2017 BMW 3 Series in Orange County, CA
Thinking about buying or leasing the new 2017 BMW 3 Series at Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA? We understand. There’s good reason the BMW 3 Series is far and away the best-selling member of the compact luxury class. The 3 Series' constant evolution continues to set the bar higher, and the competitors seem to be forever playing catch-up.
Edmunds.com review of the 2017 BMW 3 Series says that it “delivers the best all-around driving experience of any compact luxury sport sedan.” The ride is smooth and quiet no matter which driveline, wheels and tires you choose, making the 3 Series a fantastic choice for both road trips and your Orange County commute. Power delivery is strong and complemented by benchmark handling and exemplary composure when going around turns. Stop in today to view the 2017 BMW 3 series inventory at Sterling BMW in Newport Beach, CA.
For 2017, the popular 328i updates its name to 330i to signify a new engine, which gets a mild power bump. Entertainment options have been expanded with the availability of Apple CarPlay, wireless device charging and an in-car Wi-Fi hot spot. Overall, the 2017 BMW 3 Series is a complete package with plenty of personalization possibility.
2017 BMW 3 Series Body Styles at Sterling BMW
Standard features for the entry-level BMW 320i include 17-inch alloy wheels with run-flat tires, foglights, automatic headlights, LED daytime running lights, push-button start, automatic wipers, dual-zone automatic climate control, six-way manually adjustable front seats, premium vinyl upholstery, a leather-wrapped tilt-and-telescoping steering wheel, adjustable driving modes, BMW Assist emergency telematics, Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, the iDrive infotainment interface, a 6.5-inch display, and a nine-speaker sound system with a CD player, and an HD radio.
The BMW 330i sedan adds a more powerful engine, LED fog lights, matte chrome exterior trim, a black headliner, power-folding side mirrors with heating, auto-dimming mirrors, paddle shifters (for the automatic transmission), 10-way power-adjustable sport front seats (with adjustable bolsters and thigh extension), wood trim, driver memory functions and split-folding rear seatbacks.
BMW’s 328d and 330e sedans are similarly equipped but are powered by a diesel engine and hybrid powertrain, respectively. The 328d and 330i wagons, too, are comparably equipped and also come with a panoramic sunroof, roof rails and a power lift gate.
The BMW 340i sedan gets you a six-cylinder engine, LED headlights, keyless entry and ignition (including a hands-free power trunk lid with a foot sensor), a sunroof and a 16-speaker Harman Kardon audio system (optional on most other models).
There are several bundled option packages for the 2017 3 Series including a Sport package, the M Sport package, the Track Handling package, the Premium package, the Luxury package, the Cold Weather package, and the Technology package. Contact the Sterling BMW sales team for complete details regarding package availability.
For extra safety, the Driver Assistance package provides a rearview camera along with front and rear parking sensors. The Driver Assistance Plus package (not available on the 320i) gets those items plus side- and top-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system, forward collision warning and mitigation with automatic braking, and speed-limit info.
Stand-alone options, depending on trim, include rear side-window sunshades, an automated parking system, adaptive cruise control, wireless smartphone charging and Apple CarPlay functionality.
2017 BMW 3 Series – Performance
All 2017 BMW 3 Series sedans offer a choice between rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive (xDrive), except for the 330e plug-in hybrid, which is available only in rear-wheel drive (RWD). All-wheel drive (AWD) is standard on 3 Series wagons. A six-speed manual is a no-cost option on RWD, gas-powered sedans (minus the 330e) and the 320i and 340i AWD, but the wagon comes only with the eight-speed automatic transmission. Certain automatic-equipped 3 Series cars have a "sport" version of this transmission with steering-wheel-mounted paddle shifters. Both the manual and the automatic come with an automatic stop-start function that turns off the engine when the car stops in order to save fuel.
2017 BMW 3 Series – Safety
Every 2017 BMW 3 Series comes standard with antilock brakes, traction and stability control, front side airbags, side curtain airbags and front knee airbags. BMW's standard adaptive brake light system illuminates a secondary set of brake lights to denote heavy braking. BMW Assist emergency communications includes automatic crash notification, stolen vehicle recovery and on-demand roadside assistance.
Options include parking sensors (front and rear), a rearview camera, surround- and side-view cameras, blind-spot monitoring, a lane departure warning system, forward collision warning and forward collision mitigation with automatic braking (includes pedestrian detection). The BMW Remote Services option allows select mobile devices to lock the car remotely, turns on the climate control and includes a stolen vehicle recovery service, among other things.
In government crash testing, the 3 Series sedan received five out of five stars for overall crash protection, with four stars for total front-impact protection and five for total side-impact protection. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave the sedan the highest possible rating of Good in the moderate-overlap front-impact test. The 2017 BMW 3 Series also received a Good rating in the side-impact, roof strength and head restraint/seat (whiplash protection) tests.