BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series

The BMW 3-Series combines the drive of a high-performance sports car with comfort and practicality for daily use. For nearly four decades, the BMW 3-Series has been the favored choice for drivers who prefer luxury in the simplest form.

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Model Overview

The BMW 3-Series first entered the market in 1975 and proved to be an immediate favorite with the buying public. For nearly forty years, thirty different models of the 3-Series have been produced and over seven million cars have been sold worldwide. The current models available in North America are the BMW 3-Series Sedan, Sports Wagon, ActiveHybrid and Gran Turismo. 

A BMW enthusiast has many choices when considering the internal engineering and external luxuries. At the heart of the BMW 3-Series sedan lies a high-torque, low-consumption engine that works with the modern BMW TwinPower Turbo Technology. The 3-Series also boasts a Driving Dynamics Control with ECO, PRO, COMFORT, and SPORT settings. Internally, BMW 3-Series may feature a sports steering wheel with controls for audio system, cruise control, and Blue-tooth® wireless communication for hands-free mobile phone. Select models also come complete with a Harman Kardon sound system. With a compact frame and superior handling, the BMW 3-Series is the definition of the ultimate driving experience.

2014 BMW 3-Series Safety Ratings

In addition to the enviable mechanical reliability of the BMW 3-Series vehicle, the line also has an excellent safety rating as indicted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. With every angle of danger covered, the 2014 BMW 3-Series features side airbags, front and rear head airbags, and an innovative separate airbag system designed to minimize knee injuries in frontal crashes. Additional safety measures include electronic stability control, anti-lock brakes, and daytime running lights. For those seeking to drive in the world of luxury automobiles, the 3-Series has been consistently delivering excellence for more than four decades. When it comes time to identify that perfect 3-Series to transform your life, CARFAX will help you find the specific model to fit your personal needs at

Noteworthy About the BMW 3-Series

Yahoo Auto’s annual list of Most Noteworthy Vehicles gives the BMW 3-Series first place.

The 3-Series is BMW's best-selling vehicle.

The 3-Series has received Car and Driver’s annual “Ten Best” nod twenty-two times between 1992 and 2012, thereby earning the distinction of being the longest running entry on the annual list. High safety ratings, superior reliability, and a reputation for excellence makes choosing a BMW 3-Series an attractive option for car buyers.