• (4.9) 11 reviews
  • Available Prices: $16,700–$27,752
  • Body Style: Sedan
  • Combined MPG: 27-28
  • Engine: 180-hp, 2.0-liter I-4 (premium)
  • Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
  • Transmission: 6-speed manual w/OD
2015 BMW 320

Our Take on the Latest Model 2015 BMW 320

What We Don't Like

  • 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

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 Reviews

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

(4.9)

Average based on 11 reviews

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Best Car I have ever owned

by ShreyasS from Dallas, TX on December 5, 2017

The best car in lower luxury segment. Very comfortable drive. Economical compared to other cars in the same segment.

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2 Trims Available

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2015 BMW 320 Safety Ratings

Crash-Test Reports

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 320 i

Front
M
Head Restraints and Seats
G
Moderate overlap front
G
Roof Strength
G
Side
G

IIHS Ratings

Based on BMW 320 i

G Good
A Acceptable
M Marginal
P Poor

Front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Overall evaluation
M
Retraints and dummy kinematics
A
Structure and safety cage
M

Head Restraints and Seats

Dynamic Rating
G
Overall Rear
G
Seat Head/Restraint Geometry
G

Moderate overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Left Leg/Foot
G
Overall Front
G
Restraints
G
Right Leg/Foot
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Other

Roof Strength
G

Side

Driver Head Protection
G
Driver Head and Neck
G
Driver Pelvis/Leg
G
Driver Torso
A
Overall Side
G
Rear Passenger Head Protection
G
Rear Passenger Head and Neck
G
Rear Passenger Pelvis/Leg
G
Rear Passenger Torso
G
Structure/safety cage
G

Small overlap front

Chest
G
Head/Neck
G
Hip/thigh
G
Lower leg/foot
P
Restraints and dummy kinematics
A
Small overlap front
M
Structure and safety cage
M
Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is a nonprofit research and communications organization funded by auto insurers. IIHS rates vehicles good, acceptable, marginal or poor based on performance in high-speed front and side crash tests. IIHS also evaluates seat/head restraints for protection against neck injuries in rear impacts.

NHTSA Ratings

Based on BMW 320 i

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating

NHTSA Ratings

Based on BMW 320 i

Overall
Overall Front
Overall Side
Overall Rollover Rating
Driver's
Passenger's
Side Barrier
Side Barrier Rating Driver
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
Side Pole
Side Pole Barrier combined (Front)
Side Pole Barrier combined (Rear)
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation. NHTSA provides vehicle safety information such as front- and side-crash ratings and rollover ratings. Vehicles are rated using a star rating system from 1-5 stars, with 5 being the highest.

Recalls

There are currently 2 recalls for this car.


Safety defects and recalls are relatively common. Stay informed and know what to do ahead of time.

Safety defects and recalls explained

Service & Repair

Estimated Service & Repair cost: $2,200 per year.

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Warranty Coverage

Bumper-to-Bumper

48mo/50,000mi

Powertrain

48mo/50,000mi

Roadside Assistance Coverage

48mo/unlimited

Free Scheduled Maintenance

48mo/50,000mi

What you should get in your warranty can be confusing. Make sure you are informed.

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Warranties Explained

Bumper-to-Bumper

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

Powertrain

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

Roadside Assistance

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

Free Scheduled Maintenance

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

Other Years