BMW 3-Series BMW 3-Series 2011

We are 106,000+ car owners sharing real-world car information.

Join Us

BMW 3-Series Specs at TrueDelta: Powertrains and tires by trim level (2011)

How powerful is the engine? How much room is in the back seat? Get the 2011 BMW 3-Series specs.

Looking to trade in your vehicle? Get an estimate of how much it's worth.

2011 BMW 3-Series Specs - Exterior and Interior Dimensions

Body 2dr Coupe 4dr Sedan 2dr Hardtop conv. 4dr Wagon
Wheelbase 108.7 in 108.7 in 108.7 in 108.7 in
Length 181.1 in 178.2 in 180.6 in 178.2 in
Width 70.2 in 71.5 in 70.2 in 71.5 in
Height 54.1 in 55.9 in 54.5 in 55.8 in
Curb Weight 3428 lb. 3406 lb. 3858 lb. 3528 lb.
Fuel Capacity 15.9 gal. 15.9 gal. 16.1 gal. 15.9 gal.
Headroom, Row 1 38.4 in 38.5 in 38.0 in 38.5 in
Shoulder Room, Row 1 55.3 in 55.4 in 55.3 in 55.4 in
Legroom, Row 1 41.8 in 41.5 in 41.8 in 41.5 in
Headroom, Row 2 36.8 in 37.5 in 36.5 in 38.0 in
Shoulder Room, Row 2 51.9 in 55.1 in 49.3 in 55.1 in
Legroom, Row 2 33.7 in 34.6 in 31.9 in 34.6 in
Total Legroom 75.5 in (over 2 rows) 76.1 in (over 2 rows) 73.7 in (over 2 rows) 76.1 in (over 2 rows)
Cargo Volume, Minimum 11.1 ft3 12.0 ft3 9.0 ft3 24.8 ft3
Cargo Volume, Maximum 11.1 ft3 12.0 ft3 12.2 ft3 58.0 ft3

Return to top

TrueDelta Reviews the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearComment
2012 Another surprising strength for the new BMW 3-Series. There's more room in back than in competing cars, and the seat is comfortably positioned and shaped. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Seat Room and Comfort of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Relatively small back seat room. see full BMW 3-Series review
2011 BMW 3-Series Seat Room and Comfort: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
tight and not too useful a space see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Rear seat room not as expansive as competitors. Trunk capacity could be better. see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan turbocharged 300hp 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Tight for large people. Fine for kids. Smaller than a G37, much smaller than a Maxima. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2011 BMW 3-Series 2-door Coupe Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i 335is M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1200
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
320 hp@5900
332 lb-ft@1500
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual7-speed automated manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD  
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/35WR19 tires (front)
255/30WR19 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)
  225/35WR19 tires (front)
255/30WR19 tires (rear)
  

Return to top

2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Sedan Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i 335d M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1200
turbocharged
3.0L I6 Diesel
DOHC-4v
265 hp@4200
425 lb-ft@1750
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWDAWD  
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/45VR17 tires (front)
255/40VR17 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)
 225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
   

Return to top

2011 BMW 3-Series 2-door Hardtop conv. Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i 335i 335is M3
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
300 hp@5800
300 lb-ft@1200
turbocharged
3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
320 hp@5900
332 lb-ft@1500
4.0L V8
DOHC-4v
414 hp@8300
295 lb-ft@3900
Standard Transmission6-speed manual6-speed manual7-speed automated manual6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic6-speed manually-shiftable automatic 7-speed automated manual
Standard DrivetrainRWDRWDRWDRWD
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires225/45HR17 tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
245/40ZR18 tires (front)
265/40ZR18 tires (rear)
Optional Tires225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)
225/35WR19 tires (front)
255/30WR19 tires (rear)
245/35ZR19 tires (front)
265/35ZR19 tires (rear)
  225/35WR19 tires (front)
255/30WR19 tires (rear)
  

