The 2018 BMW 3-Series is a compact luxury sedan with room for five. It comes with standard rear-wheel drive and available all-wheel drive. BMW offers gas, diesel, and plug-in hybrid powertrain options and a variety of ways to build one.
You'll notice when shopping BMW that the automaker requires shoppers to choose one of three designs when they craft their build. The Sport Line and Luxury designs are priced identically; the Shadow Sport Edition design adds a modest $1,350 to the price. For our example, we chose the Luxury Design that features chrome design elements.
You’re not done with the basic foundation just yet. BMW also requires customers to choose a trim tier: Base, Convenience, Premium, or Executive. The Convenience Tier adds $1,750, the Premium tier adds $4,650, while the Executive tier adds $7,750.
Here's how we'd build ours:
- Model: 2018 BMW 330i
- Engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged inline four-cylinder
- Output: 248 hp / 258 lb-ft
- Transmission: Eight-speed automatic
- Drivetrain: Rear-wheel drive
- MPG: 24 City / 34 Hwy
- Options: Luxury Design ($0, chrome design elements), Premium Tier ($4,650, head-up display, navigation, advanced real-time traffic information, heated seats), Metallic paint ($550), Driving Assistance Package ($500, lane departure warning, forward collision warning with pedestrian detection), Apple CarPlay Compatibility ($300).
- Base Price: $41,245 (including a $995 destination charge)
- Best Value Price: $47,245