2015 BMW 320

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$32,950

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2015 BMW 320
2015 BMW 320

Key specs

Base trim shown

Overview

The good:

  • Robust turbo-four gas engine
  • Smooth inline-six power
  • Handling
  • Strong brakes
  • Sedan's trunk room

The bad:

  • Spring-back turn signal and transmission levers
  • Leather and power seats optional
  • Many luxury features cost extra
  • Hybrid's battery pack reduces trunk space
  • Hybrid's expensive starting price

2 trims

Starting msrp listed lowest to highest price

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Our 2015 BMW 320 trim comparison will help you decide.

Notable features

  • Sedan, Sport Wagon and Gran Turismo body styles available
  • Gas, diesel or hybrid drivetrain available
  • RWD or AWD
  • Active cruise control with Stop &amp
  • amp
  • Go feature available

2015 BMW 320 review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview

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.

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New for 2015

M Sport brakes are no longer available on the 328d. The keyless entry feature that’s part of the available Premium Package on the wagon and Gran Turismo now includes hands-free liftgate closing.
 
The below is a list of highlighted features and not an exhaustive list. Features are standard unless otherwise noted.

Exterior Highlights

  • Different grille, side mirror and tailpipe treatments distinguish the Sport, Luxury and M Sport “lines”
  • 17-inch alloy wheels; available 18- or 19-inch wheels
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Available variable sport steering with speed-sensitive assist
  • Available adaptive xenon high-intensity-discharge headlights
  • Available automatic high-beam headlights
  • Available power moonroof

Interior Highlights

  • Seats five
  • Manually adjustable front seats; power front seats available
  • Available leather upholstery
  • Available heated front and rear seats, heated steering wheel
  • Available split-folding backseat
  • Push-button start
  • Dual-zone automatic climate control
  • Tilt/telescoping steering wheel
  • CD stereo with HD Radio and USB port
  • Bluetooth connectivity
  • IDrive controller and 6.5-inch screen
  • Available navigation system
  • Available Harman Kardon surround-sound stereo
  • Available sunshades for the rear windows

Under the Hood

  • 180-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (320i)
  • 180-hp, turbo-diesel 2.0-liter four-cylinder (328d)
  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (328i)
  • 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (335i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • Six-speed manual available at no cost
  • Fuel-saving stop-start technology

Safety Features

  • 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.

What’s Special

  • 240-hp, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine (328i)
  • 300-hp, turbo 3.0-liter inline-six-cylinder (335i)
  • Eight-speed automatic transmission
  • All-wheel drive
  • Split-folding rear seat
  • Cargo area has tie-down points, hooks and underfloor storage

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ActiveHybrid 3

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.

What’s Special

  • 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

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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.6
  • Interior design 4.6
  • Performance 4.5
  • Value for the money 4.5
  • Exterior styling 4.8
  • Reliability 4.5

Most recent consumer reviews

4.7

Nice car!

I recommend the BMW to anyone looking for a high end car but wants to not spend too much. My first BMW but not my last!

5.0

This car is perfect for what I wanted in a 2nd veh

The 320i Xdrive is perfect for performance, great gas mileage, interior has a lot of space. Perfect safety reviews and is very stylish. The leather interior and comfortable seats is just what I was looking for.

4.9

Very Reliable, Sporty, Luxury, and Economic.

I was in the market for something reliable, decent fuel efficiency, AWD, Leather interior, and fun. The 2015 BMW 320i xDrive met all then needs and more. It blend the looks of sports and luxury car well. I am very satisfied with my purchase and was the only vehicle I knew that if I did not get I would have regrets.

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Warranty

New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty
Powertrain
N/A
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
Yes
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