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2021 BMW M340i xDrive review

As the halo of the mainstream 3 Series range, the BMW 340i xDrive offers not only performance and luxury, but works as a practical sports sedan too.

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.

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BMW 3 Series Videos

Video: Audi A5 v BMW 3 Series v Genesis G70 - Drive Car of the Year 2021 Best Medium Luxury Car

It speaks to the quality of the Genesis G70 that Mercedes’ perennial favourite C-Class sedan didn’t make the list of finalists this year, the Korean luxury sedan bumping it out of the top three. That left BMW’s benchmark 3 Series and Audi’s sleek and stylish A5 Sportback to vie for honours in the segment against the upstart from Genesis.

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.

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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

2023 BMW 3 Series facelift leaked

The 2023 BMW 3 Series facelift has leaked a year ahead of its scheduled market launch. Images posted to the Cochespias forum overnight show the updated 3 Series’ front end free of camouflage, confirming previous spy photos indicating the facelifted mid-size BMW won't move to the tall buck-tooth grilles seen on the new 4 Series range...

2023 BMW 3 Series facelift spied: Long-wheelbase electric model for China rumoured to adopt i3 nameplate

The facelifted 2023 BMW 3 Series has been spied testing, providing a less-camouflaged look at the long-wheelbase, all-electric variant bound for China that's slated to wear the i3 nameplate...

2021 Drive Car of the Year – Best Medium Luxury Car

Drive Car of the Year 2021 - Best Medium Luxury Car Finalists: Audi A5 BMW 3 Series Genesis G70 It must be daunting launching an all-new brand into a segment that has long been dominated by European carmakers. But the Genesis G70 was up for the fight, challenging the established Europeans in a segment long dominated by the Big Three – BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz...

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...

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BMW 3 Series Owner Reviews

2011 BMW 320d Convertible review

A rear-wheel drive convertible with a folding hardtop and a diesel engine is very rare combination, however I am glad that I was able to find one. The BMW 320d convertible is a surprisingly likeable offering that turns heads but is easy on your wallet in terms of fuel consumption...

2001 BMW 3 25i review

Ode to a lost love... Rewind to 2015 and I was a couple years out of Uni. Having driven an old beat up Nissan Pulsar and a wee Mazda 121 bubble, I finally had saved a little cash to buy something that I wanted (and far less embarrassing). With my meagre $6k budget I had limited options; I was looking at Mk4 and Mk5 Golfs, BMW 3 series, or a Mazda 3...

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...

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2023 BMW 3 Series facelift leaked

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