The 2011 3-Series goes on sale toward the end of the summer and sits between the 1-Series and 5-Series in BMW's range. The core of the range is built around 328i, 335i, and 335is models, with both rear- and all-wheel-drive models available. It starts at a base price of $33,100 for the sedan.BMW's 3-Series has become a legend in its own time because of its sporting dynamics, trim proportions and reasonably affordable price. BMW has modestly upgraded its E90 3-Series -- which is BMW-speak for the fifth generation of a lineup that dates back to the late-1970s -- now with a new engine option, revisions to the exterior and an upgraded iDrive system.
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The BMW 3 Series is regarded as one of the most popular series of luxury cars on the road today. The 3 Series sedan is considered the luxury sedan of choice, year after year, in auto reviews. With a slight face lift and some engine modifications, the 2011 BMW 3 Series is now available for sale. Read on for the results of our road test of the new 3 Series sedan.
BMW made only a few cosmetic changes to the 3 Series for 2011. Auto reviews refer to the design changes as a "facelift." The 2011 BMW is longer and slightly higher than the previous model. New exterior features include horizontal chrome blades, LED lighting in the front and the rear, a lifted back end, new bumpers, and new rocker panels and sideview mirrors. See photos of the 2011 3 Series in our gallery.