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By Cars.com Staff
June 18, 2014
BMW's compact 3 Series is the luxury automaker's bread-and-butter model. It's available as a sedan, Gran Turismo hatchback or wagon. 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. The coupe and convertible that formerly were part of the 3 Series lineup are now designated the 4 Series under BMW's current nomenclature.
Required in every new car: front airbags, antilock brakes and an electronic stability system
Side-impact airbags for the front seats
Side curtain airbags
Front knee airbags
Available front and rear parking sensors
Available backup camera
Available lane departure warning
Available blind spot warning system
Available adaptive cruise control with Stop & Go technology
3 Series Gran Turismo
The 3 Series Gran Turismo is a four-door, coupelike hatchback version of BMW's compact luxury car. Though styling cues are shared with the 3 Series Sport Wagon, the 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 get 2.8 inches of extra legroom. The front and rear seats are also positioned higher for easier entry and exit.
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. Among them are logos on the rear roof pillars, galvanized slats in the twin-kidney grille and matte chrome tailpipes.
Turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder engine, electric motor and 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