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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.