2011 BMW 3 Series

  • Type: Sedan
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2011 BMW 3 Series Ratings


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 2011

All J.D. Power rankings are powered by VIN verified vehicle owners. See ratings methodology.
Compact Premium Car
#6 BMW 3 Series

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Owners Like

Measured owner satisfaction with 2011 BMW 3 Series after 90-days of ownership.
  • Vehicle's handling on curves
  • Sound of the engine/exhaust
  • Quietness of the vehicle interior

Owners Don't Like

The problems experienced by owners of the 2011 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

17 - 23


25 - 36


230 - 335


6 speed, Automatic, 6 speed, Manual


Diesel I6, Gas I6


All Wheel Drive, Rear Wheel Drive

Available Trims

2011 BMW 3 Series Review

This is a sedan that pairs a harmonious blend of unexpected luxury with unrivaled brute performance. A blinding flash of precision M engineering: the BMW M3 Sedan. Step inside and prepare for takeoff. A first class cabin on four wheels with luxurious features and comfort. With a power output of 825 watts the Enhanced Audio System is the most powerful sound system ever offered in a BMW. This Formula 1 inspired power plant is a driving enthusiast's dream. An M3 first this powerful 4.0 liter V-8 engine delivers a dynamic 414 horsepower output. Our optional onboard navigation system controlled via iDrive uses GPS satellites a DVD map and where available Real Time Traffic Information to guide you to your destination. Enjoy added safety security and convenience with BMW Assist services. If you're in an accident need roadside assistance or have a customer service question BMW Assist is ready to help you. The 2011 BMW M3 Sedan a shift in the ultimate driving paradigm.

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