2001 BMW 3-Series Review

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For everyone who’d hoped BMW would have suddenly gone nuts and had these two 3-Series variations engineered by three drunk Spaniards using a crayon and a cocktail napkin, sorry. For the rest of us, it’s more of the same usual wonderfulness from Bavaria.

The news about BMW’s new 3-Series sport wagon and convertible is how utterly lacking in news they are. They are exactly what they appear to be; the wagon is the 3-Series sedan with some extra cargo room and the convertible is the coupe with less steel and more fabric.

Both the wagon and convertible are 2000 models and in showrooms now. Both are also available only as 323i models with power coming from the 170-horsepower, 2.5-liter, DOHC, 24-valve straight six backed by either a gorgeously precise five-speed manual or nearly-as-luscious five-speed automatic.

The 193-horsepower 2.8-liter version of the engine used in the 328i coupe and sedan is doomed after this model year, and will be replaced by a new 3.0-liter six BMW promises will produce power comparable to the old M3. However, while the 2001 convertible will be available as a 330i, the company has no current plans to offer that engine in the sport wagon. For wagon lovers (whose numbers seem to be growing), that borders on the inexcusable.

The Sport Wagon

From the B-pillar forward, the Sport Wagon is indistinguishable from the 323i sedan, and really why shouldn’t it be? From the B-pillar back, it stretches out a whole 3/10ths of an inch longer than the sedan, though it runs the same 107.3-in wheelbase as all 3-Series. The second seat splits and folds down with three head rests and the center section can be lowered into a cupholder, which is vast by the stingy standards of German cupholders. With the second seat up, there’s 24 cu ft of space in the Sport Wagon’s cargo area, which is more than twice what’s available in a 323i sedan, but nowhere near the vast expanses in wagons like the Volvo V70.

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April 20, 2015
For 2001 BMW 3-Series

It has been a plasure

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We blended from day one, this car has been a real work horse - absolute joy over 300k km and still ready to go further
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April 17, 2015
For 2001 BMW 3-Series

Best and most fun car I have ever owned.

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Leased it new after lease I loved so much I bought it and started Dinan mods. Still love it.
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May 21, 2017
2017 BMW 3-Series 330e iPerformance Plug-In Hybrid

As promised

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Quite a bit of power for an electric, tested the Fusion and it wasn't even close. I can go 2 days using a charge and my last fill-up I was at over 500 miles and still had a quarter of a tank. Very smooth ride... + More »
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January 22, 2017
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 340i RWD

comfortable very fast fun car

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A very fast comfortable car with every electronic convince imaginable. Acceleration from any speed is is about as good as you can get without being an exotic. I loved my 335 but this is much better. My only... + More »
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October 4, 2016
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 328d RWD

BMW 3-Series

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Hi I am from India, In India, the bad road conditions and poor service & maintenance. but still this car doing well
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June 3, 2016
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 328i xDrive AWD SULEV

An extreme pleasure from Start button to Stop button!

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There's nothing this car can't handle from twisty turns in sport mode, to around town driving in comfort mode to economical highway driving in eco-pro mode. Comfortable for 4 adults and plenty of trunck space... + More »
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April 9, 2016
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 340i RWD

The F in the F series is for fun!

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The 340i with the M package is just a joy to drive and provides a lot of value for the money. It is surprisingly quieter than its predecessor, the 335i, and far smoother, it runs smooth like silk. The steering... + More »
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February 13, 2016
For 2016 BMW 3-Series

A car for the positive minded business individuals.

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The vehicle handles well on cross country tours, and very nimble in negotiating the urban jungle freeways and side streets. Comfort and space was not compromised, as the arays of instrumentations both physical... + More »
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December 19, 2015
2016 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 320i xDrive AWD

love it, best car i ever had, best drive

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perfect love driving it............................................
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August 16, 2016
2015 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 335i RWD

BMW 335 Sport hits the mark

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My new BMW 335 with sport package is an exceptional car to drive and travel in.The fuel cost is better than I believed it could be taking in to consideration the torque and power this BMW has.The interior is... + More »
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