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2015 BMW 3-Series – 320i RWD 4-Dr Sedan I4 Auto Trans (Base Trim)

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We liked
  • Easy 35 MPG Daily, Nearly 600-Mile Range
  • Relaxed Highway Companion
  • Neat Wagon Variant
We disliked
  • Coarse Engine
  • Feels Cheap in Spots
  • Expensive With Options
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$32,950
MPG
24 / 36
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ENGINE
2.0L I4
HORSE POWER
180 hp
@ 5,000 rpm
TORQUE
200 ft lb
of torque @ 1,250 rpm
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As engines downsize in response to increased specific output, BMW has moved its 3 Series diesel to a 2.0L four-banger. It can’t be as smooth as a six—and it isn’t—but it is more efficient. Furthermore, feeling the heat from the 40-mpg-on-the-highway competition, BMW has tuned the 3 Series diesel somewhat away from “sport” and more to “econo.” The result is a ride with decent punch and commendable range, but those looking to replicate BMW’s “Ultimate Driving Machine” mantra in diesel might be wanting a little more. Still, 7 seconds to 60 mph is plenty quick in the real world, proven by numerous favorable comments in long-term tests.
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2015 BMW 3-Series

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$32,950
24 / 36
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2014 BMW 3-Series

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$32,750
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Verdict
The Car I'd Own If I Didn't Have This Job
Carlos LagoApr 16, 2015
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 6
Diesel Exhaust Fluid?
Carlos LagoMar 16, 2015
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 5
On heated steering, driveline dilemmas, and the requisite fuel economy report
Carlos LagoJan 20, 2015
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 4
Why I Love This Diesel Wagon
Carlos LagoNov 14, 2014
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 3
Service, Stop, Start
Carlos LagoSep 17, 2014
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 2
Why Diesel? It's the Fuel Economy and Range
Carlos LagoJul 11, 2014
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Update 1
Ultimate Driving What, Exactly?
Carlos LagoMay 15, 2014
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2014 BMW 328d xDrive Wagon Long-Term Arrival
The Wagon That Makes Us Ask, “Why Not?”
Carlos LagoMar 31, 2014
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Entry-Level Luxury Sedan Comparison
BMW 320i vs. Buick Regal vs. Mercedes-Benz CLA250 vs. Volkswagen CC
Benson KongMar 10, 2014
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2014 BMW 328i GT xDrive28 First Test
Redshift: The 3 Expands to Fit Three or More
Michael FebboDec 26, 2013
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2014 BMW 328d Quick Drive
A (1/3) Chip off the 335d Block
Frank MarkusMar 28, 2013
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2014 BMW 335i Gran Turismo First Drive
For the Wagon-Averse
Paul HorrellMar 22, 2013
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2014 BMW 3 Series Gran Turismo First Look
BMW Gets Niche-ier With Enlarged 3 Series Hatch
Alex NishimotoMar 1, 2013

2013 BMW 3-Series

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$32,550
23 / 33
2.0L I4
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2013 BMW 320i First Test
A Good Compromise
Zach GaleJul 17, 2013
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The Big Test: 2013/2014 Luxury Sport Sedans
Audi S4 vs. BMW 335i xDrive vs. Cadillac ATS4 3.6 vs. Lexus IS 350 AWD vs. Volvo S60 T6
Jonny LiebermanJul 15, 2013
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2013 BMW 335i xDrive First Test
Fast Runner With Slightly Clumsy Footwork
Erick AyapanaJul 3, 2013
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2012 BMW 328i Sport Long-Term Update 6
Service Department Shenanigans
Scott EvansApr 22, 2013
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2013 BMW ActiveHybrid 3 First Drive
Stopwatch Hybrid (Holster Your Calculators)
Frank MarkusJul 25, 2012
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2013 BMW 328i Sports Wagon First Drive
3 Gets More Tail for Wagon
Frank MarkusJul 19, 2012

