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The BMW 3-Series began production back in 1975 and is one of the German automaker's luxury sedans. The 2012 model year will mark the 3-Series' sixth generation since its birth and will incorporate all of the current versions for the luxury car: 2-door coupe and convertible, 4-door saloon, 5-door touring, and 5 door liftback. The new 3-series is expected to be powered with new aluminum four-cylinder gasoline engines ranging from 135 to 220 horsepower. The current model is powered by a choice of four different engine. The 3.0L I-6 produces 230hp and 200 lb-ft of torque, while the 3.0L twin turbo diesel gets 265hp and 425lb-ft of torque. Another option is the 3.0L twin turbo I-6 getting 300hp and 300 lb-ft of torque, and the final engine option is a 4.0L V8 producing 414hp and 295 lb-ft of torque. Engines can be mated to a six-speed manual transmission or a six- or seven-speed automatic.

2019 BMW 3 Series

2019 BMW 3 Series
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The Once And Future King

Unveiled at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the G20 is the seventh generation of the iconic BMW 3 Series. It replaces the seven-year-old F30 model and introduces a new design language, state-of-the-art technology, and updated engines.

Borrowing features seen on recently introduced models like the 5 Series sedan and the X5 SUV, the 3 Series looks sportier than ever and it’s finally on par with its competitors in the technology department. It continues to feature four- and six-cylinder engines, but for the time being there aren’t any diesels to pick from. However, BMW confirmed that both oil burners and hybrids are underway. The Germans claim that "no single model has embodied the concept of the Ultimate Driving Machine better than the latest BMW 3 Series." Let’s find out if it’s true or not in the review below.

 

Latest BMW 3 Series news and reviews:

They Are So Young and BMW is About to Kill Them - Which Models Will BMW Send to the Guillotine to Save Cheddar?

They Are So Young and BMW is About to Kill Them - Which Models Will BMW Send to the Guillotine to Save Cheddar?

Sentimentality flies out the window when the bottom line is in danger
2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes C-Class

2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Mercedes C-Class

The two German icons face off in one of the most storied rivalries in the auto industry
2020 BMW 3-Series Touring arrives as more practical alternative to the sedan

2020 BMW 3-Series Touring arrives as more practical alternative to the sedan

BMW 3-Series G20 Touring is the compact, sporty, premium family hauler you’ve been waiting for
2019 BMW 320d xDrive - driven

2019 BMW 320d xDrive - driven

Is the fresh G20 3-Series the new compact executive sedan benchmark (again)?
2019 BMW 3-Series G20 video review

2019 BMW 3-Series G20 video review

Is BMW’s new 3-Series sedan the new compact exec sedan benchmark?
The 2020 BMW 3 Series LWB Came To Shanghai With Its Sights Set On the Audi A4 L and Mercedes C-Class L

The 2020 BMW 3 Series LWB Came To Shanghai With Its Sights Set On the Audi A4 L and Mercedes C-Class L

Bimmer’s new long 3er will have stiff competition from some familiar foes
2019 BMW 330e PHEV arrives in Geneva to Ween Europe off Diesel Cars

2019 BMW 330e PHEV arrives in Geneva to Ween Europe off Diesel Cars

It has six-cylinder performance, but with diesel four-cylinder-like efficiency
BMW to Go All PHEV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

BMW to Go All PHEV at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show

No new i models in sight but BMW proves it’s still very serious about its electric future
2020 Mercedes CLA vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

2020 Mercedes CLA vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

Is Mercedes’ new subcompact good enough for this iconic Bimmer?
Is BMW Preparing to Move Even Further Away From the Manual Transmission?

Is BMW Preparing to Move Even Further Away From the Manual Transmission?

What are you going to do with that free hand? Eat chips?
The China-Only 3-Series L is Nearly As Long as the BMW 5 Series

The China-Only 3-Series L is Nearly As Long as the BMW 5 Series

The three proverbial “Ls” here stand for legroom, legroom and more legroom
A Snowmobile in the Back of a BMW 3 Series is Proof We Need More Wagons

A Snowmobile in the Back of a BMW 3 Series is Proof We Need More Wagons

And BMW won’t sell the next 3 Series Wagon in the U.S...

