(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $17,387$29,267
Body Style: Sedan
Combined MPG: 28
Engine: 300-hp, 3.0-liter I-6 (premium)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
Transmission: 8-speed automatic w/OD and auto-manual
2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

Our Take on the 2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3

Our Take

The 2013 model year brings the launch of the BMW ActiveHybrid 3, a hybrid version of the 3 Series sedan. The five-seat sedan can operate at speeds up to 47 mph on electric power alone. It also retains performance qualities that BMW is known for, with acceleration from zero to 60 mph in 5.2 secon... Read Full Report

What We Don't Like

  • Battery pack reduces trunk space
  • Expensive starting price

Notable Features

  • New for 2013
  • Hybrid version of the 3 Series sedan
  • Lithium-ion battery pack
  • Can travel up to 47 mph on electric power
  • Rear-wheel drive


Consumer Reviews


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Wow what a nice car!!

by mseries from on January 28, 2014

Best 3 series I've ever owned.. I love the performance and the comfort with all its technology.. A little pricy for a 3 series tho but worth the money.. Its an M3 killer for 20k less!!

1 Trim Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up.

It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


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There is currently 1 recall for this car.

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Warranties Explained


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.


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.

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