The 2015 BMW 3 Series is available in sedan and wagon styles. 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedans come in 320i, 328i, 328d, 335i and ActiveHybrid 3 trim levels. For most of them, BMW offers versions in all-wheel drive, which is labeled “xDrive”. The 2015 BMW 3 Series is only available in 328i xDrive and xDrive 328D ornaments. The 2015 BMW 3 Series standard features for entry-level include alloy wheels 17 inches, automatic headlights, fog lamps, remote entry, power button, automatic wipers, cruise control, dual-zone automatic climate control, seat front six adjustable positions manually, leatherette upholstery high quality vinyl, a tilt and telescoping leather wrapped steering wheel, BMW Assist, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive electronics interface, a 6.5-inch screen and a system of premium nine-speaker audio with a CD player, HD radio, an auxiliary audio input and USB / iPod audio.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series 328i sedan adds a more powerful engine 320i, auto-dimming rearview and side mirrors, heated side mirrors, wood trim, front seats with eight-way power adjustment, driver memory functions and split folding rear seats. Wagons 328i and 328d are equipped similarly to their counterparts sedan and also come with a panoramic sunroof. The 2015 BMW 3 Series 335i sedan and 3 ActiveHybrid get unique powertrains, although both are equipped with 18-inch alloy wheels, adaptive xenon headlights, LED decorative lights and a sunroof.
There are several options grouped packages for the 2015 BMW 3 Series. The Premium package equips the sedan or a wagon with keyless ignition and entry, four-way power lumbar for the front seats, the sunroof satellite radio and leather upholstery. For the 2015 BMW 3 Series, which also adds side mirrors and auto-dimming mirrors, heated side mirrors eight power-adjustable front seats with driver memory functions. A cold weather package includes a heated steering wheel, heated front and rear seats and headlight washers.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series Technology package adds a navigation system controlled by voice, a higher resolution screen of 8.8 inches, a touch-pad iDrive controller, a head-up display color, BMW Online with MyInfo, BMW apps and BMW remote services. For safety, the driver assistance package provides a rearview camera, along with sensors front and rear parking. The Plus Package driver assistance gets the items more lateral chambers and top-view, blind spot monitoring, a warning system change lane, Forward Collision Warning, automatic braking for collision mitigation city speed and speed limit information.
In addition, there are three lines of optional equipment for all but the 2015 BMW 3 Series: 2015 BMW 3 Series Luxury , Sport and M Sport. Each has different wheel design swith run-flat tires either all-season or performance, various combinations of colors and trim and types of upholstery. The Sport Line and M Sport also include M Sport suspension tuning, summer performance tires and sports front seats 10 positions, while the M Sport adds more aerodynamic exterior details a sport steering wheel. The dynamic package promotes the capabilities of the Series 3 ‘with an adaptive suspension and automatic variable ratio steering.
For the 2015 BMW 3 Series, other highlights include options sunroof, eight-way power front seats with driver memory functions, heated front seats, split rear seats fold, the navigation system with iDrive touchpad and a package of lighting headlights adaptive xenon and LED accent lights. For the rest of the range of BMW 3 Series you can add more improved M Sport brakes, an automatic parallel parking, adaptive cruise control, automatic control of beam, side sunshades rear, a concierge-operator live, a dashboard leather upholstery and 16-speaker audio system Harman Kardon updated.
2015 BMW 3 Series Interior
Although the 3 Series cabin has a contemporary feel, BMW has endeavored to ensure that it remains a comfortable and welcoming place. Company classical analog gauges provide a historical link with BMW in previous decades, while thematic lines of optional equipment allows plenty of staff customization. Materials quality is outstanding in everything, and everything is put together with care.
In terms of technology, the basic screen of 6.5 inches is adequate, but you want to get the biggest interface for true luxury electronics optional display. The touchpad on top of the iDrive controller can be used for labor inputs write using your finger. In general, iDrive is fairly easy to use, thanks to simple menus, sharp graphics and faster processing times. But compared to some rival systems, which typically requires a few spins and clicks to get what you want.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series base model manually adjusted front seats are comfortable and supportive, while included in the sports packages are even more. Both offer an impressive amount of adjustment whether manual or power operation is obtained. If the rear seat accommodations are a priority, you will not find a larger rear seat in the car category input and luxury. Space for rear legs is especially generous. Trunk space is above average in the sedan (13 cubic feet), while the carriage offers a maximum capacity of 53 cubic feet with the seats folded. That’s more than the BMW X1 and almost the same as the Audi Allroad.
