The 2015 BMW 3 ActiveHybrid

Introducing the 2015 BMW 3 ActiveHybrid

Guide Version: 1.0. This guide was created on 10-09-2015 and updated monthly with new information.

The 2015 BMW 3 Series is a balanced and profoundly alluring passage level extravagance auto. Whether you’re attracted to its lively driving character or its top of the line lodge, it’s one of our top picks in this class.

Request that a man name a game vehicle and the first answer likely will be “BMW 3 Series.” The 3 Series is, for all intents and purposes, synonymous with the section itself and has long been most loved with buyers and faultfinders alike. Investigating the current year’s lineup, you may additionally feel that sooner or later the auto will get to be synonymous with “assortment,” as well.

Car or wagon, back or all-wheel drive, and with gas, diesel, or half and half electric engines, the 2015 BMW 3 Series will speak to a wide mixture of auto sagacious section level extravagance customers. Having a portion of the most pleasant inside furniture around and notoriety for giving lively taking care of and a fun general driving background won’t hurt either. Despite the fact that the present era auto puts more need on ride solace than past forms, the 3 Series stays charming whether you’re searching out streets less flown out or simply heading to the workplace.

Just some unpretentious changes to standard and discretionary gear are in store for the 2015 BMW 3 Series. Most strikingly, Bluetooth sound network is currently standard over the model line and warmed front seats, route and a sunroof may be requested as stand-alone alternatives.

What You Need To Know About the 2015 BMW 3 ActiveHybrid


2015 BMW 3 Series cars offer a decision between back wheel drive and the xDrive all-wheel-drive framework, while AWD is standard on 3 Series wagons. A six-speed manual is accessible on cars, yet the wagon comes just with an eight-speed programmed transmission (discretionary on the vehicle). Programmed furnished 3 Series autos with the Sport or M Sport bundle have a “game” form of this transmission with guiding wheel paddle shifters. Both transmissions accompany a programmed stop-begin capacity that turns off the motor when the auto stops keeping in mind the end goal to spare fuel.

The 320i has a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-barrel motor evaluated at 180 pull and 200 pound-feet of torque. Considering we recorded an average 7.3-second 0-60-mph time at the track, the EPA efficiency evaluations are amazing at 28 mpg consolidated (24 city/36 expressway) for a back drive vehicle with the programmed. We copied the EPA’s consolidated focus all alone 120-mile blended driving assessment course. The manual adaptation and xDrive forms are about as great, rating 27 mpg consolidated.

The 328i model uses an all the more intense variant of the 320i’s motor, appraised at 240 hp and 255 lb-ft of torque. The EPA gauges a programmed prepared 328i will accomplish 27 mpg in joined driving, while the manual rendition is evaluated at26 mpg consolidated, superb numbers for this class. With a 328i M Sport programmed posting a 5.4-second sprint to 60 mph at our track and logging a striking 33 mpg on our 120-mile circle, the 328i gives you the best mix of execution and proficiency inside of the whole 3 Series lineup.

The 328d models have a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-barrel evaluated at 180 hp and a hearty 280 lb-ft of torque. This motor just accompanies the programmed. Back drive 328d cars are evaluated at 37 mpg consolidated, while the 328d xDrive vehicle and wagon are both appraised at 35 mpg joined. On our 120-mile assessment circle, we accomplished an outstanding 34 mpg in a 328d wagon.


The 2015 BMW 3 Series conveys the best all-around driving knowledge in the section level extravagance vehicle class. The ride is smooth and calm, regardless of which driveline, haggles you pick, so the auto is awesome for street trips. Indeed, even the 328d wagon and ActiveHybrid 3 inspired us in such matters, both with consistent force, benchmark taking care of and praiseworthy levelheadedness when circumventing turns. Furthermore, while the half and half form may not convey the sort of fuel reserve funds one may expect (it’s a greater amount of an included execution support), it additionally doesn’t show a liabilities’ percentage of a mixture either, as dull quickening or unintuitive brake reaction.

With respect to the more regular motors, the 320i is pretty punchy, yet the 328i is an extremely alluring update. We suspect as much profoundly of this model specifically that it earned our “A” rating. The six-chamber 335i may appear like needless excess as of right now, however its colossal clobber of force and unmistakable inline-6 sound still settle on it the best decision for those needing the top game car experience. In actuality, however, there truly isn’t a rotten one in the cluster in the matter of driving. One irritation can be the in many cases abrupt restart nature of the programmed motor stop-begin capacity, however this fuel-sparing element can be crippled.


