For years, the BMW 3 Series has been known as one of the world’s top small luxury sedans. It remains BMW’s best-selling car in America. Drivers like its sporty handling and upscale interior design. The 3 Series is a great choice for the folks who have grown tired of driving a basic family sedan. Let’s see why the new 2017 BMW 3 Series deserves a serious look.

Pros:

Above-Average Performance
The sedan’s refined performance is definitely one of its hallmarks. BMW’s TwinPower Turbo technology helps the standard four-cylinder engine to develop 180 horsepower. However, the upgraded version produces a more inspiring 248 horsepower. Have fun with the stick-shift gearbox or opt for the eight-speed automatic transmission. The 330i model sprints to 60 mph in 5.5 seconds, which is especially quick for such an efficient car. It is rated to return an economical 32 mpg on the highway. A fuel-sipping diesel model and a turbocharged V-6 engine are available as well. For the drivers who crave sports car-like handling, BMW offers a special Track package.

xDrive AWD System
Rear-wheel drive comes standard on the 2017 BMW 3 Series. However, expect BMW’s xDrive AWD system to be a popular upgrade. When traveling in adverse weather conditions, the advanced AWD system immediately detects a loss of traction.

Classic BMW Styling
The 2017 BMW 3 Series has a classic design that promises to age gracefully.
BMW’s famous grille helps distinguish the 3 Series for every other car in its class. Even the base model has a smooth appearance. To obtain a more aggressive look, step up to the powerful 340i model. It comes standard with the popular M Sport appearance package, which includes performance wheels and racier exterior trim. Melbourne Red and Mediterranean Blue are just a couple of the available paint colors.

Roomy Interior
Families can take full advantage of the sedan’s spacious backseat. Furthermore, even tall drivers will feel right at home. From a standpoint of luxuriousness, the BMW 3 Series is a significant step above the typical family sedan. Although the standard vinyl upholstery has a high-quality appearance, premium leather is available as an option. Drivers praise the cabin for its overall fit and finish.

Loaded With Nice Features
Even of you stick with the affordable base model, you will still be surrounded by a number of premium features. BMW’s iDrive infotainment system is among the best. In the event that you need roadside assistance, the BMW Assist communications system will quickly connect you to emergency personnel. Some of the other standard items include Bluetooth technology, a push-button ignition, and automatic wipers. While the standard audio system sounds great, the optional Harman Kardon audio system offers an enhanced music-listening experience. A larger 8.8-inch infotainment screen is also available.

Elite Level of Passenger Safety
When crash-tested by the federal government, the 2017 BMW 3 Series earned a five-star safety rating. It also comes equipped with some top-notch safety innovations. The standard brake-drying feature helps ensure great stopping power in all weather conditions. There are several active driving aids on the sedan’s list of options. Whether you are cruising through town or traveling on the freeway, the automatic braking system gives you a greater sense of protection. Blind-spot monitoring is yet another worthy upgrade.

Cons:

No Standard Backup Camera
A rear-view camera is among today’s most popular safety features. Unfortunately, the 2017 BMW 3 Series does not come standard with one. Adding a backup camera will cause the car’s total price to increase.

Android Auto Not Offered
For now, the BMW 3 Series does not offer Android Auto smartphone integration.