The 2018 BMW 3 Series, now available in Vancouver at Brian Jessel BMW, is the most varied model lineup available on the market. Since 1975, BMW's 3 Series has represented the ultimate incarnation of the sport sedan. Successor to the legendary 02 series, its trademarks over the course of its six generations have remained dynamic design and breathtaking performance. As you can see from its present lineup, it covers a comprehensive range of consumer needs and tastes.
For 2018, the 3 Series from BMW retains immediately recognizable visual traits like the long hood, short cantilever beams, long wheelbase and recessed cabin. Under the hood a number of engine choices are available, ranging from a 180-hp 4-cylinder and a 2.0L 4-cylinder turbo delivering 280 lb-ft of torque, to diesel versions and a 3.0L 6-cylinder generating a formidable 330 lb-ft of torque at just 1,380 RPM - good for some pretty exhilarating starts! Best of all, the majority of the 3 Series models come with the xDrive all-wheel drive system, a perfect piece of equipment for handling our Canadian winters! See the BMW 3 Series 340i Sedan, BMW 3 Series 340i xDrive Sedan, BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive Sedan and BMW 3 Series 328d xDrive Sedan.
BMW 3 Series Touring
Don't forget the several versions of the elegant yet highly practical BMW 3 Series Touring wagon. It retains all the best qualities of the sedan and adds massive cargo capacity. The 40/20/40 split rear bench can be folded down for improved versatility, whether you need to welcome passengers or fit large amounts of luggage of outsized items. No problem putting in skis or a snowboard, even with four passengers aboard. What's more, the BMW 3 Series Touring wagon is the only one in its class to feature a rear window that opens independently of the hatch. Both gasoline and diesel engines feature on the menu for its powertrain. See the BMW 330i xDrive Touring and the BMW 328d xDrive Touring.
BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo
If you don't want to go the wagon route but do like the idea of a hatch, the 3 Series Gran Turismo is for you. Equipped with either a 4- or 6-cylinder engine with xDrive all-wheel drive, the Gran Turismo features a hatch for easy loading of large items or several pieces of luggage. Not only is it highly practical, the Gran Turismo can eat up the miles while keeping you in full comfort and luxury! The fuel efficiency of the powertrain is further enhanced by the active rear spoiler that maximizes aerodynamics and road grip. See the BMW 3 Series 330i xDrive Gran Turismo and the BMW 3 Series340i xDrive Gran Turismo.
Then there's the alpha. The BMW M3. This beast uses a 3.0L, 6-cylinder M TwinPower turbo engine; its 406 lb-ft of torque allows the car to accelerate from 0-100 km/h in just 4.3 seconds. Prepare to get squeezed into your (very comfortable) seat! Even as it tears the hide off the asphalt, the M3 sports a relatively simple, elegant exterior look, which somehow manages to integrate quantity of elements that maximize the car's aerodynamic performance.
All models of the Series 3 coddle their owners with premium finishes, materials and accents. Come in to Brian Jessel BMW in Vancouver for a road test of the 2018 BMW 3 Series model that interests you, and see for yourself! See the BMW M3.