Latest BMW X6:

2019 BMW 3-Series Review Roundup: Does it Get the Class Crown?

2019 BMW 3-Series Review Roundup: Does it Get the Class Crown?

New G20 is larger, better and more talented in every way
If You Want a New BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon, You Better Order One Now!

If You Want a New BMW 3 Series Sport Wagon, You Better Order One Now!

The next-gen model isn’t coming to U.S. Shores
The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

The Next Generation of BMWs Will Have Their Own Distinct Design

Sometimes being siblings is better than being identical twins
2020 BMW M340i xDrive

2020 BMW M340i xDrive

382 horsepower BMW 3 Series To Fall In Love With
2018 BMW 330i GT xDrive - Driven

2018 BMW 330i GT xDrive - Driven

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring

Adding extra roof to the next Bavarian standard

Latest Videos:

13 Astonishing Facts About The New 2019 BMW 3 Series

13 Astonishing Facts About The New 2019 BMW 3 Series

It’s One Of The Best Rounded Cars Ever
It Looks Like BMW May Offer the M3 With a Manual Transmission After All

It Looks Like BMW May Offer the M3 With a Manual Transmission After All

Do buyers still want to swap cogs by hand?
2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Audi A4

2019 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 Audi A4

BMW is Killing the BMW 3 Series GT but We Refuse to Let it Go With a New Rendering

BMW is Killing the BMW 3 Series GT but We Refuse to Let it Go With a New Rendering

A forbidden fruit? Not for us!
2019 BMW 3 Series

2019 BMW 3 Series

The Once And Future King
The 2020 BMW 3 Series Touring to Debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March

The 2020 BMW 3 Series Touring to Debut at the 2019 Geneva Motor Show in March

Unfortunately, it won’t make it to the U.S.

Latest Wallpapers:

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series

2018 BMW 3 Series vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series

Comparing the old and the new 3 Series shows how different the G20 model is
BMW Seriously Doesn't Want the 2019 3 Series Compared to the Older 3 Series

BMW Seriously Doesn’t Want the 2019 3 Series Compared to the Older 3 Series

Forget The Past, Look Into The Future
2020 BMW 3 Series Touring Rendered

2020 BMW 3 Series Touring Rendered

Adding extra roof to the new Bavarian standard
Believe It or Not, the 2019 BMW 3 Series is Bigger than an E39 5 Series

Believe It or Not, the 2019 BMW 3 Series is Bigger than an E39 5 Series

Not exactly longer, but bigger everywhere that matters
This Rendering of the 2020 BMW 4 Series with 3 Series Styling Gives a Glimpse Into the Future

This Rendering of the 2020 BMW 4 Series with 3 Series Styling Gives a Glimpse Into the Future

Why make something new when you can borrow your sibling’s good looks?
Check Out the Self-Aligning Wheel Caps on the 2019 BMW 3 Series

Check Out the Self-Aligning Wheel Caps on the 2019 BMW 3 Series

You spin me round

Latest spy shots:

The 2019 BMW 3 Series Comes to Paris with a Lighter Footprint, Wider Track, and Longer Wheelbase

The 2019 BMW 3 Series Comes to Paris with a Lighter Footprint, Wider Track, and Longer Wheelbase

Bigger than ever
Fresh Batch of M Performance Parts Unveiled for 2019 BMW 3 Series

Fresh Batch of M Performance Parts Unveiled for 2019 BMW 3 Series

Turn your 3 Series into an M3 without the expensive sticker
SHMEE Gives Us the Full Walkaround for the 2019 BMW 330i M Sport

SHMEE Gives Us the Full Walkaround for the 2019 BMW 330i M Sport

In-depth look at details and features inside and out
The 2019 BMW 3 Series Comes With Revised Engines, Updated Chassis, and a New Six-Speed Manual

The 2019 BMW 3 Series Comes With Revised Engines, Updated Chassis, and a New Six-Speed Manual

This is way 1/5 of all new Bimmers is a 3 Series
Leaked Configurator Images of the 2019 3 Series Show Off the Finer Design Points

Leaked Configurator Images of the 2019 3 Series Show Off the Finer Design Points

And, this is it, folks
BMW Teases New 3 Series Ahead of Paris Reveal

BMW Teases New 3 Series Ahead of Paris Reveal

Only God knows how we survived all this while

Latest BMW X6:

Does This Image Showcase the 2019 BMW 3 Series?

