BWM 3 Series Gets the Best Retained Value Award for the $35K-$45K Coupe Category image offered BMW 3 Series Coupe the Best Retained Value award for the $35K-$45K Coupe category.

To determine the competitive segment for each model Edmunds compared body types and the automakers’ suggested price for all available style for each model’s body type. The Best retained Value Awards for 2013 offered by recognize models and brands with the highest projected residual value after 5 years.

“Regardless of body style, the 2013 BMW 3 Series is an impressively well-rounded and highly desirable entry-level luxury car, ” said the editors at

The BMW 3 Series Coupe comes in the 240-horsepower 328i Coupe version or the 300-horsepower 335i Coupe model, and it represents the perfect mix of driving dynamics, performance and class-leading value.

When it comes to the advantages of this model Edmunds mentioned the handling balance, the upscale cabin, fuel-efficient and powerful engines and the elegant hardtop convertible design. The disadvantages were that the model has limited interior storage space, ActiveHybrid3 lacks typical hybrid efficiency and that the new sedan is not so involving to drive compared with the carryover models.

The base price for the BMW 328i starts at $38,700, the 328i xDrive will start at $40,400, the 335i begins at $45,100 and the 335i xDrive will take out of your pocket at least $46,800.