2018 BMW 3-Series: The Luxury Small Car That Is Still The Standard

October 16th, 2017 by

2018 BMW 3-Series

Since its debut in 1975, the BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark for all other sports sedans. Over the years, the 3 Series has steadily evolved into more advanced versions of the Ultimate Driving Machine. The 2018 BMW 3 Series represents the eighth year of the sixth-generation model of this outstanding luxury small car.

What’s New On The 2018 BMW 3 Series

For the 2018 model year, the BMW 3 Series has LED headlights, LED fog lights, and iDrive 6.0 as standard features across the board. The optional M Sport Package is now available with 19” wheels and a new aluminum dark carbon trim with pearl gloss chrome highlight.

New optional items added include a Shadow Sport special edition package, 18” bi-color jet black wheels, kidney grille frame in high-gloss black, LED headlights with black insert and darker taillights, aluminum dark carbon trim with pearl gloss chrome highlights, a new sport leather steering wheel, Sunset Orange metallic paint, and Cognac Brown Dakota leather.

Many 3 Series Models To Choose From

The 2018 BMW 3 Series gives you a truly spectacular variety of models to choose from. For every taste, there is a 3 Series. Here’s a quick overview:

Body Styles: 4-Door Sedan, 5-Door Wagon, 5-Door Hatchback

Engines: 4- & 6-Cylinder Gasoline, 4-Cylinder Diesel, Plug-In Hybrid

Transmissions: Six-Speed Manual, Eight-Speed Automatic, Seven-speed DCT

Drive Systems: Rear-Wheel Drive, All-Wheel Drive

The various 2018 BMW 3 Series models can be identified by their engines. Body style availability varies by model. They are:

320i: 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline, 180 horsepower

330i: 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline, 248 horsepower

330e (plug-in hybrid): 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged gasoline plus electric motor, 248 total horsepower

340i: 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged gasoline, 320 horsepower

328d: 2.0L four-cylinder turbocharged diesel, 180 horsepower

M3: 3.0L six-cylinder turbocharged gasoline, 425 to 444 horsepower

EPA-estimated fuel economy for the 2018 BMW 3 Series is 17 to 31 MPG City and 24 to 43 MPG Highway, based on the engine, transmission, and drive system selected.*

Extensive Standard And Optional Equipment On BMW 3 Series

The base model 2018 BMW 320i includes the following standard equipment: 17” alloy wheels, dynamic cruise control, SensaTec upholstery, ambient lighting, LED fog lights, Servotronic adaptive steering, and BMW Connected Drive services.

For more luxury, choose the Premium package, with heated front seats, navigation, head-up display, and real-time traffic information The Executive package adds digital instrument cluster, Dakota leather, adaptive full LED lights, automatic high beams, a surround view camera system, and self-parking. There are many more options to let you customize your 2018 BMW 3 Series to your precise preferences.

Superlative Safety Systems Throughout

The 2018 BMW 3 Series has received NHTSA’s highest five-star rating for its overall safety rating. The BMW 3 Series is considered a 2017 Top Safety Pick+ from the IIHS, its highest honor. The 3 Series offers its occupants a total of eight airbags to protect them from a wide variety of impacts.

The BMW 3 Series received the highest score of Good in all crash tests, and it got a score of Advanced for its front crash prevention, when equipped with the available Frontal Collision with City Collision Mitigation. Blind spot warning, front and rear parking sensors, and adaptive cruise control are also BMW 3 Series options.

The 2018 BMW 3 Series Is Solid, Safe, And Luxurious

For over 40 years, the BMW 3 Series has been the yardstick by which luxury small cars are judged. Come to BMW of San Francisco for an extensive selection of the 2018 BMW 3 Series. Contact us for a thoroughly satisfying test drive.

*All vehicle mileage based on 2018 EPA mileage estimates. Use for comparison purposes only. Do not compare to models before 2008. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on how you drive and maintain your vehicle.

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