New and Used 3 Series Prices, BMW 3 Series Model Years and History

BMW 3 Series Models

2021 BMW 3 Series trims

2021 3 Series

The 2021 BMW 3 Series gives you customizable options such as engine size and more to ensure you are receiving the top features you need.

2020 BMW 3 Series trims

2020 3 Series

The automaker ticked off all the boxes to bring the 2020 BMW 3 Series to the forefront with an upscale cabin and agile handling.

2019 BMW 3 Series trims

2019 3 Series

The 2019 BMW 3 Series is a vehicle that is customizable to the customer in engine capabilities, interior designs, and even safety features.

2018 BMW 3 Series trims

2018 3 Series

The 3 Series by BMW continues to impress in the 2018 model by delivering a feature-rich, entry-level luxury compact sedan.

2017 BMW 3 Series trims

2017 3 Series

The iconic 3 Series by BMW has a vested tradition in excellence, and remains a best-selling midsize luxury sedan for a long list of reasons.

2016 BMW 3 Series trims

2016 3 Series

BMW’s popular 3 Series Gran Turismo brings the fan demanded hatchback style into the carmaker’s best-selling series of vehicles.

2015 BMW 3 Series trims

2015 3 Series

Luxurious interior comfort, a superb driving experience and plenty of sporty add-ons put the BMW 3 Series a step ahead of many other luxury sedans.

2014 BMW 3 Series trims

2014 3 Series

One of the most popular vehicles on the road today, the 2014 BMW 3 Series offers a unique blend of luxury, performance, and utility.

2013 BMW 3 Series trims

2013 3 Series

Now available in an all-new wagon trim, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is a compact entry-level luxury vehicle offered in sedan, coupe, and convertible (hardtop) trim levels.

2012 BMW 3 Series trims

2012 3 Series

One of the most popular entry-level luxury vehicles on the road today, the 2012 BMW 3 Series continues the tradition of a variety of premium vehicle trims.

2011 BMW 3 Series trims

2011 3 Series

The 2011 BMW 3-series sport sedan is all new inside and out this year and is also available in coupe, convertible and wagon body styles with even better benchmark BMW performance and handling.

2010 BMW 3 Series trims

2010 3 Series

The 2010 BMW 3-Series is an entry-level luxury sporty compact car that is offered as a coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon all of which offer trademark great BMW handling.

2009 BMW 3 Series trims

2009 3 Series

As a luxury coupe, convertible, sedan and wagon, the BMW 3 Series is known for being best of class for quality, styling and performance, thus America's best-selling luxury car.

2008 BMW 3 Series trims

2008 3 Series

The very definition of the luxury sports car, the 2008 BMW 3-series is available in coupe, sedan, and convertible trims; not to mention the ultimate driving machine, the M3.

2007 BMW 3 Series trims

2007 3 Series

The 2007 BMW 3-Series is a luxury sports car available as a coupe, sedan, wagon, or convertible, and with a base 3.0L or the new twin-turbocharged 300 hp 3.0L engine.

2006 BMW 3 Series trims

2006 3 Series

A luxury sports car available as a sedan, convertible, or wagon, the 2006 BMW 3-Series has been updated inside, outside, and under the hood.

2005 BMW 3 Series trims

2005 3 Series

An entry-level luxury sports car, the 2005 BMW 3-series is the smallest member of the BMW lineup and is available as a two-door convertible, four-door sedan, or a sports wagon.

2004 BMW 3 Series trims

2004 3 Series

An entry-level luxury compact sports car, the 2004 BMW 3-Series is available as a coupe, convertible, sedan or wagon with a range in power from 184 hp up to the 333 hp M3.

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About 3 Series

Considered a benchmark premium entry-level sedan, the BMW 3 Series entered the United States market in the 1970s but reached its zenith in the 1990s. For the 1998 model year, the BMW 3 Series was popularly offered as a coupe, sedan and convertible. From 1995 to 1999, the BMW 3 Series was also available in an affordably priced three-door hatchback called the 318ti.


Three engine choices existed for the BMW 3 Series not including the high-performance M3 model. A fourth-generation BMW 3 Series (known by some as the E46) debuted in 1998 beginning with a restyled sedan. Following the departure of the 318ti hatchback, the BMW 323i Wagon was added to the North American line-up in 2000. Exclusively rear-wheel drive until 2001, the BMW 3 Series would offer optional xDrive all-wheel drive onward. Handling and comfort technology grew considerably more advanced during the fourth generation E46 and for the fifth-generation E90 BMW 3 Series.



Introduced for the 2006 model year, the fifth-generation BMW 3 Series offered push-button ignition, run-flat tires and added the iDrive controlled navigation system. On the performance side, a 2007 BMW M3 model powered by its first production V-8 engine provided a throaty 414 horsepower. From 2009 to 2011, a 265-horsepower 3-liter diesel engine 3 Series was available delivering 23 miles per gallon city and 36 miles per gallon highway fuel economy. The latest generation BMW 3 Series debuted in 2012. For 2014, BMW has decided to reclassify the vehicles in their line-up. The BMW 3 Series will continue to exist as a four-door sedan while the coupe becomes the 4 Series.