(5.0) 2 reviews
MSRP: $17,344$28,916
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

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.