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While the BMW 3 Series has historically set the standard in the compact premium sport sedan class, it is facing new and improved competition from German, Japanese, and even American automakers. To keep it competitive, the 3 Series is available in several flavors.
The base engine in the 2017 BMW 320i is a turbocharged 2.0-liter I-4 making 180 hp and 200 lb-ft of torque. Depending on transmission and drive type, the 320i is EPA-rated 23/34-35 mpg city/highway. The mid-range turbocharged 2.0-liter in the 330i makes 248 hp and 258 lb-ft and is EPA-rated 21-23/32/34 mpg depending on configuration. Power for the BMW 340i comes from a turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 making 320 hp and 330 lb-ft. EPA fuel economy for the rear-drive 2017 BMW 340i with the eight-speed automatic is 21/32 mpg. EPA numbers aren’t yet available for all 2017 340i models, but the manual-equipped 2016 340i was rated 20/30 mpg in rear-drive trim and 20/29 mpg with all-wheel drive. An all-wheel-drive 2016 340i equipped with the automatic achieves 22/33 mpg, according to EPA’s estimates.
The BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sedan combines a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder gas engine, making 180 hp and 215 lb-ft, with an 87-hp electric motor and eight-speed automatic. Total system output is rated 248 hp and 310 lb-ft. The 2016 BMW 330e is EPA-rated 72 mpge with its 14 miles of pure electric range and 31/31 mpg in hybrid form. A BMW 328d powered by a turbodiesel engine is also available.
At the top of the 3 Series lineup is the high-performance BMW M3 sedan powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 making 425 hp and 406 lb-ft. The engine is backed by either a six-speed manual or seven-speed dual-clutch transmission that sends power to the rear wheels. Along with a slew of suspension and drivetrain upgrades, an available Competition Packageboosts engine output to 444 hp. The M3 is EPA-rated 17/24-26 mpg.