2021 BMW 330

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2021 BMW 330
2021 BMW 330

Key specs

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The good:

  • Powertrain responsiveness
  • Ride quality
  • High-quality interior materials
  • Trunk room
  • Available 360-degree camera system has many view options
  • Backseat charging options (two USB-C ports)

The bad:

  • Lacks steering feel
  • Difficult to activate some safety features
  • Price gets high very quickly
  • Multimedia system’s learning curve

2 trims

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Notable features

  • Android Auto now standard
  • Five-seat compact luxury sedan
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder (330i) or six-cylinder (M340i)
  • Rear- or all-wheel drive
  • Hands-free low-speed highway driving system available
  • Plug-in hybrid 330e and high-performance M3 also available

2021 BMW 330 review: Our expert's take

What Is the 2021 BMW 3 Series?

The BMW 3 Series is a five-seat luxury sports sedan that competes with the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Lexus IS. The 330i is powered by a 255-horsepower, turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine while the M340i gets a 382-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six that works with a mild-hybrid system. Both engines work with an eight-speed automatic transmission, and rear- and all-wheel-drive models are offered. The plug-in hybrid 330e and high-performance M3 are covered separately in the Cars.com Research section. 

What’s New on the 2021 BMW 3 Series?

New standard features include Android Auto smartphone connectivity, keyless entry, automatic high-beam headlights and a one-year subscription to SiriusXM with 360L satellite radio.    

What Features in the 2021 BMW 3 Series Are Most Important?

  • Driving dynamics and performance, particularly M models
  • All-wheel drive available for both 330i and M340i
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto standard
  • Navigation standard
  • Automatic city collision mitigation standard
  • Hands-free low-speed highway driving system available

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.8
  • Interior design 4.8
  • Performance 4.9
  • Value for the money 4.8
  • Exterior styling 4.9
  • Reliability 4.7

Most recent consumer reviews


We love our 2021 BMW 330i xdrive M-Sport.

Could not be happier with our 2021 BMW 330i xdrive M-Sport. Incredibly fun to drive. Brings a smile to my face every time I drive it (or look at it)!


Love It!

I love it! Havent owned long enough yet to rate 21' reliability properly..been in BMW for 23 yrs, 9th car.. never a big problem, once a part took awhile but no big deal. Will always drive B M W! ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE FOR SURE! Drives like no other car/no comparison to any car on the road.FUN! Loaded with options, smooth, tight drive, peppy enough, nice looking. A Special Car always! Once in a life time drive!


Amazing automobile

My 2021 BMW 330i is perfect in every way. Design, fit and finish, interior appointments, electronics, all fit together into a stellar automobile. This is my first BMW. My other car is a hybrid. The dealer was easy to work with, the delivery was impeccable, and I could not be happier.

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by BMW
New car program benefits
48 months/50,000 miles
144 months/unlimited distance
48 months/50,000 miles
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
48 months/unlimited distance
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
Dealer certification required
196-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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