This review covers the 328i sedan, which was redesigned for 2012. Yes, our test car was one of the most expensive in the Challenge, even without navigation and some other features, but it was reasonably well-equipped and accommodating, and no other car made us as gleeful behind the wheel. It beat the next-best S60 by almost 0. Note: This recall is an expansion of recall 13V-454. Yes, it was about 800 pounds lighter than a new 428i Coupe, but it also had only 101 hp and 100 lb-ft of torque, meaning its weight-to-power ratio was a not-so-impressive… Not far from the office, Sepulveda Boulevard crosses some railroad tracks in the middle of a moderately steep hill. Even to the casual observer, there is never a doubt what it is.
But none so far has quite bulls-eyed that elusive target. InstalledOptionsFilter selectedInstalledOptionIdList, installedOptionIdToLabelMap, possiblyDroppedOptionsMap ; installedOptionsFilter. Unlike its high-performance challenger, the Audi S4, the M3 is not available in all-wheel-drive configuration. As is required of all 2012 and later models, the 3 Series includes and an with. Major options include a variable-ratio Variable Sports steering system, the Adaptive M Suspension, a Head-Up Display, Active Blind Spot Detection, Lane Departure Warning and a High-Beam Assistant.
Our dealership specializes in providing you with the best. Today's slightly longer and taller model differentiates itself mostly by adding more character lines and creases and visually connecting its headlamps to its signature twin-kidney grille. The coupe, convertible and top-performing M3 versions remain unchanged, but the redesigned wagon hits dealerships this spring as a 2014. This could've been avoided in the future by offering me earlier appointments. Got to admit we left it in Sport most of the time which keeps traction turned on and avoids any embarrassing spills. A Competition Package is available and has a lowered suspension and wider-offset wheels.
A Bimmer that lightweight had to be quick, right? The previous-generation 3 Series coupe and convertible and M3 carryover for 2013, but will be replaced with the 4 Series coupe and convertible and M4 on the new chassis in 2014. The safety recall began on January 31, 2014. The mid-range 328i replaces the previous 325i sedan and is powered by a turbocharged four instead of a six. Similarly, the equally-iconic M3 maintains its long-standing tradition of elevating the 3 Series' athletic looks to the next level by way of distinctive front and rear fascias, quad exhaust outlets, and a wider, more aggressive stance. The car was bought Certified Pre Owned and still has 7 months left on the warranty which can be extended. Send Joe an Hide full review.
Line up all six generations, and the evolution is apparent. On the other hand, both the Coupe and Convertible can be had in special 335is versions that add a higher-output, 320-horsepower version of the 6-cylinder engine, plus a special 7-speed dual-clutch automated manual gearbox, as well as other performance improvements that bring some of the flavor of the high-performance M3. As of 2013, the 3 Series sedan once again offers all-wheel drive as well, called xDrive. As a bonus, the twin-scroll turbo used on both powerplants are virtually free of turbo lag. Especially impressive is the balance of cornering prowess with comfortable ride.
Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail. No hold was ever offered to me on the vehicle and I lost time and money from missing work. Sport Line models are now available with Fineline Anthracite wood trim, and both the Sport Line and M Sport Line now include a choice between all-season or performance tires. The 240-hp, 255 lb-ft turbocharged 2. Due to insufficient lubrication, the vacuum pump that supplies brake power assistance may fail.
The system permits operation on electric power alone for up to 2. One example: It had the best observed gas mileage at 28. Driving It A major element of the 3 Series' appeal is its grin-inducing driving dynamics. Both of these engines employ twin-scroll turbocharging for quick responsiveness as. This is a reliable, safe, and fun car.
What also matters is how the brakes feel, and here again the 328i beat the others, with effortless stopping power, good pedal feel and linearity on both application and release. DoorsFilter selectedDoorsList, null ; doorsFilter. The 3-Series is offered in Sedan, Sports Wagon, Coupe and Convertible body styles, each with several potential powertrains. New 3 Series introduces Active Protection that initiates a range of protective measures if an accident is imminent. Balance Defined Take a look at any Cars. The previous-generation coupe, convertible and performance-based M3 variants are carried over as 2013s for now, but all-new versions on the new platform are not far away.
Without a doubt, the M Sport suspension sharpened the 328i's reflexes without sacrificing ride quality too much. Virtually all competing automakers — most notably Audi, Mercedes-Benz, and Lexus — have tried to match or surpass its beautifully balanced dynamics, upscale image and enthusiast appeal with luxosport compacts of their own, and some have come close. All our test cars had automatic transmissions and were clocked with two adults onboard. All of these are accessed through the iDrive screen-based interface. Also Dark Burl Walnut trim is now available separately on the 328i and 328i xDrive models.
That's pretty impressive, and only becomes more so when you know the 328i was also the quickest to 60 mph, making it in 6. Though not as large as the Acura on the outside, it has good interior space, including serviceable front-seat legroom, above-average backseat legroom and the most front- and rear-seat headroom in our comparison test. There's also a new Driving Dynamics Control, with Comfort, Sport, Sport+ and Eco Pro modes, Convertible models of the 3-Series come with a reasonable amount of cargo space, and their soft-top arrangement folds tightly and neatly away in just 23 seconds. Separately, those who like the idea of a sport sedan but want to make an especially green statement might want to consider the ActiveHybrid 3. The new ActiveHybrid 3 marries a 55-hp electric motor packaged inside the 8-speed automatic housing and driven by a lithium-ion battery to the turbo-6 for a combined 335 hp not the sum of both peak outputs, since both engine and motor can't operate at max power simultaneously.