The BMW 3-Series models from 2012 to 2018, part of the F30 (sedan) and F31 (wagon) generation, further solidified the 3-Series’ position as a benchmark in the compact luxury car segment. These vehicles maintained BMW’s focus on delivering an engaging driving experience while incorporating modern technology and premium features. The F30/F31 generation was characterized by its sleek exterior design, bold lines, and a distinctive kidney grille, giving the 3-Series a contemporary and dynamic appearance. Inside, the cabin featured high-quality materials, sophisticated design, and advanced infotainment systems, including the iDrive interface with a central display screen. The 3-Series offered various engine options, including efficient turbocharged four-cylinders and powerful inline-sixes catering to diverse buyers. The M3 variant, renowned for its potent performance, was a highlight in the lineup. The F30/F31 generation was celebrated for its balance of sportiness, comfort, and practicality, making it a popular choice among luxury compact car enthusiasts.



BMW 3-Series specification, engine oil capacity, spark plug gap, safety rating, fuel consumption, transmission, and light bulb sizes.

Engine 3.0L 6-Cylinder DOHC

  • Recommended oil viscosity: 0W-30
  • Oil certification: API
  • Drain plug torque: 19 ft-lbs
  • Oil capacity: 6.9 quarts

Spark Plug Gap

  • 3.0L 6-Cylinder: 0.032″


  • Capacity: 7.0qt (6.7 L)


  • Capacity: 15.8gal (60.0 L)


  • Type:  DOT4

Washer Fluid

  • Capacity: 3.1 qt (3.0L)


  • Engine
  • Petrol:
    • 1.5 L B38 I3 turbo
    • 1.6 L N13 I4 turbo
    • 2.0 L N20 I4 turbo
    • 2.0 L B48 I4 turbo
    • 3.0 L N55 I6 turbo
    • 3.0 L S55 I6 turbo
    • 3.0 L B58 I6 turbo
  • Diesel:
    • 2.0 L N47 I4 turbo
    • 2.0 L B47 I4 turbo
    • 3.0 L N57 I6 turbo
  • Transmission
    • 6-speed manual
    • 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic

Fuel Consumption

bmw 3 series fuel consumption


Front Lights

  • Daytime Running Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Fog Light Bulb:
    • H8-35W
    • LED
  • Front Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Front Turn Signal Light Bulb:
    • 3457NAK
    • LED
  • High Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7LL
    • LED
  • Low Beam Headlight Bulb:
    • H7LL
    • LED
  • Stepwell Light Bulb: LED

Rear Lights

  • Adaptive Brake Light Bulb: 64136L
  • Back Up Light Bulb: LED
  • Brake Light Bulb:
    • LED
    • 64136L
  • Center High Mount Stop Light Bulb: LED
  • License Plate Light Bulb: LED
  • Parking Light Bulb:
    • 3457NAK
    • LED
  • Rear Sidemarker Light Bulb: LED
  • Rear Turn Signal Light Bulb: LED
  • Tail Light Bulb: LED

Interior Lights

  • Dome Light Bulb: 2825L
  • Interior Door Light Bulb: LED
  • Map Light Bulb: LED
  • Trunk Light Bulb: LED
  • Vanity Mirror Light Bulb: LED