Compare the New 2022 BMW 3 Series in Memphis, TN

The 2022 BMW 3 Series Sedan accelerates through a glitchy landscape

Compare the New 2022 BMW 3 Series
in Memphis, TN

It isn’t easy to create a new segment, but that’s exactly what the early ancestors of the 2022 BMW 3 Series did in the 1960s. Before then, luxury-oriented sport sedans were essentially nonexistent; today they remain a favorite among buyers with a keen eye for both performance and elegance. And though plenty of rivals have tried to challenge this iconic BMW sedan at its own game, the 2022 3 Series -- whether in 330i, 330e or M340i trim -- continues to remind buyers why nothing beats the original. For proof, our BMW dealership in Memphis, TN, invites you to see how the BMW 3 Series compares to the Lexus ES and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

2022 BMW 3 Series Performance vs. Rivals

The heart and soul of a sport sedan begins under the hood. In the case of the new BMW 3 Series, buyers have a choice of three distinct powertrain offerings: a turbocharged 4-cylinder, a plug-in hybrid or a turbo-6. The latter option underscores the ‘sport’ in sport sedan thanks to its 382 horsepower, but that doesn’t mean the entry-level engine is short on power. Far from it: its 255 horsepower provides plenty of zing when you want it. With their fewer and less exciting powertrain choices, the Lexus and Mercedes-Benz simply can’t match the breadth of performance found in this all-star BMW.

Features 2022 BMW 3 Series 2022 Lexus ES 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Base Engine 2.0-liter BMW TwinPower Turbo 4-cylinder 2.5-liter four-cylinder 2.0-liter turbo-4
Base horsepower 255 203 255
Top Available Horsepower 382 302 255

2022 BMW 3 Series MPG Ratings vs. Rivals

To provide buyers with a more fuel-efficient, forward-thinking alternative to traditional gas engines, BMW offers a hybridized version of the 3 Series known as the BMW 330e. As a plug-in hybrid, it offers over 20 miles of all-electric driving -- all with no sacrifice in performance. In fact, the 330e models can even provide an unexpected jolt of power in the form of XtraBoost, which temporarily enables 40 additional horsepower in Sport mode. Power when you want it and efficiency all the time: it’s a winning combo you won’t find in the Lexus ES or Mercedes-Benz C-Class.

Features 2022 BMW 3 Series 2022 Lexus ES 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Max Fuel Economy, Combined 75 MPGe 44 MPG TBD
Plug-in Hybrid Variant Available N/A N/A
All-Electric Range (mi) 22 N/A N/A

BMW 3 Series Interior Features vs. Rivals

Luxury means the latest technology and indulgences, both of which are in ample supply in the 2022 BMW 3 Series. For starters, drivers can enjoy memory functionality for all major controls, including the climate settings and front seat positions, something that’s only optional in the Lexus ES. The BMW also offers Gesture Control, a novel way to interact with your infotainment system via small hand motions. It’s little touches like these that help make the 3 Series such a compelling option among luxury sedans.

Features 2022 BMW 3 Series 2022 Lexus ES 2022 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Advanced Vehicle Key and Memory Standard Available TBD
BMW ConnectedDrive® Services Standard N/A N/A
Gesture Control Available N/A N/A