Compare 2021 vs 2020 BMW 3 Series

2021 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 BMW 3 Series
2021 BMW 3 Series 2020 BMW 3 Series


2.0L Turbo I-4 2.0L Turbo I-4


255 255

MPG (City/Highway)

26/36 * 26/36 *

Apple CarPlay & Android Auto

Standard Apple CarPlay Only

2021 BMW 3 Series vs 2020 BMW 3 Series

Serving Seaside, CA

For more than 45 years, the 3 Series has been a preferred luxury sedan among Monterey’s elite drivers. In 2019, this smaller executive car’s seventh generation was released. While the improvements that were introduced were stunning, BMW has continued to upgrade the 3 Series. Before you finalize your selection at BMW of Monterey, we invite you to learn more about the improvements to the 2021 3 Series.


Throughout this sedan’s lengthy history, it has rightfully been known for incorporating agility and power into a fantastic driving experience. The standard gas engine and the M-Performance engine are unchanged for the 2021 model year, and BMW has introduced a 330e plug-in hybrid engine. This engine has 248 net horsepower along with a boost mode for extra power. The primary gas engine that is in both model years is a 255-horsepower twin-turbo four-cylinder engine. Another powertrain available for both years is a twin-turbo I-6 engine that generates 382 horsepower.


Throughout the interior and exterior, the 2020 3 Series and its 2021 counterpart are identical. This luxury sedan has a sophisticated edge. Simultaneously, its features like the elongated LED headlights and the deep contours bring an athletic touch to the façade. With heated side mirrors, dual exhaust tips, a panoramic sunroof, and deep air vents through the front bumper, this is a sedan that gets plenty of attention on Monterey-area roads.


The 2020 BMW 3 Series is a well-appointed sedan that is loaded with fine materials and advanced features. These features are in the 2021 model as well, and the latest 3 Series also comes with wireless Android Auto integration. Regardless of the model year you select, you can enjoy a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, an auto climate control system, leather seats, a personal assistant, a quality audio system, and other high-end features.

Our BMW of Monterey sales associates are available to help you pick out the perfect BMW for your next purchase. When you stop by, you can compare the available powertrains through a test drive so that you can make a well-informed selection. To schedule a 3 Series test drive, contact the BMW of Monterey sales department today.

* EPA-estimated. Actual mileage may vary.