2015 BMW 3 Series Engine
The 2015 BMW 3 Series sedans offer a choice between rear-wheel drive and xDrive four-wheel drive, while AWD is standard in 3 series cars. A six-speed manual is available in sedan, but the car only comes with an eight-speed automatic transmission (optional on the sedan). Cars-automatic 3-Series equipped with sport or M Sport package have a “sport” version of this transmission with paddle shifters on the steering wheel. Both transmissions come with built-in stop-start that shuts off the engine when the car is stopped in order to save fuel.
The 320i has a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder rated at 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. Given its recorded 7.3 seconds 0-60 mph decent on the track, the EPA fuel economy are impressive 28 mpg combined for a rear-drive sedan with automatic . The duplicate combined endpoint of the EPA in our own route 120 miles Driving mixed assessment. The manual version and xDrive versions are almost as good, combined rating of 27 mpg.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series uses a more powerful version of the 320i engine, capable of 240 horsepower and 255 lb-ft of torque. The EPA estimates an automatic-equipped 328i will achieve 27 mpg in combined driving, an excellent number for this class. With 5.4 seconds to sprint a 328i M Sport to 60 mph their engraved in our own facilities and a remarkable 33 mpg in our 120-mile loop, the 328i offers the best combination of performance and efficiency within the entire range Series 3 .
The 2015 BMW 3 Series (328D) models have a 2.0 turbo diesel four-cylinder rated at 180 hp liters and a robust 280 pounds-feet of torque motor. This engine comes only with the automatic. 328d rear wheel drive sedan is rated at 37 mpg combined, while the 328d xDrive sedan and wagon are both rated at 35 mpg combined. In our assessment loop 120 miles, its got an impressive 34 miles per gallon on a 328d car. Diesel is also quite fast; its registered a 7.2 second 0-60 mph time for the wagon in our testing facilities.
The 2015 BMW 3 Series (335i sedan) features a 3.0-liter six-cylinder turbo rated at 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. With automatic, it’s almost as fuel efficient as the 328i, which has a combined 25 mpg EPA rating. Getting the manual gearbox drops combined rating of 24 mpg. With AWD, you’re looking at 24 combined for automatic and 23 mpg for the manual.
Finally, there is the ActiveHybrid 3, pairs 335i engine with eight-speed automatic, electric motor rear-wheel drive and a pack of lithium ions. This combination provides 335 horsepower and 330 lb-ft of torque. The ActiveHybrid 3 sedan is fast. In our test track, its recorded 5.1 second sprint to 60 mph, but do not expect huge mpg numbers, such as the EPA rates it is only 28 mpg combined. Itse essentially validates the EPA estimate in the loop evaluation, where his earned a little over 29 mpg.
2015 BMW 3 Series Safety
Every 2015 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. The stability control system integrates several features designed to improve braking performance, such as periodically clean the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are in use and automatically snugging pads to the discs when the driver suddenly lifts off the gas. BMW Assist emergency communication is standard and includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and roadside assistance in demand.
Options include parking sensors, rear view camera, Surround and side view cameras, blind spot monitoring, a system of Lane Change Warning, Forward Collision Warning and automatic braking to mitigate frontal collision accident. In braking tests, 328i sedan with summer tires 18 inches stopped from 60 mph in 115 feet, while the 328i M Sport stopped in 109 feet, average distances for a luxury sedan entry level with summer tires. The 320i, in all seasons tires no less, took only 111 meters from the same test, which is excellent. Book ends this group were the 328d xDrive wagon with all-season tires to 126 meters, and the ActiveHybrid 3-106 feet on summer tires.
In government crash tests, the 2015 BMW 3 Series sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for overall frontal protection and five for the total lateral protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the 2015 BMW 3 Series Sedan of the highest possible rating for the test of moderate-overlap frontal offset crash but a second marginal worst in offset frontal crash test small overlap.