2012 BMW 3-Series

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$34,900
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2012 BMW 328i Sport Verdict
It's got the right combination of performance, practicality, and driving fun. But for as much fun as we had with our 2012 BMW 328i Sport, some tarnish appeared on the silver over the past year.
Scott EvansOct 22, 2013
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2012 BMW 328i Sport Long-Term Update 7
The Bouncy Nose
Scott EvansJul 17, 2013
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2012 BMW 328i Long-Term Update 4
A New M.O.
Scott EvansJan 21, 2013
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2012 BMW 328i Long-Term Update 3
Warning, Automotive Blasphemy Ahead
Scott EvansDec 6, 2012
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BMW 335i vs. Cadillac ATS vs. Mercedes-Benz C350
Are We There Yet?: Suddenly, Upstart Caddy Goes for the Throat of the German car Business
Jonny LiebermanDec 3, 2012
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2012 BMW 328i Long-Term Update 2
Shake It, Baby
Scott EvansOct 24, 2012
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2012 BMW 328i Sport vs. 2013 Cadillac ATS 2.0 Turbo
The Battle for the Small-Bore Sport Sedan Crown
Rory JurneckaOct 8, 2012
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2012 BMW 328i Long-Term Update 1
Please Stop Beeping
Scott EvansAug 24, 2012
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2012 BMW 328i Sport Arrival
Altered Expectations
Scott EvansJul 25, 2012
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Sporty Luxury Sedan Comparison
The More Things Change: Eight Contenders Vie For Sport Sedan Supremacy
Motor Trend StaffMar 5, 2012
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2012 BMW 335i First Test
It's Just a Luxury Sedan
Carlos LagoFeb 28, 2012
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2012 BMW 328i Long-Term Update 5
A Turn for the Worse
Scott EvansFeb 18, 2012
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First Test: 2012 BMW 328i Sport
Four The Love Of Driving
Scott EvansFeb 15, 2012
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Cadillac ATS vs. BMW 3 Series
We Break Down the Sport Sedan Matchup to Watch in 2012
Angus MacKenzieJan 12, 2012
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2012 BMW 3 Series
4 into 3: Do This Bigger BMW’s New Turbo-Four and Electric Steering Compute
Frank MarkusNov 16, 2011
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2012 BMW 3 Series
Green, Lean, Sixth-Gen Model is Efficient, Dynamic as Ever
Alex NishimotoOct 14, 2011

2011 BMW 3-Series

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$34,600
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3.0L I6
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First Test: 2011 BMW 335is
Maybe two turbos ARE better than one...
Frank MarkusJan 22, 2010

2010 BMW 3-Series

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$33,150
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3.0L I6
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Luxury Convertible Comparison: 2010 Audi A5 vs 2010 BMW 335i vs 2009 Infiniti G37 vs 2010 Lexus IS 350
Transformers: Revenge of the Fickle - Want Something Back from Your Drive? How About Change?
Arthur St. AntoineMar 22, 2010
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First Look: 2011 BMW 3 Series Coupe and Convertible
BMW Applies Some New Touches to its Two-Door 3 Series Models
Scott EvansJan 16, 2010
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New BMW crossover will reportedly be called V3
Reports are that BMW is moving full-speed ahead into the CUV market, starting with the development of a new crossover based on their 3 Series wagon -- tentatively named the V3.
Andrew StrieberMay 27, 2008

2009 BMW 3-Series

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$33,600
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3.0L I6
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Verdict: 2009 BMW 335d
(Oil) Burnin' Love
Edward LohNov 12, 2010
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Long Term Update 7: 2009 BMW 335D
"The 335d is one of those few cars in which you can tell a police officer, 'I had no idea how fast I was going,' with a straight face."
Ron KiinoMay 10, 2010
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Long Term Update 6: 2009 BMW 335d
"Sweet as the M3 is, for 90 percent of driving the 335d is as good or better."
Ron KiinoMar 21, 2010
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First Drive: 2009 BMW 335i Coupe
Still the Standard, Five Years Later
Carlos LagoDec 22, 2009
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Long Term Update 4: 2009 BMW 335d
Not Your Ordinary 3 Series
Ron KiinoNov 4, 2009
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Long Term Update 3: 2009 BMW 335d
Despite a rear end collision, "The car still feels remarkably solid"
Ron KiinoSep 8, 2009
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Long Term Update 2: 2009 BMW 335D
Our Resident BMW Aficionado Spent Some Q.T. in the 335d
Ron KiinoJul 28, 2009
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Long Term Update 1: 2009 BMW 335D
"In the eternal words of Keanu Reeves: Whoa."
Ron KiinoMay 20, 2009
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Arrival: 2009 BMW 335d
The Ultimate Driving Tractor
Edward LohApr 1, 2009
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2009 BMW 335d First Drive
Shatter Your Illusions: New 3 Series Diesel for U.S. Features Sport-Sedan Performance, Econo-Car Mileage
Angus MacKenzieOct 7, 2008
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2009 BMW 3 Series First Look
A healthy list of small improvements to its bread-and-butter model, along with a new diesel option.
Andrew StrieberJul 11, 2008
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BMW to unveil first U.S.-bound diesels at 2008 Detroit Auto Show
Diesel-powered BMW 3 Series and X5 variants -- the 335d and X5 xDrive35d -- are coming packed with plenty of technology.
Kirill OugarovJan 4, 2008

2008 BMW 3-Series

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$32,700
18 / 28
3.0L I6
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2007 BMW 3-Series

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$32,400
20 / 30
3.0L I6
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Head to Head: 2008 Infiniti G37 vs 2007 BMW 335i
The 2007 BMW 335i coupe's motivation comes from a hot (in more ways than one) new twin-turbo six that spools up an even 300 horsepower and pound-feet. Infiniti has retaliated by stroking its venerable 3.5-liter VQ V-6 to 3.7 liters to provide more power for the 2008 Infiniti G37 coupe.
Frank MarkusJul 12, 2007
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First Drive: 2007 BMW 335i Convertible
With so many great ingredients, the new BMW 3 Series Convertible should age well and be remembered as one of the great vintages-even though it comes with a metal cap.
Frank MarkusJan 29, 2007