Despite the fact that the 3 Series lodge has a contemporary vibe, BMW has gone to considerable lengths to verify it’s still an agreeable and welcoming spot. The organization’s exemplary simple gages give a recorded connection BMWs of earlier decades, while the discretionary topical gear lines permit a lot of individual customization. The quality of the materials is outstanding all through, and it’s all set up together with consideration.

As far as innovation, the fundamental 6.5-inch showcase screen is sufficient, yet you’ll need to get the bigger, discretionary screen for a genuine extravagance gadgets interface. The touchpad on top of the iDrive controller can be utilized to hand compose inputs utilizing your finger. Generally speaking, iDrive is really simple to utilize, because of clear menus, fresh design and fast preparing times. However, contrasted with some opponent frameworks, it commonly requires a couple of more spins and snaps to get what you need.

The base model physically balanced front seats are agreeable and strong, while those incorporated into the Sport bundles are significantly all the more so. Both offer a great measure of modification paying little heed to whether you get manual or force operation. On the off chance that back seat lodging is a need, you won’t locate a more extensive rearward sitting arrangement in the section extravagance auto class. Back legroom is especially liberal. Trunk space is above normal in the car (13 cubic feet), while the wagon offers a most extreme freight limit of 53 cubic feet with its seats collapsed. That is more than BMW’s X1 and about the same as the Audi Allroad.


Each 2015 BMW 3 Series comes standard with automated stopping devices, footing and steadiness control, front side airbags, side shade airbags and front knee airbags.

The solidness control framework coordinates a few elements intended to enhance braking execution. For example, occasionally wiping the brake rotors dry when the windshield wipers are being used and naturally snugging the cushions to the rotors when the driver suddenly lifts off the gas. BMW Assist crisis correspondences is standard and incorporates programmed crash warning, stolen vehicle recuperation and on-interest roadside help.

Alternatives incorporate stopping sensors (front and back), a rearview camera, encompass and side-view cameras, blind side observing, a path takeoff cautioning framework, frontal impact cautioning and programmed braking for frontal impact crash moderation (incorporates passerby discovery).

BMW 3 ActiveHybrid

ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 24-valve 3.0-liter inline-6, aluminum block and head, 300 hp, 300 lb-ft; AC synchronous electric motor, 55 hp, 155 lb-ft; combined power rating, 335 hp, 332 lb-ft; 1.3-kWh lithium-ion battery pack

HORSEPOWER: 335 hp @ 5800 rpm

TORQUE: 330 ft-lbs. @ 1300 rpm

FUEL ECONOMY– 25/33 mpg

TRANSMISSION-8-speed shiftable automatic



DRIVE TYPE: rear-wheel-drive

TOP SPEED– 155mph

0-60MPH– 5.1

Price: $34,145 (base)


For conventional BMW driving lovers, the directing will probably be the weakest join in this bundle. Most purchasers will think that it’s extremely exact, yet it do not have the itemized criticism that made more seasoned BMWs feel extraordinary. Additionally, the dynamic directing choice is frequently condemned for a reaction that is out of sync with the driver’s data, making the auto’s reactions once in a while hard to anticipate.

There are three fuel motors offered on the 3 Series (four on the off chance that you tally the ActiveHybrid 3): two four-chambers and a six-barrel, all turbocharged. The late expansion of the 328d model and its diesel-controlled four-chamber gives a noteworthy 37 mpg consolidated EPA rating in the vehicle. The diesel isn’t moderate, either – we timed the diesel at a little more than 7 seconds from zero to 60 mph. Still, our most loved remains the 328i in light of its unparalleled blend of force, mileage and quality.

The high efficiency quantities of the diesel make the intense yet pricey ActiveHybrid 3 vehicle a questionable pick. Be that as it may, each other 2015 BMW 3 Series car and wagon is worth genuine thought. Obviously, there are some solid rivals in this portion. You’ll need to take a gander at the totally overhauled 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class. It’s bigger and more upscale than it was a year ago, however touches base without a car, wagon or diesel variation (yet). We’re likewise partial to the balanced 2015 Audi A4 and the strongly styled 2015 Lexus IS 350.

None of these autos can very match the BMW’s blend of proficiency, awesome street conduct and through and through refinement, in any case. With such a variety of accessible mixes (11 and tallying) in addition to exhaustive alternatives records, you’ll likely discover a 3 Series that suits your financial plan, identity and driving style.


√ Excellent ride and handling balance

√ Powerful and fuel-efficient engines

√ Upscale interior with straightforward controls

√ Spacious seating.


× ActiveHybrid 3 lacks typical hybrid efficiency

× Automatic stop-start system is intrusive.