Does This Image Showcase the 2019 BMW 3 Series?

We hate spoilers, but this one is an exception
A Chinese Property Developer is Offering a BMW If You Buy Its Property

A Chinese Property Developer is Offering a BMW If You Buy Its Property

Would you take the developer up on offer?
Video: Watch a Tuned 3 Series Give a Ferrari 430 Scuderia a Run for its Money

Video: Watch a Tuned 3 Series Give a Ferrari 430 Scuderia a Run for its Money

This isn’t your typical E92 335i
Next-Gen BMW 3 Series to Debut at Paris Motor Show

Next-Gen BMW 3 Series to Debut at Paris Motor Show

The iconic German sedan is about to enter a new chapter
Rumors Say that the BMW 3-Series GT Isn't Long for this World

Rumors Say that the BMW 3-Series GT Isn’t Long for this World

The odd, but beautiful-looking car has been craving for takers all these years
6 Game-Changing Cars Coming in the Second Half of 2018

6 Game-Changing Cars Coming in the Second Half of 2018

The second half of the year should be a doozy for car debuts
Comparison: 2019 Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series

Comparison: 2019 Volvo S60 vs BMW 3 Series

Volvo finally has what it takes to give BMW a run for its money
Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 BMW M3 CS

Wallpaper of the Day: 2018 BMW M3 CS

Potential Power Figures for the 2019 BMW 3 Series Hit the Web

Potential Power Figures for the 2019 BMW 3 Series Hit the Web

Two hybrid models in the works
BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW Recalling 1 Million Cars in the U.S. over Fire Risk

BMW has been watching the reported problems for a while now..
Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

Bargain Buys: Performance Cars That You Can Score For Less Than $50,000

You don’t have to spend a fortune to buy these performance cars
Car Throttle Looks At Six Fantastic Facelifts: Video

Car Throttle Looks At Six Fantastic Facelifts: Video

A nip and tuck never looked so good
BMW's Frankfurt "Surprise" Could Be Any One Of These Models

BMW’s Frankfurt "Surprise" Could Be Any One Of These Models

My money’s on the X7 Concept, though I’m not betting on it
BMW M3 CS on the Books for 2018

BMW M3 CS on the Books for 2018

M2 CS and M2 GTS are also on the table!
What's The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

What’s The Best Sporty Luxury Sedan You Can Get For Less Than $50K?

Four doors for fun
2016 BMW 340i M Performance

2016 BMW 340i M Performance

A little show and a little go bridge the gap to a full M
BMW to Strengthen its Electrification Portfolio

BMW to Strengthen its Electrification Portfolio

The 3 Series and the X4 could get battery power
2017 BMW 330e iPerformance

2017 BMW 330e iPerformance

BMW adds a new plug-in hybrid to the 3 Series lineup
A Woman Discusses Her Love For the E30 3 Series: Video

A Woman Discusses Her Love For the E30 3 Series: Video

She believes it’s a spiritual successor to the BMW 2002
2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

2017 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo

BMW’s most spacious compact sedan gets a mild update
2016 BMW 320d Celebration Edition "Style Edge"

2016 BMW 320d Celebration Edition "Style Edge"

BMW gives the 320d a little love for its 100th-anniversary celebration
Carfection Goes Down Memory Lane With The BMW 3 Series: Video

Carfection Goes Down Memory Lane With The BMW 3 Series: Video

Alex Goy discusses the history of the 3 Series while driving a 3 Series
2015 BMW 3 Series LCI by AC Schnitzer

2015 BMW 3 Series LCI by AC Schnitzer