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REVISIT: 2020 BMW 330i Touring review

And then there was one... With BMW Australia retiring the 5 Series Touring, the 330i Touring has big shoes to fill as the brand's sole wagon. Join us as we revisit BMW's load-lugger, which might just be the pick of the mid-sized luxo-wagon bunch.

The little M3 that could

With the new M3 (and M4) polarising opinion around the world, it's timely to look back at where it all began.

2020 BMW M340i xDrive review

The BMW M340i xDrive is so good, in so many ways, that the new M3 will have to be a world-beater to top it.

2020 BMW M340i xDrive review

The next M3’s junior brother is a serious performance saloon in its own right.

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BMW 3 Series Videos

RANGE REVIEW: 2020 BMW 3 Series – which model should you buy?

The BMW 3 Series family currently comprises four engine and spec-level choices, kicking off with the 320i (there’s no 318i for now). Next step is the volume-selling 330i, then there’s the left-field 330e plug-in hybrid (PHEV), and finally the M340i xDrive flagship in lieu of the yet-to-be-released new M3 coming soon enough...

BMW 3 Series: An origin story

Sponsored by BMW For 45 years, the BMW 3 Series has been a fixture of the automotive landscape. Through seven generations, the rear-drive sports sedan set the benchmark, and now, with the all new G20 3 Series, the benchmark has been raised. But to understand where the 2020 BMW 3 Series came from, we have to wind the clock back to where it all started, with the BMW E21 3 Series...

Comparison: Genesis G70 takes on BMW 3 Series and Lexus IS

Does the new 2019 Genesis G70 truly measure up on critical merit to key rivals from Germany and Japan, such as the new-generation BMW 3 Series and the familiar Lexus IS? Curt and Jez find out.

REVIEW: 2019 BMW G20 320d Luxury Line

The new 320d is a solidly engineered mid-sizer brimming with the kind of on-point handling that first roused the 3 Series legend – bolstered by a new, more impressive interior quality and tactility lacking from previous generations.

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BMW 3 Series Comparisons

2020 BMW 330i v Jaguar XE HSE comparison review

Can the new BMW 3 Series reclaim its Best Mid-sized Sports Sedan crown from the Jaguar XE?

2020 BMW 3 Series range review

The BMW 3 Series has always been the mid-size car of choice for those after a sporty drive, but competitors from Alfa Romeo and Jaguar have put Bimmer's engineers on their collective toes in this department. At the same time, Mercedes-Benz and Audi have demonstrated, respectively, that flashier design language and cutting-edge cabin technologies are higher priorities for many prospective customers...

2019 Genesis G70 3.3T Sport v BMW 330i M Sport v Lexus IS350 F Sport comparison

The Korean Genesis G70 has finally arrived to take on the best from Germany, the BMW 330i, and the finest from Japan, the Lexus IS350.

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BMW 3 Series News

2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition price and specs: $81,900 drive-away for limited-run model

2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition price and specs BMW says $81,900 drive-away price includes $10,000 worth of extras Illuminated grille, black trim, laser headlights and a sunroof top the equipment list Just 200 examples available in Australia Pricing and specification details for the 2021 BMW 330i Iconic Edition have been published...

BMW Australia introduces third round of price rises in eight months

BMW Australia has applied another round of price rises across its most popular models – some by as much as $6000 – representing the third increase since June 2020. The majority of BMWs in the pricing overhaul have gone up by $2000, while the smallest increase is $910, reserved for 1 Series and 2 Series models...

2021 BMW 320e, 520e plug-in hybrids revealed for Europe, Australian launch unconfirmed

The 2021 BMW 320e and BMW 520e plug-in hybrids have been unveiled, ahead of their European market launch in March 2021 – however, Australian launches for both models are not in the brand's local plans. Unveiled as part of a raft of Model Year 2021 updates for the wider BMW line-up in Europe, the new 3 Series and 5 Series plug-in hybrids mate a 120kW 2...

BMW raises prices for the second time in six months

Less than six months after prices increased by up to $5000 across the range, BMW has upped prices again. Buyers will need to dig deeper to purchase a 1 Series, 2 Series Gran Coupe, 3 Series, 5 Series, X3, X4, or X6. Smaller BMW models models see increases of $1000, while SUVs and 5 Series models have gone up by $2000...

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BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

2000 BMW 3 30i review

Our family have owned many BMWs over the years, and when it came to finding a car for my ‘first’ car I didn’t look further than the E46 - in particular the 330i M54b30 sedan. I believe for the price it is the best all round car you can get. Yes it is true that maintenance and repairs aren’t cheap, however we must remember these cars were $90,000 when new and we get them down for basically nothing, so we can’t expect them to be perfect...

2001 BMW 330Ci review

I've owned my 330Ci for just over a year now. My previous car history has been a Subaru Liberty (4th Gen 3.0), a BMW 135i ('09 E82), and a Mazda MX-5 ('99 NB8A), with each being manual. The MX-5 lasted me four years but needed some more space, and considering I'd almost gotten an E46 for my first car, I was bound to inevitably come full circle and get one...

2020 BMW 330i M Sport review

I looked at three cars; the Audi A4, the Mercedes CLA250 and this 330i M-Sport and I found that the BMW was more comfortable inside and the finish was far superior. The car was smooth and the gear changes were also smooth. I found the acceleration was more than what most would need. The technology in this car far exceeds many other cars in this price range...

2003 BMW 330i review

Late 90s/early 2000s European cars have always appealed to me. Considered by some as the golden age for the likes of Audi and BMW, nothing, to me at least, can beat them. So, when the time came for me to purchase a car, it seemed the logical choice. However, before I go any further, a quick disclaimer: I’m a high school student finishing my last year, so I don’t have years of motoring experience under my belt...

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