2021 BMW 3 Series Review


The BMW 3 Series is one of the most exciting luxury compact sedans you’ll find on the road. Not only does it include all the comfort and technology features you expect out of a vehicle of this class, but it also offers an amazing experience that keeps drivers coming back for more every time.

Once you start exploring Lancaster, Ephrata, or New Holland, PA, with the power of the BMW 3 Series by your side, you won’t want to stop. Check out what you’ll have to look forward to with this 2021 BMW 3 Series review put together by our team at Faulkner BMW.


BMW 3 Series Review Lancaster, PA

Across its trim levels, you’ll have three engines to choose from, each standard with rear-wheel drive but available with xDrive all-wheel drive:

  • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine
  • 3.0L BMW M TwinPower Turbo inline 6-cylinder engine
  • 2.0L BMW TwinPower Turbo inline 4-cylinder engine with integrated electric motor

With the standard 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, available on the 330i and the 330i xDrive, you’ll have 255 horsepower and 294 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. It will take you from 0 to 60 MPH in 5.6 seconds

However, the available 3.0L 6-cylinder engine on the M340i and the M340i xDrive will kick it up a notch. Going from 0 to 60 MPH in 4.4 seconds, you’ll be on the edge of your seat thanks to 382 horsepower and 368 lb-ft of torque.


If you want all the power of a 3 Series sedan along with hybrid efficiency, the 330e or the 330e xDrive is the choice for you. The 330e is equipped with a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine with an integrated electric motor. Not only will you get excellent fuel economy, but this powertrain also offers 288 combined horsepower and 310 combined lb-ft of torque.

The 330e comes equipped with exclusive helpful features and benefits. Its 22 miles of all-electric range or 20 miles on the xDrive model, making for efficient local drives.*

The hybrid-specific instrument cluster also helps you keep close tabs on your vehicle. Track electric motor output, charge status, and driving ranges all in one place!

With three ways to plug in, keeping your hybrid charged is a breeze at home or on the go. Every BMW plug-in hybrid comes with an Occasional Use Level 1 120V charger that’s compatible with any power outlet. Or you can install a Level 2 240V BMW Wallbox for up to seven times faster charge.

If you’re out on the town, charging is still easy. Public DC fast charging stations can charge up to 75 miles per 10 minutes of charging. BMW has also partnered with EVgo to give drivers access to more than 35,000 Level 2 chargers through the BMW Charging app.

If you want a sportier look for your hybrid BMW, you can opt for the available M Sport package. With an M steering wheel, Aerodynamic Kit, and available wheel and trim options, your 330e will look as good as it feels to drive.


From safety and driver assistance to infotainment, the 3 Series comes with all kinds of exciting technology features.

Connect your smartphone with standard Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™ and fully enjoy your music with the standard HiFi Sound System with 10 speakers. The iDrive system allows you to control all these features as well as navigation and Bluetooth® capabilities.

An 8.8” high-resolution display, or available 10.25-inch display on the M340i model, puts control of your BMW at your fingertips. You can even take control with your voice via the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant.

The BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant knows your vehicle and gets to know you better each time you use it. Wake it up with “Hey, BMW,” or your own personal activation word.

With standard driver-assist features like LED Headlights with Cornering Lights and automatic high beams, you’ll have a clear view even on those dark back roads. Plus, the standard Engine Start/Stop button adds a new level of convenience to every drive.


BMW 3 Series Review Lancaster, PA

As you take your place behind the wheel of the 2021 3 Series, you’ll find several features designed to provide a memorable experience.

The standard leather-wrapped sport steering wheel will fit perfectly in your hands and the 10-way power front sport seats will invite you to relax and stay a while. And since the 3 Series comes standard with driver memory for exterior mirrors and seat positions, you’ll always feel at home in your sedan.

The 3 Series also comes standard with 3-Zone Climate Control, so when you have friends and family in your car, everyone will be comfortable. If you like it warm but your passengers like it cool, no one has to compromise!


When it comes to enjoying all the power and features of the BMW 3 Series, confidence is key. To keep you confident behind the wheel, the 3 Series comes equipped with numerous safety and driver assistance features.

These include features like Frontal Collision Warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking, great for short drives around town or taking a trip into the hustle and bustle of the city. Additionally, features like the available Active Cruise Control with Stop & Go will let you relax while on a long commute.

With other available active safety features like Active Blind Spot Detection and Lane Departure Warning, your BMW 3 Series keeps you covered on all sides.

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When you’re looking for a luxury sedan to take your drives around Lancaster, Ephrata, or New Holland, Pennsylvania, to a new level, the BMW 3 Series is clearly the way to go. Sit back and relax while you enjoy the sporty and powerful drive and see firsthand why so many drivers love the 2021 3 Series.

Visit our showroom at Faulkner BMW today to get behind the wheel of the 2021 BMW 3 Series!

* This range is based on 2021 estimates by the EPA and U.S. Department of Energy. Actual range will vary depending on driving style, traffic conditions, and outside temperatures.

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