BMW 3 Series 2024 Review: A Perfect Blend of Luxury and Performance

The BMW 3 Series has long been a symbol of power, performance, and luxury in the automotive industry. With the release of the 2024 model, BMW has once again raised the bar for what a compact luxury sedan should be. In this blog post, we will dive deep into the BMW 3 Series 2024, exploring its design, performance, technology, safety features, and overall driving experience. So buckle up and get ready to discover why the BMW 3 Series 2024 is the ultimate driving machine.

1. Design of BMW 3 Series 2024:

BMW 3 Series 2024 Review: A Perfect Blend of Luxury and Performance
BMW 3 Series 2024 Review: A Perfect Blend of Luxury and Performance

The design of the BMW 3 Series 2024 is a perfect blend of classic elegance and modern sophistication. From the iconic kidney grille to the sleek body lines, every element of its exterior exudes confidence and style. The LED headlights and taillights add a touch of futuristic flair, while the aerodynamic silhouette enhances both performance and fuel efficiency. Inside, the cabin is thoughtfully designed with high-quality materials and ergonomic controls. The spaciousness and attention to detail make for a comfortable and luxurious driving experience.

Inside, the 3-series has a modern design with excellent materials and impressive build quality. Nothing feels cheap inside the 3-series, and its controls are well-placed. The standard sport seats are well-bolstered and supportive, and they offer extensive adjustment, making it easy to get comfortable. The car’s additional optional features include a detailed head-up display, customizable ambient interior lighting, heated front and rear seats, remote start, and wireless charging. The 3-series has a spacious trunk with an available power-operated deck lid. With 17 cubic feet of cargo space, the gas-powered sedan can accommodate six carry-on suitcases in the back and a total of 17 with the rear row folded. For comparison, the Mercedes-Benz C300 sedan held one fewer suitcase in both tests, and the Alfa Romeo Giulia could fit five and 15, respectively. The 330e has less trunk space (13 cubic feet) due to the space occupied by its battery pack, and we haven’t tested its carry-on capacity.

2. Performance of BMW 3 Series 2024:

When it comes to performance, the BMW 3 Series 2024 does not disappoint. It offers a range of engine options to suit different preferences, from the smooth and efficient 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder to the exhilarating power of the 3.0-liter inline-six found in the M340i model. The handling is precise and agile, thanks to the well-tuned suspension and responsive steering. Whether you’re cruising on the highway or tackling tight corners, the BMW 3 Series 2024 delivers a thrilling driving experience that is hard to match.

The 3-series offers two smooth and powerful gas-powered engines. The 330i features a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque, giving the impression of even more power. The M340i, on the other hand, is equipped with an overachieving, turbocharged, 3.0-liter inline-six engine and a 48-volt hybrid system, resulting in a total output of 382 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. The 330e plug-in hybrid combines a turbo 2.0-liter engine with an electric motor, generating a combined output of 288 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.

The plug-in powertrain offers a seamless integration between the gas and electric components, and we especially appreciate the Xtraboost function, which provides a burst of power reminiscent of a small shot of nitrous. Each powertrain is paired with a responsive and exceptionally smooth eight-speed automatic transmission as well as standard rear-wheel drive. All-wheel drive is available for an additional cost, but unfortunately, a manual gearbox is not an option regardless of how much money you’re willing to spend. Buyers can choose from several suspension setups for the 3-series, including the base arrangement, the sportier M Sport tuning, or the Dynamic Handling package with its adaptive dampers.

In a comparison test against other sports sedans, the four-cylinder variant of the BMW 3-series proved its worth by emerging victorious. We commended its ability to seamlessly transition from a comfortable and refined ride to a sharp and playful driving experience. Furthermore, the 330i secured its position as the top choice in its class by outperforming the stunning Alfa Romeo Giulia in a head-to-head comparison. Our experience with the long-term M340i further solidified the return to form for the BMW nameplate, thanks to its powerful six-cylinder engine and impressive body control.

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3. Technology of BMW 3 Series 2024:

BMW has always been at the forefront of automotive technology, and the 3 Series 2024 is no exception. It is equipped with a wide array of cutting-edge features that enhance both convenience and entertainment. The iDrive infotainment system is intuitive and user-friendly, allowing easy access to navigation, music streaming, and smartphone integration. The digital instrument cluster provides clear and customizable information at a glance. Additionally, the available driver-assistance features such as adaptive cruise control, lane-keeping assist, and automatic emergency braking make every journey safer and more enjoyable.

