The 2007 3-Series is part of a generation of cars that BMW redesigned in 2006, adding cleaner lines and more powerful engines. However, the 3-series’ history of stellar performance goes back much further. Introduced in 1975, the 3-Series is BMW’s most popular model, and like its predecessors, the 2007 BMW 3-Series is an award-winning car. Car and Driver gave the 3-Series one of its 10 Best Car awards for 2007, further claiming that «constant upgrades have kept the 3-series on our 10 Best list for a record 16 consecutive years.» Edmunds named it «Most Wanted Sedan under $35,000» and Consumer Guide calls it a «Best Buy.» The 3-Series also won the «World Car of the Year» award at the 2006 New York Auto Show.
The 3-Series is one of the pricier cars in the upscale midsize class, but for many buyers it’s worth the extra cost. «Fully deserving of its popularity, the 2007 BMW 3-Series sets the standard for overall driving enjoyment, luxury and refinement in an entry-level luxury car. Only its high price will give you pause,» explains Edmunds. Though an expensive car within its class, the BMW is not necessarily a bad investment.