Cars Then & Now

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2017 BMW 3 Series
Current Base Price: $34,900
More than 40 years later, the 3 Series has become BMW’s best-selling model line with more than 14 million vehicles sold worldwide. Currently in its sixth generation — codenamed F30 — the 3 Series is available as a sedan, wagon and Gran Turismo 4-door hatchback (2-door and convertible models are now named the 4 Series). The entry-level 3 Series is once again named the 320i with a 2.0-liter engine; however, this one puts out 180 horsepower. Unlike that first year of production when there was just one trim available, the current 3 Series can be had with all-wheel drive as well as a variety of engines, including a plug-in hybrid in the 330e as well as a 320-horsepower turbocharged engine in the 340i.

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