2009 BMW 3 Series

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2009 BMW 3 Series Ratings
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Consumer Rating

The J.D. Power 100-Point Score is based on hundreds of thousands of independent and unbiased opinions of verified car owners.
J.D. Power
Out of 100

Quality & Reliability

Measures the level of defects, malfunctions, and design flaws experienced by vehicle owners. Covers the entire vehicle from engine to infotainment system. A higher rating means fewer problems.

Driving Experience

Owners' evaluation of the vehicle's design, performance, comfort, functionality, safety, and technology, comprise this rating. Newer and recently-redesigned vehicles tend to score better.


J.D. Power's forecast of depreciation (how much of its current value the vehicle will likely lose) over the next three years. Lower depreciation equals a higher rating.

Dealership Experience

Not Rated
Owners' experience with this brand's dealerships during the purchase and service process make up this rating. Key factors include customer service, dealership facilities, and the quality of work.

Best Compact Premium Car of 2009

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2009 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Quality of the interior materials

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2009 BMW 3 Series during the first 90-days of ownership.
  • Amount of trunk/hatch space
  • Comfort of the 2nd row seats
  • The vehicle's audio system

Performance Specs

MPG City

16 - 23


25 - 36


230 - 300


6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Diesel I6, Gas I6


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2009 BMW 3 Series Review

The new 2009 3 Series Sedan. Our most advanced 3 Series yet! The new 328i features BMW’s smooth 3 liter inline 6 cylinder engine while the tremendous power of the 300 horses and 330 foot pound of torque in the 3355i’s 3 liter inline 6 cylinder engine offers undeniable adrenaline. The optional 6-speed STEPTRONIC transmission comes with three modes of driving allowing drivers to enjoy the benefit of a smooth automatic Drive mode with the flexibility of Sport or Manual modes. Designed as a driver’s car the 3 Series new refinements are more stylish and ergonomic than ever. New Dakota leather newly designed interior controls and advances technological features surround you. All of the information entertainment navigation and comfort features of the sedan are available through the optional redesigned BMW iDrive System. Our most intuitive entertainment and navigation system yet. The all-new 3 Series Sedan. When you leave everyone behind they’ll have something to look at.

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