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2021 BMW 3-Series
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330e Plug-In Hybrid
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $41,930 $44,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330e xDrive Plug-In Hybrid North America N/A N/A $43,790 $46,550
3 Series 330i Sedan 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i Sedan North America 26 36 $38,865 $41,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan North America 25 34 $40,725 $43,250
3 Series M340i Sedan 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i Sedan North America 23 32 $51,370 $54,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
3 Series M340i xDrive Sedan North America 22 31 $53,230 $56,700
M3 Competition Sedan 16 23 $68,205 $72,800
M3 Sedan 16 23 $65,505 $69,900
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Long Range AWD
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
Model 3 Long Range AWD N/A N/A N/A $46,990
Model 3 Performance AWD N/A N/A N/A $54,990
Model 3 Standard Range Plus RWD N/A N/A N/A $37,990
Model 3 Standard Range RWD N/A N/A N/A $35,000
Pricing
Invoice Price
$41,930
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Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$44,550
$46,990
Monthly Payment Estimate
$743 / month
$783 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.7
7.5
TCC’s Bottom Line
The flexible 2021 BMW 3-Series lineup offers something for everyone, so long as they’re not smitten with SUVs. It’s not perfect, but the 2020 Tesla Model 3 has a devoted following and growing list of fans.
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Fuel Economy
City
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Coming Soon Coming Soon
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Compact Cars Midsize Cars
Interior Dimensions
Second Head Room (in)
37.6 37.7
Second Shoulder Room (in)
54.6 54
Front Head Room (in)
38.7 40.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
56 56.3
Passenger Capacity
5 5
Second Leg Room (in)
35.2 35.2
Front Leg Room (in)
42 42.7
Second Hip Room (in)
- 52.4
Passenger Volume (ft³)
- 97
Front Hip Room (in)
- 53.4
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
62.2 62.2
Length, Overall (in)
185.7 184.8
Height, Overall (in)
56.9 56.8
Track Width, Rear (in)
61.8 62.2
Wheelbase (in)
112.2 113.2
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
71.9 72.8
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
13.2 15
Brakes
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-Wheel 4-Wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Brake Type
4-Wheel Disc 4-Wheel Disc
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 13.2
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
- NA
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
- 12.6
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
10.6 -
Steering
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
37.2 38.8
Steering Type
Rack-Pinion Rack-Pinion
Tires
Front Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Spare Tire Size
NA NA
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P225/45HR18 P235/45WR18
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
4039 4031
Wheels
Spare Wheel Size (in)
NA NA
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Spare Wheel Material
NA NA
Front Wheel Size (in)
18 X 7.5 18 X 8.5
Engine
Fuel System
Gasoline Direct Injection -
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
310 -
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0 L/122 -
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
288 @ 3800 -
Engine Type
Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4 Electric
Mileage
EPA MPG Equivalent - Combined
75 121
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
28 -
Estimated Battery Range (mi)
23 353
EPA MPG Equivalent - Hwy
- 116
EPA MPG Equivalent - City
- 124
Transmission
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.67 -
Trans Description Cont.
Automatic w/OD Automatic
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.00 -
First Gear Ratio (:1)
4.71 -
Drivetrain
Rear Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
3.23 9.00
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
2.11 -
Trans Type
8 1
Eighth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.67 -
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.28 -
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.32 -
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
3.14 -
Trans Order Code
2TB NA
Seventh Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 -
Summary
Vehicle Name
BMW 3 Series Tesla Model 3
Body Style
Sedan Sedan
Suspension
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
Strut Double Wishbone
Suspension Type - Rear
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Multi-Link
Suspension Type - Front
Strut Double Wishbone
Crash Test Ratings
Overall Rating
-
Overall Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Driver
-
Frontal Barrier Crash Rating Passenger
-
Overall Side Crash Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating
-
Side Barrier Rating Driver
-
Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat
-
Side Pole Rating Driver Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Front Seat
-
Combined Side Rating Rear Seat
-
Rollover Rating
-
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2021 BMW 3-Series
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  • Lease: From $419 for 36 months
  • Rebate: $1,000 college graduate
  • Financing: From 0.9% APR for 60 months
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