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    2017 BMW 3 Series

    Sporty and refined, the 2017 BMW 3 series is one of the most fun compact luxury sedans on the market. With any of the 3 series models, buyers can count on crisp handling, smooth acceleration, an immaculate interior and plenty of high-tech features. New for 2017, the midlevel trims get a more powerful four-cylinder engine. Also, various trim levels got nice technology upgrades. Available in either sedan or wagon body styles and with a range of trim levels, there's truly something here for everyone. Thinking of visiting your BMW dealership for a test drive? If so, read on for important information about the 2017 BMW 3 Series and its top options.

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    What's new about the 2017 BMW 3 Series?

    The 2017 BMW 3 Series gets some upgrades for the new model year. First of all, the midlevel trims now get a four-cylinder engine. Next, the 340i trims now get the M Sport options package included. The iDrive infotainment system was upgraded across all trims, and wireless charging and Apple CarPlay integration are now optional for all trim levels.

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    What are the 2017 BMW 3 Series trims?

    The new BMW 3 series is available in five trims -- the 320i, 328d, 330i, 330e and 340i. Each trim level has seating for five people and features standard rear-wheel drive.

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    Which features are included in the 320i?

    The 2017 BMW 320i features 17-inch wheels, push-button start, dual-zone automatic climate control, remote door locks, premium vinyl upholstery, Bluetooth connectivity, a 6.5-inch display, a nine-speaker audio system and more.

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    Which features are included in the 330i?

    The 330i builds on the 320i's features while adding sporty front seats with power adjustments, paddle shifters, driver seat memory functions, power-folding and heated side mirrors, split-folding rear seats and auto-dimming mirrors.

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    Which features are included on the 328d and 330e?

    These trims get different engines, but they're equipped with the same features. Additional perks on the 328d and 330e include a panoramic sunroof, power liftgate, roof rails and an eight-speed automatic transmission.

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    Which features are on the 340i trim?

    The 340i is the pinnacle of the 2017 BMW 3 Series. It gets LED headlights, a sunroof, a 16-speaker premium sound system, keyless ignition and entry and the contents of the optional Premium and M Sport packages.

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    What are the optional packages for the 3 Series?

    The new 3 Series has several optional packages. The Premium and Technology packages add on several high-tech comfort and convenience features, while the Driver Assistance packages add the lastest safety features. The Track Handling package is tailored toward drivers who crave performance.

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    What are the engine options?

    The 320i gets a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that pumps out 180 horsepower and 200 pound-feet of torque. The 330i gets a similar four-cylinder engine that generates 248 horsepower and 258 pound-feet of torque. The 328d gets a diesel four-cylinder that makes 180 horsepower, while the 330e uses a combination of a four-cylinder with an electric motor to get 248 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The 340i gets a turbocharged 3.0-liter six-cylinder engine for a whopping 320 horsepower and 330 pound-feet of torque.