The 2025 BMW 3 Series Is Better And The Same

The updated 2025 3-series is far more attractive than the M-badged models

BMW’s updates for the 2025 3 Series are far from life-changing, but the brand is always working towards improving “the balance between capable and comfortable.”

Thankfully, the 3 Series retains some of its aesthetic appeal and now looks like a shrink-rayed version of the latest 5 Series. That translates into revised front and rear bumpers, some new colors — Vegas Red and Artic Race Blue– alongside new wheel choices.

BMW has eeked more power from the latest 3’er with tweaks to the 330i’s 2.0-liter and the bigger 3.0-liter six powering the M340i. Now, the 2.0-liter will make 255 hp and 295 lb-ft (just one lb-ft of torque more), with the M340i netting a 4-hp bump alongside 29 lb-ft more torque for a total of 386 hp and 398 lb-ft of torque. BMW has also pulled the 48-volt starter generator from the M car down into the pair.

Inside, the changes are much more minute. There are new wood trims amid a slightly retouched dashboard featuring a new layout, which unfortunately leads to even fewer physical controls than before. BMW has also introduced two new steering wheel designs with illuminated buttons and shifter paddles.

The 2025 lineup sees some price changes in light of the updates, and the new 3’er starts at $46,675, with the M340i starting life at $60,775. No matter what, BMW will charge you $2,000 for xDrive in either. The 3 Series will hit the market in July.

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Chase Bierenkoven
Chase Bierenkoven

Chase is an automotive journalist with years of experience in the industry. He writes for outlets like Edmunds and AutoGuide, among many others. When not writing, Chase is in front of the camera over at The Overrun, his YouTube channel run alongside his friend and co-host Jobe Teehan. If he's not writing reviews of the latest in cars or producing industry coverage, Chase is at home in the driver's seat of his own (usually German) sports cars.

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