2015 BMW 3-Series Review, Price and Pictures

September 2nd, 2014 | Category: BMW | 649 Views

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The full review of the 2015 BMW 3-Series is coming soon. In the meantime, you can see pictures, research prices or view and compare specs for the 2015 BMW 3-Series. If you’re considering the 2014 BMW 3-Series, which ranks 2 out of 22 Upscale Midsize Cars, you can read our review.

First introduced for the 2012 model year, the current 3-Series continues to offer one of the best balances of handling and luxury in the automotive world.

The gold standard of sports sedans, the BMW 3-series has appeared on our 10Best list 23 years in a row, including for 2014. Now in its sixth generation, it is renowned for an unmatched combination of smooth powertrains, brilliant handling, and comfortable yet driver-focused interiors. However, the new F30’s base turbo four, abrupt stop-start, and electric power steering are causing some discord among the loyalists.

Only some subtle changes to standard and optional equipment are in store for the 2015 BMW 3 Series. Most notably, Bluetooth audio connectivity is now standard across the model line and heated front seats, navigation and a sunroof may be ordered as a stand-alone options.

The 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup is looking quite different than it did just a couple of years ago. Yes, coupes and convertibles have flown the coop (they’re now called the 4-Series); but with the introduction of new Gran Turismo (3GT) hatchback models to the lineup, as well as a Sports Wagon plus many under-the-hood choices it’s by no means the simply charming sport sedan that first won Americans over decades ago.

Two generations on, the 328i xDrive is one of two “sport wagon” variants, the other being a diesel that substitutes a “d” for the “i” in the otherwise meaningless alphanumeric name. The gasoline and diesel engines are both turbocharged, 2.0-liter four-cylinders, and regardless of which one is powering your 3-series wagon, you will get an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. No more manual or rear drive, nor can you get a six-cylinder wagon anymore.

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2015 BMW 3-Series Price

Pricing for the new 2015 BMW 3-Series has been set at $32,157 – $63,210 based on current exchange rates. If there are changes on the 2015 BMW 3-Series we will notify you as soon as possible, so keep follow our blog.

BMW’s $2150 premium over the already steep price of the 328i xDrive sedan puts the wagon’s starting price at $42,375. And you will certainly pay more than that, because BMW is as stingy with the standard equipment here as it is throughout its lineup. But you can get into a hatchback BMW for far less, as the 3-series-derived X1 xDrive28i starts at $33,525. No wonder then, that BMW is selling 13 times as many X1s as it is 3-series wagons. In fact, based largely on the popularity of its crossovers, 43 percent of the 72,000 BMWs sold in the U.S. through the first quarter of 2014 have had hatches. Please pass the rye bread.

2015 BMW 3-Series Interior

Sedan or wagon, rear- or all-wheel drive, and with gasoline, diesel, or hybrid-electric motors, the 2015 BMW 3 Series will appeal to a wide variety of car-savvy entry-level luxury shoppers. Having arguably some of the nicest interior furnishings and a reputation for providing sporty handling and a fun overall driving experience won’t hurt either. Although the current-generation car puts more priority on ride comfort than previous versions, the 3 Series remains enjoyable whether you’re seeking out roads less traveled or just driving to the office.

The 2015 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan and wagon body styles. (A hatchback model, the 3 Series Gran Turismo, is reviewed separately, as are the coupe and convertible, which are now known as the BMW 4 Series.) Sedans come in 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 trim levels. For almost all of these, BMW offers all-wheel-drive versions, which it labels “xDrive.” The wagon is available only in 328i xDrive and 328d xDrive trims.

Standard features for the entry-level 320i include 17-inch alloy wheels, automatic headlights, foglights, remote entry, push-button start, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-way manually adjustable front seats, leatherette premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, BMW Assist, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface, a 6.5-inch display and a premium nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio jack and an iPod/USB audio interface.

The high fuel economy numbers of the diesel make the potent but pricey ActiveHybrid 3 sedan a dubious pick. But every other 2015 BMW 3 Series sedan and wagon is worth serious consideration. Of course, there are some strong competitors in this segment. You’ll want to look at the completely redesigned 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s larger and more upscale than it was last year, but arrives without a coupe, wagon or diesel (yet). We’re also fond of the well-rounded 2015 Audi A4 and the sharply styled 2015 Lexus IS 350.

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2015 BMW 3-Series Exterior

The cabin incorporates sinuous lines, high-quality materials and an overall feeling of fine craftsmanship. Available Sport, Luxury and M Sport “lines” let buyers personalize the interior with unique trim and upholstery elements.

Instrumentation consists of BMW’s tried-and-true quartet of simple, driver-friendly analog gauges, while a tablet-style 6.5-inch display screen mounted atop the dashboard displays stereo and vehicle information. Shell out for the optional navigation system, and the screen is upgraded to a larger 8.8-inch unit.

With the optional adjustable suspension left in its default Comfort mode, there’s still too much fore-and-aft motion and body roll for our notion of what constitutes a BMW. The chassis is capable of more, which is why the 3-series starting ritual must now include punching it into Sport mode before setting off, even in the heavier wagon and even topped with a full load. Thusly programmed, the wagon reminds us at every corner why we prefer it over the longer-wheelbase 3-series Gran Turismo or the more commodious but taller X1. Their hatches make that pair of 3-series sisters similarly utilitarian, but neither can match the low and nimble feel of this aptly named sport wagon.

The 335i sedan and ActiveHybrid 3 get unique powertrains, although both come equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED accent lights and a sunroof.

There are several bundled option packages for the 2015 3 Series. The Premium package equips the sedan or wagon with keyless ignition and entry (including foot-activated trunk or tailgate opening), four-way power lumbar for the front seats, the sunroof (if not already included) satellite radio and leather upholstery. To the 320i, it additionally adds auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, heated side mirrors and eight-way power-adjustable front seats with driver memory functions. A Cold Weather package (requires leather seats) includes a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and headlight washers.

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2015 BMW 3-Series Engine

2015 BMW 3 Series sedans offer a choice between rear-wheel drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive system, while AWD is standard on 3 Series wagons. A six-speed manual is available on sedans, but the wagon comes only with an eight-speed automatic transmission (optional on the sedan). Automatic-equipped 3 Series cars with the Sport or M Sport package have a “sport” version of this transmission with steering wheel paddle shifters. Both transmissions come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel.

With the same basic 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder engine as found in the 328i, but de-tuned to 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque, the 320i is BMW’s answer to the Mercedes-Benz CLA Class and Audi A3 sedan. The next step up the ladder is the 328i, rated at 240 horsepower and 255 pound-feet of torque. The top-tier standard model is the 335i, with a 3.0-liter turbocharged in-line six-cylinder rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. For those seeking better fuel economy, the 328d is the way to go, with 181 horsepower from a turbodiesel four-cylinder engine. Rear-wheel drive is standard on all sedan models, with available all-wheel drive. A six-speed manual transmission is also standard, with an available eight-speed automatic transmission as an upgrade.

The 320i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine rated at 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Considering we recorded a decent 7.3-second 0-60-mph time at the track, the EPA fuel economy ratings are impressive at 28 mpg combined (24 city/36 highway) for a rear-drive sedan with the automatic. We duplicated the EPA’s combined target on our own 120-mile mixed-driving evaluation route. The manual version and xDrive versions are nearly as good, rating 27 mpg combined.

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