As one of the hallmarks of the new BMW lineup here in Mobile, AL, the BMW 3 Series offers you plenty of different choices, allowing you to take a step into a luxury vehicle and experience what BMW is all about. It's a popular choice in the segment, but we know there is competition out there, too. So, today we're taking a look at the BMW 3 Series and a competitor, the Lexus IS.
With comparatively-equipped vehicles such as the BMW 328 and Lexus IS 300, there are similar horsepower numbers, but it is the little differences that help swing things in the BMW 3 Series' favor. For example, those of us who truly want a sports car feel know that getting a rear-wheel drive option is a fun and exciting thing. The BMW 328, and all of the BMW 3 Series offers that standard, along with all-wheel drive if you'd like it. The Lexus IS 300 only comes in all-wheel drive, which limits your options.
Along with that, the BMW 3 Series has two different transmission options, using both a six-speed manual, and an eight-speed STEPTRONIC option, too. You are not going to find multiple transmission options on the Lexus IS. Rounding it all our, the BMW 328 has a bigger fuel tank, and driving range than the Lexus IS 300, too.
With every BMW, you know there's lots of available connectivity and technology onboard, and that includes features like Bluetooth®, USB, the BMW iDrive system with a 6.5-inch display and controller, along with the ability to access plenty of different apps and features, while also having programmable settings for climate-control, seat, radio, and more with Advanced Vehicle and Key Memory.
It all comes with the backing of BMW as well, which certainly gives it an advantage in many respects.
In the BMW 3 Series you can count on a wide range of safety features, which includes park distance control, head-up display, front and passenger knee airbags, and BMW Assist eCall™. All of which are here to give you added confidence behind the wheel, and are features you're only going to find on the BMW 3 Series.
Are you ready to take the BMW 3 series for a spin around Mobile? Browse our current inventory to find the model that fits your needs, then stop by BMW of Mobile today. Our friendly staff is happy to answer any of your questions and set you up with a test drive.