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The BMW 3 Series.

Always moving forward.

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Turning a fan base into a following is simply a matter of giving them something to believe in. After 40 years of innovation in performance, setting and raising the benchmark since its introduction, the 2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan has done just that.

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The 2017 BMW 3 Series have new turbocharged four-cylinder engine for 330i models (formerly 328i) and the latest turbo six-cylinder for the 340i Gran Turismo (formerly 335i).

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All 2018 BMW 3 Series models get a standard backup camera and LED headlights. The latest version of iDrive added a touchscreen as an alternative interface to the console-mounted knob controller and buttons.

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Performance & Handling

After more than 40 years of setting and raising the benchmark for performance and handling, discover why the BMW 3 Series has earned its reputation.


The 3 Series Engines.

The 3 Series has always brought innovative, powerful engines and sport-tuning in a sedan made to move. The 3 Series offers three different engines with exhilirating accelerations:

2.0 L 4-cylinder

2.0 L 4-cylinder diesel

3.0 L 6-cylinder

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Decades of dynamic driving.

Feel the power of the 3 Series and its reputation of impressive on-road agility. The 3 Series has been tuned to perfection for the most enjoyable driving experience. Be in tune on the road with the 3 Series' imperssive handling:

Up to 320 horsepower

Up to 330 lbs.-ft. torque

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The BMW M3.

Discover the 3 Series from the most powerful letter in the world. With performance additions like M Sport Differential, M Sport Brakes, and M Sport Suspension, the M3 reaches new levels of performance driving.

Up to 444 horsepower

Available all-wheel-drive

BMW 3 Series sedan - M3 Sport package

An evolution.

The 3 Series has changed and upgraded throughout the years. With turbocharged engines, glossy interiors, new standard technology, and more; see how the BMW 3 Series has evolved.

The 340i debuts.

The 340i debuts with a new 320-hosepower, all-aluminum turbocharged 3.0-liter straight-six engine. The 320i continues to use a 180-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder; it makes 240 hp in the 328i. The 328d's 180-hp, turbo-diesel four-cylinder also carries over. Standard across the lineup is an 8-speed automatic; a six-speed manual is a no-cost option on 320i, 328i, 340i and 340i xDrive models.

Inside, glossy black trim paneling is new, along with more chrome details, additional ambient lighting and an extra storage cubby ahead of the front cupholders. The 2016 BMW 3 Series gets an updated version of BMW's navigation system, and the automaker says it features quicker start-up times, faster route calculation and more realistic 3-D visualization.

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Making the good even better.

A new turbocharged four-cylinder - a 2.0-liter making 248 horsepower - replaces an engine of the same size with 240 hp. The BMW 3 Series vehicles that use it now are designated 330i instead of 328i, including a rear-wheel drive sedan and xDrive (all-wheel drive) sedan and wagon, as well as the 330i xDrive Gran Turismo hatchback.

The 2016 335i Gran Turismo has a used a 300-horsepower, turbo 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine, but the 2017 model gets the 320-hp, 3.0-liter six already found in the 2016 340i sedan. With the engine change, the model name changes from 335i to 340i xDrive Gran Turismo.

Among other changes for the sedan and wagon, the M Sport Package is now standard on the 340i models.

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Updating perfection.

All BMW 3 Series models get a standard backup camera and LED headlights. The latest version of iDrive adds a touchscreen as an alternative interface to the console-mounted knob controller and buttons. Traffic reporting is enhanced using vehicle-to-vehicle communication. A new Shadow Sport Edition is available.

The 330i Gran Turismo shares a 248-hp, turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder with the 330i, while the 320i sedan uses a 180-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder; the 328d's turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder is also good for 180 hp. The 330e plug-in hybrid combines a turbo four-cylinder gas engine with an electric motor and lithium-ion battery pack to make 247 hp.

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3 body styles.

The 3 Series comes in three different body styles, with varying amounts of power, torque, and cargo space. Explore the styles and find out which one is right for you.

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1. Sedan

The sports sedan all others aspire to be.

As the vehicle that invented the sports sedan segment, the 3 Series Sedan is the heart and soul of the BMW lineup.

2. Gran Turismo

The new face of a legend.

With striking looks and a spacious interior, the new 3 Series Gran Turismo fuses an elegant coupe-like shape with extraordinary amounts of space.

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3. Sports Wagon

Utility has never looked so good.

The 3 Series Sports Wagon combines ample room with the sleek design and sporty, responsive handling you expect from a BMW.


Luxurious interior.

Experience an interior with unparalleled fit and finish. Like rich leather upholstery, intuitive controls, and a moonroof - this is the 3 Series.

Feel the road.

The 3 Series' near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution gives it a tighter grip on every turn, and newly redesigned suspension ensures renowned road-hugging handling. The result is cornering that will make you believe perfection is achievable.


Customization options from exterior highlights to interior finishings, performance enhancements to luxurious leathers, let you express yourself to your heart's content.


Innovations like the Full Color Head-Up Display help you keep your eyes on the road, while iDrive lets you intuitively control your favorite functions. And BMW iPerformance technology makes every commute a driving experience.

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Explore a specific model.

Each of the 3 Series models are impressive in their own right. Continue to explore specific models to figure out which model year 3 Series is right for you. If you're already sold on a 3 Series, then look at our remaining inventory of 3 Series or contact us at California Beemers to schedule a test drive.