The BMW 3 Series expands its performance envelope in 2020 with a new trim level. It delivers a significant increase in power and a major advance in handling. The 3 Series also continues as a leader in the comfort and technology departments.
The 2020 BMW 3 Series is a compact luxury sport sedan that seats five people. It’s available in 330i or new M340i trims. A turbocharged four-cylinder engine is standard with an eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive. BMW supplies powertrain options including a turbocharged six-cylinder engine and all-wheel drive.
The 2020 3 Series carries over unchanged from 2019 except for its new trim level.
Alternatives to the 3 Series include the Alfa Romeo Giulia, Audi A4, Genesis G70 and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
The 3 Series is designed for enthusiasts. Its look includes a long hood with the cabin pushed toward the rear, as seen on many classic sports cars. The 3 Series also brings an athletic appearance for BMW’s signature dual-port grille. The so-called “kidney” openings are low, wide and positioned over a sculpted front bumper.
The 3 Series comes standard with LED headlights, LED daytime running lights, a power moonroof, heated power-folding mirrors and 18-inch aluminum-alloy wheels. Available features include adaptive LED headlights, cornering lights, a hands-free trunk, an aerodynamic body kit, a rear spoiler and 19-inch aluminum-alloy wheels.
The 3 Series’ dashboard looks futuristic and asymmetric almost as if it was lifted from a higher civilization’s spaceship. The dash combines form and function by orienting the center controls toward the driver’s seat. There are 40/20/40-split-folding seats in the back and a load-through space into the trunk. Cargo space is 17 cubic feet of space but increases to 53.3 cubic feet when the seats are folded. Of special note is 4.4 inches of extra cargo width, which makes loading and unloading easier.
BMW provides standard features including synthetic leather upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front sport seats, tri-zone automatic climate control, cruise control, a tilt-and-telescoping steering column and a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel. Options for the 3 Series include leather upholstery, heated 14-way power-adjustable front seats, heated rear seats and a heated steering wheel.
The BMW 330i is equipped with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. A turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine is standard in the M340i trim. This engine features an inline layout and output ratings of 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. An eight-speed automatic transmission and rear-wheel drive are standard with both engines. Additionally, BMW offers its xDrive all-wheel-drive technology as an option with both engines.
The EPA rates the 3 Series with a standard powertrain at 26/36 mpg city/highway.
The 2020 3 Series boasts sharp handling and responsive acceleration. BMW’s available upgrades can fine-tune things even further. Highlights include a dedicated track-handling package for the 330i and an M-tuned adaptive sport suspension for the M340i.
The standard infotainment system for the 3 Series bundles an 8.8-inch display, a console-mounted controller, Bluetooth, HD Radio, USB connectivity and a 10-speaker audio system. Technology options include a 12.3-inch digital instrument panel, head-up display, wireless charging, a 10.25-inch touchscreen, handsfree gesture control, a navigation system, mobile Wi-Fi, a one-year trial for Apple CarPlay, satellite radio, 16-speaker Harman Kardon sound system and access to a voice-activated “personal assistant” that is similar to BMW’s Alexa.
Standard driver-assistance technologies include automatic forward emergency braking, forward collision warning, lane departure warning and a rearview camera. Options include adaptive cruise control, automatic high beams, automatic parking assistance, blind-spot monitoring, lane-centering assistance, lane-keeping assistance, pedestrian detection, rear cross-traffic alert, a surround-view camera system, front and rear parking sensors and steering support to help make swift lane changes in certain emergency situations.
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2020 BMW 3 Series Deals on CARFAX
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2020 BMW 3 Series Pricing
The Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) is the "sticker price" for this vehicle, including optional equipment, when it was new.
The price range for the 2020 BMW 3 Series is $33,477 - $47,615.
The average selling price is $40,763.
The data below is updated daily, based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
Price range and average selling price are based on the median selling price while CARFAX Value is a VIN-specific value based on the vehicle's history.
$40,750 - $56,000
This is the price range for the 2020 BMW 3 Series based on used car inventory for sale on CARFAX.
$33,477 - $47,615
Average Selling Price
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