The 2017 BMW 3-Series Sedan is a car that most of us are familiar with. With prices ranging from RM208, 800 to RM730, 800, this compact luxury model competes in one of the most popular segments in Malaysia that is occupied by the likes of Mercedes-Benz C-Class, Audi A4, Lexus IS, Infiniti Q50 and Volvo V60. There are several variants with different powertrains and trim levels to choose from.
All 2017 BMW 3 Series variants are equipped with turbocharged engines, and a ZF sourced eight-speed automatic transmission, except for the range topping M3 sedan, that benefits from M Division's twin clutch sports transmission. Here’s a breakdown of the performance figures:
318i: The 318i is powered by a 1.5-litre mill that develops 136hp at 4,500rpm and 220Nm of torque from 1,250rpm to 4,300rpm. 0-100km/h time comes in 8.9 seconds and tops off at 210km/h. This entry level sedan consumes 5.1-litres of fuel per 100km and CO2 emission is 119g/km.
320i: Powering the two 320i variants is a 2.0-litre petrol engine that churns out 184hp at 5,000rpm and 290Nm of torque from 1,350rpm to 4,250rpm. The century sprint and top speed of this model is rated at 7.2 seconds and 235km/h respectively. The 320i is capable of returning a fuel consumption figure of 5.8-litres per 100km.
330e: The 330e takes the 184hp / 290Nm 2.0-litre four-pot from the 320i and boosts it with electrification to generate a net system output of 252hp and 420Nm. Accelerating from 0 to 100 km/h in 6.1 seconds and capable of maxing out at 225 km/h, the 330e is perhaps most noteworthy for its 37km all-electric cruising range and rated fuel consumption of 2.1 litres/100km.
330i: Powering the 330i is the same 2.0-litre turbo four-pot found in the 320i, but with a boost in power. It boasts 252hp and a peak torque of 350Nm. The 330i is able to scoot from a standstill to 100km/h in 5.8 seconds with a top speed of 250km/h. Fuel economy and CO2 emission figures are 6.1-litre per 100km and 143g/km respectively.
M3: The M3 Sedan is powered by a force fed inline-six cylinder mill that outputs 431hp between 5,500 and 7,300 rpm and 550Nm of torque, which arrives at a low 1,850 rpm. This high-powered sports sedan hits 100km/h in just a little over four seconds, while top speed is electronically capped at 250km/h.
As you would expect all 3 Series models come packed with a long list toys and features. Some of the highlights standard across the range include automatic start/stop function, premium leather upholstery, cruise control with braking function, front and rear Park Distance Control, rain sensing wipers, auto on/off xenon headlights, powered front seats, push start ignition and many more.
Learn more about the 2016 BMW 3 Series Sedan here:
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- Review: BMW 330i M Sport (F30) – The Best Raises its Game
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Body Type Sedan
Class Compact Luxury
Engine Capacity 1499 cc - 1998 cc
Fuel Type Petrol, Petrol Hybrid
Seat Capacity 5