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      12-11-2018, 06:04 PM   #1
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The press embargo has been lifted on first drive reviews of the all-new BMW 3-Series (G20).

This thread will serve as a compilation of the different reviews for ease of reference and to keep track of the many reviews that will inevitably surface.

In Depth Reviews

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Video Reviews:

(in English)

Autogefühl


Autocar


Autocar (India)


Auto Express


autoX


CarAdvice


CarAndBike


Carbuyer


Carbuyer.com.sg


Carwow


Motorweek - First Drive


Motorweek - Quick Spin


OVERDRIVE


Shmee150


The Straight Pipes


ThomasGeigerCar


What Car? 2019 BMW 3 Series – five things you need to know


What Car? 2019 BMW 3 Series review – the best handling executive car you can buy?


(with English subtitles)

Autovisie TV (audio in Dutch)


(in foreign languages)

Autoblog.nl (Dutch)


Ausfahrt.tv (German)


AUTO BILD (German)




auto motor und sport (German)




Autophorie (German)


Der-Autotester.de (German)


Motoreport (German)


РБК Autonews (Russian)


Павел Блюденов (Russian)


Alan Enileev (Russian)



BuyCarTV (Chinese- Mandarin)




Articles & Written Reviews:

(in English)

Autoblog - 2019 BMW 330i First Drive | Good car, bad timing

Autocar India - 2019 BMW 3-series review, test drive

Auto Express - New BMW 3 Series 2019 review

Auto Express - 2019 BMW 330i review

Auto Express - New BMW M340i xDrive prototype review

Automobile Mag. - The 2019 BMW 3 Series Is a Proper 3 Series Again

autoTRADER.ca - First Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

Autoweek - 2020 BMW 3-Series first drive: The talking car vs. the Ultimate Driving Machine

Car and Driver - The 2019 BMW 3-series: Back from the Brink

CarAdvice - 2019 BMW 3 Series review, First international drive

CarAndBike - 7th Generation BMW 3 Series Sedan Review

CarBuzz - 2019 BMW 3 Series First Drive Review: Ensuring The Benchmark

Driving.ca - First Drive: 2019 BMW 3 Series

CNET Roadshow - 2019 BMW 3 Series first drive review: Comeback kid

Evening Express - First Drive: BMW’s 3 Series lives up to its predecessor’s reputation

Evo - New BMW 330i Sport review – all-new 3-series to take on Mercedes C Class

Independent.ie - First Drive: BMW's new 3 Series: Is it still king of the road?

GTspirit - 2019 BMW M340i xDrive Review

Jalopnik - The 2019 BMW 3 Series Is Back to Being a Great Driver's Car Even Without the Manual

Kelly Blue Book - 2019 BMW 330i First Review

Motor1.com - 2019 BMW 3-Series First Drive: Doing Everything, To Its Detriment

Motor Authority - 2019 BMW 3-Series first drive review: Benchmark or bookmark?

Motor Trend - 2019 BMW 330I M Sport First Drive: Bavaria is Back

Overdrive.in - 2019 BMW 3 Series First Drive Review

PistonHeads - BMW M340i xDrive prototype: Driven

Road & Track - The 2019 BMW 330i Is Better, But Not a Game Changer

Road & Track - 2020 BMW M340i xDrive: Quick Track Test

SlashGear - 2019 BMW 330i and 2020 M340i First Drive

Stuff.co.nz - BMW 3 Series: return of the king

The Citizen - DRIVEN: All-new BMW 3 Series – sharper and smarter than ever

The Globe and Mail - Review: At long last, the BMW 3 Series revs up its game

The Irish Times - How BMW’s 3 Series got its magic back

The Telegraph - All-new BMW 3-series review: a welcome return to form for Munich's core model (note: mandatory registration for full article)

ThisisMoney.co.uk - New BMW 3-Series review: The family car that talks back

Top Gear - BMW 3 Series Review

(in foreign languages)

Abendzeitung - Neuer 3er BMW im ersten Test: Muskulöser Maßanzug (German)

auto motor und sport - BMW 3er G20 (2018) im Fahrbericht (German)

FOCUS Online - Fahrbericht BMW 320dZum letzten Mal mit Sechszylinder: Neuer 3er BMW im Test (German)

Frankfurter Rundschau - Neuer BMW 3er kommt im Frühjahr (German)

Krone - Neuer 3er-BMW: Freude am Vorsprung durch Fahrwerk (German)

Motor-Talk.de - So fährt das wichtigste Auto von BMW (German)

N-TV.de - Sprachgenie für die Überholspur, BMW 3er - der kann nicht nur reden (German)

TZ.de - Neuer BMW 3er kommt im Frühjahr (German)


Written Comparisons:

Auto Express - BMW 3 Series vs Mercedes C-Class vs Jaguar XE
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Is there no trim on the doors?

Would have been nice to get a splash of wood.
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Good starting point for the G80.
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I think this car will stay on top and be a bench mark like always
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It looks lower than the old car which I believe they said it is lower. Are these all the 4 cylinder?
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Jalopnik mentions about wind and tire noise. Seems like sound deading, such as acoustic glass, is not enough.
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Glad the driving dynamics are finally back - shame there's no 6MT anymore which is kind of ironic. Would've loved to grab one as a daily in a few years if it had the stick, guess I'll be running my E90 into the ground...
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Ive read a few of them and i’m now encouraged and excited. Not so much for the G20, but for how good the M3/4 could potentially be with this as the base car.

I also love that it looks like all of them reviewed the 330i, which ensures that none of us see the abortion that is the M340i front grill
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I watched a few of the videos. I just cannot get behind the looks of it. Although it seems like the driving attributes are back, of the 3 videos I watched it didn't seem like they were gushing over it. It will be interesting to see some independent reviews of it when they actually hit the ground.

I agree, this seems like a good springboard for the M3.

But goddamn, im not sure there is enough lipstick for this one
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FYI Straight Pipes video also has a quick M340i track test drive that's in the middle of the video.
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Steering feel is apparently back!
I just read a review from Motor1 saying it's still not up to par with the Giulia. And it explicitly mentioned this is no E90.

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Great news, finally BMW is working harder on making their cars true Ultimate Driving Machines, can't wait to get a M340i in 2019!!
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FYI Straight Pipes video also has a quick M340i track test drive that's in the middle of the video.
Seeing them laugh and giggle throughout the track driving portion really brought back old memories of me in my E36 and E46, hopefully the new M340i can rekindle that magic for me, it seems based on the reviews that it can do so.
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Something has been amiss......for a long time. BMW seem to have lost their way. Have you seen the new 8er? Good grief.
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With such a daring design and seeing the trend of how BMW do design updates to their cars, I honestly can't imagine this car with anymore lines or it being even more sharper without looking weird
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Audi and MB don't offer it either.
I can't believe the manual is disappearing. Gonna drive my f30 into the ground!
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All of the reviews are really good. Autogefuehl does it for me
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