The 2022 BMW 3-Series enters the new model year with no major changes. For decades, the 3-Series has been one of the more well-rounded compact sedans in the class. Managing to deliver serious performance, while remaining comfortable and high-tech. Even without changes, the 3-Series continues to be a seriously good option for a small luxury car.
2022 BMW 3-Series
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2022 BMW 3-Series Overview
Choosing Your BMW 3-Series
The 3-Series is available in three trims: 330i, 330e, and M340i
Pricing ranges from $42,445 with destination for the 330i up to $55,695 for the M340i. As a plug-in hybrid, the 330e is eligible for up to a $5,836 federal EV tax credit as well as state & local PHEV rebates.
Power for the 330i comes from a turbocharged four-cylinder with the M340i coming with a turbocharged six-cylinder. The plug-in hybrid 330e has a turbo-four engine and a 12-kWh battery pack.
All three engines come with an eight-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive is standard, with all-wheel drive being optional for an additional $2,000.
The EPA has not come out with official fuel economy figures for the 330e or M340i trims. Last year, the plug-in hybrid 330e was able to travel up to 23 miles on electricity with rear-wheel drive and had a MPGe combined rating of 75 with rear-wheel drive and 67 MPGe with all-wheel drive. The previous year’s M340i trim could get up to 26 mpg combined.
|Engine Type||Horsepower||Torque||Fuel Economy (City/Highway/Combined)|
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder||255 hp||294 lb-ft|
30 mpg RWD
28 mpg AWD
|2.0L Turbo 4-Cylinder Plug-In Hybrid||288 hp||310 lb-ft||N/A|
|3.0L Turbo 6-Cylinder||382 hp||368 lb-ft||N/A|
Passenger and Cargo Capacity
The 3-Series has seating for up to five people. On the cargo front, the compact sedan offers up to 13 cubic feet of cargo space. That figure expands to 13.2 cubic feet in the 330e.
BMW doesn’t offer much in the way of standard safety features. The 3-Series comes standard with forward-collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and automatic high beams.
The $700 Driving Assistance Package is offered on all three trims. It adds parking sensors, lane departure warning, rear cross-traffic alert, and blind-spot monitoring. With the package ticked, the M40i is also available with the $1,700 Driving Assistance Professional Package that includes adaptive cruise control, BMW’s Extended Traffic Jam Assistant system, and BMW’s Active Driving Assistant Pro. A head-up display is available with the M340i as part of the $1,600 Premium Package.
Every 3-Series comes with an 8.8-inch touchscreen that can also be controlled via a touchpad controller. Other standard tech features include Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth, navigation, 10 audio speakers, an HD radio, two USB ports, an 8.8-inch instrument cluster, and satellite radio.
The M340i trim features a standard 10.25-inch touchscreen and a 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster. These features are available on the 330i for $750 as part of the Live Cockpit Pro package.
Gesture control and keyless entry are available on the 330i as part of the Premium 2 package that costs $1,400. The Premium Package on the 330i adds a head-up display, gesture control, and keyless entry for $2,250. While the M340i is also available with a Premium Package, it costs $1,600 and comes with gesture control and a head-up display.
BMW offers the entry-level 330i with an attractive list of standard features. The sedan comes with tri-zone automatic climate control, synthetic leather upholstery, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, a moonroof, 18-inch alloy wheels, LED headlights, wood or aluminum interior trim, and rain-sensing windshield wipers.
There are three major packages for the 330i. The Convenience package costs $650 and comes with lumbar support and keyless entry. The Premium 2 package adds heated front seats, keyless entry, a heated steering wheel, and lumbar support. The package is priced at $1,400 and can be equipped with heated rear seats for an extra $350. The Dynamic Handling Package brings M Sport brakes, 19-inch wheels, an M Sport Differential, and adaptive suspension for $2,450.
There are a variety of other features that include parking sensors ($200), remote start ($300), a heated steering wheel ($190), a power trunk lid ($250), heated front seats ($500), adaptive LED headlights with Laserlight ($1,000), and adaptive M suspension ($700).
Beyond coming with a plug-in hybrid powertrain, the 330e shares a lot of the same features as the 330i trim.
The Convenience package is the same as the 330i trim. The Premium package costs $2,250 and brings heated front seats, a head-up display, keyless entry, lumbar support, a heated steering wheel, and gesture control. Heated rear seats can be bundled with the package for $350. The Dynamic Handling Package is priced at $1,400 and comes with 19-inch wheels, M Sport brakes, adaptive suspension, and variable sport steering.
The 330e is available with a lot of the same optional features as the 330i.
In addition to the turbocharged six-cylinder engine, the M340i comes standard with upgraded driving modes, an M Sport differential, M Sport brakes, variable sport steering, an M Sport suspension, an M Sport steering wheel, adaptive headlights, keyless entry, special 18-inch wheels, a body kit, and satellite radio as standard. Other standard features include ambient lighting, a hands-free trunk, and leatherette upholstery on the dash.
The Premium Package costs $1,600 and includes heated front seats, gesture control, a head-up display, and a heated steering wheel. Heated rear seats are an additional $350. The Cooling and High Performance Tire Package is unique to the M340i. It includes 19-inch wheels, upgraded brakes, and improved cooling.
The M340i has a lot of the same optional features as lower trims, but can be fitted with a Harman Kardon audio system for $875.
The 330i trim is a good starting point for the 2022 BMW 3-Series. The Premium 2 and Driving Assistance Package are must-haves, while the Live Cockpit Pro package is a worthy upgrade. The result is a feature-packed sedan that’s enjoyable to drive.
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