2014 BMW 3 Series Review

  • Performance
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Cost of Ownership
    4.3 of 5.0
  • Interior
    3.9 of 5.0
  • Reliability
    4.0 of 5.0
26 Jun 2014

The BMW 3-Series is one of the most loved cars of all time. The car is compact, economical and most of all, it is fast. It makes for an ideal family vehicle. The 2014 BMW 3-Series might just be the best 3-Series yet. Let’s look at the new 3-Series in detail:

Engine Specifications

Across all variants, BMW has launched 3 engines for the 2014 3-Series. The best part about the 2014 BMW 3-Series is that they have introduced an engine variant that runs on diesel. The good thing about diesel engines is that they provide a better mileage as compared to gas ones.

So, if you are looking to purchase a car that gives more miles to every gallon, the diesel variant of the 2014 BMW 3-Series is for you. This engine has a capacity of 2 liters and the engine type is an I-4. The best part is that you will get exceptional performance due to the intercooled turbocharger system. The second engine variant has pretty much the same specifications, except it runs on gasoline.

It is a 2-liter inline-4 engine with an intercooler system as well. This engine also emits exceptional power, but the mileage is not as good as the diesel variant. If you are looking for something with a snappier performance, you should go for the 335i. This variant incorporates a 3-liter engine into the mix and paired with an intercooled turbocharger, it is a beast.

Performance Rating

Inarguably the best feature of the 2-liter diesel engine in the 2014 BMW 3-Series is its fuel efficiency. This engine generates 180 ponies. For an engine providing such a performance rating, the mileage per gallon is a bit surprising. If you are driving within the city with the 2014 BMW 3-Series diesel engine variant, you can get as much as 32 miles per gallon.

If you think this is a good mileage, then the highway driving mileage is sure to startle you. While driving on the highway, this engine can provide a mileage of 45 miles to a gallon. If you opt for the gas variant of the 2-liter engine, you will get 24 miles to a gallon in the city. On the highway, you can get as much as 36 miles to every gallon.

The performance of the gasoline engine is the same. This engine also generates 180 ponies. If you do not care about gas mileage and just want a powerful car, the 3-liter engine variant is for you. This engine does not provide a bad gas mileage, but it’s less than the 2-liter ones. This engine gives 22 miles to a gallon in the city and 32 on the highway. But this engine generates a massive 300-horsepower.

Interior Design

The interior of the 2014 BMW 3-Series is smart. You will find additional features in some variants which may not be included in others. Rest assured the interior across all variants of this car is exceptional. It is comfortable, spacious and perfectly designed. Each and every aspect of the interior is classy and nothing seems out of place or excessive. The legroom and headroom for the rear seats is also sufficient. This makes it ideal for a small family. Even the seats are quite comfortable. The boot is large and has sufficient space for a lot of cargo.

Exterior Styling

When it comes to exterior styling, BMW never leaves anything to chance. Just the look of the classic double grille adds a distinct appearance to the 2014 BMW 3-Series. The headlamps have been redesigned and are classier than the previous models. As opposed to an aggressive appearance, the company has given a smooth appearance to the car.