2006 BMW 3-Series

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$30,900
20 / 30
3.0L I6
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Long Term Verdict: 2006 BMW 330i
For 2006 BMW offered toys previously unseen on the 3-among them, Active Steering and iDrive. With plenty of experience driving various BMWs equipped with both, we wanted neither.
Arthur St. AntoineSep 9, 2007
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Fleet Update: 2006 BMW 330i
The debate continues on the feel of our 2006 BMW 330i: Some say it's still the ultimate driving machine, while others are wondering if BMW has lost its edge.
Scott MortaraApr 27, 2007
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Fleet Update: 2006 BMW 330i
At the freeway entrance, a line of vehicles ahead of me slammed on their brakes. I dynamited the brakes on our 2006 BMW 330i, ABS goes into action, and I stopped 1.6 microns away from the car in front of me.
Neil G. ChiricoMar 27, 2007
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Fleet Update: 2006 BMW 330i
The last BMW 330i update was about opposing opinions. This time, it's controversial technology. With so many vehicles offering keyless-go, why does BMW insist that you insert a fob into a slot and then push a starter button?
Neil G. ChiricoJan 1, 2007
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Fleet Update: 2006 BMW 330i
Opposing opinions fight for attention in the 330i logbook. One of our younger staff members writes, "The 3 Series is still the definition of perfection in the small-sport-sedan market."
Neil G. ChiricoOct 1, 2006
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2006 BMW 330i vs. 2007 Infiniti G35s
Two superb sport sedans duke it out for bragging rights.
Frank MarkusOct 1, 2006
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Long-Term Road Test Arrival: 2006 BMW 330i
The previous-generation 3 Series, sold from 1999 through 2005, defined the modern, European-style sport sedan. In all its versions, the last 3 was a well-synthesized machine, sold like mad, and was still a solid seller even in its sixth and final year.
Matt StoneJul 20, 2006
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Audi A4 3.2 Quattro vs BMW 330i vs Infiniti G35 Sport Sedan Comparison
3's Company: The king of sport sedans wants its crown back
Kim ReynoldsNov 18, 2005
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2006 BMW 330i Road Test
Driven By Desire
Paul HorrellMay 9, 2005

2005 BMW 3-Series

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$29,300
20 / 29
2.5L I6
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2004 BMW 3-Series

SPECIFICATIONS
$28,100
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2.5L I6
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2003 BMW 3-Series

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$27,800
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2.5L I6
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First Test: 2003 BMW 330i Performance Package
Good tidings for BMW 330i sedan fans: More power and better handling from a new, North American-only Performance Package. The $3900 factory option comes as close to an M3 sedan as BMW is willing to offer--for now.
Brian VanceDec 12, 2003
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Shows & Events
2003 Los Angeles Auto Show
2004 models and concept cars kick off the new year in style, including Dodge Magnum, Enzo Ferrari, Mazda RX-8, Pontiac GTO, Scions, and James Bond collection. Expanded coverage plus "zooms"
Rich TruesdellJan 6, 2003
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Sedan Destination: Aspiration
So, you're finally making it. Now, what to drive?
Wesley AllisonDec 19, 2002

2002 BMW 3-Series

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$27,100
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2.5L I6
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2001 BMW 3-Series

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$26,990
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2.5L I6
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Road Test: 2001 BMW 3Series Sport Wagon
Even as you got your first look at this handsome little hauler back in our September issue, we were venturing over to Germany for a bit of first-hand experience with several preproduction vehicles...
Bob NagyDec 10, 2003
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Road Test: 2001 BMW M3
Brag all you want about the last BMW M3. Hey, we sure did. Profess about its being the king of compact sport coupes/sedans.
John KiewiczDec 8, 2003
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2001 BMW 330xi First Test
All-Wheel-Drive Confection
David NewhardtMar 30, 2001

2000 BMW 3-Series

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$26,990
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2.5L I6
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1999 BMW 3-Series

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$23,300
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1.9L I4
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Road Test: 1999 BMW 328i
"Behold, my wheels!" announces the opulently equipped 328i that has recently joined our stable. Indeed, the attractively styled sedan wears 17x8.0-inch alloys that reveal indulgence in the $1350 sport package.
Jeff BartlettNov 15, 1999
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Road Test: '99 BMW 328i
"Behold, my wheels!" announces the opulently equipped 328i that has recently joined our stable. Indeed, the attractively styled sedan wears 17x8.0-inch alloys that reveal indulgence in the $1350 sport package.
Jeff BartlettJan 15, 1999

1998 BMW 3-Series

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$21,390
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1.9L I4
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1997 BMW 3-Series

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$21,390
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1.9L I4
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1996 BMW 3-Series

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$20,560
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1.9L I4
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1995 BMW 3-Series

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$19,900
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1.8L I4
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