Compare 2020 vs. 2019 BMW 3 Series

2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 BMW 3 Series
2020 BMW 3 Series 2019 BMW 3 Series


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


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MPG (City/Highway)

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2020 BMW 3 Series vs 2019 BMW 3 Series

Serving Santa Rosa, CA

The BMW 3 Series has been the compact car that luxury-minded drivers have preferred since 1975. The seventh generation of this model launched in 2019, so it has a fresh, appealing look and updated features throughout. The 2020 BMW 3 Series is a continuation of the seventh generation, and it delivers an outstanding performance improvement. At Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa, we want you to love the car that you drive home in for years to come, and we are ready to help you compare these two 3 Series models in greater detail.


The 2019 BMW 3 Series delivers exceptional handling and is powered by a turbocharged 4-cylinder engine. Its advanced power steering, suspension system, and braking capabilities add to an overall impressive experience. The 2020 3 Series boasts this same powertrain, but it has been revamped to elevate its horsepower and torque slightly. Also, the M340i trim has a new V6 engine that will impress you with 382 horsepower. Notably, the manual transmission option does not carry forward into the 2020 model.


The exciting design changes that were introduced in the 2019 model year carry on through the 2020 model year. The 3 Series has a relatively low profile with an aerodynamic roofline and a solid hood that curves downward sharply as it meets the grille. The grille has BMW’s signature kidney shape. Front fascia design elements taper inward from the headlights and through the black mesh air vent to create a distinct personality. The LED lights have a dual-curved ribbon, which creates a stunning, sophisticated effect. Exterior features are power-folding and heated side mirrors, a sunroof, 18-inch wheels or more substantial, all-season tires, and other equipment.


It is easy to fall in love with the interior design and features of the 2019 BMW 3 Series, so you may be thrilled to learn that the interior is unchanged for the 2020 model. If you select the 2019 or the 2020 model, you can appreciate features like a rearview camera, a universal garage door opener, a leather-wrapped steering wheel with multiple functions, Bluetooth wireless communication, an iDrive system, cruise control, a tire pressure monitor, auto headlight control, an interior trunk release, a premium sound system, USB audio ports, a start-stop ignition button, a 3-zone auto climate control system, ConnectedDrive services, a touchpad controller, a navigation system, Apple CarPlay, memory functions for the front seats and side mirrors, heated front seats and numerous other items.

The most significant differences between the 2019 and 2020 BMW 3 Series are found under the hood, so it makes sense to compare their capabilities behind the wheel through an on-the-road experience. Our sales associates at Hansel BMW of Santa Rosa are eager to support you as you examine the trims for both model years in person. Now is an ideal time to stop by our BMW dealership, or you can connect with a sales associates ahead of your arrival to request an appointment.

* Preliminary EPA-estimated figures are for comparison purposes only. Your actual mileage will vary, depending on speed, driving habits, trip length and driving conditions; actual mileage may be lower.