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Photos of the BMW 3-Series

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i front view

Obviously a BMW.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i front angle view

Some complex surfacing, but with the tastefulness of pre-Bangle BMWs.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i front quarter view

Well-proportioned and classically attractive. But lacking in novelty or drama?

BMW 3-Series Photos: Jaguar XE front quarter view

A clear BMW influence, but trimmer and more athletic.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i side view

Strong rear-wheel-drive proportions: long hood, front wheel well ahead of the door cut, short deck.

BMW 3-Series Photos: Jaguar XE side view

The XE is 1.4 inches longer than the 3, yet somehow appears stubbier.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i rear quarter view

Classic BMW rear side window kink.

BMW 3-Series Photos: Jaguar XE rear quarter view

More coupe-like roof line. But if you want swoopier styling than the 3, BMW also offers the 4.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i interior

Good materials, but could be more cleanly or more dramatically styled.

BMW 3-Series Photos: Jaguar XE interior

The XE's interior seems styled and finished to hit a lower price point. Underwhelming.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i instrument panel full

Interior styling is also very BMW. The center stack cants slightly towards the driver.

BMW 3-Series Photos: Jaguar XE instrument panel full

Jaguar's infotainment system remains a generation or two behind the curve in usability.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i instrument panel

Good ergonomics; iDrive is much more user-friendly than in early iterations. But smallish display?

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i driver seat

In the 3 you want the sport seats with their power-adjustable bolsters.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i rear seat

The rear seat is a little roomier than the XE's, but I'd prefer a cushion higher off the floor.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i trunk

Largest trunk the the class. But no spare tire beneath its floor.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i engine

BMW has long been known for its smooth, powerful inline sixes. The new one even excels at mpg.

BMW 3-Series Photos: BMW 340i engine uncovered

Some past BMW sixes have been much prettier when undressed.