2011 BMW 3-Series Review

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Nelson Ireson Nelson Ireson Senior Editor

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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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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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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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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September 10, 2015
2011 BMW 3-Series Base

Great looks poor overall performance in the 318i Petrol version expensive for what you get.

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My 318i Petrol model limited edition looks great. Build quality I can not fault, it has all the M5 gear stick and wheels (Sheep in wolves clothing though). However disapointed with overall performance / output... + More »
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September 3, 2015
2011 BMW 3-Series 2-Door Convertible 335is

Amazing style and performance value

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I bought a low miles used 2011 BMW 335is hard top convertible and I absolutely love it. The 335is is relatively rare, so you don't see them all over, the convertible is a terrific feature for where I live in... + More »
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April 28, 2015
2011 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sedan 328i RWD

Great performance, styling, quality build, and holds its value.

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Performance is excellent interms of handling, acceleration, and braking. Interior is a bit snug for tall people. 2014 feels more comfortable in terms of roominess and leg room. Run flat tires are expensive and... + More »
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April 24, 2015
2011 BMW 3-Series 4-Door Sports Wagon 328i RWD

2011 BMW M Sport Wagon 6 Speed

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It's a sports car in a wagon's body. Great handling and gas mileage, terrific steering feel, a practical hauler, reiiable, all in great style.
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April 17, 2015
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This 335d is a performance steath vehicle and handles supubly with the sports suspension.

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This 335d is a performance steath vehicle and handles supubly with the sports suspension.
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April 16, 2015
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Great look but not much value for your buck.

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For looks this is a very nice car. As for the rest the radio and other accessories are relatively standard. Not what you would expect. DDo not have this car on my top five list for the next lease or purchase. + More »
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