Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP), also known as "sticker" price, is a recommended selling price that automakers give a new car that is above the invoice price paid by the dealer. It is a price that does not include any options that can be added to a particular car style. When shown as a range, the prices are starting MSRPs, without options, for multiple styles for that model.
This price range reflects the Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value for all trim levels, but not necessarily all available options.
The Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail value represents the amount an auto dealer might ask for a specific vehicle; the actual sale price will vary. A vehicle's popularity, condition, warranty, color and local market conditions are factors involved in determining a final price. The retail value is not a trade-in or private party value.
The Suggested Retail value assumes that the vehicle has been fully reconditioned and has a clean title history. The Suggested Retail value also allows for advertising, sales commissions, insurance and other costs of doing business as a dealer. Most vehicles offered at this price have passed an inspection, and some may carry a warranty. Vehicle mileage is assumed to be normal or below normal.
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By Cars.com Staff
April 30, 2013
BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. It's available as a sedan, hatchback (Gran Turismo) or wagon, and numerous drivetrains are offered including hybrid and diesel versions. The five-seat 3 Series comes with rear- or all-wheel drive and competes with the Audi A4, Cadillac ATS and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
New for 2014 The 3 Series Sport Wagon rejoins the lineup after skipping a model year, and a new Gran Turismo version that combines coupe and hatchback styling is also new. A new turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine makes its debut in the 328d and gets an EPA-estimated 32/45 mpg city/highway with rear-wheel drive. The new 4 Series coupe has replaced the 3 Series coupe in BMW's lineup.
New standard features include a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel, dark burl walnut wood trim and a 10-year subscription to BMW's emergency communication system that includes automatic collision notification. Models with the available navigation system get a new iDrive controller with a text-input touchpad.
Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish among the Sport, Luxury and M Sport "lines"
17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
Rain-sensing windshield wipers
Available Active Steering system with speed-sensitive assist
Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
Available automatic high-beam headlights
Available power moonroof
Manually adjustable front seats; power front seats available
Available leather upholstery
Available heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel
Available active cruise control with Stop & Go technology
3 Series Gran Turismo The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a new four-door coupe like hatchback version of BMW's compact luxury car. Though styling cues are shared with the 3 Series Sport Wagon, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is a larger car overall, measuring nearly 8 inches longer and more than 3 inches taller. The result is a roomier cabin, especially for backseat passengers who enjoy 2.8 inches of extra legroom, and the front and rear seats are positioned higher for easier entry and exit.
Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage
Back to top ActiveHybrid 3 Introduced last year, the ActiveHybrid 3 is a 3 Series sedan with a gas/electric hybrid drivetrain. Subtle styling cues differentiate the ActiveHybrid 3 from the regular 3 Series. There are logos on the rear roof pillars, adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights, galvanized slats in the twin-kidney grille and matte chrome tailpipes.
Newly standard leather-wrapped sport steering wheel
18-inch alloy wheels
Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, electric motor and a lithium-ion battery pack
Total system output is 335 hp
Electric motor can provide a power boost when accelerating
Can be driven up to 2.5 miles at speeds up to 47 mph on electric power alone if conditions allow
Zero to 60 mph in 5.2 seconds, according to BMW
Eight-speed automatic transmission
Fuel-saving stop-start technology
Gas engine can shut down to save fuel when coasting at speeds up to 100 mph