2019 BMW 3-Collection Overview, Scores, Specs, Costs, and Pictures
With the 2019 3-Collection, BMW continues to deal with smartphone compatibility as a hostile takeover. But it surely spreads pleasure within the type of complete if expensive choices. All advised, it’s an excellent worth, too.
We give it a 7 for options, knocking it down some extent for slapped-on prices for smartphones, however including factors for worth, choices, and infotainment. (Learn extra about how we fee vehicles.)
The bottom $41,245 3-Collection hits showrooms for the 2019 mannequin 12 months with the standard energy options, 18-inch wheels with all-season run-flat 225/45 tires, local weather management, a sunroof, a split-fold rear seat, energy entrance seats, cruise management, ambient lighting, oak trim, and AM/FM/HD radio with Bluetooth and audio streaming. It additionally has customary forward-collision warnings with computerized emergency braking, however doesn’t embrace Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility.
That begins the story of choices. BMW presents them by the ream. CarPlay comes with navigation, a head-up show, and heated seats in a $2,800 package deal, which requires a $2,150 comfort package deal, however they’re additionally accessible with navigation as a $1,600 stand-alone possibility. After a 12 months, BMW prices $80 yearly for its wi-fi smartphone connection. No different automaker prices these charges.
Different choices embrace $1,700 price of leather-based upholstery; a $2,150 bundle with LED headlights, keyless entry, blind-spot displays, satellite tv for pc radio, and Energetic Driving Assistant. One other $1,700 added to that stirs in energetic lane management, adaptive cruise, and traffic-jam help. Computerized excessive beams, a surround-view digicam system, gesture controls, and Laserlight headlights are available in a $2,100 package deal.
We’d positively pitch in for the $5,000 M Sport package deal and its variable sport steering, 19-inch wheels (225/40 entrance, 255/35 rear), artificial leather-based sprint, aluminum or wooden trim, and ante up one other $700 for adaptive dampers. Observe Dealing with is a $2,450 possibility that will get M Sport brakes, sport differential, and adaptive dampers.
Stand-alone choices embrace distant begin, heated entrance seats, an influence decklid, parking sensors, wooden trim, Harman Kardon sound, adaptive cruise management, wi-fi smartphone charging, and a heated steering wheel.
Whereas now we have qualms with the way in which BMW prices for smartphone connectivity, we like the newest iDrive infotainment system. In base kind it combines a 5.7-inch digital show within the sprint with an 8.8-inch display on the middle stack; pay extra and it will get 12.3-inch digital gauges and a 10.3-inch touchscreen. It’s able to understanding extra pure spoken phrases, can learn emails, change temperatures within the cabin, and might even be taught your chosen identify for it: As a substitute of “Hey, BMW,” you possibly can beckon it with something you want, after a brief voice-programming run.
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