
6-Speed Automatic
10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
Rear-Wheel Drive
Rear-Wheel Drive
All-Wheel Drive

Steering

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

Wheels

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

Suspension

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

Tires

Front Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
P245/50VR19
Rear Tire
P225/45HR18
N/A
P245/50VR19
Spare Tire
N/A
N/A
Compact

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

Combined
30 MPG
N/A
21 MPG
City
26 MPG
N/A
18 MPG
Highway
36 MPG
N/A
27 MPG

Emissions

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

Fuel Tank

Fuel Tank Capacity
15.6 gallons
N/A
21.7 gallons
Cruising Range City
405.6 miles
N/A
390.6 miles
Cruising Range Highway
561.6 miles
N/A
585.9 miles

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

Length
185.7 in
185.24 in
206.1 in
Height
56.8 in
56.49 in
57.9 in
Max Width
71.9 in
N/A
74.8 in
Front Width
62.3 in
72.4 in
64.2 in
Rear Width
62.9 in
N/A
64.4 in
Wheelbase
112.2 in
110.2 in
123 in

Interior Space

Seating Capacity
5 seater
N/A
5 seater
Front Seat Leg Room
42 in
N/A
41 in
Front Seat Headroom
38.7 in
N/A
37.3 in
Front Seat Shoulder Room
56 in
N/A
58.8 in
Front Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
55.5 in
Rear Seat Leg Room
35.2 in
N/A
38.9 in
Rear Seat Headroom
37.6 in
N/A
37.3 in
Rear Seat Shoulder Room
54.6 in
N/A
56.4 in
Rear Seat Hip Room
N/A
N/A
55.1 in

Weight and Towing

Curb Weight
3,582 lbs
N/A
4,938 lbs

Cargo Space

Trunk Volume
17 ft³
N/A
16.9 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Alpine White
  • Jet Black
N/A
  • Atomic Silver
  • Caviar
  • Eminent White Pearl
  • Liquid Platinum
  • Manganese Luster
  • Matador Red Mica
  • Nightfall Mica
  • Obsidian
  • Satin Cashmere Metallic

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
N/A
N/A

Standard Interior Materials

  • Black, SensaTec Upholstery
  • Canberra Beige, SensaTec Upholstery
N/A
  • Black, Leather Seat Trim
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LB)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LC)
  • Black, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Chateau, Leather Seat Trim
  • Chateau, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Flaxen, Leather Seat Trim
  • Noble Brown, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Noble Brown, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • Parchment, Leather Seat Trim
  • Parchment, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LA)
  • Parchment, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LG)
  • White, Quilted-Stitch Semi-Aniline Leather Seat Trim (LH)

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
N/A
N/A

Features and Options

Infotainment

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

Interior Trim

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

Comfort

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

Safety

Safety Features

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

Airbags

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

Warranty

Warranty Summary

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