Buyer’s Guide: 2016 BMW 3 Series Lineup

May 9th, 2016 by

BMW 3SeriesSporting luxury infused with technology, versatility and safety, the 2016 BMW 3 Series lineup is our purest reflection of heritage and innovation. From the engaging 3 Series sedan to the versatile 3 Series Sports Wagon and commodious 3 Series Gran Turismo (GT), there’s a perfect 3’er for every need. Take advantage of four years (or 50,000 miles) of free scheduled maintenance plus many wear-and-tear items (such as brake pads and rotors, wiper inserts, and more) on every 2016 BMW model. Simply put, Schomp BMW in Highlands Ranch, CO makes locating the ideal 3-Series for your lifestyle quick, easy, and hassle-free.

Take a look below at how each model conquers Colorado’s mountain roads, foothill switchbacks, and Douglas County traffic with equal confidence.

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2016 BMW 320i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $35,150*

Featuring a free-revving 180 HP turbocharged engine, innovative eight-speed automatic transmission and xDrive all-wheel drive, the 35-highway-MPG 2016 BMW 320i xDrive is the ultimate in efficient dynamics. Plenty of standard features keep occupants engaged, while reengineered chassis, suspension and steering systems keep this year’s models glued to Colorado roads more effectively than ever before.

* 180-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine
* xDrive full-time all-wheel drive
* Eight-speed automatic transmission
* 0-60 MPH in 7.1 seconds
* 23/35 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard automatic headlamps, LED running lights and taillamps, rain-sensing wipers, and dual-zone automatic climate control

2016 BMW 328i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $40,350*

Adding to the economically-engaging 320, the robust BMW 328i xDrive fronts 240 HP and higher levels of standard equipment. Strengthened engine internals, a larger twin-scroll turbocharger, and other enhancements foster the bump in power, while standard sport seats and steering wheel, a black headliner, and sporty trim accents hint at the capability within. The 328 encapsulates the perfect blend of power, equipment, and capability for Colorado’s varying landscape.

* 240-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine
* Standard sport seats and steering wheel, black headliner, and sporty trim accents
* Standard power front seats with memory, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat
* 0-60 MPH in 5.7 seconds
* 22/34 city/highway MPG rating**
* Available 2016 BMW 328d (diesel) xDrive model
* 180-HP turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine
* 0-60 MPH in 7.3 seconds
* 30/40 city/highway MPG rating**
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2016 BMW 330e Plug-In Hybrid – Starting MSRP: $43,700*

Innovation meets economy with the 2016 BMW 330e plug-in hybrid sedan. Traditional BMW performance is efficiently maintained courtesy of a 180-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine and a 76-HP electric motor. Together, they make 247 HP – enough to scoot the 330e from 0-60 MPH in just 5.9 seconds. Factor in the plausibility of electric-only (EV) operation for several miles, plus a 10.8-gallon fuel tank, and you have enough versatility for your daily commute and long Rocky Mountain road trips alike.

* 247-HP (combined) twin- twin-scroll-turbocharged four cylinder and electric motor
* Comparable standard equipment to the 2016 328i sedan
* 0-60 MPH in 5.9 seconds
* EV mode up to 49 MPH
* Maintains near-50/50 weight distribution

2016 BMW 340i xDrive – Starting MSRP: $47,800*

Raw power meets all-season versatility with the new 2016 BMW 340i xDrive. 320 horsepower is channeled through all four wheels by either an eight-speed sport automatic transmission or a traditional six-speed manual. Twin-power turbocharging and direct fuel injection lend to class-leading MPG numbers; unparalleled, in fact, for this level of output. Factor in a menacing six-cylinder sound, available track handling package, and plenty of standard features, and the 340 becomes as much of a canyon-carving weapon as a Denver traffic negotiator.

* 320-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged I-6
* +1.1 inch (front) and +1.2 inch (rear) brake rotor diameter (versus 320, 328, 330e)
* 0-60 MPH in 4.6 seconds
* 22/33 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard LED headlamps and indicators, power moonroof, Harman/Kardon premium sound system, 18-inch wheels, and more.

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2016 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon – Starting MSRP: $42,650*

Thoughtful details abound in the 2016 BMW 328i xDrive Sports Wagon. A standard panoramic moonroof, cargo area divider, tie-down hooks, and more lend to family- and pet-friendly versatility. With virtually no sacrifice in performance or efficiency, it’s the perfect way to maximize your Colorado lifestyle while minimizing your footprint; especially the 328d xDrive diesel wagon. For a true “sleeper,” try the 328i xDrive Touring with track handling package – it’s the ultimate in versatile, road devouring high country fun.

* 240-HP twin-scroll-turbocharged four-cylinder engine
* Standard sport seats and steering wheel, black headliner, and sporty trim accents
* Standard power front seats with memory, panoramic moonroof, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, cargo divider/management system
* 0-60 MPH in 6.0 seconds
* 22/34 city/highway MPG rating**
* Available 2016 BMW 328d (diesel) xDrive model
* 180-HP turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine
* 0-60 MPH in 7.6 seconds
* 30/40 city/highway MPG rating**
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2016 BMW 3 Series GT – Starting MSRP: $43,000*

Sized to fit your active lifestyle, the BMW 3 Series GT is a reflection of limitless versatility. A longer wheelbase translates to not only enhanced cargo capacity, but also increased rear seat legroom and headroom and large, easy-loading rear doors. With a plethora of standard features and limitless BMW performance, the GT is the perfect way to carry family, friends, camping gear, and more on your next mountain adventure into the foothills and beyond.

* 240-HP turbocharged four-cylinder engine or 300-HP turbocharged I-6
* 0-60 MPH in as little as 5.1 seconds
* Up to 56.5 cubic feet of cargo space (rear seats folded)
* 39.2 inches of rear seat legroom
* Up to 22/34 city/highway MPG rating**
* Standard power front seats with memory, panoramic moonroof, 40/20/40 split-folding rear seat, cargo divider/management system

*MSRP excludes destination and handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.
**EPA estimate. Your actual mileage will vary dependent on a wide range of factors including load, accessory use, ambient conditions, and driving style.

 

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