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The BMW 3 Series has a long history of providing a fun and luxurious driving experience. It also happens to be one of the most affordable 2023 BMW 3 Series models. But what is the base 2023 BMW 3 Series price and what do you get for your money? We’ve done some digging to find out.

A new BMW 3 Series on a desert background
The M Sport package makes the 3 Series look great, but isn’t necessary. | BMW Group

The base 2023 BMW 3 Series price makes it an affordable luxury sedan

At just $43,800, the 2023 BMW 3 Series price earns you a true luxury car experience. In the base sport trim, you’ll get sport seats that are contoured to keep you comfortable behind the wheel. You’ll get a power-sliding panoramic moonroof in the standard BMW 3 Series for even more comfort. Plus, dual-zone automatic climate control comes with every new 3 Series model.

SensaTec upholstery is the standard kit, though you can get it in one of four colors without spending any extra cash. The Cognac tan is one of our favorites, while Tacora Red and Canberra Beige are a good alternative to basic black. All feature perforated seat surfaces for better ventilation. To upgrade to Vernasca leather in mocha, black, or red, you’ll be paying an extra $1,500. For interior trim, gloss black and two wood grain options are all available at base price. 

Unfortunately, only gloss white and gloss black are available at base price. All metallic paint colors cost an extra $650, while the two specialty colors will run you $1,500 above base.

The interior of a 2023 BMW 3 Series in red
Perforated upholstery is standard in the BMW 3 Series | BMW Group

Performance of the 2023 BMW 330i

Featuring rear-wheel drive and 2.0-liter turbocharged engine, the 2023 BMW 330i offers an engaging drive. This base BMW 3 Series spits out 255 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque. You’ll get an eight-speed automatic transmission with launch control and paddle shifters. All told, the combination gets you to 60 mph in just 5.4 seconds while offering up to 34 mpg highway.

The 2023 BMW 3 Series facelift looks great for the cash

A gray BMW 3 Series on a curved road
The BMW 3 Series gets a facelift for 2023 | BMW Group

While the previous BMW 3 Series had some awkward design cues, the new model looks great. The narrowed LED headlights work well with the simplified grille. Though the M Sport package looks even more striking, even the base 330i has truly premium looks. The 18-inch double-spoke alloy wheels have an aftermarket quality without being garish. In short, the new BMW 3 Series balances athleticism and elegance in equal measure.

The base 2023 BMW 3 Series price packs tons of tech

A tight shot of the widescreen display in the 2023 BMW 3 Series
We can’t believe this comes standard, either | BMW Group

The 2023 BMW 3 Series Standard Safety Features List is Lacking Compared to the Competition

When you get behind the wheel of a base 2023 BMW 3 Series, you’ll find more tech than you’d expect. BMW’s digital instrument cluster is standard on all BMW 3s, as is the curved widescreen display. This stretches from the instrument cluster to the infotainment display. It gives the cabin a futuristic look and puts a wealth of information all in one place.

Should you buy a base 2023 BMW 3 Series?

While the price is a bit high for a base model, you do get a wealth of tech, luxury, and performance for the money. If you want a new BMW 3 Series and have the $50,000 to do it, you won’t be missing out on much.