All-New BMW 3-Series Flexes In Front Of Main Segment Rivals

If you haven’t seen any reviews recently of the all-new BMW 3-Series, then you probably don’t know just how good of an all-rounder it’s been depicted to be. Of course, if you happen to own one, then you probably know it first hand.

Still, the premium sports sedan segment is among the most competitive in the industry and models such as the Audi A4 or the Mercedes C-Class will never go down without a fight, not even when they start showing their age.

But that’s kind of the problem with this comparison review by Carwow. The cars thrown at the 2020 3-Series here are either old or simply updated, with the exception of the Volvo S60 which is a new-generation model.

Over the course of this nearly half an hour long video, the reviewer will walk you through how the cars compare visually, technologically, in terms of quality, comfort, performance and of course value.

Seen as how it’s the newest car here, it’s no wonder that the BMW aces pretty much every test thrown at it, starting with interior quality, ergonomics and onboard tech. Apparently, the Bavarian automaker has “nailed it” when it comes to this latest iteration of their ultra-popular sports sedan.

Also watch: 2019 BMW 330i Is Clearly More Luxury Sedan Than Sports Sedan

Now, if it’s sporty driving you’re interested in, well, it would appear that the 3-Series might again be the car for you, one-upping the Giulia on one front and the facelifted Audi A4 on two – the latter being described as a great all-rounder too.

In the end, most people are still going to buy the car that appeals most to them, and in many cases that won’t be the overall “best” car. So if you’d rather have the elegant Mercedes C-Class, the aggressive-looking Alfa Romeo Giulia or the stylish Volvo S60 instead of the BMW or the Audi, we completely understand.

Also, yes, the restyled Jaguar XE is missing from this group test, which is a shame.

 

  • salamOOn

    Volvo, Benz, 3 series, Alfa, Audi.

  • Belthronding

    volvo please

  • Nastinupe1911

    I just drove a BMW 5 Series this weekend, it was amazing. I hated the turbo lag and shifter though, it two like a whole 1.5 seconds to respond to my foot bearing down on the pedal.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Engine size?
      And in sport mode?

  • Porkopolis

    The BMW’s front end makes it look like a teddy bear with developmental issues.

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Your comment makes you sound like a teddy bear with developmental issues.

  • Thekidnme217

    Why is the excellent Genesis G70 not in this comparison! That car would embarrass alot of the cars mentioned here.

    • Matteo Tommasi

      Not sold in Europe. And not ggod enough.

      • Thekidnme217

        Not good enough! What are you smoking?? You have to move up to a BMW 340M to compete with the G70. You need to study up. Luxury brand car manufacturers are afraid of this car……….

        • Bige Lee

          The G70 is a little bit of threat but it’s a dying segment with very stubborn buyers. Most of the buyers in this segment (esp. cheaper trims) buy these because of the badges and Genesis is still establishing itself. The G70 could be the best thing ever and still wouldn’t steal much sales but it’s a start. Meanwhile.. the real threat is the upcoming SUVs. The Palisade and Telluride are impressive. The Genesis SUV will be even better.

          • Thekidnme217

            You hit the nail on the head! It will take time to change peoples minds because of the badge. Also, I agree that Hyundai/ Kia trucks are the real threat. I should know as I own the Kia Telluride which is one awesome vehicle. May the underdogs shine……..

    • Rivaldo

      Ya right

    • Andrewthecarguy

      Not sold in Europe and while I think it might embarrass some here, I don’t think it would win

      • Thekidnme217

        The problem I see here is people are looking at the badge!! I would love to see a comparison where all the cars where completely covered where you could not tell what it was and then do a comparison.

        • Andrewthecarguy

          Yes, but…part of purchasing these cars is the badge. Every AUDI is very similar to a VW but that doesn’t stop either sales.
          I’d add Infiniti and Jaguar to the bunchas well, for good measure.

    • getoffme

      The Hyundai does not compete here.

  • Kapi19

    Alfa! Simply the best!

    • AJ Mieskolainen

      How can it be the best if you admit they need to improve the interior and build quality?

      • MPAMPIS

        drive your hyundai and don’t talk about alfa !

  • DanSemering

    A4 for me

  • getoffme

    The Audi surprised me here.

  • MPAMPIS

    for me Alfa Romeo Giulia !!!

  • SMARTEEPANTZ

    Nothing other but the Alfa Giulia, damn but you really wacked that boot lid down real hard,a bit unfair I’d say.

  • Rahul Mandala

    I love all of them!

  • SteersUright

    Drove the Giulia, its awesome but does feel cheapo and flimsy, especially at its price. But it really does drive amazing. The C-class sucked. The latest A4 I’d be curious to drive just for their interiors as Im no fan of FWD. The 3-series Msport I drove was amazing. BMW is really back in its element. It wasnt as sharp at the limit as the Alfa, but it seemed generations ahead in build quality, tech, materials, etc. BMW easily makes some of the most desirable cars in its class for now, imho. That is, outside of the Z4 which, for me, should’ve been better at near $70k for the I6 version with some options or at least $12k cheaper all around.

  • Leconte Dave

    The last one missing is the G70

  • TheNovanglus

    Weird not to have the top seller in the segment included…

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