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What Do You Want to Know About the 2020 BMW 3 Series xDrive?

Photo: Justin Westbrook / Jalopnik
Photo: Justin Westbrook / Jalopnik
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The BMW 3 Series is all-new for 2020, and naturally there’s an all-wheel drive version. I’ve driven the European diesel, an M340i prototype, the 330i four-cylinder rear-wheel drive, and now I have an 330i xDrive for a week. What do you want to know about it?


First, let’s go over the basic specs so we can facilitate some real questions:

  • It has a 2.0-liter turbo inline-four cylinder engine with 255 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque, an 8-speed automatic, and is equipped with xDrive all-wheel drive.
  • Starts at $42,250 but mine is equipped with $10,600 in packages, $1,450 for black leather, a $875 stereo upgrade, $500 for auto climate control, and some stupid “Tetragon” trim that I hate which costs $250. Total comes to $58,220 including destination. (Correction: I misread the spec sheet and reported the CD Player was a charged option. It is not. It is included. Really regret it.)
  • Gas mileage is 25 mpg city, 34 highway, 28 combined.

So far all I can deduce from the xDrive system is that it definitely makes turning around in the city a three-point affair. I also am pleased to report I still like the driving dynamics of this car, at least in Sport mode. It’s pretty good.


Please ask some other questions. I got time.

Reviews Editor, Jalopnik

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Does it have dual climate control that can be synced, or is it still one control for the driver and one for the passenger? I hate this in my current 3 series.