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2011 BMW 3-Series Review

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The 2011 BMW 3-Series continues the tradition of excellent handling, brisk performance, and high quality, though its relatively compact size does result in some compromises.

With updated engines and an all-new 335is model, the 2011 BMW 3-Series improves on its formula of luxurious performance.

The 2011 BMW 3-Series is a sporty midsize luxury car available in coupe, sedan, and convertible models. It competes primarily with the Audi A4/A5 family, Infiniti G37, and Mercedes-Benz C-Class, each offering a different take on the concept of a luxury midsize sports vehicle.

The 2011 3-Series goes on sale toward the end of the summer and sits between the 1-Series and 5-Series in BMW's range. The core of the range is built around 328i, 335i, and 335is models, with both rear- and all-wheel-drive models available. It starts at a base price of $33,100 for the sedan.

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
2011 BMW 3-Series 2-Door Coupe 335i RWD

Outstanding driving experience tempered by potentially high repair bills.

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The 335i coupe is a classically styled performance coupe and I love the way it looks and drives. However, at 32,000 miles the electric water pump quit resulting in the engine shutting down to save itself from... + More »
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Saturday, January 9, 2016
2011 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 335d RWD

Best all-around sports sedan I have ever experienced; power, handling, and MPG

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The 3.0L diesel of the 3-series E90 body ending in model year 2011 was an unusual beast. This was only my second BMW, the first being a 1971 BMW 2002, which I loved because of its neutral handling and autobahn... + More »
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Tuesday, October 13, 2015
2011 BMW 3-Series 2-Door Convertible 335i

The perfect car - for me at least

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I absolutely love my 335i Convertible. Great power and handling, love the styling, particularly with top down. It's like a sports car but with more utility. No real problems (but now that it's out of warranty... + More »
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