BMW's new 3-series: Three's a crowd pleaser

The BMW 330i M Sport is roomier than its predecessor and the cabin is luxuriously furnished and excels in fit and finish.
The BMW 330i M Sport is roomier than its predecessor and the cabin is luxuriously furnished and excels in fit and finish.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG
The BMW 330i M Sport is roomier than its predecessor and the cabin is luxuriously furnished and excels in fit and finish.
The BMW 330i M Sport is roomier than its predecessor and the cabin is luxuriously furnished and excels in fit and finish.ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

BMW's new 3-series may not drive as brilliantly as its predecessors, but it is a lot of car for the buck

The 3-series is probably the only junior model in a line-up which is revered as highly as its bigger siblings.

When it was introduced 44 years ago, it quickly created a niche for itself by being a compact sedan which drove as well as bigger, sportier and costlier models.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 20, 2019, with the headline 'Three's a crowd pleaser'. Print Edition | Subscribe