The 3 Series is available with all the features we’ve come to expect from a modern luxury vehicle, but the fully digital “curved display” dashboard is a game-changer. We previously found fault with various aspects of the 3 Series’ iDrive infotainment system, even highlighting its complexity as a con. That’s not the case anymore. The massive central touchscreen looks great, and the interface is so intuitive that the traditional iDrive knob down by the shifter seems almost unnecessary.

If you’d rather let your phone take over that screen, Apple CarPlay performs flawlessly. The video-game-like digital instrument panel may upset BMW purists with its lack of traditional circular gauges, but hey, it’s a tech-first world and BMW knows it. In terms of driver aids and active safety, BMW charges a modest fee if you want to add common features like adaptive cruise control and lane-keeping assistance. We’ve found the adaptive cruise control system’s braking to be a bit abrupt at times, but in general, these features operate unobtrusively.

4. Safety of BMW 3 Series 2024:

Safety is a top priority for BMW, and the 3 Series 2024 comes loaded with advanced safety features to protect both the driver and passengers. The standard suite of safety technologies includes forward collision warning, blind-spot monitoring, rearview camera, and pedestrian detection. Optional safety upgrades include a head-up display, surround-view camera system, and parking sensors. With these features working together, you can drive with peace of mind knowing that you are well-protected on the road.

BMW is lacking in terms of standard driver-assistance technology, as it only offers forward-collision warning and automated emergency braking. However, there are additional features that are available. For instance, the Parking Assistance package practically parks the car for you. To learn more about the crash-test results for the 3-series, you can visit the websites of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Some key safety features include: standard automated emergency braking, available lane-departure warning and lane-keeping assist, and available adaptive cruise control with a lane-centering feature.

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5. Driving Experience of BMW 3 Series 2024:

The driving experience of the BMW 3 Series 2024 is truly exceptional. The well-insulated cabin ensures a quiet ride even at higher speeds, allowing you to fully enjoy the premium sound system or engage in conversation without distractions. The seats are supportive and comfortable, making long drives a breeze. The suspension strikes a perfect balance between comfort and sportiness, soaking up bumps while maintaining excellent handling capabilities. Whether you’re driving in the city or on the open highway, the BMW 3 Series 2024 delivers a smooth, refined, and exhilarating experience.

6. BMW 3 Series 2024 Review: A Perfect Blend of Luxury and Performance

The BMW 3 Series 2024 sets the standard for what a compact luxury sedan should be. Its stunning design, impressive performance, advanced technology, and top-notch safety features make it a standout in its class. Whether you’re a daily commuter or an avid enthusiast, the BMW 3 Series 2024 offers an unparalleled driving experience that is hard to match. So if you’re in the market for a luxury sedan that offers a perfect blend of style, power, and comfort, look no further than the BMW 3 Series 2024 – it truly is the ultimate driving machine.

There was a time when choosing a BMW 3 Series over its primary rivals in the compact luxury car segment was an easy decision, especially if you enjoy driving. Today, the 3 Series still possesses the qualities that made it popular in the first place and remains a rewarding choice for enthusiasts, but it is no longer the only option available.

Additionally, many alternatives to the BMW offer appealing features that are not found in the 3 Series, such as an electric drive system, a wagon body style, and greater value for the money. Last year, the seventh-generation 3 Series received its midlife updates right on schedule, and a redesign is rumored to be arriving for the 2026 model year. Therefore, few, if any, changes are expected for the 2024 BMW 3 Series. It will continue to offer turbocharged four- and six-cylinder gas engines and a turbocharged plug-in hybrid powertrain, each paired with rear-wheel drive or BMW’s xDrive all-wheel-drive system.

The high-performance M3 remains in the lineup but will be reviewed separately. If we seem somewhat reserved about the 2024 3 Series, know that we still enjoy driving it, starting up its engine, and seeking out enjoyable roads to explore. However, this BMW now faces more capable competitors than ever before, which diminishes its appeal. For more perspective on the 3 Series, please refer to the Edmunds testing team’s full Expert Rating of the car.

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