Return to top

2011 BMW 3-Series 4-door Wagon Specs - Powertrains and Tire Sizes

Trim 328i
Standard Engine 3.0L I6
DOHC-4v
230 hp@6500
200 lb-ft@2750
Standard Transmission6-speed manual
Optional Transmission(s)6-speed manually-shiftable automatic
Standard DrivetrainRWD
Optional Drivetrain(s)AWD
Standard Tires225/45HR17 tires
Optional Tires225/45VR17 tires (front)
255/40VR17 tires (rear)
 225/40WR18 tires (front)
255/35WR18 tires (rear)

Return to top

TrueDelta Reviews the Powertrain of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearComment
2012 Quite a few current cars can deliver mpg's over 30. What makes the new BMW 328i special is that it delivers excellent fuel economy and strong performance in the same car, if not necessarily at the same time. The 328i's turbo four might not appear nearly as strong as the 335i's turbo six on paper, as it's down 60 horsepower (240 vs. 300), but in the real world the two engines aren't far apart. BMW's official zero-to-sixty times get the six to sixty only about a half-second sooner. The six is smoother and sounds better (the four sounds almost like a diesel at idle). But are these advantages worth $3,700 and a substantial fuel economy hit? Only if you can't stomach the idea of a four-cylinder engine in a car that starts north of $35,000 and tops $50,000 when loaded up. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Powertrain of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
Seen a lot of reviewers badmouthing the new twin-turb 2.0L engine. Get so tired of people resisting change that I feel sorry for the manufacturers. If they don't innovate they can't remain relevant. Yet innovation brings the naysayers out in droves. I have owned both the inline six-cylinder and the new twin-turbo and I have to say both are fantastic motors. The new twin-turbo four-cylinder develops more power than the six did, and is a blast to drive. Turbo-lag is almost negligible as the power comes online very early. I've had no issues with this motor at all, and with it mated to the buttery-smooth six-speed manual, this is the most fun car to drive I have ever owned, and I've owned them up to 500hp+. see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Lots of even zip off the line, nice soundign engine see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
One of the best engines ever made. Smooth revving, good torque and superb smoothness and sound. see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
The BMW has terrific acceleration after a slight lag when you first step on the gas. In Sport mode, the automatic transmission revs with smooth speed that puts you ahead of the line when the stop light turns green. Responsive and powerful. see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Wagon 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Very responsive see full BMW 3-Series review
2011 BMW 3-Series Powertrain: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2012 4dr Sedan turbocharged 240hp 2.0L I4
6-speed manual RWD
No cons yet see full BMW 3-Series review
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic AWD
Automatic transmission has 'lag' when accelerating from zero see full BMW 3-Series review
 

What Our Members Are Saying about the Tires of the 2011 BMW 3-Series

2011 BMW 3-Series Tires: Pros
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2010 4dr Sedan 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Ride flat tires a bit rough. May replace with summer performance tires. see full BMW 3-Series review
2011 BMW 3-Series Tires: Cons
YearBody/PowertrainComment
2011 2dr Hardtop conv. 230-horsepower 3.0L I6
6-speed shiftable automatic RWD
Excessive rear tire wear after less than 14K miles. see full BMW 3-Series review
 

2011 BMW 3-Series MSRP and Invoice Prices

Body Trim Base Price Invoice Destination
2dr Coupe 328i 37,650 34,840 875
2dr Coupe 335i 44,100 40,770 875
2dr Coupe 335is 51,100 47,210 875
2dr Coupe M3 58,900 54,390 875
4dr Sedan 328i 34,600 32,030 875
4dr Sedan 335i 42,050 38,885 875
4dr Sedan 335d 44,150 40,820 875
4dr Sedan M3 55,900 51,630 875
2dr Hardtop conv. 328i 46,450 42,935 875
2dr Hardtop conv. 335i 52,650 48,640 875
2dr Hardtop conv. 335is 59,650 55,080 875
2dr Hardtop conv. M3 67,550 62,345 875
4dr Wagon 328i 37,150 34,380 875

Return to top

Want to see the price when the BMW 3-Series is equipped with the features you want? Configure this car
See TrueDelta's information for all Sedans and Wagons.
See TrueDelta's information for all BMW models.
Website Security Test