In 2015, you could have asked anyone to name a sports sedan, and their first answer would most likely be: BMW 3 Series. The 3 Series, in particular, has been popular in the sedan and wagon market, garnering praise from reviewers and critics alike.
The famous BMW 3 Series has many features that appeal to a wide variety of luxury car buyers. The interior of the car is among the best, while the car also has a sporty drive. Reviewers have said that overall the vehicle offers a fun driving experience. But this should come as no surprise, as even the previous 3 Series models offered the same fun driving experience.
BMW made a few changes with the 2015 model of the 3 Series. In that year it had the latest technology in the car, and while there are cars that now offer a better infotainment system, the 3 Series infotainment system is still great.
The BMW 3 Series comes with different powertrains and body styles, and those body styles all have a stylish design. Reviewers have also praised the car for having one of the best driving dynamics in its class.
Let’s find out more about this great car and why it offers great value for money.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series: One of its admirable features is its performance
The 2015 BMW 3 Series comes in sedan and wagon body styles. Sedans are available in trim levels 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i and ActiveHybrid 3. All these trims come with four-wheel drive versions, and BMW called them xDrive.
Since its debut, the BMW 3 Series has always been at the top of the list as one of the best sports sedans. But this is due to the adept handling and thrilling performance of some selected models. BMW has worked hard to make their engines more efficient, and many critics have warned that if the company continues like this, their cars could lose their strong driving character. But that is not the case with the 3 Series. By the way, the models have gotten better.
Both the sedan and Sports Wagon body styles have the handling and dynamics that fans praise. But there’s the Gran Turismo (3GT) body shape that lets you enjoy a softer, more comfortable ride that’s still confident and fast.
The 3 Series is smooth and quiet, regardless of your drivetrain, wheel and tire choice. But if we pick favorites, the 328i trim is the best because of its engine. Still, all trim levels offer the best driving experience, so even if you don’t opt for the 328i, you’ll still enjoy it.
The only complaint critics have talked about is the controls. While most consumers have found it to be very accurate, it lacks detailed feedback that made older BMWs feel special. But otherwise the car has no negatives.
The BMW 3 Series offers an elegant and comfortable interior
BMW made sure that the interior of the 3 Series was a comfortable and inviting place. The car comes with analog gauges that make a historical link to BMWs of the past decades. To make it even better, there is an optional thematic equipment line that allows for many personalizations.
The infotainment system is also another reason why the interior is so luxurious. The standard 6.5-inch screen is sufficient, but there’s an optional larger screen for those who want a true luxury electronics interface. The iDrive is easy to use because of its clear menus, good graphics and fast processing times.
The base and sport models have manually adjustable front seats that are comfortable and supportive. They offer an amazing amount of customization. The rear seats and legroom in the back are spacious and generous. The rear seat of the 3 Series received better reviews than its competitors compared to its rivals.
The trunk space for the sedan is above average (13 cubic feet), and the car offers a maximum cargo space of 53 cubic feet when the seats are folded. Reviewers compared the trunk of the 3 Series with that of the BMW X1, and found that the body shape of the car had more cargo space.
The 3 Series has advanced safety features along with a number of other impressive features
All 2015 BMW 3-Series lineup versions offer occupant protection and some useful active safety features. An example is the front and side airbags that cover both rows.
BMW introduced blind spot monitors and lane departure warning systems in the 2015 3 Series. No other previous models had these features. A camera-based front collision warning system and front and rear parking sensors are available as part of a larger Park Distance Control package. The package adds a surround-view camera system for a bird’s eye view of tight parking spaces.
Thanks to these features, IIHS gave the 3 Series “Good” scores, and the federal government gave the car an overall five-star and four-star rating for frontal impact safety.
The 3 Series has always been a car acclaimed by the public for its remarkable features. The 2015 model gets the same affection from the public. A used model costs a reasonable price, and in 2015 the suggested retail price was about $39,000 to $45,000, depending on the equipment you choose. The car can fetch a good price at auction. There is one auction in progress in Auction Car, and the starting price is about $14,506